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Broken Spring Replacement in Mendota Heights, MN

Broken Garage Door Spring Repair Mendota Heights, MinnesotaThere are some common repairs with Garage Doors and then there are some uncommon repairs with Garage Doors. Broken Springs are probably one of the most common types of repairs that we do with Garage Doors and it can happen to you at any time. In Mendota Heights, MN we had a customer who had just come home from vacation when their spring snapped. Often times it can sound like a gun just went off because there is so much tension on those springs that when they break it can be very dangerous. This is why you always want to trust your Torsion Spring Replacement with an expert. This will ensure that the job is done properly, safely, and you won’t have any other issues in the future. For the Mendota Heights customer we were able to get a technician out immediately after they contacted us and get their Garage Door up and running again within hours.

Always Request a Free Estimate

In this industry there are a lot of different spring systems and also different sized springs; this is why we always offer a free estimate to determine exactly what you have and give you all your replacement options. Sometimes we get customers calling looking for exact price quotes over the phone and while we can certainly offer ballpark numbers and also guess a little bit we usually do not like to make it a guessing game. We don’t want to show up to your home under a false pretense and then find out that it is something completely different. Here are some things to look for:

  • Store-bought doors
  • Plastic Parts
  • Extension Springs
  • Roll-up doors
  • Oversized doors

These are the kinds of issues we can run in to if we try to guess over the phone about what it is that you have and often times we get it wrong and it just creates confusion. So in the future make sure to take advantage of our free estimates and let our experienced technicians deliver on our award winning customer service.

Trust the Best and We Will Handle the Rest

At Garage Door Repair Company we are always working hard to make sure our customers are happy and satisfied. This is the main reason that we started this company was to make sure we focus on customer service first. With this in mind we always be guided to delivering the best experience possible. So trust the best and we will handle the rest means that you won’t need to find another Garage Door company every again! Just fill out our website appointment form or call 612-886-9606 to find out!

Same Day Garage Door Installation in Saint Paul, MN

busted door 2busted door fixedIn Saint Paul, MN we had a customer that had just bought a new home and needed some repairs done to their Garage Door; they had an accident happen where their car hit a patch of ice and actually slid through their door. We determined it could not be repaired but we were able to offer a Same Day Garage Door Installation and have the door completely replaced later that day. There are many different types of Garage Doors in the Twin Cities area and not everyone can choose what they end up with when they purchase a new home. Some Garage Doors may be very simple in their design or some may be very old and starting to break down. Sometimes we can make repairs to the older doors and make sure they continue to function properly but sometimes it may be time to replace the door or maybe you just want to upgrade the style to leave your own imprint on your home.

Different Styles and Types of Garage Doors

There are many different types and styles of Garage Doors that our customers can choose from to make their home complete. You could go with something very simple like a steel non-insulated door with a simple raised panel style. Or if you wanted to go a little more exotic they could choose something with a wood overlay design along with some sort of window design to really leave an impression. Here are some different options to consider when designing your door:

  • Insulation or No Insulation
  • R-value of Insulation
  • Panel Style (Ranch, Cottage, Wood Overlay, Flush)
  • Color Options
  • Wood Grain Finish
  • Window Options
  • Decorative Hardware (Hinges or Handles)

No matter what design you may be looking for Garage Door Repair Company will be able to help you put together the style that you are looking for to improve the curb appeal of your home.

Customers Always Come First

Trust Garage Door Repair Company to provide everything you are looking for in your new Garage Door even if we are performing a Same Day Installation. We are always looking to create customers for life and make sure that our customers come first which is why we always warranty all our Garage Door Installations including parts and labor. For the customer in Saint Paul, MN we were able to provide a Steel on Steel insulated Garage Door with a traditional panel design but please ask about all of our options. Call 612-886-9606 or visit our website appointment form to get an immediate call back.

Tune up and Safety Inspection in Coon Rapids, MN

Rusty Cable & BracketWe have gotten past the Holidays, moved in to the new year of 2017, and just like that it is already almost the end of January.  Next thing you know it will be summer and you might start looking at your Garage Door more and more as the sun starts to come out and we spend more time outdoors. However at Garage Door Repair Company we believe you should always be thinking of your Garage Door whether it is cold or warm. It is the largest moving mechanical object in your home and you want to make sure it is functioning properly and safely year round. That is why we offer Tune Up and Safety Inspections to make sure your door is working and also let you know if there are any concerns you as a customer should know about so we can perform some preventative maintenance.

Customer in Coon Rapids

In Coon Rapids, MN we had a customer call us out to perform a Tune Up and Safety Inspection on their Garage Door and we were able to identify that the Garage Door Opener was not up to Minnesota State Code. It was missing the safety eyes that use and auto-reverse feature if a child or car was to go under the door as it was closing. The opener was also manufactured in 1992 so it was over twenty years old and that code did not go in to effect until the mid-nineties. We were able to offer the customer replacement options and install a brand new LiftMaster Professional Garage Door Opener to ensure safety for their property and family.

Benefits of a Tune and Safety Inspection

We were able to greatly help our customer in Coon Rapids because we perform an inspection on everything involved with the Garage Door. This also includes the Garage Door Opener and all safety features; here are some of the work we will do with a Tune Up and Safety Inspection:

  • Identify Any Rust
  • Identify Cables that may be unwinding and will break soon
  • Balance Torsion Springs
  • Check for worn or plastic rollers
  • Check Limits and Forces on Opener
  • Make sure all safety features are working
  • Make Recommendations for Preventative Maintenance
  • Lubricate all moving parts

At Garage Door Repair Company all of our technicians are full trained to handle any and all repairs you may need whether it is just a Tune Up and Safety Inspection or and Emergency Repair. To schedule any appointments check out our contact page or call 612-886-9606.

Broken Garage Door Cable Repair in Maplewood, MN

bent and broken

The Garage Door is one of the things that should work the same way every day; you push the button on the remote control and the Garage Door Opener turns on and the door begins to open. You pull your car in the Garage and push the wall button and the door begins to close. This process happens more often in the day than most people realize and eventually something will break down. With such a large moving piece of equipment there are a lot of different moving parts and many of these things have a lot of strong tension on them. If you go to push the button on your remote and the door starts going up and suddenly something snaps and the door goes crooked you may have just had a Garage Door Cable break.

Dangers of Do-it-Yourself Garage Door Repairs

In Maplewood, MN we had a customer that had their Garage Door Cable Break in the morning when they were on the way to drop their kids off at day care. Often times this is a very inconvenient problem because you can never predict when a cable is going to break but unfortunately it is one of those things that will eventually break. This is where it is important to have a professional handle the repair because of the amount of tension that is put on these cables and if one snaps or pops off within the vicinity of any body parts it can actually cut in to your skin. For the customer in Maplewood, MN we were able to arrive at their residence on the same day within only a few hours and make the repair. Don’t let a Broken Garage Door Cable stop your day and make sure you call Garage Door Repair Company for guaranteed Same Day Service.

Causes of Broken Garage Door Cables

There are a few different ways you can avoid the inconvenience of a Broken Garage Door Cable. Maintaining the door, lubricating moving parts, or even having it replaced every few years. We also do have some thicker gauge cables that can be used to last longer than the standard cables. Here are a few other things that can be checked and maintained to avoid Garage Door Cables snapping:

  • Check your Bottom Brackets for Rust
  • Check your Bottom Seal for wear and tear or leaks
  • Make Sure your Aluminum Retainer isn’t Bent or Broken
  • Inspect where the Cables are attached to the Brackets
  • Lubrication of all moving parts

Whether it is your Garage Door Cable that breaks or any other repair that is needed trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Company with all your Garage Door needs. Call 612-886-9606 or visit our Contact Page to fill out one of our website appointment forms today!

New Garage Door Replacement in Crystal, MN

new-doorAt Garage Door Repair Company we often talk about having your Garage Door and Garage Door Opener inspected to perform any preventative maintenance so that you can avoid any headaches in the future. Sometimes we find that it has gotten to the point where you may just want to replace the entire Garage Door. This was the case for one of our customers in Crystal, MN; they had moved in to their home within the last year but had inherited a cheap sub-par Garage Door. Initially the door worked fine for them but over time it started to jam when closing and even the panels began to crack. We explained to the customer that we could repair the door to the point of getting it functional again but there was nothing we could do about the cracks that were forming on the panels and it would only get worse. They opted to have the door replaced completely and now have peace of mind that they have a quality Garage Door for years to come.

Quality Garage Doors

At Garage Door Repair Company we only used the best quality products when it comes to repairs and installations of your Garage Door. There are a lot of components that many customers don’t consider when purchasing a new door but can really make a huge difference in the long term use of your door and the opener. Even the little things like what type of rollers are being installed, plastic or nylon, will make a big difference in the grand scheme. Here are a few other things to consider with your new Garage Door purchase:

  • Having a Standard Torsion System installed.
  • Panel Style.
  • Insulation and what grade of insulation.
  • Window options and whether you want insulated glass.
  • Color Schemes.
  • Decorative Options like straps and handles.

These are just a few things to consider with your Garage Door purchase and all of our trained experts can help guide you through the process and help select the best option for you and your home.

Guaranteed Same Day Service

We guarantee same day service at Garage Door Repair Company; that includes even having your Garage Door completely replaced. We keep many different styles and colors in stock at all times and depending on what you are looking for we can also fully install these options on the same day that you call. Check out our reviews page and then fill out a website appointment form to find out what Garage Door Repair Company can do for you!