Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team frequently gets questions about garage door repair. We thought you might like to know what the top questions are.
Question #1 How much does it cost for a garage door repair?
It depends on what kind of garage door you have and what repair is needed. The national average cost is $230. The typical range is $148 to $339. It can run as low as $78 and up to $600 on the high end. Difficult styles of garage doors are more difficult to work, thus taking longer and cost more.
Question #2 Why isn’t my garage door opening?
There are many different possible reasons. Make sure everything is plugged in. Check your circuit breaker. It could be broken springs or cables. Is the door still in the tracks? Take a look over your system for anything irregular. We welcome your call and will give you an estimate based on what you think might be happening.
Question #3 Why won’t my garage door close?
Safety beam sensors are the most common cause. Check for obstructions in the garage door path. The sensors are on the side rails 6”-9” above the garage floor. Misaligned sensors will have a flashing green light and stop your door from closing. Aligned sensors will show a solid green light. If lights are flashing realign them. Your door should be operational again.
Question #4 I’d like to replace the rollers on my garage door. How much will that cost?
A 10-pack of rollers usually sells for around $15 to $18. Buying them in 2-packs they’ll cost around $5 to $9. Price range is not an indicator of quality. Check customer reviews to see what other users have liked. Nylon rollers will make your garage door run more quietly.
Question #5 My garage door spring broke. What does it cost for new springs?
Most springs are priced pretty similarly. National average pricing is $180. For $20 more you can get the best springs available. Most of the cost is labor for the springs installation. The springs themselves can be purchased for $20-$30.
Question #6 My door cables need replacing. How much will that cost?
New door cables are much like the springs question – most of the cost involved is labor. Door cable replacement runs $150 to $200 unless you choose to make the repair yourself.
Question #7 How much is it going to cost to replace my garage door?
This is not an easy question to answer. There are many variable choices and your specific needs and wants will affect the price. The national average for a new door is $1,067. The normal range runs $730 to $1,422. It can go as low as $300 or as high as $2,000. Two new doors could run $4,000.
If you have a question not discussed here give your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team a call. We’d love to hear from you, and we are always available to help.