Just Say NO to DIY Garage Door Repair

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Although it may be possible to save money by completing some home improvement projects yourself, others, like garage door repair is best left to experienced garage door service professionals. On the surface, the garage door may appear simple enough to repair, but there are lots of complex parts that can go wrong.

Problems involving the garage door springs, cables, or panels pose significant risk of injury. Other potential mishaps include further damaging the door, poor workmanship, and voiding manufacturer’s warranty. Professionals possess both the experience and equipment needed to ensure safe and proper garage door repair.

Professional Repair Required

Here are the four garage door problems that should always be repaired by a professional.

Broken Torsion Springs

Weekend warriors beware: torsion springs under tension can be incredibly dangerous. The springs are limited to a specific number of open/close cycles; usually 10,000. Four cycles per day means that they should have a seven-year life expectancy. To minimize the risk of them damaging property (e.g., your car, the door itself, the electric opener, etc.) or injuring you, you should honestly never try adjusting or replacing this critical part yourself. Always choose to hire a service professional.

Frayed or Snapped Cables

Another critical component on your garage door is the cables. Lift cables work with torsion springs, whereas, retaining cables work with extension springs. Both are made from heavy-duty galvanized steel and are, like the springs, under tension. Although the cables should operate without incident for several years before losing tension, fraying, or snapping, they should be inspected as part of a regular maintenance schedule. Factors such as damage or rust can cause the cables to fail prematurely. You’ll also want to routinely lubricate them.

Worn-Out Rollers

Rollers allow the garage door to open and close smoothly and, if nylon, quietly. If the door starts shaking or sounds awful, this usually indicates that the rollers have met, or are nearing their life expectancy. More serious problems such as a jammed door or bent tracks can develop if worn rollers are not replaced or are incorrectly installed. Hire a service professional to replace worn rollers with 13 ball bearing nylon ones. These rollers permit the door to operate smoother, quieter, and without stressing other vital components.

Damaged Panels

Most sectional garage doors – the most common door sold in the U.S. – are composed of four panels. These panels can become damaged by excessive wind or your vehicle. Depending on factors, such as the age of your door and cause of damage, replacing one or two panels may be possible. A service professional will assess the damage to ensure it is only contained to the panel(s) and provide you with their recommendations. Gauging the extent of damage is especially important if a vehicle backed or drove into the door.

Professional Garage Door Repair

If your garage door reverses direction when attempting to close, the remote or wall switch is not responding, or you’re experiencing any other problems with either the door or opener, it’s time to call Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company at (480) 448-5782. Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair company specializes in the installation, maintenance, and repair of both residential and commercial garage doors and electric openers throughout the greater Phoenix metro area.

Category : Garage Door Repair

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Brian D.
five stars

Great Guys and Great Work

The tech was on time to the second I think, very professional and super nice Chris – nice work my friend!   The opener they selected for me is a terrific and great price, Wifi and the myQ app are great as well.

Carrie F.
five stars

They sent someone out right away at 4:30pm on a Monday. Tre was our technician and did an amazing job getting our door back to working condition without breaking the bank. I will always suggest them to anyone who asks.

Conrad C.
five stars

For the past few months, my garage door would not shut. It will close halfway get stuck and the motor would bring it back. Not to mention it sounded like a blender filled with nails while closing and opening. Finally decided to get it to check out and these guys were the first to respond. Had an appointment sent within 15 min. A technician named Jimmy came over the next day and got it all done. My garage door never sounded so silent and go down as smooth once new parts were added. Definitely will be recommending these guys!

Joe S.
five stars

This company is very responsive, contacted them on a Sunday night and they replied right away.  Then set an appointment at a time convenient for me.

Very polite and easy to work with.  Travis, the owner, is hands-on.

Karen P.
five stars

I had an extremely positive experience with this company, and I have to praise Michelle in the front office for her patience and customer service attitude.

When my 20-year-old Liftmaster garage door opener began to fail, I spent a ridiculous amount of time researching new openers and my options.  The logicboard wasn’t working – so the unit still moved the door up and down, but responded only to the wall switch and not the remote. While that was inconvenient, I had time to look around.

After months of exploration and repeated estimates, when I finally decided on a model, they didn’t have it in stock. Michelle quickly located one and offered an appointment the next business day.

The technician who showed up, Zach, was relatively new, but assured me that he had great training and mentoring by the company.  And so far, I am very pleased with the work.  I thought he was polite, clean, well-skilled, and astute — and at my request, also diagnosed and repaired a squealing in the door.  The door is quiet and the alignment is good.

I would definitely have them back for any additional work! (which I hope doesn’t happen soon!)

Leonard G.
five stars

When it was time to change the garage door, we called these pros for help, and they responded to our needs immediately.

The team arrived exactly when they said they would, and explained everything they were going to do, along with different options for me. It took them an hour to complete the job, and it was amazing! Very precise and clean!!!

Will use them again for all my garage door needs!

Lori R.
five stars

Honestly, I haven’t had such great customer service in years. From the first phone call to the minute they left I never felt pressured, a hard sell or that I was being sold something I didn’t “need”. So informative and honest. So refreshing!! The background checks their employees for safety. They text/email your appointment time, when the technician is on the way, and the estimate. Makes the whole experience a positive one. Thanks, Travis, Chris, and Cody. Keep up the great work. You prove that great customer care is still important.

Patricia C.
five stars

We were so thrilled with the excellent quality of service and quick response we received yesterday. Jimmy Tafoya was quick, honest, and pleasant. The door went off the rails so we called on a Saturday afternoon for emergency service. He fixed the problem in 2 hours. We thought we would need a new door it was so screwed up but he fixed it very well at a lower cost. We are very thankful.

Robert Z.
five stars

My hinge was bent. Jay came out the same day. Repaired and realigned. Very efficient, knowledgeable, and did a great job. Would definitely call again for garage needs.

Tara L.
five stars

I wish this company provided other random services because I would use them for anything!

I sent a request for a quote via Yelp at 3:56 pm and received a reply from Travis at 3:57 pm. He said he could have a technician to my home between 4-6 pm That Day! Like within the next 2 hours. Before I committed, though I had to ask a few questions. First, could the technician please wear a mask and gloves because we have high-risk people in our home during Covid? Answer – no problem at all. Second, could you provide a ballpark estimate based on my description of the problem? Yup!

I then received a text with my appointment confirmation, and 20 minutes before the technician arrived, I received a lengthy text with a photo, background check information, and instructions on what to expect when he arrives. Then Jay called personally to let me know to expect him.

When he arrived, he looked at the job, gave me an estimate, and went to work. 20 min later, he was done, with no extra hidden fees. He accepted my credit card verbally so that we didn’t have any close contact.

The garage works perfectly!

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