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What You Need to Know About Garage Door Repair and Services

Garage door repair and replacement costs largely depend on the severity of the problem, the type of garage door you have, and whether it’s a garage door issue or an opener problem. Only a professional should conduct broken spring repairs due to safety hazards as these springs are wound tight and can result in injury or even death if they are tampered with.

If you want to save money on garage door repair services, we recommend that you hire a professional so that the work is done right the first time and to keep you and your family safe. Planned maintenance is the best way to avoid unexpected garage door problems.

Upon inspecting your garage door, our experienced garage door technicians can determine if your door can be repaired, whether it needs a complete replacement, or if there are new parts that should be installed. We’re here to help! Please contact your nearest NationServe location to schedule a garage door service appointment.

Common Garage Door Problems

1. Garage doors that won’t open

Sensor obstruction is one of the most common causes of garage door issues. Door sensors (i.e., photo eyes), which are usually found at the base of your door’s track, can be prone to glitches if proper door maintenance and cleaning are not done regularly. Dirt can build up on the sensors causing them to not work properly. Before seeking professional help, first check to ensure that nothing is blocking the sensor. Contact us to find out if you need to replace your sensor.

If you’ve ruled out any sensor issues, determine if the opener has any defects. First, check if the light illuminates when you press the door button. Also check if there’s power supply. These steps should help you fix the problem. If not, you may need to replace your garage door opener; click here to schedule a replacement service.

You can also check if your door rollers are properly installed. If they are not working as they should be, contact us for door roller repairs or replacements.

Lastly, check to make sure that you don’t have LED lights installed in your garage as these lights can often interfere with the signal your remote sends to your opener.

2.  Uneven garage door movement

This issue is likely caused by a problem with the spring mechanism. We recommend contacting your local NationServe specialist for this issue, as garage door springs yield strong tension and pressure and can cause serious injuries.

You can also check if the wheel track has any obstructions. When a track is bent or has anything blocking its path, chances are your door opens unevenly or worse, it doesn’t open at all.

3. Loud, screeching noises

At the early signs of loud screeches coming from your door, check if there’s dirt buildup around the door and/or in the tracks. Apply a generous amount of lubricant in the tracks and on the door sides after thorough cleaning. You can buy lubricant specially made for garage doors at your local hardware store. If that doesn’t solve the issue, we recommend scheduling a garage door tune-up.

4. Door opens and closes abruptly

Broken chains and cables can cause garage doors to close or bounce forcefully. When this happens, contact your nearest NationServe location to help you determine the best solution.

Repair Costs for Specific Garage Door Material

1. Wood

Wood garage doors are our most expensive door material, but in terms of durability and appeal, these doors are a cut above the rest. Contact NationServe to find out repair costs to a standard wooden garage door.

2. Steel

Steel garage doors can be one of the most cost-effective doors on the market and often have a longer lifespan than other garage door materials. In addition, these doors require little maintenance. To find out the cost of repairing a damaged steel garage door, you can get in touch with our certified garage door experts.

3. Fiberglass

Fiberglass garage doors are highly customizable and blend seamlessly with any home design. They’re also energy-efficient and considered a great alternative to wood. Need to repair your broken, cracked, or scratched fiberglass door? Contact your nearest NationServe location.

4. Glass

Glass garage doors offer a scenic, full-view of the great outdoors. They also allow natural light to illuminate your garage, while instantly boosting your curb appeal. Contact NationServe to learn more about average costs for glass garage door repairs.

5. Specialty Vinyl

Recommended for coastal regions where there are extreme weather variances, specialty vinyl garage doors are cost-effective and require minimal maintenance work. This type of garage door material combines timeless appeal with modern convenience. Contact your nearest NationServe location to find out how much a standard vinyl garage door repair costs.

6. Carriage House Style

Carriage house garage doors are best known for exuding the high-end look of wood, without all the tedious maintenance work. These swing-open or up, depending on your preference and offer both traditional beauty and modern functionality. If you need your carriage house garage door repaired, contact NationServe to request a quote.

Ready for your own ingenious garage door? Looking for skillful maintenance and repairs? We can make it happen. Contact your nearest NationServe location, get a product quote, learn more about our Wayne Dalton garage doors, or request a service call today.

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