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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 garage door fixed?

The national average for garage door repair cost is between $80 and $110. Some of the factors that affect your garage door repair cost are the type of springs (most often torsion or extension), the size and weight of the door, and the door material. Many garage door pros will charge a service fee to visit your house and determine the problem. Often, the service fee includes a set amount of labor. One example of this is an $80 service fee that includes the first hour of work plus testing and inspecting your garage door and garage door opener, while another pro may charge $150 for the same standard service call.   

Broken or jammed springs are a common problem. In one example, the starting price for spring repair was $99, while another pro’s cost started at $185. The $185 starting price included $40 for transportation costs, $60 for parts, and $85 per hour of labor. Professionals may charge extra for late-night garage door repair emergencies.

Should I tip the garage door repairman?

It’s not expected that you tip garage door repairmen, and normally they’re not expecting a tip for their services. However, it’s always a kind gesture to tip for excellent and friendly service. 

Is it dangerous to replace a garage door spring?

Yes, it can be dangerous to undertake a garage door spring repair yourself. Fixing it requires having a working knowledge of how a garage door works and understanding how the parts work. A door can fall on you, and loaded springs can suddenly release and hit you. For this reason, it’s recommended you call a pro to replace or fix your garage door spring.

How often do garage door springs break?

Garage door springs break every three to seven years, depending on its quality and condition. For example, rust and cold weather can shorten the lifespan of a torsion spring.

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 Chicago garage door repair professionals
Charlie B.
Great work and easy to work with. Thanks for repairing my garage door!
Able Garage Doors IncAble Garage Doors Inc
Melinda H.
Elijah was able to quickly repair my garage door for a reasonable price.
Elijah Garage Door ServiceElijah Garage Door Service
Jasmine M.
Hired them back in April to repair a garage door. Technician, Sean, came out the next day. He quickly (about 45 mins) repaired the garage door, installed a new new part, reprogrammed the outdoor keypad, and sold me a new garage remote opener. Cost was reasonable. I will work with them again.
World of DoorsWorld of Doors
Miguel A. N.
Max was a complete professional and gentleman. He resolved our garage door problem which was damaged due to the extreme cold weather and gave us a functioning garage back again. We would most definitely recommend him for garage door repair service. Thanks Max!
MF Solutions, Inc Garage Door RepairMF Solutions, Inc Garage Door Repair
Greg S.
Elijah responded fast and did high quality work. He will be my go to for all future garage door repairs and maintenance!
Elijah Garage Door ServiceElijah Garage Door Service
Jennifer W.
Elijah was prompt, friendly, and repaired my garage door. He's very knowledgeable and explained what he was doing and why. I'd certainly recommend him!
Elijah Garage Door ServiceElijah Garage Door Service
Thumbtack Customer
Had a short notice repair call. Armando came out quickly and completed the job as promised. Do not hesitate to hire these guys for your garage door needs! A++
Eli and Mandi Garage Doors incEli and Mandi Garage Doors inc
Eric responded and assessed my garage repair quickly and accurately. After scheduling, the work was done in less than 2 hours . My original door opener was repaired instead of replaced which saved money and saved it from the landfill. It's nice to have my door working again.
Ruiz Garage Doors and TuckpointingRuiz Garage Doors and Tuckpointing
Danielle H.
They were great my garage door came off the track at 2am so I was frantically looking for someone to repair it they responded at 8 in the morning and were out to my house at 11. They explained everything to me even some stuff I didn't know about maintaining a garage door. I highly recommend them.
All Garage Services 24/7All Garage Services 24/7
Edward C.
The repair guy charged me $75, but the repairs he made didn't even last a day. Ruiz Garage Doors offered to make it right, but they missed all the appointments and then just stopped responding to my messages. Total waste of money and time.
Ruiz Garage Doors and TuckpointingRuiz Garage Doors and Tuckpointing
Maria P.
Max was punctual, attentive and professional. He quickly responded to my request for garage door repair and promptly arrived at the time he quoted. He was able to fix my garage door and told me I didn’t have to invest in more expensive replacements because they were not needed at this time. The value was great and I would definitely recommend Max and his company.
MF Solutions, Inc Garage Door RepairMF Solutions, Inc Garage Door Repair
Mark K.
Eli and Mandi responded within minutes, we scheduled a time for the next morning. They arrived early, were done quickly and garage door was repaired for a great price. Will recommend to everyone, thank you!
Eli and Mandi Garage Doors incEli and Mandi Garage Doors inc
Andrea G.
I needed a new garage door opener installed, and Galron was quick to respond, offered the best price, and discussed differences in opener brands to me. I appreciated his honesty, and he was punctual and did the job quickly. My new opener is as quiet as a ninja and works perfectly! If I ever need another garage door repair, I will definitely hire them again.
Galron corpGalron corp
Jean E.
Elijah did a great job fixing our garage door issues and I would gladly hire him again for any future services. Elijah was able to come out same day to repair our door and did a great job communicating and arriving on time. I have dealt with sleazy garage door repairmen in the past who have tried to scare me into buying a new door needlessly saying the door was going to fall onto my car. None of that with Elijah. He diagnosed our issue, provided some recommendations on how we can perform our own maintenance on the garage without having to call a repairman, and charged a fair price.
Elijah Garage Door ServiceElijah Garage Door Service
James C.
Max responded to our request to repair a broken garage door spring within minutes and was at our house within 2 hours (important since my car was trapped in the garage). He absolutely knows what he is doing, his work quality is excellent and his price very reasonable.
MF Solutions, Inc Garage Door RepairMF Solutions, Inc Garage Door Repair
Zack b.
Garage door broke around 6:30pm & was fixed by 9pm. Instant response time was beyond impressive. The tech who came out was honest and did not try to up sell me anything that was not needed. Repair was quick and the door now operates better than it has in over 40 years. Highly recommended!
MF Solutions, Inc Garage Door RepairMF Solutions, Inc Garage Door Repair
Julie E.
My wife and I moved into our home in May. Since moving in we’ve had some intermittent issues with one of the two garage doors. However earlier this week on Thursday we had an issue with the main garage door popping out of place that appeared dangerous and would make taking our cars out of that garage next to impossible. We reached out to Elijah on Saturday morning and he was extremely fast in responding to us that he would be available the following day. He showed up on Sunday, Halloween, and was able to quickly diagnose the issue with both of our garage doors and then replace the damaged and older parts to make the garage safer and more efficient when going up and down on its tracks. If you need someone to show up the following day or sooner this is definitely a contractor do you want to consider. He works fast, does not leave a mess, as extremely personable and helped educate my wife and I on the different components of the garage door and why they needed to be repaired or replaced.
Elijah Garage Door ServiceElijah Garage Door Service
Joe G.
Our garage door broke on a Friday. Eric was able to come out later that day to inspect and give a very competitive estimate. He can back the next day and completed the necessary repairs, and also "tuned up" our door so that it was all working smoothly. Eric communicated with me every step of the way, clearly knew what he was doing, and did great work on an important repair. I'd absolutely recommend him.
Ruiz Garage Doors and TuckpointingRuiz Garage Doors and Tuckpointing
Kathy B.
I couldn’t be happier with the service from Elijah Garage Door Service. He was highly responsive and punctual. Even came out in a snow storm. He immediately knew what was wrong, gave me options on replacement parts and fixed the issue in under an hour. Furthermore when he got to work he found an additional issue and repaired it without changing my quote. He also showed me how to maintain my garage door moving forward. Highly, highly recommended!
Elijah Garage Door ServiceElijah Garage Door Service
Brittne M.
I'm a single mother of 3 who paid $1000 for a garage door repair. The door still won't close without being pulled down. I called and texted repeatedly and received frequent promises to resolve the issue since May 8th. On good faith that he would resolve my issue, I referred this individual to another job for $1600. That project is also incomplete. We're all really disappointed. What seemed like a professional repair company now seems like an individual taking advantage of others. We will now have to seek recourse given that we paid for something that was never completed.
Ruiz Garage Doors and TuckpointingRuiz Garage Doors and Tuckpointing
Kelly D.
Sean was great! Arrived on time (good communication, also) and did a FULL inspection on my garage door. He found a couple of issues that other repair people didn’t think to look at. To be honest, it was a bit pricier than I expected, but since his work came with a THREE a year warranty… I feel it is more than worth it. I would definitely use them again.
World of DoorsWorld of Doors
David D.
Max is my hero! Responded and came within 30 minutes. Gave me an honest assessment and quick repair. Could have sold me an expensive solution, but it would have been the wrong move long term. He gave me the right solution given the quality of my garage door. Highly recommend. I wish there was a “Max” for every thing in my life.
MF Solutions, Inc Garage Door RepairMF Solutions, Inc Garage Door Repair
Angela S.
I was very impressed and satisfied with the level.of service I received from All Garage Service. I went on "Thumbtack" early in the morning and was contacted by 8:30 am the same day. An appointment was scheduled for a free estimate and by 12:45pm my garage door was repaired. Why????, largely due to the responsiveness, punctuality, professionalism shown. I appreciate the quality of work given my garage door; also, j was given an explanation of what was needed, what was recommended and what is suggested for ongoing maintenance; this was priceless. I would strongly recommend AGS to anyone looking for a professional, punctual and knowledgeable service provider. Funally, Thank you, for demonstrating basic compassion for another human being; the book of Matthew says, what you have done to the least of them, you have done also unto me. Your concern and sensitivity for another human sets you apart. Again, thank you for your help !!!
All Garage Services 24/7All Garage Services 24/7
Celeste C.
This young man was excellent. He was willing and able to come out the same day, was able to figure out how to successfully repair an unusual problem with my garage door, and did it in less time than I imagined. His pricing was fair, he was polite and he stayed in contact with me to let me know when he would arrive. I will certainly call him again and tell others about my experience.
South Side Garage DoorsSouth Side Garage Doors
Marisa P.
I pulled into the garage late Saturday night and heard a pop and saw the spring and pulley hanging above my head. On Sunday morning at 9 a.m. I reached out to 3 different repair men. Eli replied back in less than 5 minutes and asked for photos and immediately told us what needed to be done. He said he could be there early the next morning. We booked an appointment and he texted us in the morning when he was 5 minutes away to let us know he would be there as promised. He was professional, courteous and explained everything in detail to my husband. He was done with everything in less than an hour and we could not be more pleased! We will definitely be getting our garage door replaced to an updated door down the road and I know we will be calling Eli again!
Eli and Mandi Garage Doors incEli and Mandi Garage Doors inc
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