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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 Spring in West St. Paul, MN

Broken Garage Door Spring Repair Mendota Heights, MinnesotaWe are nearing the end of 2016 and winter is just around the corner; even though it is still September, now is the time to start thinking about your Garage Door. Today in West St. Paul we had a customer have their Torsion Spring break a few days ago and wasn’t really in a rush to get it fixed since their car was parked outside. That may be the case right now but as the temperatures begin to drop, as the always do in Minnesota, our customers will start to park inside their Garage and if something does happen you can get stuck inside at the wrong moment. This is where things like our tune up and inspection programs can come in handy to identify and perform preventative maintenance so these things don’t happen.

Things to Look for to Avoid Broken Springs

About ninety percent of our customers are not thinking about their Garage Door on a regular basis and usually that’s when problems can occur. We do always offer guaranteed same day service with 24/7 emergency services as well but why not have your Garage Door checked out now to avoid those emergencies? Here are some things to look for in performing preventative maintenance:

  • Regular Lubrication of all moving parts.
  • Look for rusty torsion coils.
  • Check your cables and bottom brackets for rust.
  • Maintain records of most recent repairs performed.
  • Call a trained technician when dealing with broken springs.

Whether you are looking to avoid emergencies or have an emergency happen to you make sure you call the experts at Garage Door Repair Company first. We are the number one rated Garage Door Company in the West St. Paul and surrounding areas.

Quality Service

Quality repairs are the most important thing to all of us at Garage Door Repair Company. We want to be your go to Garage Door company and create customers for life which is why we only use the best products, no plastic! Don’t just take our word for it, check out our Google reviews page to see what some of our customers have said. Then, give us a call at 612-886-9606 and experience Grade A Quality Service for yourself.

24 Hour Repairs in Minneapolis, MN

photo_eyesIt is never easy when something breaks down and it is even worse when it happens unexpectedly. It can throw off your entire schedule and if something breaks down late at night you don’t want to have to wait until morning to have it repaired. Especially when the thing that has broken down is your Garage Door or Garage Door Opener. Sometimes the Garage Door can get jammed open due to a broken cable or torsion spring or the Garage Door Opener may stop working and now your door won’t close properly. Garage Door Repair Company offers 24 Hour Repair Service to meet all of your emergency needs. Over in Minneapolis, MN we had a customer that had an issue with their Garage Door Opener happen at the end of the night when they were locking down the house to go to bed. This customer was concerned about leaving the Garage Door open overnight with their cars and valuables exposed. Even though it was 7:30 PM when the initial contact was made we were still able to have a technician out to their residence within an hour. We were able to make the repair and get the customer’s Garage Door closed and locked down for the night.

Garage Door Repairs

There are a lot of different Garage Door Repairs or Installations that may be needed in your home and at Garage Door Repair Company we are always fully prepared to handle any problem same-day even if it’s in the middle of the night. That is why it is so great to have 24 Hour Repair Service available in Minneapolis, MN or any of the surrounding Twin Cities Metro Area. These are a few of the repairs that we can do same-day:

  • Broken Torsion Spring
  • Broken Cable
  • Bottom Seal Replacement
  • Roller Replacement
  • Garage Door Opener Replacement
  • Track Adjustments

The list goes on and on and that is why we always have fully stocked trucks to meet any repair needs or installations same-day.

Garage Door Installations

Sometimes the repairs that need to be done can be so overwhelming and so expensive that it just makes more sense to have the Garage Door replaced. We can also offer same day installations of Garage Doors as long as it isn’t a special ordered product. We keep most standard doors in stock and can always work around your schedule to take care of your Garage Door Installation. Check out our facebook page for thousands of pictures of different installations and repairs we have done. For any repair or install, any time, call Garage Door Repair Company at 612-886-9606 or visit our Contact Page.

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.

South St. Paul Garage Door Replacement

Garage Door Replacement S St PaulBuying a home is a very exciting time, you’re looking for somewhere to settle down and build a lifetime of memories. The last thing you want is to have things break down on you right after you move in. This is what happened to one of our South St Paul, MN customers. Upon moving in the couple expressed that their “Brand New Garage Door” never seemed to work properly. After trying countless times to try and fix the door themselves they decided it was time to call a professional. This is where Garage Door Repair Company came into play, upon arrival it was quite clear the door was never installed correctly. The door was missing some important reinforcement struts, and also had an old extension spring system installed on it. After going through all the options with the customer it was decided that the best option would be to just start over with a properly installed Garage Door. Within 24 hours of the customer’s first appointment we were able to have a new garage door installed. Our South St Paul new homeowners are very pleased to have a functional garage door that they can count on for years to come.

 What type of Garage Door is best for you?

It’s often hard to know without any type of experience what garage door is best for your home. Should you have insulation, double sided steel, custom design? Here is a list of the most common questions we hear from our customers.

  • What is R-Value? (R-Value is a metric that refers to that garage doors ability to reduce heat and cold)
  • If I change the design does it cost more? (the answer to this is yes and no… we have many designs that do not cost any extra and some more elaborate designs that do come at a higher price tag)
  • What benefit does a double sided steal door have? (Double sided steel doors are often going to raise your R-Value as well as sturdy up the door and protect from minor dents)
  • What size is my garage door? (In most residential settings garage doors are either going to be 16’x7’ or 16’x8’, we always recommend getting the door measured by a professional before ordering any garage door products)

All these questions are common when trying to find the right door for you. Which is why Garage Door Repair Company offers Free onsite garage door estimates. This allows our customers to ask any and all the questions they want, as well as get a chance to look at brochures and see sample products! If you would like to schedule an appointment simply call 612-886-9606 today!