Garage door service involves fixing the various parts that make up a garage door. These parts include springs, cables, tracks, and motors, which can all malfunction or become damaged. The costs for repairs can vary depending on the extent of damage, but it’s best to have them fixed by a professional if possible.
A bouncing door bounces up when you close it
If your garage door starts to bounce up after you open or shut it, this may indicate that something is blocking the sensor. Homeowners should check the sensors regularly to avoid this problem.
A broken or worn seal at the bottom of the door
The weather seal on your garage door protects your garage from the elements, and it can be replaced when needed. It also helps keep vermin and snakes out of the garage.
Torsion springs require oiling twice a year. You can do this by spraying a small amount of lightweight motor oil over the torsion springs, stopping about 2 inches from each end. Extension springs don’t need lubrication, but you can apply a light coat of oil to the radius sections of the track (the curving segments that allow the doors to move smoothly) every six months.
Replacement of a torsion spring can cost up to $200, although it’s cheaper than replacing all the springs. This cost includes the price of two new torsion springs, along with labor and other materials.
Changing the battery in your garage door opener, but it can be more expensive if the battery is broken or worn. You should replace the battery if your garage door opener won’t work, or if it starts to make strange noises.
Replacing the lock cable on your garage door, it’s cheaper if the cables are in good shape. Snapped lock cables can be dangerous, so they should be replaced immediately.
A faulty or old garage door opener, it’s cheaper if the opener is in good shape and has a long lifespan. In general, basic chain-drive openers are less expensive than direct-drive or jackshaft-drive models.
Garage door motors can be repaired for less than a hundred dollars, but they may need to be replaced if they are older than ten years. This repair can include cleaning, adjusting, and oiling the motor to help it run more efficiently.
It’s a good idea to perform annual tune-ups on your garage door to help it operate smoothly and quietly. These routine tasks take 10 minutes or less, and they’re worth the investment for safety and convenience.
Other things you should do to keep your garage in good shape
Regularly clean and lubricate the springs, rollers, and hinges of your door. The lubrication keeps them from overheating and breaking down quickly. It also makes it easier for them to function properly, which helps to avoid costly repairs later on.