How Long Do Garage Doors Last?While there is no exact number of years you can guarantee your garage door will last, you can generally expect it to work well for anywhere between 15 and 30 years. There are many factors which can influence the longevity of your garage door, including how frequently it is used, the construction, durability and even the weather and environment in which you live. There are things that you can do to protect and extend the life of your garage door. Here are some tips to help the longevity of your garage doors:

1. Regular maintenance: The longevity of your garage door largely depends on how well your springs are working. Your springs can be lubricated and checked each year and replaced before they break to keep your door working well. Regular maintenance can also include checking for potential problems with sensors, cables, wire rope, alignment and lights.
2. Garage Door opener: You may panic when you push your garage door opener and nothing happens. You may even jump to the conclusion that your entire door is not working. But your garage door opener may be the problem. The lifespan of a garage door opening system is about 10 years, so consider that when you are thinking about potential issues.
3. Check the basics: Sometimes your garage door stops working for a very simple reason. Something inside or outside of your door could be blocking your sensor or you could need to replace batteries in your keypads and/or remote opener.

Garage Door Repair Or Replacement

Deciding whether you should repair or replace your garage door is another decision you will be faced with if your garage is having problems and is more than 10-15 years old. A new garage door can add value to your home and improve its overall curb appeal. The team at the Garage Door Repair Company can provide a comprehensive assessment of any issues with your current garage door and outline clearly a plan for repairing the problems. If we believe that a full garage door replacement is a necessary next step, we will explain our reasoning behind that determination and provide you with options for a new door. We can provide you with the pros and cons of repairing versus replacing so that you have the information that you need to make a sound decision. For more information about our garage door repair and replacement services in Minnesota, give us a call at 612-886-9606.

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 Garage Door Repair Company 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. Garage Door Repair Company 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

GDRC Team
612-886-9606
Info@GarageDoorRepairCoMN.com

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