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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 Lawrenceville garage door professionals
Candace R.
Not only was Balanced Garage Doors professional, but he fixed our garage door so well that a quirk we’d noticed before with our garage door locking is now fixed too!!! Thank you so much for such great work!
Balanced Garage DoorsBalanced Garage Doors
Thumbtack Customer
These guys did a great job replacing the springs on the garage door. Would hire them again to replace my aging garage door.
Certified Garage Doors & OpenersCertified Garage Doors & Openers
Sheri J.
On time and made the repair of our garage door.
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Wilfredo M.
Prolift Garage Doors was honest and professional they quickly came out and quoted me price for repairs to my garage door damages. Scheduled me in few days later and they install new struts and reinforcement brackets. Quality and professional work. I would highly recommend them garage door repairs.
ProLift Garage Doors of GainesvilleProLift Garage Doors of Gainesville
Nani H.
This is your go to person for garage doors and door openers. He fixed my garage door opener that my tenant damaged. I couldn’t believe my tenant broke the door garage and didn’t say anything to me. John was very informative and explained what may have caused damage (side note: y’all already know my tenant claimed she didn’t break it and it magically broke). Anyway, John did an excellent job. Use this company for garage door repairs.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Dmitry S.
Craig did a great fixing my garage door opener.
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Marcus M.
We appreciated the quick service on our garage door. Thank you!
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Nan Z.
Very punctual and done an excellent job fixing the sensors for my garage door.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
C&C Garage Door did an outstanding job with my installing my new garage door and opener. Chris Turner came out and walked me through the best options for my home. He was personable, knowledgeable and walked me through the pros & cons of different doors and options that would be the best fit for my home. He took the time to answer all of my questions. Even after he left, I emailed back and forth with him regarding several questions I had. He was patient and courteous. His customer service was great and my garage door and opener looks wonderful! I am very pleased with their service from start to finish. I would definitely recommend C&C Garage Door & Opener for any garage door service or project.
C&C Garage Door and OpenerC&C Garage Door and Opener
Toyin A.
Took time to explain the garage door issues. Assessed other problems with the door, and fixed them. Reliable, professional and punctual. I will recommend his service.
Hang Tite Garage DoorsHang Tite Garage Doors
Shawn H.
T Rex came out and fixed my bearing plate, they were very professional and helpful in explaining the different between Garage door openers. Completed the job and did some extra maintenance on my garage door with no extra charge. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
T Rex Garage DoorsT Rex Garage Doors
Enis W.
John did an excellent job and I am very happy with my new garage door.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Thumbtack Customer
Had then repair garage door opener and replace one. They did great job. Very happy.
C&C Garage Door and OpenerC&C Garage Door and Opener
Jerome H.
I had an excellent experience with this company and I definitely recommended O.S. Garage Door to all.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Jonathan D.
I had an excellent experience with 1st Sergeant Garage Service! When my spring broke on my garage door, this company was very responsive to my garage repair needs, in which they showed up the same day I put in the request. In addition, the repair technician came to my home well prepared with all the necessary parts to do the garage door repair. Very professional service! I would highly recommend this company!!!
1st Sergeant Garage door Service1st Sergeant Garage door Service
A. P.
I loved that they were able to install my garage door opener the same day I contacted them.
Freedom Overhead DoorsFreedom Overhead Doors
Thumbtack Customer
Charles and his team installed a great garage door at an excellent price! Will definitely be using these guys again in the future.
Certified Garage Doors & OpenersCertified Garage Doors & Openers
Bill S.
Jay did a great job replacing my garage door system. He did it professionally and in record time.
Mel's Total Garage Repair and InstallMel's Total Garage Repair and Install
Dante H.
Hang Tite Garage Doors was nothing short of phenomenal! Great customer service, friendly, very knowledgeable, great value, and an excellent choice in garage repairs or installation. Davin and Kelly are superb! I highly recommend their services!
Hang Tite Garage DoorsHang Tite Garage Doors
Raina M.
Tech fixed the problem and provided other suggestions on upkeep of the garage door. Will definately contact this company for my garage conversion project. Great pricing was the least expensive on thumbtack and probably received the better service. How awesome is that!
Absolute DoorsAbsolute Doors
Carlyle W.
Ben and Jason were phenomenal! I originally reached out because I had a new door opener that wasn't installed properly and I couldn't get the remote opener to sync. Ben came out the same day I reached out and was able to get everything fixed for me. Ultimately while he was there I decided to replace the door as well, my original door was wood and very old and unsafe. There was a door available and Jason installed it the next day in less than three hours. I haven't been able to use my garage for my car for 2 years and tonight is the first night my car is in the garage! I recommend Ben to anyone for their garage door needs, I won't be dealing with anyone else in the future.
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
Christina H.
Chris came out and repaired our garage door. He is fast, professional, and know what he's doing. We will use him again!
C&C Garage Door and OpenerC&C Garage Door and Opener
Evan P.
Responded quickly. Excellent work to repair our garage door. Had the parts on the truck so they were able to repair on site. Would use again.
Balanced Garage DoorsBalanced Garage Doors
Tim P.
Craig did an excellent job fixing my garage door. He identified the problem quickly and fixed it for a reasonable price. He was very helpful with his knowledge and took the time to show me what was wrong and how to do preventative maintenance on not only the door he was there to fix but my other door as well.
LYFT Garage Doors & OpenersLYFT Garage Doors & Openers
Daniel M.
Ben responded quickly, arrived early to scheduled appt., and performed quick and high quality work. He even lubricated my garage door. Lastly, he walked me through a physical review of his work to ensure I was highly satisfied. Ben is top notch and will be my go to if I need any additional garage door repairs. Definitely glad to give 5 stars!!!
O.S. Garage Door SolutionsO.S. Garage Door Solutions
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