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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 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 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 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 Atlanta garage door professionals
Tommy M.
Jay did a superb job installing my new garage door. Installed my garage door within a couple of hours. Very professional and answered all of my questions. He even returned a day later to make sure my garage door was working properly. If you need a garage door installed, then he is the man.
Mel's Total Garage Repair and InstallMel's Total Garage Repair and Install
Josh S.
Damien fixed up my garage door and had it running smooth as new. I recommend P&M Garage Doors.
P&M Garage doors LLCP&M Garage doors LLC
Elias C.
Patched my garage door in 5 minutes! So thrilled with the end result and will be using John for future garage door needs. Very satisfied.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Odari H.
Guys did a great job on my garage door installation and were very informative about garage door openers. Would definitely recommend them.
Liberty Garage Door ServicesLiberty Garage Door Services
V. C.
Installed garage door quickly and for a reasonable price.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Joshua M.
He installed my garage door opener in no time. He also made some suggestions to ensure my garage door operates properly for future use. Amazing work!
K.A. Garage DoorsK.A. Garage Doors
Raheel K.
Absolute doors did a great job replacing two garage doors for me. Highly recommend.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
DUAN J.
The team was great and my garage door fixed quickly.
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Michael K.
I ended up having my garage door repaired, but Genesis gave me a very competitive bid. I will definitely be using this company if I need a new garage door in the future!!!
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Sandra S.
Gavin did an excellent job of repairing the garage door opener and also offered recommendations on replacing the garage doors we have. He was very thorough and observant. I highly recommend this company!
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Mark S.
I had an accident with my car and the garage Sunday morning, where the garage only lifted 3/4’s of the way up and stopped. Inside the car, I didn’t realize or see that the garage wasn’t all the way up and starting to back out and damaged the garage door(the SUV was barely affected). THANKFULLY, Damien was quick to respond to my issue and was able to come out to my area to fix my garage the same day. Damien was able to fix my damaged wheels, reenforced the damage part of the garage door and made it to sound a lot quieter than before. Damien’s work was truly exceptional! The knowledge and information given to me about garage maintenance is truly valuable! Definitely will keep P&M Garage doors and Damien in my records for any and all repairs and maintenance for my garage door in the future.
P&M Garage doors LLCP&M Garage doors LLC
Badrul I.
Genesis provided excellent advice on the garage doors replacements as my garage doors were more than 40 years old. Thus, parts and systems were not up to date and thus needed few changes.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Napoleon R.
Absolute doors came out quickly and diagnosed the problem of my garage door. They were able to fix it for me in no time.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Shavis C.
Very responsive and did great job replacing my garage doors
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Rahul V.
Outstanding job. Installed my garage door opener very quickly.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Anita S.
I don’t have the words to express how much I appreciated Liberty Garage Services. They we immediately responsive to my SOS - my garage door just fell! - and they were out to inspect in less than 24 hours. The technician, Justin, was beyond professional and very courteous. I have new garage doors that look fantastic and they were installed in less than a week from my call. I’m beyond grateful. Thank you to the Liberty Garage Doors Team.☺️
Liberty Garage Door ServicesLiberty Garage Door Services
Mahmoud A.
Gavin was great... He came in and installed 2 garage door openers and replaced the old ones in a short time. Very knowledgeable and professional... Excellent team... I know who to call for any garage door needs from now on.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Thumbtack Customer
Charles did an excellent job! I love my new garage door!
Certified Garage Doors & OpenersCertified Garage Doors & Openers
Gerald H.
Replaced garage door opener. Work completed as agreed. No issues thus far.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Schelaundye S.
I had two other repairmen try to fix my garage door and they both didn’t do as good of a job as he did. He was also very professional and knowledgeable about garage doors and fixed the problem in a timely manner.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Katherine M.
LYFT Garage Doors was able to get our door fixed in less than 24h and on a weekend to boot. Would strongly recommend. Thank you!
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Nancy B.
I was very impressed by the service of Liberty Garage Door Service from the first contact. Quick response to my inquiry, professional scheduling and quality work. Matt and Chevy were both personable. I didn’t realize how noisy the garage door had been until my husband came home and even surprised our dog—aka, a very quiet garage door now. Thank you!!
Liberty Garage Door ServicesLiberty Garage Door Services
Ebony W.
Craig is a life saver! I damaged my garage door and couldn’t get out, LYFT Garage Doors was the only company that could get out to me in a timely manner and for a fraction of the cost as the other companies in the area! His work was quick and impeccable!
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Fola A.
Craig was responsive, provided options to have my garage repaired. He was honest and provided helpful tips. My garage was repaired on time and I was satisfied with the outcome. I’ll definitely recommend LYFT Garage Doors
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Justin C.
Greasy experience! Came same day able to diagnose and perform repairs to my garage doors!
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
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