Your garage door has many working parts, from cables and springs to tracks, rollers and more. If any of these parts malfunction, your door may become inoperable.
Garage doors are incredibly important in both residential and commercial settings, and that’s why at South West Garage Door Service our highly skilled and trained service technicians are ready to serve.
We can handle any garage door repair you might encounter, whether it’s on a basic residential door or a heavy-duty commercial door with many thousands of cycles.
Is your garage door opener not working? Our garage door specialists are familiar with repairs on all makes and models of garage door openers.
The most common garage door opener problems are resolved by the realignment of the photo eyes. Check to make sure nothing is blocking the beam.
The next most common repair is the replacement of warn gears and sprockets found within the garage door opener itself.
Other repairs may include replacing the garage door opener’s motor, circuit boards, limit switches, trolleys, drive trains, drive belts and more. Some openers simply need adjustments made to the existing components and require no additional parts.
It’s important to always test safety reversing mechanisms to ensure openers are safety compliant. Failure to do so may put the garage door users and those nearby in danger.
Whether you’re having issues with your commercial or residential garage door opener, our experienced staff can quickly get your garage door opener operating efficiently once again.
We service a wide range of garage door opener brands, including Overhead Door, Genie, Wayne Dalton, Lift Master, Chamberlain, and many more.
Our knowledgeable experts will thoroughly examine the problem, eliminate the cause, and have your garage door opener working once again quickly and efficiently.
Problem: Garage door opener does not operate with either the remote or the wall switch.
Check: The power source has probably been disrupted. Make sure the motor unit is plugged in. Check the circuit breaker, fuse or GFCI.
Problem: Garage door won’t close all the way.
Check: Is something in the way and blocking it? If not, see if the door is binding when raised and lowered manually. The close limit switch need adjusting.
Problem: Garage door reverses immediately after hitting floor.
Check: The close limit switch probably needs adjusting.
Problem: Garage door reverses before hitting floor.
Check: The close force probably needs adjusting. Problem: Garage door does not open completely. Check: The limit switch may need to be moved toward motor unit.
Problem: The garage door opens, but the motor won’t stop running.
Check: The limit switch probably needs to be moved away from the motor unit.
Problem: The garage door won’t open or close with remote control.
Check: There are several possible solutions:
(1) Move closer to the door (you might be out of range);
(2) Make sure that the antenna on the motor unit is hanging down;
(3) If the door functions fine with the wall switch, replace the battery in the remote;
(4) Reprogram the remote.
When the repair of your existing operator is not adequate, whisper quiet replacement openers are available.
South West Garage Door Service’s repair technicians receive ongoing training and specialize in repairing garage door openers. Whether the remote is no longer working or the door won’t open, our local pros can help with any garage door opener repair.
We can handle the needed repairs for your all your garage door needs even if you need a garage door replacement. Schedule your garage door opener repair appointment online or call us today. We cover all top brands like Chamberlain or Craftsman and others, no matter where you purchased them.
Need to replace or repair your garage door opener remotes? Is your garage door opener not working? Always check the battery in the remote first.
When your garage door isn’t working properly, it can be a really frustrating experience. If you’re a homeowner, perhaps your vehicle is trapped within the garage, behind a door that refuses to open. And if you are a business owner, a malfunctioning door can be a lot more than an inconvenience, it can mean a loss in sales and productivity.
Garage doors can malfunction for number of reasons, including a broken garage door control. Controls include push buttons, key switches, remotes, key-less entries, induction loop systems, treadles and more.
If you have a broken garage door remote, one of several things can be the cause. Have you checked the batteries? This can be a quick fix!
For more complex problems, contact your local garage door professional to help with troubleshooting of your remote system. Get your door operating again with a quick phone call or schedule service online.
Our team of dedicated and professional garage door specialists will come to your home or business to examine your garage door and remote to determine the issue. Is your garage door itself having problems? Or do you have a broken garage door remote? Either way, we’ll get to the bottom of the issue and fast.
Our technicians are familiar with all makes and models and have a strong working knowledge of what solutions are most effective in most any situation. Serviced brands include Overhead Door, Genie, Wayne Dalton, Lift Master, Chamberlain, and many more.
Our knowledgeable garage door specialists will thoroughly examine the problem, assess the cause, and recommend a course of action to fix it.
If you’re like most people, you probably have paid very little attention to your garage door springs. While understandable, this oversight is also a bit unfair. There’s really no single part on your garage door and garage door opener that is more important to the raising and lowering of the door. That’s one reason for paying some respect to the springs. Here’s another: Garage door springs are dangerous! Very dangerous.
Broken garage door springs can leave your door inoperable. If you are having trouble with your garage door, it may be due to some problem with the springs. Garage door springs do break, and they can be replaced.
There are suppliers out there who sell replacement springs to DIYers, and there are DIYers who have safely and successfully replaced their own springs. I won’t try to convince you not to take that approach if you need new springs, but I will strongly suggest that you carefully weigh the risks versus the rewards in this project before deciding to do so. And I’d also suggest that you make sure your health insurance premium is paid up.
This article is NOT a how-to on garage door spring replacement. It is only intended to acquaint you with garage door springs.
DANGER: Replacing your garage door spring can be very dangerous without the proper training and equipment.
DANGER: Continuing to operate your door with a broken spring is very dangerous and can cause additional damage to the garage door and electric opener systems.
DANGER: Garage door springs should never be adjusted or repaired by individuals who are not properly trained to perform this task and may not have the proper tools. South West Garage Door Service is your local garage door spring replacement expert.
We replace broken torsion springs and extension springs on residential, commercial and industrial sectional, rolling steel, and one-piece curtain doors among many others. Contact us to speak to your local garage door spring replacement expert.
A spring replacement is one of the most common repairs required on a garage door. These springs come in varying sizes and act as a balance, lifting most of the garage door weight. This allows the door to easily open and close manually or with the assistance of an opener. Garage door springs have a limited lifespan.
This lifespan is measured in cycles, with the door going up and coming back down counting as one cycle. While there are various lifespan options, most common garage door springs come with a 10,000 cycle life expectancy.
Your spring replacement frequency will be determined by your garage door usage. Below you can see the life expectancy of a 10,000 cycle spring determined by daily use:
2 times daily = about 14 years
4 times daily = about 7 years
6 times daily = about 5 years
8 times daily = about 3 years
Once the springs reach their life-cycle, one of both may break, effectively releasing all the tension and no longer assisting to balance the door.
The spring has the most tension when the garage door is in the down position, and as a result this is the most likely position for the spring to break. That’s not to say the spring could not fail while the door is in a raised position, which would result in door crashing down. This is why it is important to never walk under a garage door in motion.
South West Garage Door Service’s team of knowledgeable and friendly technicians have the industry’s best experience replacing broken springs on garage doors.
Replacing a garage door spring can be very dangerous, and we highly encourage you to contact a local garage door repair expert (like us) to handle this repair today!
If you have a high-cycle application, our garage service team may be able to provide extended use high-cycle springs.
There are two different types of springs used on garage doors; torsion springs are attached just above the closed garage door, while extension springs are located above the upper tracks on both sides.
Garage door springs are tightly wound, meaning they are under a lot of tension. When they break, or when some unsuspecting DIYer tries to fiddle with them, they can cause a whole lot of pain.
Wise DIYers know that this is one household chore that is best left to the pros. If your garage door is old, or if it is showing signs of age, let an experienced contractor inspect your garage door springs.
But if the springs are just squeaking and otherwise making a lot of noise, there are some things you might want to do before calling in the troops.
A little squeak does not necessarily mean a big problem, any more than an aching head means a brain tumor. Apply some garage door lubricant to the springs and see if it makes any difference. If it doesn’t, you may have a more serious problem brewing.
The garage door cable is a seemingly small but essential safety mechanism in a garage door.
A broken garage door cable can cause your door to function incorrectly. Cables are one of many important components that need to operate together for smooth garage door operation.
DANGER: Because they are under incredible amounts of tension, repairing a broken cable can be very dangerous without the necessary expertise and should be performed by your local Garage Door Repair professional.
Garage door springs are alternately stressed and fatigued, and these alternating forces weaken the springs over time. An un-cabled garage door spring that breaks will recoil with a violent force that, at best, will leave a nasty dent in a car, and at worst, can kill a person.
The garage door cable that runs through the spring prevents the spring from recoiling and allows a broken spring to drop harmlessly.
DANGER: Broken garage door cables create dangerous tension in the spring.
The danger that is prevented by the garage door cable is created by the tension in the spring. If the cable is broken, it is important to understand this danger.
The next time you are faced with a dangerous broken garage door cable, trust your repairs to the industry leader, South West Garage Door Service. Call and have the Pro’s take care of it. It’s not worth the potential injury to try and fix on your own just to save a few dollars.
Looking for a panel replacement for your garage door?
Contact us today and have a trained professional assess the panel damage and offer you the best solution going forward.
Damaged garage door panels often are more than a cosmetic issue but can also indicate greater structural problems are occurring.
Over time, garage door panels take on normal wear and can begin to warp, crack, bend, or break. Damaged panels can lead to bigger problems with your garage door.
If you continue to use a door with faulty panel sections, the door can become misaligned and that may cause damage to all sections and possible lead to the purchase of a new door.
The next time you notice that a section of your garage door is broken, trust your repair to the industry leader, South West Garage Door Service. Our highly trained technicians will visit your home or business to evaluate the problem and recommend the best course of action.
If replacement panels are required, we’ll work with you to find the best match to your current door. It’s important to get a trained professional to look at your door to assess the damage and offer you the best solution going forward.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team of garage door specialists have experience working with all types of garage doors and a wide variety of the industry’s most popular brands.
So whether you own a roll-up or a manual door, an Overhead Door or a Genie product, we can assess and solve your garage door issues quickly, easily, and effectively.
Rollers can become bent or broken, resulting in the malfunctioning of your garage door.
Replacing worn rollers and worn or bent hinges will provide smoother and perhaps quieter operation.
When it comes to a bent, broken, or malfunctioning rollers and hinges, trust your repairs to South West Garage Door Service.
DANGER: Replacing garage door rollers and hinges can be very dangerous and should be performed by a trained professional. Frequently, you will find different types of hinges and rollers at the top, middle, and bottom parts of your door.
Are you looking for garage door roller replacements or are you interested in updating bent hinges?
Call South West Garage Door Service today to schedule service with our local, friendly and experienced garage door technicians. We provide the proper replacement rollers with minimum fuss and maximum customer satisfaction – just the way you like it.
Does your garage door have a bent track?
Your garage door’s tracks play an essential role in helping it open and close smoothly. If one of these tracks becomes bent or out of alignment, the problem needs to be addressed before any further damage is caused to the door.
Our highly trained and skilled technicians will assess the damage and replace the necessary track. Once the tracks are back in their original condition, our technicians will ensure that both sides match perfectly to allow for easy and efficient garage door operation.
Our technicians are the best in the business, with years of experience working on all makes and models, including Overhead Door, Genie, Wayne Dalton, Lift Master, Chamberlain, Clopay, Raynor, and many others.
Looking to replace the weather stripping around your garage door?
The weather seal keeps the cold weather, rain, and snow out, in addition to preventing many insects and other pests from making your garage their home.
Although most garage doors are built tough to withstand continuous use and years of inclement weather, certain parts are more susceptible to wear and damage than others. Weather stripping is one of those parts. These vinyl rubber seals do a lot for your garage. Their primary function is to keep the cold weather, rain, and snow out, but they also do a nice job of preventing many insects and other pests from making your garage their home.
The weather stripping on your garage are tough, but after being exposed to multiple seasons of blazing heat and freezing temperatures (depending on your location), in addition to the pressure that’s applied each time the garage door closes, they can start to show signs of wear.
When you notice a damaged piece of weather strip, it’s important to get it replaced. If you’ve noticed that your garage is feeling especially cold in the winter, or that it’s starting to take on precipitation when it rains and snows, there’s a good chance a part of your weather stripping needs to be replaced.
If this is the case, call our team of professional garage technicians, and we’ll send someone to your home or business to do a thorough inspection. We’ll find the damaged pieces of weather stripping and replace them with fresh new products.
The next time you notice weather stripping in your garage that needs to be replaced, trust the industry’s best, call South West Garage Door Service and have your garage sealed tight once again.
We’ll take care of the problem quickly, efficiently, and with pride.