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Who repairs garage doors?

Garage door repair is a specialized job, which is typically handled by a garage door repair service. Professional garage door repair technicians can test or repair a garage door system and fix cosmetic blemishes on doors. Common requests include help with jammed or inoperable doors, slow or erratic doors, unusual sounds, dents or scrapes on the door, and general system testing. Garage door repair professionals can work on single-car, double-car and RV-size garage doors.

How much does it cost to get a new garage door?

A new garage door can add serious curb appeal, not to mention myriad home safety benefits. The cost of a new garage door will vary based on the type of garage door you want and the materials it will be made of. You can purchase a new garage door and have the pros install it for you, but proceed with caution as many installers won’t guarantee their labor if you didn’t purchase the garage door through their company. A new door (without installation) may cost anywhere from $200 to $4,000 or more, depending on size, brand and materials. Here are some examples of average new garage door costs, including installation:  

  • Raised-panel, insulated,16x7 garage door: $1,100
    • Without insulation: about $900
  • Raised-panel, insulated, 8x7: $700
    • Without insulation: $550
  • Carriage-house 16x7 garage door with stamped-steel design: $1,500
  • Carriage-house 8x7 garage door with stamped-steel design: $1,000
    • A carriage-house garage door is a barn-style door with handles and hinges; it looks like it pulls out in the style of a barn door but is actually a roll-up.
  • Carriage-house 16x7 garage door with steel and faux-wood overlay: $3,500
  • Carriage-house 8x7 garage door with steel and faux-wood overlay: $2,000–$2,200
  • Solid-wood cedar or mahogany 16x7 garage door with window in top panels: $5,000
  • Solid-wood cedar or mahogany 8x7 garage door with window in top panels: $3,500

How much does it cost to install a new garage door opener?

Your new garage door opener cost will vary based on the model you purchase and how long installation takes. Typically, installation pros charge by the hour, although if the pro is also selling the garage door opener they may have a flat fee for the product with installation. The national average for new garage door opener costs (with installation) is between $390 and $650, although the national average cost for the opener purchased alone may be in the $150-$300 range. The three most common types of openers are chain-drive, screw-drive and belt-drive. The chain-drive costs the least but makes the most noise. The belt-drive is typically the quietest and the most expensive. You can expect to pay about the same amount for installation for any of the three styles. The lifespan of a garage door opener is approximately 10 years, depending on quality. A pro may provide opener repairs for the cost of their service call fee or they may charge a flat fee, such as $100 for opener repair. Here are some examples of new garage door opener average costs, including installation:

  • Contractor-grade garage door opener with installation: $300.
  • Chain-drive opener with installation and one remote: $350.
  • Belt-drive opener with installation and two remotes: $400
  • Top-of-the-line opener with ¾-horsepower battery backup, belt drive and nearly soundless operation: $475
    • The majority of higher-end garage door openers are “smart” products and will connect via app to your smartphone for remote access.

How much does garage door repair cost?

When a garage door goes off the track, the spring breaks, the door is dented or the garage door opener is on the fritz, a professional garage door repair specialist can help. The cost to have a garage door fixed varies, but the national average cost of garage door repair is $70-$110. The extent of the damage and the size and material of the door will affect the final cost. A garage door repair company generally charges a national average of $80 for a service call, which includes the first hour of labor and service, such as testing and inspecting the garage door and opener. Apart from labor, the garage door repair costs hinge on buying replacements parts. For example, a new spring costs an average of $60. Expect to pay several hundred dollars, though, if the door is beyond repair; a new garage door ranges in price from $200 to $4,000, and most homeowners spend an average of $800-$1,200.

How much should it cost to replace a garage door cable?

If your garage door is not opening or has become jammed, you may need to replace the garage door cables. Unless you have the proper tools and know-how, this is a job best left to a professional due to the weight of the garage door and the extreme tension of the springs. The cost of repair will vary depending on your location, the length of the cables you need, and the time it takes the pro to do the replacement.

From a big-box store, basic garage door cables can run between $8 and $20, depending on the product. Your pro may charge you a different cost if they provide the cables. Your cables may not need to be replaced if they have simply come off the track, but broken cables will need to be completely removed and replaced. In either instance, the pros will need to secure or take down the door; unwind the springs; reset or replace the rollers, cables, and drums; and then wind the springs once more. For example, a pro could reset cables that have come off the track for $129.99. The average national cost for a garage door repair specialist is $80 - $110 per hour and the typical cost to replace a broken garage door cable is anywhere from $130 to $200.

How much is it to replace a garage door panel?

Replacing a garage door panel can add significantly to the cost of a garage door repair. Panels run horizontally on sectional roll-up garage doors. They may be made of wood, vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass or steel. Garage door panels can become damaged from hail and other extreme weather, dents and dings, car accidents, and age. When deciding if you want to replace a garage door panel, it’s helpful to compare the potential repair cost to the cost of a new garage door. Panel replacement requires a pro with the proper tools as well as the new parts. With parts and labor you could be paying more than $500 for one new panel. In comparison, a new garage door may cost $800-$1,200 (on average) with installation. If there is a possibility your garage door was structurally compromised when the panel was damaged, have the pro assess whether it’s better to completely remove and replace the door, rails and framework to ensure your home’s safety. It may also be better to completely replace your door if it is severely rusted or dented; if the paint is peeling and fading; if the door model is outdated or you can’t find replacement panels; or if the panels or rails are structurally compromised.

How do you fix a broken garage door?

Garage door problems don’t have to mean the end of the world. Garage door repair is typically a one-day process and can be done for only a few hundred dollars. Common garage door repair requests include fixing slow or erratic garage doors, addressing strange sounds coming from the garage door or motor, fixing cosmetic damage such as dents or scrapes, repairing broken doors that are stuck open or closed, and troubleshooting inoperable doors.

The two main garage door operating mechanisms are sectional roll-ups or tilt-ups. Garage door repair services can fix single-car, double-car or RV-height doors. Your garage door may be made of wood, steel, aluminum, masonite, vinyl, fiberglass or another material. The type of garage door repair you need really depends on the type of garage door you have and the issue at hand. Garage door repair pros often charge a flat service call fee to diagnose the problem and provide an estimate. For customers who choose to have the repair done, the service call fee may be applied to the first hour of labor (including time to make the diagnosis). If your garage door is under warranty, the repair may be free of charge.

Reviews for Alpharetta garage door professionals
Mo j.
Can and replaced the springs on the garage door
Freedom Overhead DoorsFreedom Overhead Doors
Fumi H.
It was a pleasure working with P & M Garage doors. He responded timely to our request, showed up the next day and fixed our garage door which now operates much better than it did before it broke down. I would definitely recommend P & M garage doors, you won't be disappointed.
P&M Garage doors LLCP&M Garage doors LLC
Siva D.
Cody did an awesome job; installing 2 garage door openers (we converted Car port to Closed Garage.
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Chrissy S.
Mel was on time and identified the issue with my garage door quickly.
Mel's Total Garage Repair and InstallMel's Total Garage Repair and Install
Jane D.
I pulled into my garage, closed the door and returned an hour later to run errands. The door would not open - broken spring. I called Liberty Garage Door Services that evening. Their response was less then 10 minutes. I was lucky to get an appointment the following morning for repair. They were responsive, professional, called me prior to arrival and went above and beyond to fix the door. I would highly recommend them for garage door services. They are #1 for service in my book.
Liberty Garage Door ServicesLiberty Garage Door Services
Monish P.
Ben is very good in fixing the garage door opener. Very friendly.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Mike L.
Lyft did a great job resolving my garage door issues.
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Vasu J.
He recommended very good replacement Garage product for my garage. He is on time and delivered right product. I highly recommend John for anyone who is looking for to install Garage doors
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Oxana S.
Gavin was awesome. He did a great job for us. He installed everything in a timely manner and walked through all the features our garage door opener has. We are very happy and will be back with any future garage door tasks!
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Kenneth C.
Excellent company. Did an amazing job installing our new garage door and opener.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Stacy C.
I highly recommend O.S. Garage Door Solutions, Ben, if you are in need of a new garage door and/or repair. Ben is very knowledgeable, trust worthy and does an excellent job. The added benefit is the price offered. I wish that all contractors were like him.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Leor a.
Was able to come on short notice to replace a dead garage door opener. Everything works great!
Mel's Total Garage Repair and InstallMel's Total Garage Repair and Install
Marina K.
Sometimes when you read reviews and think they are too good to be true. I can say with certainty that with OS Garage Door Solutions they are in fact all true. He was nothing short of amazing and responsive to my request. He truly took the time to assess the issue, and resolve all my problems with my garage door. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is need of an honest and fair person to replace or fix their garage door.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Saif A.
Davin did an excellent job fixing my garage door and explaining everything. Highly recommended.
Hang Tite Garage DoorsHang Tite Garage Doors
Gabrielle S.
Ben of OS Garage Door Solutions came by quickly and figured out an innovative solution to the problem our builder created with the way they built in our garage door. Only someone with years of experience and real pride in what they do could have solved this problem for us without taking everything apart and just rebuilding it. We are under warranty with our builder but chose to call OS Garage Door Solutions instead to fix the problem, and we’re so glad we did.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Sandeep D.
I brought them in as they were providing a free estimate for my garage door that could not open manually. Team arrived on time, provided me with 3 options. Ended up replacing the garage door opener, torsion springs, and side bearings. In fact, they volunteered to recalibrate my car garage door openers as well. Really appreciate them going the extra step as that could have taken time to figure out. Professional timely, and efficient service. Highly recommend!
Balanced Garage DoorsBalanced Garage Doors
Jonathan H.
Very responsive and they did an awesome job with my garage door! Reasonable prices too! Highly recommend!
Balanced Garage DoorsBalanced Garage Doors
Gerald W.
Ben with Os Garage Solutions was super professional friendly and responsive. When my garage wouldn’t operate correctly Ben used his knowledge and expertise to remedy the situation. Not only did he fix the problem but my garage is working and shutting better than ever before! I will recommend Ben with Os Garage door solutions to any one I know with a garage issue.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Sandeep G.
It was great to work with john, despite delay caused by garage door vendor, john went out of the way to get the garage doors from another vendor with higher brand/cost and not increasing the agreed cost with me. I liked his honesty and professionalism. I am very much satisfied with the work done.I highly recommend him.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Graham W.
Arrived promptly and did an excellent job at a fair price.Will definitely use again for any future work regarding garage doors.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Nanda K.
I had a good very good experience with Craig from Lyft to fix my garage door . My door was fix with in hours I reported the problem to him . He even offered tips on how to take care of the door and what to watch for . Certainly recommend
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Jeremy C.
John did a great job. Excellent value and very knowledgeable about garage systems. Was a great help, especially given the unexpected expense of having to replace our garage door openers. Would definitely recommend to a friend or neighbor.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Shabbar I.
If you need work done on your garage doors, I high recommend Absolute Doors! They were responsive, did quality work and went above and beyond to make sure everything worked well. They are true experts!
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Thumbtack Customer
Gavin is awesome. Came ontime, identified the problem in minutes, fixed with quality. He had all additional parts required and my garage started working great. On top of that he fixed couple of additional problems on my next garage door. Very professional, expert in garage installs. Will hire him if needed again. Strongly recommend.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Tammy M.
Nick was awesome! Quick response, quick, honest, good work. Garage door works like it is brand new. Definitely will refer him to friends and family!
Torsion Garage DoorTorsion Garage Door
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