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"Had a special for replacing garage door spring, so thought I'd give them a try. When I called, we discussed that I might need both the spring and cables replaced" for the garage door; the price for replacing the spring plus the cables was over $100 less than top-rated provider in my area. When the tech arrived the following morning, he was punctual, friendly and efficient. He determined that we did not need to replace the cables, and had the new spring mounted in a bit over thirty minutes. Would definitely recommend to my friends/neighbors, and would definitely use again!

-Brian C.

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, the technician. The company needed to reschedule for the following day since the job" before mine took much longer than expected, but they called with sufficient advance notice.
arrived on time and took great care during the installation. He determined that plates were put in on an incorrect angle during the original installation, and that could only be seen after the door was being dismantled. This turned out to be the reason I've had other problems with the door in the past. It is a single door that covers two garage spaces. Both this issue and the bent frame contributed to my current problem. He also reinstalled the garage door opener.
was meticulous about cleaning up after the install, including wiping off any
that were on the door. The door now operates very smoothly and as stated before, I am very pleased with all the work that was done.

-Jeanne D.

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Garage Doors

A homeowner's guide to garage doors, including how garage door openers work, preserving safety, how to maintain them, who to call when they need repair, and options when buying a new door.

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Here is a tip sheet from Angie's List, previously published:

http://www.angieslist.com/articles/garage-door-experts-give-maintenance-tips.htm

If a tilt-up door, probably about $150-200.

If a roll-up door, assuming you have not put in cabinets or anything that prohibits sliding the shaft sideways about 2-3 feet out of the spring to change it, then about $200-250 should do it for a 2-car garage door. If he has to disassemble the brackets to remove the springs because the shaft cannot slide sideways enough to get the springs on/off, then probably another $50-100.

If you have an automatic garage door opener, usually they will charge you $50 or less for tension adjustment, lube, and motor cleaning if scheduled on the same visit, about half a normal call cost.

One thing to consider - assuming you have 2 springs and an opener, unless the other spring is quite new, you should replace it at the same time, first because it will probably break fairly soon anyway and changing two is only about $50 more than changing one, and because the springs on both sides should be of equal stiffness - if not, then the door will be unevenly weight compensated and try to open cockeyed, increasing wear and risk of damaging the motor.

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Assuming you are talking rollup garage door - issues similar but not as many parts on a tilt-up door.

Many rollup doors in residential use go 30 years or more on original springs.

Generally, they do not need to be replaced till they break. A broken one should be pretty obvious - the door will open very hard because it is being pulled up more at one side than the other, if at all, and one spring will be wound tight while the other will be looser, and usually the break is a visibly obvious one - either a visible break in the main portion of the spring, or the free end that goes into the end plate is broken off. Compare the springs against each other to see they look the same.

Also, if you think a spring is broken but can't see anything wrong, maybe the set screws that hold the end plates tight onthe axle have vibrated loose, relaxing the tension on the spring.

As the door gets older you may need to have a garage door repairman adjust the spring tension tighter if the door starts opening hard or balking at opening, though that is more often a problem with dirty slider track and bearings from dust accumulation, which you can clean with WD40 and then lubricate the side support rollers with motor oil or household oilcan. On lubrication of the slider track there are differences of opinion - some say clean with a non-oily solvent like brake cleaner and leave it clean and ddry so dust does not stick to it, other say oil with a light household oil or WD40. I prefer the latter so the plastic slider does not get worn out sliding on the metal slider track or pole, though it definitely does accumulate an oily dust grunge. The cleaning and lubricating should be done at least yearly - every 3-6 months if you use the door multiple times a day, more often if you are in a real dusty area like the Dust Bowl, the desert, or close to the beach.

 

 

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I think he is trying to upsell you on something you don't need, or their company policy is neer fix, always replace - some companies are in that mode not, to prevent future call-backs when it does not work.

 

IF only needs screws, sounds like a good do it yourself job with self-tapping sheet metal screws. Or a Handyman could do for maybe $50-70 if that is all that is needed.

 

If the weatherstrip is damaged and in on the front edge of the garage door, one other possibility - replace with one like this, or screw a bottom compression type rubber weatherstrip on the bottom of the door - actually work a lot better than the face-mounted ones anyway, in my opinion. Look like this from M-D Building Products and Frost King among others. Can also be used nailed to frame to flap contacts door face as an edge and top weatherstrip - 

http://www.amazon.com/M-D-Building-Products-3749-Garage/dp/B000052036

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Maintanence is going to vary by how much you use the door.  If it is used multiple times a day as cars go in and out I recommend having it checked annually.  You want someone to lube all of the proper points and inspect the rollers for wear or damage.  You don't want a component of that door failing and falling on yourself or a child.  Sometimes tracks need to be adjusted or realigned for various reasons.  Also, the springs can weaken and break causing the door to fall.  Have those checked as well.

Todd Shell
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Garage Door Installation reviews in Richmond

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Automatic garage door went "out of
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" after power went out, off rail and off-kilter. Unable to close or open all the way. Mr.
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very rapidly diagnosed and fixed the problem; very pleasant, courteous, efficient throughout. Inspected door thoroughly at the end to ensure no more problems would develop. A real expert with garage doors!
- David E.
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We had to reschedule the service due to bad weather -- the service provider was very professional. They arrived promptly and performed the service quickly and thoroughly. I will definitely use them again.
- Suzanna S.
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Arrived on time. Came the same day I called about the problem. Clearly explained the problem and showed me what was going on. Explained how he would fix it and what the cost would be. Very professional and considerate. So far the door is working well. Would definitely use again. I don't know how to evaluate the price but I was very pleased with the responsiveness, punctuality, professionalism and service.
- Ann H.
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Fantastic!!! We had constant problems w/our
Richmond Garage Door Companies Provider Name Locked
"popping" back open for years. Had another company come out and was told the problem was fixed. It was not.
Richmond Garage Door Companies Provider Name Locked
came out and realized the real problem behind the door malfunctioning, he quickly and efficiently fixed it and we have never had a problem since. Just a very kind, professional and thorough employee. Highly recommend them!
- alison E.
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Everything went as we expected and the door is just wonderful. I wanted a black door, so it had to be ordered. Paid half done to order the door. It arrived when we were told it would be. The installation was arranged according to schedule and done in a day. The installation was done as requested, was not hurried, but installed perfectly. We also had a remote put on the outside of the house with a key in code. The installer had this in his truck and was able to do it despite it being a last minute request. All is well, The door is very quiet. We upgraded the door and the opener.
- Connie B.
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Barber, the company's owner, was very prompt, pleasant and professional in all our contacts. He and his men removed the old door and installed the new one which is insulated and has a row of windows. Our garage is older and does not have a perfectly square and standard width door frame.
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was able to use molding to make a good fit. He also connected the new door to our old opener.
I would not hesitate to call this company again or to recommend them.
- Terry L D.
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I received a quote from 2 garage door firms and chose
Richmond Garage Door Companies Provider Name Locked
. I was told it would take 2 weeks to get the door I wanted. After not hearing from them for 2 weeks I called and was told they had no order. They put me in touch with the salesman who checked his records and dissevered that he had not placed the order. So he offered me another, more expensive door for the same price that was in stock and it was installed 2 days later. Took about 1.5 hours. So despite the glitch, I was eventually very pleased with how it was handled and the final result.
- Allen H.
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The owner,
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Barber and his assistant arrived on time and had my garage door installed in a matter of a few hours. They were quick and efficient. He even fixed one of my openers that hadn't worked in several years. I couldn't be happier with my new door. It makes all the difference and after getting several much higher bids for the same door and seeing the quality of the work performed, I feel I made a good decision to go with Commonwealth. This is a family run business with great customer service and I will happily recommend them.
- Barbara W.

Garage Door Companies in Richmond

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1st choice Garage Door Repair

7631 Hull Street RD, Suite 101
Richmond

89-PAINT

PO Box 14708
Richmond

A Class Above Home Rehab

12521 Serenity Ct
Glen Allen

A-1 Door Company

2621 Dale Ave.
Richmond

A.E.I. Installations

PO Box 2949
Mechanicsville

Ace Garage Door Repair

6767 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond

AK Homes

2140 Haleford ct.
Powhatan

Allen Rasnake General Contractor

1713 Old Hundred Road
Midlothian

Amelia Overhead Doors

15388 Patrick Henry Hwy
Amelia Court House

Apple Door Systems Inc

2700 Pocoshock Blvd
Richmond

Bennetts Home Improvement

4807 Monaco Dr
Sandston

Best Garage Door Repair

7400 Beaufont Springs Dr
Richmond

Blake Door Systems LLC

10600 Cliffmore Dr
Glen Allen

Brooks Handyman Services

3716 Dogwood Ave
Chester

Bubbas Handyman Service

3803 Chamberlayne Ave
Richmond

Capitol City Renovations

23112
Midlothian

Chris's Handyman Company

9456 Kerwin Rd
N-Chesterfield

Classic Construction Exteriors

11622 Busy St
Richmond

Commonwealth Garage Door

10416 Hamlin Dr
Chester

CSC Construction Inc

16291 Hennessy Way
Montpelier

Curtis Home Improvements

18092 Pets Ln
Beaverdam

Customer Service Enterprise

6 maid marion circle
Newport News

D2D Contractors, LLC

2281 Walsh ave
Petersburg

DirectBuy of Richmond

12830 W CREEK PKWY
Henrico

Divine Designs, Inc.

Snow Crest trl

Dry Bones Restorations Inc.

1317 Wembly Road
Henrico

Elite Garage Door Repair

1518 Willow Lawn Dr # 300
Richmond

ELS Construction VA LLC

121 Wyck St
Richmond

Faithful Works Service & Repairs

7326 Cannock Rd
Chesterfield

Floors by M.E.

11720 Alder Ridge Terrace
Glen Allen

Franklin's Home Repair Services

PO Box 1152
Colonial Heights

G & C's Home Improvement, LLC

PO Box 2875
Chesterfield

G & G Contracting

1700 Featherstone Dr
Midlothian

G R Scantling Drywall & Framing

7119 Deerthicket Dr
Midlothian

Garage Door Geeks

7260 Osprey Dr
Lanexa

Garage Solutions LLC

PO Box 6351
Ashland

Giant Garage Door Repair

700 E Main St
Richmond

GMJ Construction & Maintenance

5719 Cartersville Road
Powhatan

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

J. E. Elliott, Inc.

6408 Crescent Pkwy
Richmond

JAG Property Management Inc

6008 La Veta Dr
Richmond

KDC Contracting Inc

8610 Midlothian Tpke
Richmond

LDM Associates LLC

Chesterfield

Life Time Garage Door Repair

3900 Westerre Pkwy
Henrico

LOWE'S

1512 W KOGER CTR BLVD
Richmond

Lowe's Home Improvement

2601 Weir Pl
Chester

LOWES

1640 WEST BROAD ST
Richmond

MIGUEL TORRES CONTRACTING CO.

13806 NUTTREE WOODS LN
Midlothian

Miller Tyme Roofing and Construction, LLC.

5509 Pony Farm Drive
Richmond

Montrose Contracting LLC

14313 Princess Mary Rd
Chesterfield

Moore's Quality Home Improvement

5004 Vayo Ave
Richmond

Neighborhood Handyman

2813 Hilliard Road
Henrico

New Design Electrical & Construction

3210-C West Marshall St
Richmond

Old Dominion Door Sales Inc

7305 Hancock Village Dr. #701
Chesterfield

Paramount Builders Inc

501 Central Dr.
Virginia Beach

Paramount Builders Inc

12940 Plaza Dr
Richmond

Plus Garage Door Ashland

9525 Kings Charter Dr # A
Ashland

Plus Garage Door Chester

12540 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester

Plus Garage Door Glen Allen

4028 Cox Rd
Glen Allen

Plus Garage Door Mechanicsville

7291 Battle Hill Dr # E
Mechanicsville

Plus Garage Door Midlothian

13615 Genito Rd # 1A
Midlothian

Plus Garage Door Repair

413 Stuart Cir
Richmond

Plus Garage Door Richmond

4320 S Laburnum Ave # G
Henrico

Precision Door Service of Richmond

711 Hospital St. Suite 10
Richmond

Premier Door

601 Mt Hermon Rd
Midlothian

Professional Door Service

2916 Tinstree Dr
South Chesterfield

Professional Home Services

2403 Capehart Rd
Henrico

Progress renovations and construction

2120 Staples Mill Rd Ste 209
Richmond

R B Contractor, Inc

55244 South Ave
Alexandria

R.C. Childress Painting & Repair, LLC

PO Box 218
Amelia Court House

RBS Services

425 E. Ellerslie Ave
Colonial Heights

RBVA INC

2910 Libby Terrace
Richmond

Remodel USA

605 Hampton Park Blvd

Richmond Garage Door

1802 Lakeview Ave
Richmond

ROUTE 6 Renovations

1009 Orchard Rd
Richmond

Spotlight Builders

9200 Belcherwood Rd
Chesterfield

Sterling Unlimited

6116 Staples Mill Road
Henrico

T&S Home Improvement

13800 Bluff Ridge Drive
Chesterfield

Trogdon Enterprises

PO Box 74292
North Chesterfield

Upgrade Construction, LLC

2606 Chancer Dr
Henrico

Wells & Daughters Con.

19501 englishwellsway

Window World Of Richmond

9111 Midlothian Tpke
Richmond

Witte Home Solutions

PO Box 1305
Glen Allen

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