Garage Door Repair FAQ
When you have a garage, there are certain things that you need to have working in order to keep your family and your home safe and secure; and at the top of that list of your garage door! The cost of getting a garage door replaced is something that can keep you up at night worrying about whether or not you can afford it, but fortunately, most doors are relatively affordable at an average of $750-$1000.
While you can find garage doors at a variety of home improvement warehouses, or buy them from a builder the best option for getting inexpensive and highly-functional garage doors is to buy them from your installer. When you are shopping for garage doors in Indiana, Garage Door Pro is available to help you anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we can usually install or repair your garage door the same day.
Garage door openers are a fantastic convenience—allowing you easy access into your home without even needing to exit your vehicle. However, when your batteries die or when you’re having trouble with your garage door system, you could be left stuck outside or inconveniently trying to close your garage door after you’ve already pulled your vehicle out of the garage.
Solve this problem quickly by choosing a garage door opener that works well with your garage door. Not sure which garage door opener to choose? Let our friendly customer service team work with you to find your garage door style and get just the right opener for your specific needs. The safest garage door openers feature a rolling code, automatic reverse, an infrared beam, manual release and motion sensor lights—although the lights are a “bonus” and may not be found on every opener. Don’t miss out on the convenience of having a car door opener that works with your garage.
Keeping your family safe is one of your most important tasks, and following behind that is ensuring that your home is secure. When you’re looking for a home security item such as a garage door, you need to know that the installation company is trusted and that they will provide you with the best garage door prices around. Whether you need to install a garage door that you already own or purchase a new door for installation, Garage Door Pro is your partner in affordable garage door service and sales.
If you do happen to have a problem with your garage door, you need to know that you can get service on your door at any time of the day or night—and even on weekends. Garage Door Pro provides you with peace of mind knowing that our highly qualified and experienced technicians will be headed to your location on the day that you call.
While there are some repairs that you can do on a garage door yourself, taking these steps yourself could cause you to void the warranty on your garage door, or damage it even further. Often, calling a professional garage door service team can save you money, time and frustration by arriving the same day and having all the tools and parts that are needed to fix your garage door—fast.
If you attempt to repair your garage door yourself, you may be waiting for several days on replacement parts which can be very inconvenient and even dangerous if your garage door is so damaged that you cannot secure your home. When you need garage door panel repair or garage door service, contact Garage Door Pro, and see the difference that quick and convenient service will make as we ensure that not only does your garage door closely completely and reliably, but also that your remotes and codes are functioning as expected as well.
Garage door seals are there for a variety of reasons: to keep pests such as mice, squirrels or other small animals out of your garage (and thus, your home!), to limit or stop rain from entering your garage, and to provide a barrier against heat and air conditioning loss by offering an extra buffer against the outside weather. When your garage door seal is not functioning properly, you may find that you’re getting more bugs into your home as well, and wonder where they came from. They probably came in right under your garage door through the faulty seal!
While an insulated door will help you keep some of the weather at bay, a fully functioning garage door seal can make a big difference. However, if you’re not sealing the door correctly, you can cause additional problems and potentially even throw your door out of alignment if the seal is not even.
If you’ve ever forgotten your keys and your garage door remote on the same day, you can know what a problem it can be! Wouldn’t it be great if you had a simple keypad on the side of your home or garage that would let you in with a few simple taps of the buttons? A universal garage keypad can come in either wireless or wired technology and can even be programmed to lock the doors as well as raising the garage door.
Garage door keypads are also a great way to let people into your home if you don’t want to give them a key or don’t have a key to pass along because when you change the code—they automatically lose access to your home. Choosing a garage keypad can be confusing because it has to mesh well with your garage door system, so the best option is to call in a professional garage door service team from Garage Door Pro to ensure you’re choosing the correct keypad that will work with your existing system.
You rarely need garage door service at a convenient time, and a breakdown can often happen late in the evenings when you’re coming home from work or ball practice with the kids or very early when you’re headed out the door to work or school. Garage Door Pro understands that you need to get your garage door fixed quickly, so you can give us a call any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get the best pricing, same day service, and fast response times.
With over 10 years of experience in garage door service and installation, professionals from Garage Door Pro are able to rapidly diagnose the problem that you’re having with your garage door and get you back in business in no time. Don’t look around for a so-called “cut rate” garage door repair and installation service—stick with the professionals that Indiana knows and has trusted for a decade.
There are two different kinds of garage door springs—torsion springs and extension springs. The garage door springs serve to counterbalance the weight of the door and are one of the reasons that your garage doors open and close so easily. However, replacing garage door springs is not something that you should attempt on your own, because both types of springs are under a great deal of pressure within the system.
The best garage door springs are the ones that are designed to work with your specific system. You can see torsion springs just above your closed garage door, while the upper tracks on both sides of the garage are where extension springs can be found. If your springs are squeaking and making a great deal of noise, you should probably call the professionals at Garage Door Pro and have them checked out to ensure they don’t break and drop your heavy garage door on your vehicle—or on you!
If you have a broken garage door spring, the cost for replacement may have you very concerned. If your springs are truly the problem, then the cost of repairing the spring may not be that great. Often, the cost of having someone come and review your system and install the new garage door spring is more than the cost of the spring itself. If your springs can simply be repaired, then the service professionals at Garage Door Pro will let you know—potentially saving you a lot of money.
The average cost to repair a garage door spring is around $200, and at this price you may be tempted to skip the installation and attempt to replace your broken garage door spring yourself. Exercise extreme caution if you decide to go in this direction, as replacing your garage door springs can be dangerous even for trained professionals who have the correct tools and hardware to make the switch.