IMG_20160420_210642 (2)When something works it’s sometimes hard to find a good reason to replace it. Most go by the common phrase; if it aint broke, don’t fix it. Unfortunately when it comes to older garage doors this mentality can often times lead to a bigger problem. This was most recently the case for one of our Roseville customers. Their garage door was over 40 years old and had little to no maintenance or updates done to it. The door was still using an out dated spring lift system that is typically not used on new installations today. Due to lack of reliability and safety this system has been only used when other options cannot be installed. Our customer realized that her door was extremely old and trying to update at this time would not be very cost effective. She decided Garage Door Replacement was the best course of action. After going over all door options she decided to go with our Hormann Gemini 2100 Raised Panel option. We were able to set her up with next day installation and had the entire project completed within 24 hours of first contact.

Dangers of Extension Springs

Yes it is well known that garage door springs are extremely dangerous and should not be handled by anyone other than a professional. Among the most dangerous would have to be Extension Springs, these are the springs that run alongside the outside of the garage door tracks. Now days safety measures are taken to ensure safety when theses springs are installed, but for those who have had extension springs for a while it is worth noting the danger. When springs are at full tension is when they are most likely to break, and in the case of extension springs this can cause the spring to fly in any direction. If your Extension springs to not have Safety Cables running throughout the center of the spring to ensure the spring will not move during breakage. You may want to have a professional out to take a look, either adding safety cables or replacing to a Professional Torsion System would be two options to remedy the situation. Here is a list of the most common types of spring systems you may have in your home:

  • Professional Torsion System
  • Easywind Torsion System
  • Torquemaster Spring System
  • Extension Spring System

If you are interested in getting your Garage Door Spring system repaired or if you are in need of a new door, Garage Door Repair Company can help. We offer same day service and free estimates to all of our valued customers. To schedule simply call 612-886-9606.

 

Navigating COVID-19

We are still open as an essential business

To our valued customers,

As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start to re-open, 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. However, in response to this public health emergency, we’ve implemented a few changes 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 can 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.

Update 4/7/20: Josh Dutcher Joins SKOR North on PodcastOne

Josh Dutcher Owner of Garage Door Repair Company MN with Essential Business Update

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher, Alex Johantgen, & The Entire GDRC Team
612-886-9606
Info@GarageDoorRepairCoMN.com

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