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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.

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 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.

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 Dallas garage door repair professionals
Elliot C.
The did great work installing my garage smart hub and repairing and tuning up my garage door. Will use again!
Fort Brothers Garage DoorsFort Brothers Garage Doors
Kristi L.
I had a positive experience and my garage door was repaired in a few minutes. Thanks!
Reliant Overhead - Garage Doors, Openers & GatesReliant Overhead - Garage Doors, Openers & Gates
Mel W.
We had a great experience with Garrett. He was ontime, super helpful & repaired our garage door in no time. We will use him again in the near future to replace our garage door opener.
DoorCraft Garage Doors LLCDoorCraft Garage Doors LLC
Patricia R.
Garzonas did an excellent job on repairing my garage door. He arrived at my home within an hour of contacting him, he advised the issue with the door and repaired it promptly. I would highly recommend him! Excellent job!
Garzonas Overhead Garage Door LLCGarzonas Overhead Garage Door LLC
Katherine F.
Rios was so wonderful! They came out immediately on a Sunday afternoon to repair my garage door. Would absolutely use them again!
Rios Garage DoorRios Garage Door
Jose M.
Super professional and gave a very honest assessment of our garage door issues. Was able to diagnose and repair a few faulty hinges in under 20 minutes. Will definitely hire again for any other garage issues!
Rios Garage DoorRios Garage Door
Kathleen A.
Garage Door Proz was great to work with. Service was prompt and the assessment of damage and cost to repair was fair. I would definitely use them again.
Garage Door ProzGarage Door Proz
Jeremy P.
Joe responded quickly and was able to repair the garage door within a hour. He showed me exactly what needed to be done and what it would cost. I’d highly recommend Express for any of your garage needs.
EXPRESS Garage Door servicesEXPRESS Garage Door services
James F.
Cameron is great, called him and he was at my house repairing my door in under two hours. Honest, good value and a cool guy to boot. My go to for any garage door needs from now on.
DoorCraft Garage Doors LLCDoorCraft Garage Doors LLC
Lisa B.
Jose did a great job repairing our garage door. He was punctual, polite, and knowledgeable. He wore a mask at all times! I would use him again!
My Choice Garage LLCMy Choice Garage LLC
Ben Y.
Could not say enough great things about Reliant. They went above and beyond to repair my garage door, even coming out 2x after hours. Cody did a fantastic job fixing our garage door. He even knew how to program our openers, which I had been unable to do for months. Highly, highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed.
Reliant Overhead - Garage Doors, Openers & GatesReliant Overhead - Garage Doors, Openers & Gates
Anuja S.
Cameron worked on my garage door repair. He showed up on time, and priced quickly and fair. He did more work than he was supposed to. I am very happy with his work. Definitely recommend his services.
DoorCraft Garage Doors LLCDoorCraft Garage Doors LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I'm very happy to have met Sam Perla he came and open my garage door with no problem at all. He was very nice and he was very well dressed he spoke very well and was just an all around good guy the price of the repair was reasonable he was prompt and on time and should I ever need to use someone for a garage repair again I will call him and I would also recommend him to others
DFW All Garage DoorsDFW All Garage Doors
Bimpe M.
Cameron was extremely professional and explained my repair situation extremely well. We had a misaligned track due to me backing into my garage door on accident. My husband fixed it as best as he could and when Cameron came out, he was completely upfront that I did not need to mess with it further and my husband had done a good job. He checked everything out and made me feel very secure that my garage door was ok. I have recommended him to my neighbors because that is the definition of a true professional. I will definitely be calling on him again for any other garage door issue I have. Thank you!!!
DoorCraft Garage Doors LLCDoorCraft Garage Doors LLC
Brad f.
Brandon is the complete professional! I’ve had bad experiences in the past with garage repairs. He put my mom’s mind ease regarding the issues with the garage door. He was clear about the issues, how to fix them and the cost. He did an incredible job and I cannot say enough good things about him. Total Pro!!! Do yourself a favor, call Brandon!
Reliant Overhead - Garage Doors, Openers & GatesReliant Overhead - Garage Doors, Openers & Gates
Thumbtack Customer
I'm so glad with Mr. Sam Perla; who repaired my door garage and he really knows what a emergency case means. I called him at 11:00 pm. and he came the next day before 9:00 am.! Good work!!!
DFW All Garage DoorsDFW All Garage Doors
Tim C.
Quick to respond - both to initial call and to house for repair. Personable. Knowledgeable. Fair. The charge was fair and he did not attempt to up-sell - at all. I will call him (the owner is the one that responded) if I ever have a garage door issue again. He has earned any repeat business from me and also my recommendation to friends/family if they have a need.
DoorCraft Garage Doors LLCDoorCraft Garage Doors LLC
Bill L.
I have a 60 year old house with a double wooden garage door. One of the cables came off of he drum and the door came off the track and was sitting cock-eyed. I tried this thumbtack app and was not sure that it worked......anyway, about 10 minutes later I got a call from a very upbeat and friendly young man named Jose. I explained my predicament and he seemed to understand and said that he would be able to come by and repair it in 3 or 4 hours. Sure enough, Jose made it by my house within 3 hours and looked the door over, discussed my options, and went to work. He got the door back on the track with new cables, installed new rollers (that I had already purchased), got everything tightened up and balanced. The door now works great....quiet and smooth.....not bad for a 60 year old wooden door. I'm very happy with the quality of the work done by Jose and recommend him without reservation.
My Choice Garage LLCMy Choice Garage LLC
Jacob H.
Thomas was overall excellent. He was super fast to respond, showed up right when he said he would, offered an exceptionally good price and finished the repair very quickly. On top of all that he was very nice to speak with, happy to answer any questions and overall gave a very positive vibe and attitude. When the garage door breaks again, or when I update to a newer unit, I'll absolutely have Thomas out to do the work.
Wall to Wall Garage SolutionsWall to Wall Garage Solutions
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