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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 Douglasville garage door professionals
Bernie C.
Anyone needing garage door repair I strongly recommend Barnes Garage Door Services. Mondrael was very efficient and professional in getting my garage door replaced! Prices are uncomparable. He took the time explaining my options and had the job completed in record time.  Love my garage door! I THE EPITOME OF EXCELLENT SERVICE!
Barnes Garage Door ServicesBarnes Garage Door Services
Stacey M.
Very prompt and knowledgeable about my garage door issues.
Gutters Installed & ConstructionGutters Installed & Construction
Bryan M.
Best garage door company in this area. Quality work, professional, and provides maintenance education. I will continue to work with Absolute Doors for my home.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Adrienne J.
He did an excellent job! Hire him for a great looking smart garage door opener.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Regina P.
After being quoted an outrageous amount of money to "rebuild" my garage door, I found Craig and Reed Tingley at Lyft Garage Doors & Openers (HSP) and would highly recommend them to anyone. Good, honest guys who simply replaced the broken spring that got me back in business! Thank you so much!
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Kim H.
Craig sent out his tech Dallas who completed the repair quickly and got my garage door working again.
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Shondell C.
Albert was very accommodating and did a fantastic job installing our garage doors opener. Would definitely recommend his services.
AB Garage Door Service, LLCAB Garage Door Service, LLC
Janisha M.
Excellent service. Very knowledgeable about anything garage doors! Our door on our brand new home fell off the tracks and they were able to service on new year's day! Saved us a second headache.
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Raquel K.
Fixed garage door to satisfaction. Suggested we get additional needed work done. Reasonably priced. Very professional. Will call again.
Barnes Garage Door ServicesBarnes Garage Door Services
Tina t.
PUNCTUAL/NICE/PROFESSIONAL...I had a garage door opener installed....I would definitely recommend this company for service ..Great quality of work
AB Garage Door Service, LLCAB Garage Door Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing! Came out on a Saturday I can't say enough wonderful things about how professional and informative he was about my garage door Many thanks!
Barnes Garage Door ServicesBarnes Garage Door Services
Takeensha M.
I hired Absolute Doors to install a garage opener for me. Gavin was very professional and punctual. I would most definitely recommend him to others. His work looks good
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Thumbtack Customer
The service I received was great. Mondreal recommended a garage door opener to purchase. I made the purchase and he installed the opener. I'm back up and running. Thank you for your service.
Barnes Garage Door ServicesBarnes Garage Door Services
Robin C.
Such a wonderful company! Our garage door would not close, and it was well after business hours. He came over that same night He knew the exact problem and repaired it. We definitely, highly recommend!
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Jelisa B.
Barnes was very professional, flexible, and efficient. He came out to do a free estimate the same day and have me options that were best for my situation. The garage door came out great, I couldn't be happier!
Barnes Garage Door ServicesBarnes Garage Door Services
Thumbtack Customer
Will did a very good job at my home. He was prompt, courteous, and his price reasonable for the quality of work. He's very knowledgeable in his field and I would definitely recommend him for anyone who needs garage door services in their home.
Total Garage CareTotal Garage Care
Nontrel C.
He did a great job. After he installed my Wi-Fi adapter, the garage was pressure washed. A sensor was accidentally knocked offline. I called and he came asap. Upon arrival, he quickly assessed the door to find the issue. I’ll definitely use him again.
P&M Garage doors LLCP&M Garage doors LLC
Troy J.
A confirmation of morning schedule was done the day prior to scheduled appointment. Technician didn’t arrive until 3:45. There was no call prior to this medicate the technician would be late or even make the appointment. Technician arrived was professional in appearance but did not have the proper equipment to install the garage door opener. A picture along with the description of what was needed was agreed upon with the company prior to the date of service. Overall, bad experience with a highly rated company on thumbtack! I would not recommend this company.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
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