There are some common repairs with Garage Doors and then there are some uncommon repairs with Garage Doors. Broken Springs are probably one of the most common types of repairs that we do with Garage Doors and it can happen to you at any time. In Mendota Heights, MN we had a customer who had just come home from vacation when their spring snapped. Often times it can sound like a gun just went off because there is so much tension on those springs that when they break it can be very dangerous. This is why you always want to trust your Torsion Spring Replacement with an expert. This will ensure that the job is done properly, safely, and you won’t have any other issues in the future. For the Mendota Heights customer we were able to get a technician out immediately after they contacted us and get their Garage Door up and running again within hours.
In Saint Paul, MN we had a customer that had just bought a new home and needed some repairs done to their Garage Door; they had an accident happen where their car hit a patch of ice and actually slid through their door. We determined it could not be repaired but we were able to offer a Same Day Garage Door Installation and have the door completely replaced later that day. There are many different types of Garage Doors in the Twin Cities area and not everyone can choose what they end up with when they purchase a new home. Some Garage Doors may be very simple in their design or some may be very old and starting to break down. Sometimes we can make repairs to the older doors and make sure they continue to function properly but sometimes it may be time to replace the door or maybe you just want to upgrade the style to leave your own imprint on your home.
This February has been crazy with warm temperatures and with warm temperatures we start to think of all the great things that spring and summer bring to Minnesota. Grilling outside, watching baseball, and the smell of fresh cut grass and bonfires in the air. Well when we spend so much time outdoors we start to notice our Garage Doors and the condition they are in. If your Garage Door is wearing down, rotting out around the wood, or just needs an upgrade for curb appeal you can trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Company to handle any installation for you. In White Bear Township we had a customer that had just a run-of-the-mill steel Garage Door that was white with standard raised panels and wanted to upgrade to something that would improve their curb appeal. They decided to go with a custom order Special Reserve Garage Door with stockbridge windows; the door turned out fabulous and really improves the way the house looks from the road.
We have gotten past the Holidays, moved in to the new year of 2017, and just like that it is already almost the end of January. Next thing you know it will be summer and you might start looking at your Garage Door more and more as the sun starts to come out and we spend more time outdoors. However at Garage Door Repair Company we believe you should always be thinking of your Garage Door whether it is cold or warm. It is the largest moving mechanical object in your home and you want to make sure it is functioning properly and safely year round. That is why we offer Tune Up and Safety Inspections to make sure your door is working and also let you know if there are any concerns you as a customer should know about so we can perform some preventative maintenance.
The Garage Door is one of the things that should work the same way every day; you push the button on the remote control and the Garage Door Opener turns on and the door begins to open. You pull your car in the Garage and push the wall button and the door begins to close. This process happens more often in the day than most people realize and eventually something will break down. With such a large moving piece of equipment there are a lot of different moving parts and many of these things have a lot of strong tension on them. If you go to push the button on your remote and the door starts going up and suddenly something snaps and the door goes crooked you may have just had a Garage Door Cable break.
Do you have a family member or close friend that has often complained about their Garage Door Opener or maybe a tech savvy friend who would like to be able to control their door from anywhere? Well at Garage Door Repair Company we may have a solution for you! It may not be something you are thinking about right now but the technology of Garage Door Openers has advanced to a degree that giving the gift of a new updated Opener with a built in gateway could be the perfect gift for a friend or family member. Many of our customers around the Twin Cities have recently updated their openers in light of the cold weather coming, contact us to find out what we can do as a gift for a loved one.
Have you ever gone to open your Garage Door and when you push the wall button nothing happens but you can still hear the motor running inside the Garage Door Opener? Usually this means you have a Stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly and it needs to be repaired or have a new Opener installed. One of our customers over in Minneapolis, MN was having this issue with his opener and we identified that the gear had stripped out inside the Opener so it was just spinning and not matching up with the other gears. We were able to provide options between repair or replacement and the customer opted to go with a full replacement.
At Garage Door Repair Company we often talk about having your Garage Door and Garage Door Opener inspected to perform any preventative maintenance so that you can avoid any headaches in the future. Sometimes we find that it has gotten to the point where you may just want to replace the entire Garage Door. This was the case for one of our customers in Crystal, MN; they had moved in to their home within the last year but had inherited a cheap sub-par Garage Door. Initially the door worked fine for them but over time it started to jam when closing and even the panels began to crack. We explained to the customer that we could repair the door to the point of getting it functional again but there was nothing we could do about the cracks that were forming on the panels and it would only get worse. They opted to have the door replaced completely and now have peace of mind that they have a quality Garage Door for years to come.
We are nearing the end of 2016 and winter is just around the corner; even though it is still September, now is the time to start thinking about your Garage Door. Today in West St. Paul we had a customer have their Torsion Spring break a few days ago and wasn’t really in a rush to get it fixed since their car was parked outside. That may be the case right now but as the temperatures begin to drop, as the always do in Minnesota, our customers will start to park inside their Garage and if something does happen you can get stuck inside at the wrong moment. This is where things like our tune up and inspection programs can come in handy to identify and perform preventative maintenance so these things don’t happen.
It is never easy when something breaks down and it is even worse when it happens unexpectedly. It can throw off your entire schedule and if something breaks down late at night you don’t want to have to wait until morning to have it repaired. Especially when the thing that has broken down is your Garage Door or Garage Door Opener. Sometimes the Garage Door can get jammed open due to a broken cable or torsion spring or the Garage Door Opener may stop working and now your door won’t close properly. Garage Door Repair Company offers 24 Hour Repair Service to meet all of your emergency needs. Over in Minneapolis, MN we had a customer that had an issue with their Garage Door Opener happen at the end of the night when they were locking down the house to go to bed. This customer was concerned about leaving the Garage Door open overnight with their cars and valuables exposed. Even though it was 7:30 PM when the initial contact was made we were still able to have a technician out to their residence within an hour. We were able to make the repair and get the customer’s Garage Door closed and locked down for the night.