We homeowners often spend a lot of energy and resources in building and remodeling various parts of our home. However, we usually neglect the most substantial moving part of the house that makes up approximately 40% of its frontage. Yes, we are talking about the garage door.
Considered as the main entry and exit point of your vehicles, the garage door when adequately installed can remain trouble-free for many years. However, operational issues arise frequently, which requires the homeowner’s attention immediately.
Since a garage door is usually a long-term investment, residents are generally unaware about the material required for its repair.
Luckily, we at All Pro Door Repair have been in the business for long and understand the concerns of our clients. Below, we have mentioned some of the most common garage door repair questions that we get and their answers.
- Why is my garage door not functioning properly?
Whether your garage door is opening with difficulty or not closing properly, it is difficult to tell what is wrong with it without a proper inspection. However, if the door is not opening or closing smoothly, the problem may lie within the door springs. If the springs are broken or not fitted correctly, the door might not be able to function properly.
An interruption in the power supply can also be a reason behind the malfunctioning of the door. You can consider getting all electrical connections checked by a professional technician to ensure that all electrical wirings are in place. Additionally, a gate that is separated from the track can also cause this problem.
- What are some of the warning signs that indicate my garage door is damaged?
Sometimes the damage is too noticeable – in the form of a door that does not open/close properly or a dented, cracked door. However, here are some more signs that show your garage door needs repairing:
- The door doesn’t open manually either
- The door closes too fast
- The door makes too much noise when opening and closing
- The door is unbalanced
If you notice any of these signs, contact a reliable garage door repair service immediately to resolve the issue.
- Is the repair unavoidable?
Unfortunately, when a garage door malfunctions, there is no choice but to repair or replace it immediately. A garage door that is damaged is not only a hassle for the homeowners but also dangerous for the people living there. Look at the statistics below to understand the importance of a well-installed garage door.
- How much can I expect to pay for the repair of the garage door?
The estimated cost for the repair of the door depends on many factors including the age and the style of the door. However, the national average repair price remains to be at $230, but you can expect to pay anywhere between $148 to $339 for the repair. Moreover, the high-end quality price remains to be $600.
On the other hand, if it is the spring that is causing trouble in your garage door, you can expect to pay around $100 – $180. It should be noted that a pack of springs cost between $20 and $30. However, the price that you pay includes the labor charges as well.
In case, the door cables are interfering with the smooth operation of your garage door; then the average cost is anywhere from $150 – $200. Additionally, if you are looking to replace the wheels on your garage door, a pack of 10 costs around $15 to $18. Buying packs of two can cost you anywhere from $5 to $9.
- How much does it cost to replace the garage door?
When repairs fail to save your door, replacing the whole piece is your only choice. This can be quite an expense as price of garage doors range from $730 – $1422. For one with a high-end quality, you can expect to pay around $2000 while the price for the replacement of two-doors can be approximately $4000.
These were just some of the frequently asked questions regarding garage doors repair and replacement. We hope that we have resolved most of the queries that you may have in your mind regarding the doors. For further assistance, contact us, and we will be happy to address all your concerns.