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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 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 Ashburn garage door professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Replaced garage door opener. Prompt, reasonable, and professional.
United Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage DoorUnited Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage Door
Benjamin G.
Showed up on time, fixed the garage door, and was done quick.
Norseman Garage Door GuysNorseman Garage Door Guys
Val b.
Fantastic all the way around. Garage door looks great.
Green Valley Garage Door LLCGreen Valley Garage Door LLC
Shaun W.
Amazing experience, lowest cost, quick reaction and detailed explanation on work accomplished and how to maintain garage door components. Would recommend to anyone looking for solid garage door work and at a very competitive rate.
Dreikosen Door Service LLCDreikosen Door Service LLC
Kylana R.
Came in clutch and did a great job on replacing my garage door.
Sun City Garage DoorsSun City Garage Doors
Nesh B.
he responded promptly and replaced spring on my garage door at a reasonable rate
Green Valley Garage Door LLCGreen Valley Garage Door LLC
Leonardo g.
they respond fast, immediately came and fix our garage door. Highly recommended.
Pacific Expert Garage DoorPacific Expert Garage Door
Jorge C.
Very impressed with quality of work. Garage door is now working like it was brand new.
Pacific Expert Garage DoorPacific Expert Garage Door
Marisol M.
I broke my garage door within the first few months of moving in, so right away I seeked out to find a worksman to fix it. I got many estimates, but Jeff’s offer stood out. He was willing to be on the site the same day. So I proceeded to have him fix my garage door. Within a short amount of time, vuala a new garage door appeared out of the blue & installed. Now if I ever need somebody to repair my garage door, I have Jeff on speed dial. Thank you and we appreciate it! _Sol & Pablo
Dreikosen Door Service LLCDreikosen Door Service LLC
Joel K.
Professional, thorough and quality work. I’m definitely recommending to anyone that needs garage door servicing.
Precision Garage Door Service of Las VegasPrecision Garage Door Service of Las Vegas
Kim L.
Replaced my cheap garage door from previous owner. Now I have better quality door. He responded super fast and took care of it immediately. Disposed the previous door as well. Recommended!!!
Green Valley Garage Door LLCGreen Valley Garage Door LLC
Alex M.
Fantastic job! Really great guys. Had my garage door installed within 2 hours.
Tonis Garage DoorsTonis Garage Doors
Janet L.
Great job well done! I don’t live in Vegas where my rentals are. Donny did an excellent job on my 2 rentals. I called Wednesday night and the garage door units were fixed by Thursday afternoon! I will definitely will use Green Valley Garage Doors again!
Green Valley Garage Door LLCGreen Valley Garage Door LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Adam with united garage door was Punctual, professional, straight to the point and got the job done. Would hire again :)
United Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage DoorUnited Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage Door
Dallas Y.
We had a crack in our panels and it was not allowing the garage to go up all the way. We needed it taken care of fast, and Pacific Expert Garage Door said they would come out that same day and give us an estimate and could even repair same day if we chose to do so. They were awesome and gave us a good price and now our garage door is working great.
Pacific Expert Garage DoorPacific Expert Garage Door
Derek B.
Anthony was awesome. He came on time, the work was exceptional, and was very professional and courteous. Will use Pacific Experts for any garage door needs.
Pacific Expert Garage DoorPacific Expert Garage Door
Tomas N.
Service and experience was perfect. Toni was a pleasure from day one understanding my needs and wants for a new modern door with all the bells and whistles. Custom doors ordered for a 3 car garage that took the exact timeframe I was quoted 9 weeks and a flawless installation. Beautiful doors and with new belts and cameras. Toni even helped assist with finding modern entry doors for the garage. Installers took 3 hours (quoted full day) on the day of install as the gentlemen have over 50years of combined experience. Will use them again.
Tonis Garage DoorsTonis Garage Doors
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the work done by the rep with respect to my malfunctioning garage door. He was a delight and very professional. It works perfectly!
United Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage DoorUnited Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage Door
Thumbtack Customer
Work done professionally and tech was right on time as scheduled. I would hire again if I need any garage door repair work
United Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage DoorUnited Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage Door
Thumbtack Customer
Great service, fair price and SUPER accommodation with my schedule! They were able to send someone out to fix the broken springs on my double car garage door within an hour of my call and the repair person was quick and efficient about making the repair and was kind enough to go out of his way to lubricate my single garage door and track, rollers and hinges
United Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage DoorUnited Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage Door
Alaine M.
Jason knocked it out of the park. Professional and proficient. Fixed my springs, cables, bearings, and drums. It took me longer to treat my patients than him fixing my garage. I highly recommend Toni’s Garage Doors and technician Jason.
Tonis Garage DoorsTonis Garage Doors
Fabiana R.
Very good and fast service! We needed them to come fix the garage door quick and they came in less than am hour! Highly recommend!
Open Sesame Garage DoorsOpen Sesame Garage Doors
Thumbtack Customer
Could not open my garage door. United responded quickly and set up an appointment immediately. They arrived on time and the technician was professional and proficient. He quickly diagnosed what was wrong, explained what needed to be done and quoted me a very fair price. He completed the repair in no time and had my garage door working like new. For fast professional service I recommend these guys every time.
United Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage DoorUnited Service Group Inc. DBA United Garage Door
Chris H.
Tommy was here in one hour of my post on Thumbtack. He had my new garage door up and running soon after. Glad I found this guy. Thanks!
infinity garage doorinfinity garage door
Shellie G.
Fantastic company. Very responsive and budget friendly in regards to our specific garage door needs. We highly recommend. No upselling, just honest and clear cut bid and follow through.
Pacific Expert Garage DoorPacific Expert Garage Door
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