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was on time and had everything to fix the Overhead Garage door. Very professional and Effcient. Allthough the spring was broken.
" took time to inspecting everything before starting. I will use him again if needed.

-Michael K.

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"This morning while pulling the trailer out of our garage we caught the track of the garage door and bent it beyond repair. The brackets that attach to that were" also bent beyond straightening. Since the garage door couldn't be shut and we live in an association we needed this taken care of right away. I found
on Angie's List with great reviews and now I know why. I contacted
at 10:55am and explained my situation he said he would be over within an hour. At 11:45am he showed up and replaced the one section of track that was badly bent and he replaced several cracked hinges which he showed me. He explained what might happen if any others crack and said he would replace them, I said please do. My garage door is fixed and much quieter now after he fixed it up and lubed it. He was awesome and I really appreciated the promptness, especially on a Saturday. I will absolutely call him again if I have an issue and I will positively refer him to everyone and anyone who needs a great garage door specialist.

-Tracy M.

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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
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com

Garage Door Installation reviews in Chester

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Called three repair companies for quotes, was most impressed with the
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on the initial call, what they quoted was pretty close to the final repair. Other quotes were less with the disclaimer “additional hardware might be needed” which would add to the cost ( always a bad unknown in my opinion), also those quotes were for chain driven openers vs the belt driven openers. ( recommend belt driven openers, Family and Neighbors are impressed with the belt driven openers as they are extremely quiet when in use.) Was very impressed with the Techs that completed the job,
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was the first tech to arrive and explain the repair and opener installation, later I found out the second tech was his brother and their Mom gave me the quote over the phone, great to know it was a family business that they take seriously which I believe is a tremendous benefit to the consumer. Was very impressed with the work completed and the customer service during the installation and repairs, everything was explained in detail and the work was done pretty quickly. It’s been about two months since the repair & installation and everything works and looks great. Would highly recommend
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- Tim B.
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My garage door was broken and it could not be closed. I needed to get it fixed quickly. I read good reviews on Angie's list & called this company and was able to talk to the owner immediately. He asked me to look at a website for CHI garage doors & suggested a model number after learning about my requirements. When I gave him my selection he gave me a price right away (which was a bit less than Home Depot's price for a similar product - the only other source I looked into). He said he will check with the manufacturer and get back to me on availability. He called back within the hour to say that the door is available and he could install it the next day. This was good news as Home Depot told me that there was a lead time of 2 - 3 weeks. I asked him to come over that afternoon to take measurements. After talking to him I decided that I wanted a higher quality door than the one discussed. He got back in touch with the manufacturer right away, checked availability and confirmed that he will be able to install the next morning. The next morning he came over with an assistant at the agreed time and the job was done within two hours. I forgot to ask about the Angie's list discount but when I mentioned that I was a member he offered it on his own. He did a perfect job with the installation and told me that he warrants his work for one year and if anything goes wrong I just need to give him a call. I am very satisfied with the service and will definitely recommend him to friends. He is an honest guy, speaks straight and does what he says he will do. For every question I had for him he explained what my options were and how much it will cost. At no point of time did he try to "push" expensive solutions or try to convince me to get anything more than what was needed.
- Sandip G.
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I spoke with
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on the phone on Wednesday. He seemed very nice and I had called him because of great recommendations on Facebook. He gave me some insight and asked me to text him my address & phone number. He said he could probably stop by around 12:00...I received a text saying he was busy & if I can make it Friday instead sometime between 5:30 & 6:00.. I said no problem. Friday came & we stalled making dinner awaiting his visit. Well he not only didn't he stop by, he never called or text. We will never do business with him and we had a bunch of other projects for the future.
- Leslie C.
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T.J. was on time, informative and efficient. He encountered and resolved an issue created by the previous company that over-tightened the springs.
- thomas G.
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Excellent service! We scheduled on a Tuesday for Thursday which we then moved to Friday.
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gave us a two-hour window: Friday between 8am - 10am, and at 8:15am their technician,
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, showed up and went right to work. We had purchased on Angie's List their $195 garage door spring replacement special.
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explained that for $40 for each of the two springs ($80) we could get a lifetime warranty rather than the standard 4-year warranty and a higher quality spring, so we did that, so our total bill was $275.
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completed the work and our garage door works great again. We were very impressed with
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's professionalism on the phone and in person, and their follow-up notes of confirmation and paid invoice on line. We recommend them highly and would definitely use them again, although we hope our garage door just as its normal ups and
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for many years to come and won't need repairs for a long time.
- Michael H.
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and
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showed up on time to complete the repair. After a brief inspection. they set out to remove and replace the garage door spring.
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also repositioned the center support axle as it was not originally installed correctly at no additional cost.
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and
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also showed me how I should care for the door, spring, wheels and pulleys going forward. Before leaving, they made the final adjustments to the spring tension and electronic door opened and ensured it was working properly. I am very pleased with the services I would use them again.
- Brian F.
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The service was fast, reasonable, the door works fine. The only problem was that when we paid through Angie's they also charged us at the time of service (my father was here when they came, not me). So we paid twice. It took us over a month to get it all straightened out. Other than that, they were great.
- Larry B.
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On a Thursday night we tried using a plunger to unblock the toilet in our guest bathroom. We called
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late and he said he could be here in the morning. Fortunately the toilet in our master bathroom was working so we said "fine." We had experience with
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before and trusted him.
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showed up on Friday morning as promised. He and another plumber went to work snaking the toilet, then going up to the roof snaking the vent and finally after snaking the sanitary drain the blockage freed up. All in all it took half an hour. He was courtesy, neat and efficient.
Two weeks later on a Friday night that same toilet backed up.
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came over Saturday morning and told me it would be a "no charge" as his work was warrantied. He pulled out his tools and went to work. Moments later he takes me to the side of the house and shows me a piece of metal he pulled from the drain. Turns out to be the blade of a previous plumber' snake. For the record, there had not been a blockage problem in 8 years we have lived in this house. Seems the blade must have moved into a position to cause damage.
We had a chuckle and
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went on his way. Even with such an absurd blockage
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honored his warranty. Hopefully there won't be another emergency, but when there is I will call
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. I will also be happy to give them my non-emergency work when we are ready to upgrade faucets, etc.


- Jerry G.

Garage Door Companies in Chester, CT

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Advanced Duct Solutions, LLC

PO Box 320062
Fairfield

Alcraft Inc

605 Washington Ave
North Haven

American Overhead Door

1885 South Main Street
Middletown

Anchor Woodworking

Jewett City

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Clark Concepts LLC

PO Box 348
Rogers

DiGiorgi Roofing & Siding Inc

33 Lancaster Dr
Beacon Falls

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

East Coast Overhead Door

PO Box 585
Orange

GPM Home Services

17 Surrey Dr
Northford

JM Contracting Services, Llc

136 Airline Rd
Clinton

John C Fiderio & Sons Inc

687 Broad St
Meriden

KRUEGER WINDOW & SIDING LLC

10 PALMER AVE
Jewett City

NORTH HAVEN OVERHEAD DOOR CO.

233 MILL RD
North Haven

Phillips Home Solutions

500 New Karner Rd

Power Home Remodeling Group

2501 Seaport Drive

Precision Door Service

15 Bonazzoli Ave

Sapia Builders, LLC

1 Willow Point
Essex

The House Doctor Handyman

45 Fenwood Rd
Old Saybrook

THOMSEN OVERHEAD DOOR CO INC

68-70 PROSPECT AVE
Hartford

Valerie Spencer Interiors LLC

146 Brewster Rd
West Hartford

WALSH FENCE

88 Marsh Hill Road
Orange

Wise Locksmith

23 Hart Terr
Trumbull

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