What Does Garage Door Repair Cost?

garage door repair cost

What is the most massive moving object in your home?

If you guessed the garage door, you’re correct.

Double-car garage doors measure 16’ X 7’ and can weigh upwards of 400 pounds!

Ensuring the structural integrity of the door and its many components is crucial. Properly maintained, it should last upwards of 30 years, depending on the material. Today’s openers are designed with a 10- to 15-year lifespan, on average.

You should act immediately to avoid dealing with a substantial headache, not to mention, a significant safety risk anytime the door begins to malfunction. Always hire a garage door repair professional for a malfunctioning door or opener.

Cost Considerations for Repair

Several factors can affect garage door repair cost. These include the specific parts giving you trouble as some components cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Door assembly (i.e., size, style, material) may also impact price. It always an excellent idea to contact a local garage door repair professional for an accurate estimate.

Common Garage Door Problems

Track Misalignment: The tracks guide the door’s movement during operation. They must be regularly wiped clean using a damp cloth as well realigned when, not if, something bumps into them. The latter requires an expert as does any substantial impact damage. If comfortable, you may repair minor dents by gently hitting them with a rubber mallet. Another critical component of the track assembly is the rollers. These too require professional replacement.

A Noisy Garage Door: Another common issue that plagues homeowners is noise. Noise is often associated with a lack of lubrication, wearing rollers, or chain-driven openers. All moving parts require semi-annual lubrication. Always use professional-grade oil (NOT WD-40!) Roller replacement, vibration isolators, and belt- or screw-drive opener installation requires the help of a professional.

Broken Garage Door Springs: Behind every garage door are torsion springs. These use torque to lift the weight of the door each time it’s opened. Torsion springs feature between 10,000 and 20,000 cycles. The number of years torsion springs last depends on spring type and daily usage. Broken garage door springs must be replaced in pairs, if applicable, by a garage door repair professional.

Faulty Photoelectric Sensors: Garage door openers rely on two sensors – located on both sides of your garage door about six inches from the ground up – for operational safety. The sensors must be perfectly aligned and free from obstructions as they are designed to prevent entrapment. Faulty photo eyes typically result in a door that is either nonoperational or will not all close all the way. Hire a pro to diagnose and repair faulty sensors.

Hire a Garage Door Repair Professional

Contact Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company at (480) 448-5782 to gain incredible peace-of-mind. We specialize in garage door installation, garage door maintenance, and garage door repair for both residential and commercial clients throughout the greater Phoenix metro area.

Category : Broken Garage Door Springs, Garage Door Repair, Misaligned Safety Sensors, Off-track Garage Doors, Torsion Springs

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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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