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Broken Cable in Bloomington, MN

blog pic 1The Garage Door is often times considered a luxury of life that not many of us are really thinking about, of course, until the Garage Door breaks down. There are many different problems that can occur with the Garage Door but one of the more difficult repairs is when a broken cable happens to your Garage Door. This often times will happen when the door is opening or closing and because of the weight of the door being supported by the Torsion Springs the door will end up going crooked and jamming completely. In Bloomington, MN we were out servicing a customer for some new bottom seal and new precision bearing rollers but while we were inspecting the entire Garage Door we found that their cable was down to only a few steel threads and was about to snap at any moment. We were able to replace their cables before they broke which can cause even more damage and costs.

Don’t Wait Until it Breaks

It is always a good recommendation to have your Garage Door inspected at least once per year for any damages, safety concerns, or just a good old fashioned tune-up. Especially living in Bloomington, MN or any other area of Minnesota we know the harsh conditions we can go through with the weather; the hot humid summers and the brittle cold winters can really take a toll on your Garage Door and your cables. If a Broken Cable occurs with your Garage Door it can cause a lot more problems than just the repair and replacement of your Broken Cables which is why we always say don’t wait until it breaks and get your Garage Door inspected yearly.

Other Problems a Broken Cable Can Cause

When a Garage Door Cable snaps there are many other concerns that need to be looked at and possibly repaired, here are a few of those concerns:

  • Crooked Door Causing Bent Panels
  • Bending and Twisting of the Track System
  • Roller Heads Popping Off
  • Broken Bottom Brackets
  • Broken Hinges
  • Bending or Breaking of the Rail
  • The Entire Door Falling out of the tracks and possibly damaging vehicles inside the Garage
  • The Door Could Fold in on Itself

These are just some of the concerns that can happen and when this does happen it can end up being very costly. If you have your Garage Door properly maintained you can often times avoid these kinds of emergencies. Check out our customer reviews just to see what kind of service you are guaranteed to receive. Get your peace of mind and always have the experts at Garage Door Repair Company inspect and maintain your Cables and any other Garage Door concerns in Bloomington, MN and the entire Twin Cities area.

Garage Door Weather Seal Installation Minnesota

FB_IMG_1463499272933Living in the Minnesota homeowners know the importance of energy efficiency. Many customers however are unaware of the amount of heat loss their home may have from the garage. The number one cause of this is either having worn out weather seals or not having any at all. By not having the proper seal you are allowing cold air flow directly into your home via the garage door. We have run into countless homes where they are heating the garage but don’t have any form of weather seal to stop air flow. This is very counterproductive and takes a huge hit on your wallet. At Garage Door Repair Company, we carry all the weather seal you need to keep out the elements and lower your heat bill. By always offering same day installation you can immediately start saving money and keeping your garage warmer.

Garage Door Maintenance

While performing numerous types of Garage Door Installations & Garage Door Repairs. The most common question we get is “What kind of maintenance can I perform myself?” As many homeowners know garage doors can be extremely dangerous, with that said there is quite a few things customers can do to keep their garage door running smoothly.

  • Lubrication: This is the number one suggestion any garage door technician will make. There are so many moving parts on a garage door, it is important to keep them lubricated.
  • Check Opener Limits: The Opener limits are typically located on the back of the opener. It is important to ensure the limits are not turned up too high, this can cause serious injury as well as burn out the motor or gear.
  • Check Spring Tension: Now as scary as this sounds you do not have to take out any tools or touch the springs. This process starts by releasing the door from the opener, continue by running the door by hand, Check to ensure the door balances in the middle, does not fall down at the top and is not more than 10lbs at the bottom.
  • Check for rust: Rust is one of the biggest problems concerning garage doors and their operation. Checking the bottom of the door and making sure the seal is intact to keep moister away from the door is key.

We highly recommend using caution when performing any maintenance on your garage door. Garage Door Repair Company always has trucks available to come and to a safety inspection and tune up to ensure proper operation. To schedule an appointment simply call 612-886-9606.


Bottom Seal Repair Eagan MN

New bottom seal EaganSometimes in life it’s the little things than can truly make a difference. The same can be said for Garage Doors. By overlooking the small issues, you can in turn create a much bigger problem. This was most recently the case for one of our Eagan customers. This particular customer had a severe rust problem on the edges of the door. This caused the cables to break, and the door went crooked. While inspecting the door it was apparent that the Garage Door Bottom Seal was worn out. It had completely ripped away from the edges of the garage door. Without having a proper barrier between the garage door and the floor, the door sat in the moisture build up in the garage causing rust. Garage Door Repair Company was able to make all the repairs same day including the replacement of the bottom seal. We were able to do this by always carrying fully stocked service trucks to ensure the job is handled right the first time.

How to get rid of Rust on the Garage Door?

Rust is one of the most common causes for Garage Door Repairs and Replacement’s. Which is why it is important to deal with it in a timely manner. We recommend spraying the bottom of your door with rust preventative spray or lubricant. Also ensure the bottom seal on your garage door is not worn out or ripped. If you notice that one or both sides of the garage tend to pool water, remove the water so it does not sit on the door. By taking these steps you can help eliminate rust issues on your garage door or stop them all together. Here is  a list of garage door parts that are affected by rust:

  • Garage Door Cables
  • Garage Door Bottom Brackets
  • Vertical Track
  • Bottom Retainer for Seal
  • Door Panels

In the event that rust ends up on your door it is important you get the right company to handle the issue. Garage Door Repair Company has all the proper tools, parts, and knowledge to handle any Garage Door Issue. We also provide all of our valued Eagan customers with Same Day Service. If you are interested in scheduling a Free Onsite Estimate simply call 612-886-9606 or fill out our online appointment form here.

Bottom Seal Replaced in Little Canada MN

Garage Door Strip ReplacementWinter is coming, and if you have any water seeping in around your Garage Door it may be time to look at having your Bottom Seal Replaced. This is an important component of the Garage Door and is often times overlooked due to the idea that it isn’t really that big of a deal. Most times this is an inexpensive repair that can save a lot of headaches that come from water damage, ice in the winter time, or damage to your bottom section. In Little Canada, MN we had a customer that was having a problem with water seeping in to their Garage and it was causing damage to the wooden section and also just creating puddles of water in their Garage. We were able to replace the old seal with a new Aluminum Retainer and a three inch thick Bottom Seal.

Different Types of Bottom Seal

There are many different types of Garage Door Bottom Seals that may be in use depending on what type of door you have and the material it is made from. We want our customers to always have options to what type, color, and thickness of Bottom Seal you may need. At the Little Canada location this customer had a thinner wood door with an outdated seal that only added a quarter of an inch of thickness at the bottom; not only that, but the section did not have an Aluminum Retainer which will give added protection from the elements. We were able to install an inch and three eighths Aluminum Retainer to the bottom section of the Garage Door and then slide a standard T-shaped three inch thick Bottom Seal. After the installation we tested the new bottom seal by pouring water around the bottom section and there was no longer any water seeping in.

Extras About Bottom Seal

  • Midland Seal
  • Color, Black or Gray
  • Aluminum Retainers
  • Nail-down Options
  • Thickness, 2”, 3”, 4.5”
  • Rust Prevention
  • Extends the life of Galvanized Cables

24/7 Garage Door Services

Schedules are hectic in this modern age and we understand that at Garage Door Repair Company. This is why we always offer 24/7 service and will schedule appointments to meet your needs. Whether it is your Bottom Seal or any other Garage Door Repair and whether you are located in Little Canada or any of the Twin Cities area our experts can help you.