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How often should maintenance for my garage door be conducted?

We recommend that your garage door undergo maintenance at least once a year. This ensures that your garage is in good working order and will prevent major problems from occurring. You can either perform these maintenance tasks yourself, or you can call on experts like us to do the maintenance for you.

Is it safe for me to do the maintenance work on my garage door?

Yes, if you have the know-how then you should be able to do the basic garage door maintenance tasks on your own.

What are the basic maintenance tasks that must be done on my garage door?

These would include checking the tracks for dents and other types of damages; ensuring that the tracks are level and properly aligned; wiping out the tracks; lubricating the pulleys, tracks, and rollers; and checking all the fasteners, bolts and nuts.

Which types of repair tasks should I leave only to professionals?
  • When the garage door opener has problems with the built-in safety reversal features. Not addressing this problem can lead to damage on your car or to personal injury.
  • Replacing or repairing the central spring. Removing these high-tension springs on your own can lead to injuries.
Is it worth it to have the tracks on my garage door fixed?

By spending a little bit more, getting an automatic garage door may be the better option for you, as this will provide you with more security and more convenience.

Why is it necessary to replace the old automatic openers for my garage door?

Having an outdated automatic opener for your garage door makes your home’s security vulnerable. This is because burglars would find it easier to crack older automatic systems that use fixed and common transmission signals.

How much will it cost me to have my garage door repaired?

The average cost of garage door repairs is $250, although it can go as high as $1000 or as low as $50. On the other hand, the average cost for installing a garage door is $350, although it would also depend on the complexity and model of the selected garage door opening system.

How much would it cost to completely replace my garage door?

Replacing a garage door in its entirety will cost $1,100 on average, although the price would vary between high-end and low-end projects.

How can I tell if I need a new garage door spring?

Disconnect the garage door spring, and manually lift them up to check how well balanced it is. If something breaks or if you hear metal screeching, then you need to have it replaced.

Why do I need to have a broken garage door cable replaced?

The garage door cable can keep the garage door from slamming shut on you or your car in the event that the spring breaks. As such, it is important for you to have it replaced when you notice that it’s broken or even just frayed.