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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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Garage Door Installation reviews in Colonial Heights


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 Colonial Heights, VA

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1st choice Garage Door Repair

7631 Hull Street RD, Suite 101


PO Box 14708

A Class Above Home Rehab

12521 Serenity Ct
Glen Allen

A.E.I. Installations

PO Box 2949

Ace Garage Door Repair

6767 Forest Hill Ave

AK Homes

2140 Haleford ct.

Allen Rasnake General Contractor

1713 Old Hundred Road

Atlantic Power Wash

Newport News

Bell Hauling & Construction

4317 Three Bridge RD

Bennetts Home Improvement

4807 Monaco Dr

Best Garage Door Repair

7400 Beaufont Springs Dr

Blake Door Systems LLC

10600 Cliffmore Dr
Glen Allen

Brooks Handyman Services

3716 Dogwood Ave

Bubbas Handyman Service

3803 Chamberlayne Ave

Capitol City Renovations


Chris's Handyman Company

9456 Kerwin Rd

Classic Construction Exteriors

11622 Busy St

Clay West - Handyman

3931 RoundHill Drive

Commonwealth Garage Door

10416 Hamlin Dr

CSC Construction Inc

16291 Hennessy Way

Curtis Home Improvements

18092 Pets Ln

Customer Service Enterprise

6 maid marion circle
Newport News

D2D Contractors, LLC

2281 Walsh ave

DirectBuy of Richmond


DLW Construction

10724 Timonium Dr

DPG Construction, LLC

1601 Lake Randolph Drive

Dry Bones Restorations Inc.

1317 Wembly Road

Elite Garage Door Repair

1518 Willow Lawn Dr # 300

ELS Construction VA LLC

121 Wyck St

Faithful Works Service & Repairs

7326 Cannock Rd

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

G R Scantling Drywall & Framing

7119 Deerthicket Dr

Garage Door Geeks

7260 Osprey Dr

Garage Solutions LLC

PO Box 6351

Giant Garage Door Repair

700 E Main St

GMJ Construction & Maintenance

5719 Cartersville Road

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd




10018 Moultrie Rd
Glen Allen

J. E. Elliott, Inc.

6408 Crescent Pkwy

JAG Property Management Inc

6008 La Veta Dr

Julian Enterprises

1504 Meadow St

KDC Contracting Inc

8610 Midlothian Tpke

LDM Associates LLC


Life Time Garage Door Repair

3900 Westerre Pkwy

Lowe's Home Improvement

2601 Weir Pl

Mechanicsville Garage Door

1860 Graves Road



Miller Tyme Roofing and Construction, LLC.

5509 Pony Farm Drive

Montrose Contracting LLC

14313 Princess Mary Rd

Moore's Quality Home Improvement

5004 Vayo Ave

Neighborhood Handyman

2813 Hilliard Road

New Design Electrical & Construction

3210-C West Marshall St

Paramount Builders Inc

12940 Plaza Dr

Plus Garage Door Ashland

9525 Kings Charter Dr # A

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12540 Jefferson Davis Hwy

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4028 Cox Rd
Glen Allen

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7291 Battle Hill Dr # E

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13615 Genito Rd # 1A

Plus Garage Door Repair

413 Stuart Cir

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4320 S Laburnum Ave # G

Powhatan Overhead Doors Inc

11241 Carriage House Ln

Precision Door Service of Richmond

711 Hospital St

Professional Door Service

2916 Tinstree Dr
South Chesterfield

Professional Home Services

2403 Capehart Rd

Progress renovations and construction

2120 Staples Mill Rd Ste 209

R B Contractor, Inc

55244 South Ave

R.C. Childress Painting & Repair, LLC

PO Box 218
Amelia Court House

RBS Services

425 E. Ellerslie Ave
Colonial Heights


2910 Libby Terrace

ROUTE 6 Renovations

1009 Orchard Rd

S.W. Sweat Construction

800 East Broadway

Spotlight Builders

9200 Belcherwood Rd

Sterling Unlimited

6116 Staples Mill Road

Tonys Heating & Air Appliance Repair & Handyman

7289 Hidden Lakes Estates Dr

Trogdon Enterprises

PO Box 74292
North Chesterfield

Windle Co. Inc

4151 Mountain RD
Glen Allen

Window World Of Richmond

9111 Midlothian Tpke

Witte Home Solutions

PO Box 1305
Glen Allen

Your Handyman Can!

1910 Pump Rd

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