Garage Door Repair FAQ
Helpful Tips About Garage Doors & Openers
When is an overhead garage door replacement is necessary?
At ARS Garage Door, we take pride in helping our customers save money, and in most cases there is no need to replace your garage door. The garage door panels last a long time and the doors are generally built to last. However, there are many other moving parts that come with a new door that are often lower quality because they are often sold that way by the bigger name home stores. Over a period of 5 -6 years these garage door springs, rollers, and other parts can become worn and cause problems with the garage door operation. We repair and replace these parts with very high quality parts, and all of our and we provide warranty on our work and the parts we install.
What overhead garage door replacement should I look for?
If you do need to replace a garage door, first consider the amount of money you want to spend on the overhead door and for how many years you would like this replacement to last. There are outlets that will sell the cheapest garage doors but, keep in mind, you do get what you pay for. Also, when the quality is low and the warranty offered to you is probably short term another thing to take into account is who installs this door. The price is also depending if you are interested in a wooden door or metal garage door.
Do I need to hire a professional to do the overhead garage door repair?
It is highly critical that this kind of job is done right. There are many hazardous Working with overhead garage door, springs in particularly when trying winding them. Using the right tools is also essential and a skilled worker will be sure to do the job quickly and efficiently when dealing with the overhead garage door springs. Make sure that who ever does your garage door installation is licensed, and insured.
What is the cost of replacing the springs?
Check around for prices but they will cost approximately $100.00 per spring plus installation. Also, it is important to know that an experienced professional will always recommend replacing both garage door springs because they know from experience that if you only replace one, the other one is sure to break soon after (typically within two months). As mentioned, replacing the springs requires special tools and can be dangerous if not done properly. it is especially important to have the garage door springs replaced by a licensed professional. ARS Garage Door Repairs uses only the highest quality parts, and we provide warranty on all parts and for any of our garage door repair services.
When do I need to replace the garage door opener?
The newer models of garage door openers have a lot of added features for your protection designed to prevent the garage door from accidentally closing. The more up to date garage door openers have optional keypads and battery reserves to make sure that you never get locked out of your garage. These models also designed to open and close much quieter, and they modify the garage door code every time it is opened or closed. This feature is very important as it makes it much more difficult for “frequency sniffers” to be able to hack your garage door opener code as opposed to the older garage door openers that use a fixed frequency that is much easier to imitate.
How to troubleshoot a necessary repair?
- Before you start, you should be able to operate your garage door in both directions manually, smoothly and effortlessly without the door getting hung up at any point. Open the garage door about 2ft., if the door feels like it weights more than 15 to 20 pounds, you may need a repair.
- When you let go of the garage door (when it is 2ft open), it should stay. If it drops to the ground, or wants to shoot up, you need a repair.
- If the garage door stays, open it to the halfway point and let go of the garage door, the garage door should stay here again, if not you need a repair.
Open the garage door all the way, and then close it all the way, it should operate smoothly and effortlessly without any hang ups. If you have to force the garage door in either direction, you need a repair.