Garage Door Repair and Installation
Our garage door services fall into two categories: those concerned with overhead doors and those concerned with sliding or swing doors.
Two door styles comprise the first type. First, there are sectional doors, which consist of a series of horizontal sections bound to one another with hinges. These hinges allow this type of door to fold up while either raising or lowering when you open or close it. Next, there are tilt-up doors, which themselves are of two sub-types.
The first sub-type is the non-retractable door that pokes out from the garage entrance and lies parallel with the ceiling. The second is the retractable door, which also lies parallel with the ceiling after opening but which retracts into the garage when opening and moves back out when closing. Tilt-up doors are typically made of metal.
Sliding or swing doors open to the sides instead of overhead. They might open in the same way that a set of large double doors in a building opens, or they might completely move all to one side and hug the interior wall of your garage when open.
We install and repair garage doors made of all kinds of materials, including wood, plastic and metal. All-metal doors are usually reserved for industrial or commercial garages. Residential garages usually use doors made from combinations of materials.
Given how central repair is to our business, here are a few signs that you garage door may need repairs:
- Slow to open or close
- Jerks while opening or closing
- Refuses to open or close automatically at all
- Comes off of its tracks
- Starts sagging
Modern garage doors are often remote-operated. If your garage door suddenly refuses to either open or close — or if it jerks around while you try to do these things — a malfunctioning remote may be the culprit. Alternatively, there may be some sort of mechanical issue with the door itself or with its tracks. Repairs should ascertain such issues and fix them.
Your garage door should always move and operate along its special tracks. If it doesn’t, a host of issues can follow. For example, one side of the door may get stuck while the other is free to move. Thus, if you try opening it, you could inadvertently damage your door.
This is especially the case for retractable tilt-up doors as these require more elaborate scaffolding than other types do. If your garage door slips off of its tracks, you should call for repairs to replace the tracks themselves or whatever faulty part may be causing the problem.
You may notice that when you open your garage door and it moves up to become parallel with the ceiling, the middle of the door may bow out or sag downward. The cause of this can be anything from misaligned tracks to unlubricated hinges or faulty door materials. It’s the job of a garage door repair specialist to determine why this is happening and fix it for you.
In addition to all of this, we can also repair or install garage door frames, grilles and locks.