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How much does garage door repair cost?

Average cost in 20149: $85 See National


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The average cost for a garage door specialist is $85. You are likely to spend between $45 and $165 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated September 1st, 2017

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Professionals are available to test a garage door system, repair a garage door system and fix cosmetic blemishes on garage doors. Common requests include help with jammed or inoperable doors, slow or erratic doors, unusual sounds, general testing of the system, and assistance treating dents or scrapes on the door. Pros can work on single-car, double-car and RV-size garage doors. Most garage doors either have tilt or roll-up operating mechanisms. Steel, aluminum, masonite, vinyl and fiberglass are common garage door materials. Several factors affect the cost of garage door repair.

Service calls

Service calls cover general testing, routine maintenance and other minor issues. They are often provided at a set rate. For example, Performance Garage Door Service in Anna, Texas, charges $80 for a service call to assess issues. This visit includes the first hour of labor and service of the door as well as testing and inspecting the garage door and opener for issues.

Broken spring repair

The cost of replacing garage door springs depends on the type of springs (typically torsion or extension), the size of the garage door and the weight of the garage door (is it aluminum? Steel-backed? other?). Prices can vary greatly, and often professionals prefer to give an estimate after seeing photos or visiting the site. Here are starting prices for spring repair from two different companies:

Door off track

At times a garage door is not broken and has no parts or hardware damaged, but the door has come off its tracks. In these circumstances, professionals need to take the door down, check to see whether its cables or rollers are off, and reset the rollers, cables and drums. Then they confirm that the track is not damaged and unwind and rewind springs as necessary. Performance Garage Door Service charges $129.99 in labor for resetting a door that’s gotten off track.

Damaged garage door

The cost for repairing a damaged garage door is affected by a variety of factors, including the size of the door, the materials the door is made of, what type of repair is needed (dent, crack, etc.) and whether or not the door needs to be entirely replaced.

Garage door openers

The average cost for repairing a garage door opener also varies. Performance Garage Door Service determines costs by testing the system and inspecting for damage, worn parts and electrical problems. When repairing a garage door, providers should check the gear and sprocket, motherboards, sensors, chains, belts, screw drive, trolley, j-arm, wall mounts and brackets. The cost for garage door opener repair is also affected by its brand, size, horsepower and model.

Emergency calls

Many garage door pros offer 24-hour service for inoperable garage door emergencies. Costs tend to be higher for weekends, evenings and holiday service, however.

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Recent reviews

JS Garage Door Service

Very fast, efficient and cost-effective service. I contacted JS Garage Door Service on Thumbtack, traded emails with Jeremiah, and had his partner Justine at the house within an hour. The work was performed that day and we were back up and running. They had the opportunity to up-sell me, but (while laying out other options) recognized the wisdom of fixing my existing unit rather than installing a new one at two to three times the price. Highly recommend.

United Garage Door

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.

Spring Break Garage Door Services

Replaced springs, on time and at quoted repair cost