Do It Yourself Garage Door RepairIf your garage door is not working at all or not working correctly, you might wonder if it is something that you can fix without hiring a professional. The truth is that there are some relatively simple things that you can do to repair your own garage door and other repairs that you should leave to a specialist. Here are some issues you can try to tackle on your own and others that signal a call to a garage door repair company is your best bet:

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Garage Door Repairs

Tightening Bolts, Nuts and Hinges: If you are hearing an unusual sound from your garage door, the solution may be as simple as tightening up the bolts, hinges and/or nuts that move your door up and down. This is an easy fix and does not need to be done by a professional.

Lubrication: Another simple do-it-yourself garage door maintenance task that you can complete is lubrication. In order for your garage door to work efficiently, it needs to be lubricated so that the door can open and close without significant friction. It is wise to use garage door lubricant rather than a lubricant you may have on hand.

Check your sensors: You might be surprised to learn that your garage door will not work at all if something inside your garage is blocking your sensors. So, before you call a garage door repair company, check the area around the sensors for any obstructions.

Professional Garage Door Repair in Minneapolis, MN

There are other more serious issues that require the help of a professional garage door repair company. Your garage door is extremely heavy and doing a serious repair yourself can be dangerous. We recommend that you hire a professional for repairs of the springs, tracks, cables, rollers and the garage door opener apparatus. Rise & Shine Garage Doors can handle any garage door repair from a simple fix to a full garage door replacement, or anything in between. Our staff is knowledgeable, courteous and respectful and will thoroughly explain what we find and our recommendations for repair.

If you are concerned that your garage door is damaged or is in need of repair, contact our staff 24/7 at 612-886-9606 for a free estimate. We understand how important your garage door is to your daily life and we will respond quickly and can come out to complete repairs in a matter of hours.

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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