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"Solid...called at 8am on Monday morning. Call back within 20 minutes. Service professional arrived by 11am. I thought the problem was bigger then it was. " made adjustments to the springs and cords, lubed up both garage doors and was off. Cost was for service visit. Impressed with prompt response and solution!

-Keith K.

"Garage door would not open in the morning. I called at 7AM and he was able to come out just two hours later to fix the door on which the spring had broken. He" also coached me through getting the door open so we could get our car out of the garage in the meantime. Came out as promised two hours later (actually came a little earlier than committed to) and did the work quickly and professionally. Also lubed all the hinges and roller bearings.

-Adam B.

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Here's the video I used - I found it pretty helpful:


Garage door spring replacements cost me less than $100 by doing it myself and only took me about 25 minutes. As far as I know, changing out the garage door springs will solve most issues. I found at kit online at a place called garage door nation and just bought that one since they seemed the most legit and included all the extras.


I am usually not good with these types of things. I saved almost $500 by doing it myself.

Hope this helps!



Hello Salem,
The important thing to look at with the doors you are considering is the Gauge of the door (the thickness of the metal) and the grade of the hardware being used. there are nominal Gauge doors and true Gauge doors, A 25G (G = Gauge) Door is acutually .025 of an inch thick, a nominal 25G door is actually 26G or 27G (thinner) but reinforced to act like a True 25G. A nominal Door is generally weaker and still prone to dents and damage eiser that a true thicker door.
The Hardware  is very important, Are you going to get rollers with bearings and a nylon cap (quiet,long life), or a roller that is a plastic wheel on a metal shaft (no Bearings), or a metal wheel (noisy over time).
are you going to get the full body 14g Hinge (strongest and most supportive), or the medium body 16g-18g Hinge (narrower, thinner, not as supportive).
The last thing to consider is the Torsion Spring, from th price you mentioned I am guessing you are gettting custom doors , It is important that the springs you get are meant to last a while ask the companies what cycle spring they are going to provide? the one with the higher cycle life is definatly going to save you money in the future.
Based on experience and actualling working with both companies it is my personal opinion that Raynor provides better products and parts up front with out having to pay more but companies are different everywhere I always recommend asking about these things.
I hope this helped, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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.




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 - 


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.

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was great to work with and communicated very well. He told me an approximate time when he would arrive and when he was running late due to another install he was finishing up, he let me know. This is very much appreciated as many contractors don't communicate that well when it comes down to arriving late. He appropriately ...More explained the issues with one of my garage doors an
- Ron T.

First class service. Really appreciate showing me the specifics on how the worn rollers were about to fail. Also he compared both springs on two separate doors explaining the difference between the worn door springs in comparison with the perfectly fine spring on my smaller garage door. Really appreciate his honesty and great service.
- David D.

I was given the recommendation of this company by a coworker, who was also happy with them. the technician was very nice and helpful. My garage door opener broke. He could have fixed it, but I opted for a new one (the old one was super noisy.) Very happy with how quick it went. This is a very nice family run company. I would ...More recommend them to my friends and family.
- Wendy G.

Excellent overall experience. Tech called first thing in the morning to let us know window when he would be over then called again with exact time and showed up right on time, Tech ( ) was very friendly and 100% professional. Garage door works great and he walked my wife through work performed.
- Michael R.

The company was great! I called for an appointment. They were able to look up all my previous jobs. (They had replaced my spring and later installed a new insulated garage door.) I was able to quickly get an appointment, even for a Saturday! Thetechnician, Will, was prompt, courteous and friendly. He was able to verify that my opener would not ...More work and was really old without the safety features. We decided on a new opener. I had already done some research and knew I wanted an outdoor keypad and battery back up. The Liftmaster 8550W had both of the features. The replacement was quick, less than 2 hours. It was up installed and programmed when he left. Thank you so much. If we had to do it, no telling how much time it would take. I was nice to have it installed and working!
- Terri M.

one of the overhead springs broke and rendered the door useless. both were replaced and everything went very well. FAST FAST same day service!
- Linda A W.

It went well. responded promptly on to an e-mail I forwarded to them on Sunday to set up an appointment for the garage door at my home to be serviced. First thing Monday morning, I received a response to contact them to set up the appointment. The garage door would go down and then immediately go back up. After reviewing the ...More manual and trying to reset the programming myself, I ended up having to open and close the garage door manually. , the technician from , arrived on time. He was courteous and answered all questions I had regarding the service call and the equipment I owned. He reprogrammed the unit and tightened the wires to sensors. Everything else was fine. At present, the door is fully functional. If the unit needs to be replaced in the future I will definitely call them back.
- Nancy D.

I was very happy that a technician was able to come out the same day I requested service. He showed up promptly and fixed the door. Great service!
- Jean F.

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1024 Mission Road
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625 Myrtle Ave
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375 29th st
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401 Walnut Ave
South San Francisco


South San Francisco

All Access Garage Doors

101 Hyde St.
San Francisco


San Francisco

American Vision Windows

2125 Madera Rd.
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AMG local garage door repair San Francisco

1488 Harrison St
San Francisco

Angel Garage Door Repair San Francisco

251 Rhode Island St # 172
San Francisco

Angel Garage Door Repair San Francisco

350 Rhode Island St. #205
San Francisco

ARCC Builders

320 6th Ave
San Francisco

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680 Mission St Unit 35N
San Francisco


San Francisco

B Side Construction

1940 Union St

Barney's Handyman Service

1717 Euclid Ave


San Francisco

Bennett Painting Plus

6 Russell Trufant Rd

Best & Local Garage Door Repair

1198 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

Budget Right Handyman

1000 N Taylor Ave

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

Chandler Garage Door Service

41740 Christy St


San Francisco


8706 Schick Rd.

Dan Can Handyman Services

1339 Yosemite Ave
San Francisco


San Francisco

Door Mart Garage Doors

2446 Tea Garden Street
San Leandro

Door-Mart of San Francisco

236 West Portal Ave
San Francisco

Doors Pros Garage Door Co-Burlingame

1060 Carolan Ave

DS Locksmith & Emergency Services

601 Van Ness Ave Ste E110
San Francisco


San Francisco

Elite Garage Door Repair

7967 Outlook ave
San Francisco

Elizabeth Shutters

525 S Rancho Ave

Fast Water Heater Company

1861 Arnold Industrial Way

Fugnai Construction Corporation

39 Edinburgh St
San Francisco

Garage Door Repair Bay Area

71 Stevenson St
San Francisco

Garage Door Repair San Francisco

1551 Sloat Blvd #124
San Francisco

Garage Door Repair San Francisco

3911 Alemany Blvd # 1044
San Francisco

Garage Door Repair San Francisco

1168 Folsom St
San Francisco

Garage Door Repair San Francisco

490 Post Street, Suite 1140
San Francisco

Garage Door Repair San Francisco 415-322-4544

1750 Harrison St
San Francisco

Garage Door Repair San Francisco CA 415-200-0018

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco

Garage Door Repair San Francisco CA 415-754-4555

1600 Bryant Street
San Francisco

Garage Door Service Co

350 Rhode Island St
San Francisco

Garage Door South San Francisco 650-835-4889

36 Chestnut Ave
South San Francisco

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1121 S San Francisco Dr
South San Francisco

Garage Masters

1020 St Irving
San Francisco

Garage Tec Door Company

1571 Shafter Ave
San Francisco


San Francisco


3624 Irving St. Suite A
San Francisco

Genie Garage Door Repair at San Francisco

1485 Bayshore Blvd, Ste 375
San Francisco

Gold Coast d&d

456 Urbano Dr
San Francisco

Golden State Garage Doors

3400 De La Cruz Blvd
Santa Clara

Grats Decor Interior Design & Build Inc.

1954 Union Street
San Francisco

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315


San Francisco

Halcyon Overhead Door

4848 San Felipe Rd
San Jose

Haldeman's Construction

6250 Rock Hill Rd

Handyman John

2512 San Bruno Ave.
San Francisco


San Francisco

Hildebrand Renovation INC.

550 Montford Ave
Mill Valley

Home Mender Inc

3324 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 103


3546 19TH ST
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J & R Smith Construction

9028 Castlewood St

Jeremy Moore Construction Ca Lic 963425

615 Burnett Ave
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Junk Relief

867 N Hermitage

Lock Genius Solutions

577 Brosnan Ct #7
Daly City

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd

Marin Door Pros Garage Door Co

1525 Francisco Blvd E
San Rafael

Mccartney Painting

2071 Vicente St
San Francisco


San Francisco

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Bay Area

350 Rhode Island St
San Francisco


755 Victoria St
San Francisco

Precision Overhead Garage Door Service

Mamaroneck NY/ Long Island NY

Professional Garage Doors

98 12th St

Reid Construction & Maintenance

1735 Enterprise Dr

Rio Salado Electric

655 E Kino Dr


241 Travis Ct
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Rowland Construction Co

500 Persia Ave
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RW Garage Doors Inc

845 Davis St

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99 Rose St
San Francisco

Smart Remodeling & Design

1501 19th Ave
San Francisco

Smart Remodeling and Design Inc

1501 19th Ave
San Francisco

Smart Window Cleaning

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Sofie's Handywork

1188 Mission Street
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Sousa's Garage Doors

2908 Lafayette St
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400 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco

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400 Oyster Point Blvd, # 211
South San Francisco

Speedy Roofing South San Francisco

400 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco

SSF Garage Doors

400 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco

The Grout Expert

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Tonys Garage Door Pro

216 4th Ave #3
San Francisco


South San Francisco


3616 A Mission St
San Francisco,

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