4 Most Common Garage Door Repairs 

Based in Miami-Dade, FL

Opening and closing your garage door isn’t typically something you think about… until it won’t happen. When you need to operate your door it’s safe to assume that you press your keypad or remote without giving it a second thought, right? There is absolutely nothing wrong with expecting our systems to work. In fact, we should! However, the drawback with that is that we often find ourselves unprepared in the event that we need garage door repairs.   

Your garage door can last anywhere from 20 to 70 years, depending on your materials and hardware. But during that time, the parts that keep your garage door moving will need to be replaced or repaired. Though many can self-evaluate, we know that not everyone is a garage door expert. As such, it can be difficult to diagnose your garage door on your own when it is having issues.

Here are some of the most common garage door repair needs in Miami-Dade FL, and warning signs that you need a repair. 

4 Most Common Garage Door Repairs

Garage Door Spring Replacement 

Garage door springs are the long spiral metal pieces located on either the side or the top of your garage doors. The springs are there to counterbalance the weight of your garage door while in motion.

Your garage door can weigh 300 pounds or more, so it is important to have healthy garage door springs to ensure your door can raise and lower without putting anyone in harm’s way. Garage door springs can last roughly 7-9 years with routine lubrication to keep them from rusting or becoming stiff. 

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As your garage door springs approach the end of their lifespan, they will start showing signs of deterioration. This will be your signal that you need a garage door spring replacement. It is important to schedule garage door spring replacements before the springs reach 9 years of age because they can break unexpectedly. If your garage door is open or in motion when your springs break, it will cause the entire door to slam down. Save yourself from the possibility of severe damage and schedule your garage door spring repair appointment today! 

Here are the signs that you need a garage door spring replacement:

  • Your garage door won’t open. 
  • Your garage door is heavy to open manually. 
  • There is a 3-4” gap between the coils of your spring. 
  • Your garage door spring is elongated. 
  • Your garage door opens crooked or at an angle. 
  • Your garage door is making grinding or squeaking noises. 
  • You heard a loud popping noise come from your garage. 
  • You notice loose or fallen garage door cables.

Garage Door Cable Replacement 

Your garage door cables assist the springs with maintaining the garage door’s weight as it opens and closes. It is uncommon for garage door cables to break, but they can if your garage door springs are not working properly. When your garage door springs become weak, the garage door cables take on that extra stress, which could cause them to eventually snap.

Look out for these signs that you need garage door cable replacement:

  • Your door opens at an angle.
  • You hear a loud bang from your garage.
  • Your garage door won’t open.
  • Your cables look loose or broken.
  • You hear grinding or squeaking noises as the door operates.

Garage Door Opener Repair 

One of the most important parts of your garage door is the opener. Your garage door opener is the motor of your garage door and initiates its opening and closing. Depending on the model, make, and type of garage door opener you have, your garage door opener can last up to 15-30 years!

Garage Door Opener Repair

Your garage door opener not only has electrical components, but it also contains moving parts such as chains or belts, trolleys, and gears. In the maze of moving parts, knowing how to service your garage door opener can be tricky. That’s why it is important to have a trained professional inspect and repair your garage door opener instead. A malfunctioning garage door opener could cause your garage door to completely stop working, so we recommend attending to any issues urgently.

Common signs that your garage door opener needs a repair are that: 

  • Your keypad, remote, or mobile app is not working.
  • Your garage door won’t open. 
  • Your garage door opens manually without any issues, meaning the springs and cables are intact. 
  • Your garage door opens and closes on its own. 
  • You hear grinding, squeaking, or rattling noises coming from your opener. 
  • Your garage door opener continues to run after the door is closed.

Garage Door Panel Replacement 

Your garage door consists of 4-5 horizontal panels that are connected to hinges. These hinges allow the sections to bend while opening and closing. As strong as garage doors are, when they are hit by great force they can bend inward. Dented garage doors bring down the value of your home and can also interfere with the operation of your doors. However, since your garage door is broken into separate panels, we can easily remove the damaged panels and replace them with new ones. Garage door panels can be replaced as long as the manufacturer still offers that garage door style. 

Call Us for All Garage Door Repair Needs

When your garage door is in need of any type of repair, you can call on Good Guys Garage Door Solutions to get the job done right. We are experienced in each area of garage door repair and are fully prepared to perform excellent service. Contact us today for garage door repair near you! 

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