We all know that accidents can happen at any time, it happens quite often in the Garage Door Repair field. One of our most recent customers had someone run into their garage door. This caused the bottom section to bow as well as left a dent on the front of the door. The homeowner didn’t want to have to replace the entire garage door so we were able to track down the exact section needed for replacement. We were also able to take care of a few minor issues with the garage door to ensure smooth operation for years to come.
When is the right time to replace a garage door? This is one of the most common questions we get from our customers. Most recently one of our Minneapolis customers was having this same dilemma. He called us out to take a look at the garage door that had a Broken Torsion Cable. When going over the repair options the customer asked how much it would be to replace the entire garage door, preferably something with windows. The technician went over the best replacement options with the homeowner and they decided the best course of action was to install a New Garage Door. Our customer was really eager to add some natural light into the garage in order to use it as a work space. We were able to install a brand new garage door with cross glass inserts. The finished product not only looks great but will be running smooth for years to come!
When something around the home breaks it’s typically more cost effective to repair it VS replace it. The same can be said for garage doors, however in some cases a door can be so damaged that the only repair is full replacement. This was most recently the case for one of our Twin Cities, MN customers. Initially the customer called for a Garage Door Repair, but once our technician arrived it was very clear the door could not be repaired. After explaining the situation to the homeowner we were able to schedule a time to replace the door. After special ordering the sizes/style door, our customer couldn’t be happier with the finished product.
Anytime you are going to hire a home service provider, it can be hard to know who the right one to choose is. You are trusting these people and letting them into your home, this can be a big concern for some people. It is no different with garage doors, there are over 100 different Garage Door Companies in the Twin Cities. So obviously finding the right one can prove challenging. With so many things to consider when hiring the right company for you, we tried to narrow it down to the 5 most important things to consider:
Has your garage door ever had trouble opening? Perhaps it only goes up a few inches or feet and stops, or maybe it doesn’t open at all. This is most often due to a Broken Garage Door Spring. Garage Door Springs are the lifeblood of the over Garage Door Torsion System; without the springs the garage door would be far too heavy for your opener to lift it. It is not uncommon for garage doors to weigh in excess of 300 lbs. A broken spring was most recently the culprit for one of our Twin City, MN customers. The customer called after trying to leave for work noticing the garage door only opened a couple of inches and stopped.
Most people don’t realize that garage doors are the largest moving mechanical object in the household. Such a large mechanical device should be taken care of accordingly. Unfortunately, this is typically not the case. Recently in Minneapolis MN we ran across a door that was in need of a lot of work. Much of which could have been avoided by proper maintenance and Garage Door Tune Ups. This particular door had an excessive amount of rust, which inevitably worked its way onto the Garage Door Cables. The cables are constantly under immense tension and pressure. They are what hold up the hundreds of pounds of steel, wood or aluminum. As you can imagine it doesn’t take too much rust before the cables start to corrode, fray and eventually snap. When a cable snaps the entire garage door goes crooked, this is due to the spring tension shifting to only one side of the door. This was precisely the case for our Minneapolis customer, however we were able to come out same day and repair this home owner’s door in a matter of hours.