How Much Do Garage Door Repairs Cost?
Are Garage Door Repairs Even Worth It?
Your garage door is probably the single largest moving element in your home. Typical double-car garage doors measure 16 by 7 feet and can weigh upwards of 400 pounds. Ensuring the structural integrity of your garage door and its many components is absolutely crucial. Properly maintained, your garage door should last upwards of 30 years, depending on the material. However, today’s openers are designed with a 10 to 15-year lifespan, on average. We here at Prolift Garage Doors have been specializing in garage door maintenance and we’re here to make sure you get what you pay for.
You should act immediately to avoid dealing with the frustrations that come with a broken garage door, not to mention, the 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 how much garage door repairs cost. These include the specific parts with issues as some parts need to be replaced. Door assembly (i.e., size, style, material) may also impact price. It’s always an excellent idea to contact a local garage door repair professional for an accurate estimate. Contact Prolift Garage Doors at (503) 308-6096 to get a quote now.
Common Garage Door Problems
Track Misalignment: The tracks guide the door’s movement during operation. They must be regularly cleaned using a damp cloth as well realigned when they feel misaligned. Realignment requires a professional to assess the damage as does any substantial impact damage. If you have the proper knowledge, you can repair minor dents by gently hitting them with a rubber mallet. Another critical component of the track assembly is its rollers. These also require professional replacement.
Noises When Operating: Another common issue that plagues homeowners is a noisy garage door. Noise is often associated with a lack of lubrication or worn down rollers. All moving parts require semi-annual lubrication. Always use professional-grade oil (avoid using WD-40). Many of the operations associated with a noisy garage door require a professional.
Broken Springs: Behind every garage door are sets of torsion springs. These use torque to lift the weight of the door each time it’s opened. Torsion springs are rated between 10,000 and 20,000 cycles. The number of years torsion springs last depends on the spring type and how much you use your garage door. Broken garage door springs must be replaced in pairs, when possible, by a garage door repair professional such as our professionals here.
Faulty Photoelectric Sensors: Garage door openers rely on 2 sensors – located on both sides of the garage door about 6 inches from the ground up – for safety. The sensors must be perfectly aligned and free from obstacles as they are designed to prevent entrapment. Faulty sensors typically result in a door that is either nonoperational or will not close all the way.
Hire a Garage Door Repair Professional
ContactPortland’s best garage door and repair service at (503) 308-6096 to experience professional and affordable services. We specialize in garage door installation, garage door maintenance, and garage door repair for both residential and commercial residents in Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Tualatin, and the surrounding areas.