5 Garage Door Repair Tips For HomeownersJust like any other major home appliance, your garage door needs routine care and maintenance in order to work properly. Garage door repairs can range for very minor to major–and the team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors specializes in helping homeowners when the repairs require professional assistance. If you are in doubt, we always recommend that you give us a call before trying a repair that you are not comfortable with. But there are times when you can troubleshoot before giving us a call. Here are some basic garage door repair tips to try yourself before you give us a call:

  1. Check for an obstruction: You might be surprised to know just how many times our team comes to a home to check a garage door that is not working only to find that there is something in front of one of the sensors. It can be a bike, a toy or anything, but your garage door will automatically stop operating if something is in the way of the sensor or if something is in the path of the garage door.
  2. Listen to your door when it opens and closes: Be aware of the sound that your garage door normally makes so that if it sounds different, you take notice.
  3. Tighten the hardware: One very common issue with garage doors is that the bolts and brackets come loose with all of the motion up and down. You can tighten these parts yourself and keep your garage door functioning well.
  4. Lubricate: Another easy thing that you can do to prevent problems with your garage door is to lubricate the springs and the chain. This takes less than 10 minutes and can make a huge difference!
  5. Check the exterior and interior of your garage door. Most garage doors are made of wood and may show wear and tear over time. If you find that a spot looks rotten or vulnerable, it’s possible that it can be repaired so that your entire door does not need to be replaced.

Local Rise & Shine Garage Doors in MN

Rise & Shine Garage Doors understands the need to stay on a budget. We will only recommend necessary repairs to help your garage continue to function well and safely. If you find that your garage door is not working properly and you think that you need a professional to evaluate it, give us a call at 612-886-9606 anytime 24/7.


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To our valued customers,

Recent news about COVID-19 is unfortunate for many of our customers and our local businesses. As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start the Pause phase of the recent Executive Order, our team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors would like to express our concern for all those who have been affected. Our employees and our customers are our top priority , and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of each.

We have been closely monitoring the situation since it began and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Rise & Shine Garage Doors has remained open and in full operation as we understand how important it may be to your daily lives to have a fully functional Garage Door. We continue to follow the plan we set in place in March when this pandemic began and will continue to do so. These are the changes we have made to our policies to help prevent the spread:

  • Our technicians will practice social distancing rather than shaking hands at the door.
  • Estimates and repair recommendations will be done remotely or over the phone while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • Preferably all payments will be made by credit card rather than by check.
  • We will continue to clean up after ourselves, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer often.

The nature of our industry allows us a lot of flexibility in these times as most of our technicians are working in one to two man crews which is well under the guidelines that have been laid out before us. We even have the ability to complete all work without any face to face interactions and take payments over the phone.

We thank you for working with us as we navigate this situation.

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher and Alex Johantgen

Rise & Shine Garage Doors Team

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