Questions about Garage Door Repair10/17/2013 Back To Blog
For most homeowners, the garage door is the largest moving object in their homes. They have many moving and small parts and are very intricate mechanical devices. When one of them breaks down, it can be very frustrating.
How Long Does It Take?
With the frustration of not being able to open and close a garage door, a homeowner wants a repair and wants it quickly. The best garage door repair is usually done very quickly by professionals. Once on sight, you should have a repair completed within two to four hours. Some will take even less time, but all will depend on a few factors. The level of experience of the professional will play a big role as will the type of repair necessary. With all of the delicate parts involved, some things, like torsions springs, will take a little longer to fix.
How Much Will It Cost?
Every homeowner's first question usually has something to do with how much they will have to pay to have the repair completed. Just like the amount of time a fix might take, the cost to have it done will vary. It will depend on the style of your door and the extent of the repair. A single roll-up door is normally the most affordable style. Those that are custom made would be more expensive when it comes to fixing them. Higher priced doors will typically have higher repair costs and so on.
Can I Do It Myself?
You, and other homeowners, may be thinking that you can fix a garage door problem on your own. That may be true if it is something simple, like replacing the batteries in your garage door opener. Remember, this object is the largest moving one in your home, and it requires someone with knowledge and expertise in the field.
What Maintenance Can I Do?
You can easily save yourself, and your door, by doing routine maintenance. Each month, do a visual inspection from inside your garage. Look at the springs, cables, and all parts for any signs of excessive wear.You can also check your door by disconnecting the automatic opener and lifting the door open by yourself. If it doesn’t open smoothly, it could be a sign of a problem.