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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.

Garage Door Companies in Chicago, IN

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A Better Door & Window

9960 W 191st St

A Complete Door Service

5602 Willow Springs Rd


6365 N. Broadway

A Windy City Garages

5844 W Newport St



AA Rich's Garage Door Co

4956 West Gunnison St

Aardvark Co Inc

1101 Cumberland Xing

Ace Garage Door Repair

595 Birchwood Ave



All Garage Services

11343 S Ave. H

Alliance Builder Services

5854 Rust New Port

Alliance Pro Builders

5854 W Newport

American Doors Inc

2901 W 102nd Pl.

Bayer Builders

4356 Prescott Avenue

Benefit Roofing

1107 Vinewood

Better Built Garages

17350 S. Cicero Ave

Beverly Garage Doors

11432 S Whipple St

Blacklite Electric

1341 W Fullerton Ave,

Bodnar & Associates

5824 Huron St

Budget Right Handyman

1000 N Taylor Ave

C Blasen Doors

468 Derby Ct

C Murphy & Murphy

7058 W. 64th Place


8 Lonsdale Rd

Changing Colors Inc

5024 W Foster Ave


353 Cassidy Lane




1320 S Rte 59



Crystal Lake garage Door

576 Darlington Ln

Crystal Overhead Door

5030 West Lawrence Ave

D-Wing Inc

1585 Beverly Court

Dad's Handyman Service

3737 N Southport Ave

Danley's Garage World

10031 W Roosevelt Rd

Details Home Improvement

1121 Beacon st.
East Chicago


2120 Plaster Bridge Rd

DOM79 inc

3120 N 77th ave

Door Pro America Co

4322 warren St

Door Pro Inc

PO Box 6810

Door Systems

2019 Corporate Ln Ste 159

DR Contractors

7860 Indian Lake Rd

ECO Windows & Doors

2635 Maple Ave.

Elite Property Repair LLC

1130 E Ousterhout Ave



ET Locksmith & Security

4600 N Clarendon Ave

Fogarty Home Improvement

555 Coolidge Ave

Garage Doctor Inc

7089 Edgebrook Ln

Garage Door Corp

4646 Oakton St

Garage Door Mart Inc

426 S Westgate St



Garages Unlimited

530 Maple Dr

Gizmo Home|Craft

190 E 5th Ave








2101 75TH ST

Home Exteriors

54 E Aurora Rd

Home Improvements By Nate

7427 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd

Home Remedy Inc

1930 W Berwyn Ave

Home Remedy LLC

9505 Yupondale

Home Repairs R' Us Inc

12328 S Loveland St

Home Services Direct

811 Rohlwing Rd

Honey Do Handyman

934 W Glenoaks Blvd

House MD

2506 N. Clark St #249


809 Overland Trail

Jeff Weissman Electric


jm garage doors

4608 hathorne ave.

Junk Relief

867 N Hermitage

K G Doors

PO Box 300984

K&A Remodeling

7089 Edgebrook Ln

Klosa Properties LLC

2939 Peachgate Ct

Leader Garage Builders

9368 Bay Colony Dr

Legacy Garage Doors

109 Timberland Dr



Machines for Living

1102 North Wolcott Ave

Nelson Garage Doors

2221 Belleview Ave

New City Remodeling

4848 N Sheridan Rd

Next Door & Window

16W240 83rd Street

North Shore Electric

8107 Ridgeway Ave

Park Ave Assoc

41237 Clairpointe


3611 2ND ST SW

Payless Garage Doors

10312 Catherine Dr

Pender Construction

2256 N Clark St

Perrin Gas

7432 Lamon

Peter Mc Carthy Electric

5307 S Cornell Ave



Preferred Window and Door

19716 Burnham Ave

Pro Overhead Doors

5351 N East River Rd Apt 402

Pro-Home Services

799 Roosevelt Rd

Professional Home Repair

395 Wildwood Ave

Quality Door Service

9527 Vilven Ln

Quick Key Locksmith

1225 N California Avenue

Quick Key Locksmith

600 S County Farm Rd

Raynor Door Co

1653 Winnetka Rd

Regency Garages

17W486 Lake St

ReliaBuild Inc.

699 San Diego Pl.

Rumi Garage Door Co

11s572 Walter ln

Samanco Construction Ltd

11109 S Saint Louis Ave


529 Roosevelt Rd

Service You Deserve

364 Glen Farm Ln

Skik Enterprises, Inc

14509 S. Hill Crest Rd

Stan's Roofing & Siding LLC

8211 W 133rd Street

Swistun Inc

205 West University Drive

T. Meyer Construction LLC

2233 Pinehurst Dr

Tans' Quality Roofing Inc

4591 N Elston Ave

Tapia's Co

OS717 E St

The ABL Group

415 Bloom St

The Glass Guru of Indy South

886 N St Rd 135

The Home Depot

493 N Milwaukee Ave

Tom The Painter

228 Timber Hill Rd

Touchstone Group LLC

1425 W Belmont Ave

Trela Roofing and Remodeling

3148 West 92nd Street

Xpress Door

2211 Jordan Ln

Zeco Construction Group Inc.

8560 Plainfield Rd.


6850 W. Montrose Ave.

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