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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!

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"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!

 

 



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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Complete Door Service

5602 Willow Springs Rd

A GOOD HANDYMAN INC

6365 N. Broadway

A Windy City Garages

5844 W Newport St

A-1 GARAGE DOORS INC

515 W OLD SOUTH ST
Bargersville

AA Rich's Garage Door Co

4956 West Gunnison St

Ace Garage Door Repair

595 Birchwood Ave

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

5911 Beverly Circle

Buckeridge Door Co

15 E University Dr

Budget Construction

8037 S. Carpenter

Budget Right Handyman

1000 N Taylor Ave

C Murphy & Murphy

7058 W. 64th Place

CCCM Inc

8 Lonsdale Rd

Changing Colors Inc

5024 W Foster Ave

Chi Renovation & Design

4868 W Dempster St

chicago garage door

1139 N Winchester Ave

COSTCO

2746 N CLYBOURN AVE

COSTCO

1320 S Rte 59

CRAWFORD DOOR SALES OF LAKE COUNTY

10109 KENNEDY AVE
Highland

Crystal Lake garage Door

576 Darlington Ln

Crystal Overhead Door

5030 West Lawrence Ave

D-Wing Inc

1585 Beverly Court

Decks Plus

6015 s merrimac

Deluxe Home Maintenance

5890 Sawmill Road Ste 100

Details Home Improvement

1121 Beacon st.
East Chicago

DogGoneHandy

2120 Plaster Bridge Rd

Door Pro America Co

4322 warren St

Door Pro Inc

PO Box 6810

DR Contractors

7860 Indian Lake Rd
Indianapolis

ECO Windows & Doors

2635 Maple Ave.

Elite Property Repair LLC

1130 E Ousterhout Ave

EMBASSY ROOFING

155 LAGOON DR

ET Locksmith & Security

4600 N Clarendon Ave

Freedom Home Services, Inc.

13160 La Canada Blvd
Fishers

Garage Doctor Inc

7089 Edgebrook Ln

Garage Door Corp

4646 Oakton St

Garage Door Mart Inc

426 S Westgate St

GARAGE FOR YOU INC

141 E ANITA AVE

Garages Unlimited

530 Maple Dr

Gizmo Home|Craft

190 E 5th Ave

Great Recover Construction

6311 N Richmond St

HandiCo Inc

2205 W Armitage Ave

Handy Man Services

8614 Meadowbrook Dr

HERBS DOOR SERVICE

9225 TRINITY DRIVE

HOME DEPOT

1550 TORRENCE AVE

HOME DEPOT

1232 W NORTH AVE

HOME DEPOT

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

Horizon Restoration

5926 W Higgins Ave

House MD

2506 N. Clark St #249

House-Crafters

809 Overland Trail

Jeff Weissman Electric

2550 ASPEN SPRINGS DR

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

Legacy Garage Doors

109 Timberland Dr

LOWES

2630 N NARRAGANSETT

Machines for Living

1102 North Wolcott Ave

Miro Builders, Inc

4540 N. Pontiac Avenue

MPO Builders Inc

5739 N Ottawa Ave

Murphy's Window & Sunrooms

10359 S Pulaski Road

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

PAT'S DOORS

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

POLDOOR

3410 N NORDICA 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 Garage Door

600 S County Farm Rd

Quick Key Locksmith

1451 W IRVING PARK

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

SEARS

529 Roosevelt Rd

Skik Enterprises, Inc

14509 S. Hill Crest Rd

Stan's Roofing & Siding LLC

8211 West 133rd Street

Swistun Inc

205 West University Drive

T&BK Construction

14259 W Hickory Ave

The Glass Guru of Indy South

886 N St Rd 135
Greenwood

The Home Depot

493 N Milwaukee Ave

Tom The Painter

35 W. Stonegate Dr.

Touchstone Group LLC

1425 W Belmont Ave

UpKeepers Inc

219 55th St

Xpress Door

2211 Jordan Ln

Zeco Construction Group Inc.

8560 Plainfield Rd.

Zeesgroup.com

6850 W. Montrose Ave.

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