How much does a garage door repair cost?
In this article, we look at all the types of repairs possibly needed should you have a fault with your garage door and aim to give you an insight into if it’s worth fixing your door or indeed is it just better to get a new one fitted. Garage door repair can be a minefield so we hope that this article will help you through it.
Let’s start with some of the most common garage door faults shall we and how much they may cost to repair. Of course, there are going to be wild differences between manually operated garage doors and automated garage doors so we will be sure to specify that difference as we go through this article on garage door repair.
Garage Door Spring Replacement
Top of the list of manually operated garage door repairs is the springs. These springs control the up and over the mechanism of the door so that when you need to close the door it has some resistance to the pulling closed action. So designed so that I will not close on its own which would not only be a danger to anyone in the vicinity but also stops the notion of an accidental closure on the garage door and the subsequent issues that may bring.
If you notice your door becoming either too loose or a little bit harder to close then the garage door springs may need replacing, Access Garage Doors can give you a cost price to replace them, but it depends, of course, on the model of door you have. Once you have the garage door springs replaced, they should come with a 10-year guarantee giving you peace of mind. Depending on the type of garage door they can be fitted in under an hour too, so you won’t pay too much in labour costs either.
Manual vs Automatic Garage Door
We mentioned earlier the different garage doors, either manual or automatic but there are other types of garage door such as up and over garage doors, sectional garage doors, side hinged garage doors, and roller garage doors to name but a few.
Some of the most common issues that will need attention, repair or replacement are broken springs, as we discussed above, broken cables, broken garage door locks, broken garage door rollers that will not stay in place and automated doors that get stuck, which if they get stuck in the open position then it can cause an immediate issue that needs resolving as soon as possible.
With broken garage door cables, you will likely have no movement at all on a manual mechanism especially if they are totally snapped. Although it’s a relatively simple piece of equipment to replace you really need to call a garage door repair expert from Access garage doors to fit it for you as often, they have a habit of snapping if they are being fitted to any kind of garage door that’s slightly different from the norm. Access Garage door repairs will be able to give you a fully supplied and fitted quote to replace your broken garage door cables.
Common Garage Door Brands
Knowing the make of your garage door will also help you in finding a solution to fixing your issue. Several of the most well-known makes are Hormann, Cardale, SWS, Garadoor, Henderson and Novafirm and these spare parts for these garage door manufacturers are help in stock at Access garage doors and often can be repaired for you on the very same day. Just get in touch with one of the experts at Access so they can help you immediately.
With automated garage doors, you have the same issues that you get with manual garage doors but also you can add in any issue with the motor too. That’s why it’s important to choose an automated garage door from one of the main manufacturers above as the parts are most commonly in stock, you do not need the pressure of waiting days, with your garage door stuck open, for the parts to come into stock. That would be a nightmare. Different automated garage doors have different motors but the prices to supply and fit do not vary that great between all the manufacturers so this shouldn’t be a concern when buying your automated garage door at all.
Contact Access Garage Doors
When you look for someone to supply, fit, repair or replace your manual or automated garage door then be sure to check that they are fully qualified, fully COVID compliant, fully CRB checked as they will be coming into your home, have many 5 star rated reviews in your local area and they give you a price upfront for any type of repair or replacement of your garage door. Access Garage Doors tick all these boxes.
Thanks very much for reading our article on garage door repairs, we hope it has helped?