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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 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 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 Decatur garage door professionals
Marco H.
O. S. Garage Doors was great! My former property rental company replaced the garage door openers and did what was probably the worst possible job with them. O. S. Garage Doors came out, quickly assessed the situations (I have two openers, and each one was riddled with problems), and got them installed properly and working flawlessly. The price was more than reasonable and I will seek O. S. Garage Doors if I have any other garage door needs.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Charmiesha H.
John from Genesis Overhead Doors was responsive, communicative, and professional. He replaced an old door and added an opener within a week of calling when it was going to take larger retailers 3-5 months just to get the door in. I appreciate his service and will recommend him to anyone needing a garage door or garage door repair.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Jeehwan C.
My wife had to have our garage door repaired, and I heard her experience with Gavin was beyond 5 stars. We will definitely keep this contact for any future garage door issues.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Keima W.
O.S. Garage Door Solutions came out to fix my garage door within 12 hours of me calling. The technician was pleasant and very informative, kind responsive to my needs. My garage door was falling apart he fixed it for me better than what I had. He explained to me in detail what I should expect it he did an excellent job! I highly recommend him please do not call anyone else his work is superb! I will have him install a garage door opener at my mother’s home soon.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Sude D.
Great value and friendly service. My garage door is now whisper quiet. Thanks!
AAA Garage Door TechsAAA Garage Door Techs
Lisa M.
Absolute Doors is amazing! After evicting a tenant they came right over to repair my garage door. I highly recommend them for your next job if you want professionalism and quality service. Dr. Lisa
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Kay S.
My garage door broke in the middle of the night. I jumped on Thumbtack for help and OS Garage Doors responded almost immediately. Ben was there promptly at 9am as promised. He quickly assessed the problem and gave me a cost effective solution. He was very informative and honest. He made quick work of the repair and my garage door is back in operation securely. Ben is a honest man and works with integrity. I am glad he responded and highly recommend him. For those who believe, I said a sincere prayer for the right repair man and Ben showed up! Prayer works!
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Milia M.
Orlin was prompt, professional, patient and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions, did a great job framing and installing my garage door to close in/convert my carport into a garage. He did it all at a great price and with care. Highly recommend!!
1st Sergeant Garage door Service1st Sergeant Garage door Service
Alexis C.
He came out fast and knew exactly what needed to be done, he was knowledgeable and personable. If your looking for a quality garage door professional this is your guy! Would and Will hire again.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Lauren O.
They did an amazing job communicating throughout the scheduling process and went above and beyond with sticking to the scheduled install date even though the doors were out of stock at the supplier. They did an amazing job with the install as well. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to replace their garage doors.
Atlanta Garage Door RepairsAtlanta Garage Door Repairs
Jerome W.
Craig came out on a Sunday! Service was great, it only took 45 minutes to fix. He was honest about the issue and the price was great! It’s nice to have my garage door back operating so quickly!! Thanks!
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Nicole J.
My technician Orlin was very friendly and prompt. He gave me great recommendations on how to maintain my new garage door opener and supplied with options that fit within my budget. I will definitely use them again in the future and highly recommend them! Thanks for the great service!
1st Sergeant Garage door Service1st Sergeant Garage door Service
Tee H.
Kevin was awesome!! I had several other quotes for my garage doors that needed to be replaced asap. Kevin delivered within 48hrs and gave me great value to boot. I would recommend this BOB and will do business in the future. The work was top notch and the value was very fair. I thank Kevin greatly for coming through in a pinch. 2 thumbs up!!
K.A. Garage DoorsK.A. Garage Doors
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