5 Most Common Types of Garage Door Repair

When your garage door or garage door opener stops working it can be frustrating and inconvenient, to say the least. With this quick guide to garage door repair, hopefully you’ll find some relief in being able to properly identify what the problem may be and one step closer to getting your garage door system up and running again.

1. Broken Spring Repair

A broken garage door spring is one of the most common garage door repairs. Over time, the springs on your garage door will begin to suffer wear and tear from repeated use. After a period of time (generally around 10,000 cycles for extension springs and 15,000 cycles for torsion springs), the garage door springs will break, rendering your garage door inoperable and requiring immediate repair.

Because garage doors are difficult to operate when springs are broken, we offer same day service for broken spring repairs. It is extremely dangerous to try and replace your own garage door springs. Always leave broken spring repair to a garage door professional, as the tension on the springs can cause serious injury or death in the event of an accident.

2. Broken Cable Repair

Cables are an important part of your garage door system. Garage door cables, using the tension provided by the springs, are designed to pull the full weight of the garage door up while in operation. Over time, these garage door cables will weaken and eventually break.

If your garage door is getting stuck half way, or it’s not hanging straight on the tracks, it may be a sign that your garage door cables need to be replaced. As with broken spring repair, broken garage door cable repair can be very dangerous and cause serious injuries. It is always recommended to contact a garage door professional for all broken cable repairs.

3. Garage Door Panel Replacement

If you’ve ever accidentally hit your garage door with your car or your children have used it as target practice for the upcoming hockey season, you may have noticed that even minor accidents can cause unsightly damage to your garage doors, and in most cases take them out of service altogether. Luckily, you don’t always have to purchase a new garage door when your old one is damaged. With the make and model of your existing door, a licensed garage door dealer can secure replacement parts such as panels and hardware, saving you money and keeping your door in pristine condition. To find a replacement section for your garage door, contact a licensed garage door dealer.

4. Bent or Broken Track Repair

When garage door tracks bend or break, your garage door will stop opening and closing correctly. Some garage door track repairs are minor and only require adjustments to existing tracks; other repairs require replacing the track with a new garage door track. When a garage door professional inspects the damage on your broken garage door track, he’ll come to a conclusion as to whether the track can be repaired or needs to be replaced. At Top Notch Garage Door, we always try to repair your existing hardware when it’s an option. It’s just one more reason you can trust our company to treat you right with every job.

5. Safety Sensor Alignment

Your garage door’s safety sensors automatically stop your garage door opener from operating when people or objects are in their line of view. Sometimes, these sensors get misaligned and the door gets stuck while nothing is in its way. In order to get your system functioning again, you’ll need to have a professional align garage door sensors properly.

When You Need Quality Service at a Fair and Reasonable Price, Give Us A Call

If your garage door is damaged or your garage door opener stopped working, Top Notch Garage Door can help. We service all types of garage doors and garage door openers, including residential and commercial. We offer 24 hour emergency service, and in most cases we can be at the job within an hour.

Give us a call today to see why people all over North GA choose Top Notch Garage Door for all their garage door needs. (770) 235-8189

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    1. Thanks for pointing out that panel replacements should also be considered when planning to get garage door repair services. I’d like to find a good service like that soon because I’m thinking about getting my garage renovated soon. Being able to get my its faulty door fixed will be a priority for that.

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