cracked garage doorIf you notice that your garage door is not running smoothly, perhaps it’s buckling and you see that the sections are starting to crack. This is most often the sign of a lack of support beams on the garage door. This happened to be the case for one of our St. Paul customers, his door had been buckling for a while but had now gotten to the point where it would no longer operate. After going over all the options with the customer it was decided that Garage Door Replacement was the best course of action. We promptly set up an appointment for the next morning and completed the work within 24hours of the initial phone call. Our St. Paul customer was very happy with the final product and the speed/quality of service.New Door

 What causes Garage doors to Crack/Buckle?

In most cases the garage door will buckle when the sections reach the horizontal part of the track. Over time the sections begin to sag in the middle due to a lack of support. This can often be prevented by adding Reinforcement struts to every section of the garage door. This gives each section the proper support it needs to not bow or sag in the middle, thus allowing for a smooth operating door. How to know if your door needs Reinforcement struts:

  • Garage Door Buckles when Closing
  • Garage Door Sections are Cracking
  • Missing Struts on Garage Door Sections
  • Binding During Garage Door Operation

New Door ExteriorIf you are having any of these issues it is best to get it looked at sooner than later. Often times these problems are repairable if taken care of in a timely manner. When the garage door is continually running in poor conditions this can only cause further damage to the door or motor, which will only add to the cost of repairs. If you are in need of any Garage Door Service simply call 612-886-9606 or visit our contact us page here. We always offer Free Onsite Estimates to our St. Paul customers. Don’t wait until it breaks, if you think something doesn’t seem quite right it most likely isn’t!


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Navigating COVID-19

We are still open as an essential business

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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