It totally depends on your personalized requirements. After you book a service provider and give complete details of the job to be done, the professional will visit your premise at a time which you request and carry out the service. The time taken for the service depends on the volume of work. In case our partner feels that the job will take time, he or she will guide you and provide you a tentative ETA. You can go ahead and schedule an appointment at a time which is convenient for you. Our service providers are true professionals and ensure the best quality deliverable on-time.
Garage doors are of different types. There is a popular overhead garage door. Then we have swing type doors. Some people have single car garage doors, while others have double car garage doors. Some may have a roller shutter door, while some may have a sliding door. The mechanism for opening and closing doors may be manual, semi-automatic, or completely automatic with remote control. The service providers and capabilities listed with us may repair virtually any type of garage door in use. We also have service providers who carry out routine service and maintenance.
Garage doors are heavy and are used virtually every day. So, there is quite a bit of wear and tear on the mechanism, hinges, springs, and other moving parts. These also need to be kept well greased, aligned, and free from dirt and dust. We recommend that you enter into an annual service contract with quarterly inspection and service with any of the service providers listed with us. This will be included in the maintenance contract, but parts replaced will be on a chargeable basis.
Garage doors have simple to complex mechanisms. Neglect can lead to breakdown leading to expensive repairs. It is in your interest to maintain your garage door. You can do this every weekend when you have time. You should check the sound. If there is anything wrong, the sound will change, which means a fault is developing and you should call our service technician. Check the door springs, cables, rollers, and pulleys and retain nuts and bolts. Check for wear and tear. If you notice springs are loose or cables are frayed, do not attempt to do it yourself since there is high tension, and if you try, springs can snap and cause injury. Call our technician for proper service. Check the door for balance and ease of movement. If it is sluggish, then there is a need for service. If it is an automatic type, then you should check that the door automatically reverses direction by placing an obstruction in its path. If the door has optical sensors, ensure that these are not covered with dust. If so, clean them. If it is an automatic reverse type door,, check that the door reverses direction by stopping its travel direction. If it does not do so, then the door needs service. Check for lubrication. Clean moving parts and use oil or grease to keep rollers, hinges, and tracks well lubricated.
It depends on the type of door currently in use and the space around it. We can connect you to service providers who have different types of kits that can be attached to mechanical garage doors to convert these into automatic ones. You can get such a kit and try to automate the door, but we suggest it is best left to experts to modify. Doing so will ensure that the job is done to specifications and complies with local laws and regulations. Besides, it assures better safety and guarantees performance. Call us, and we will schedule a free home visit by any of our listed service providers for a free estimate. In some cases, it may be better to replace the door. This happens when the door is made of twin sheet thick gauge steel, making it very heavy and slow to operate. We can recommend all types of options.
Cost is determined by the size and type of the garage door, the type of repair needed, and the location, it must be noted that most garage door service providers have a base repair charge of $85 along with the parts. Most garage door repairs are likely to be priced somewhere between $125 and $290 on an average including labor charges and materials, typical garage door repairs include the cables, sensor, track, springs, opener and locks and each of these have an average cost lying somewhere between $85 and $290.