The Top 5 Garage Door Repairs

Many Garage Door Repairs

Garage doors are an essential part of every home. They’re the most used entryway into the home for most homeowners. They’re often used multiple times a day. With all of this use, a lot of wear-and-tear occurs over time. Eventually, no matter how well-made your garage door is, it will need repairs to keep it running.

Here at Ellis & Parrish Overhead Doors, we’ve seen a lot of garage door repairs. There are several repairs that we see more often than any others. Keep reading to learn more about the most common garage door repairs.

Springs Sprung?

Garage Door Spring Replacement

A broken garage door spring is the most common type of repair that we see. Most homeowners have torsion springs in their garage doors—they’re the safest and most reliable springs out there. But even torsion springs will eventually need repairs.

Typically, garage door springs are designed to last around 10,000-15,000 cycles. This translates roughly to 8-10 years. Each cycle is one full opening and closing. So, the more often you use your garage door, the faster you’ll need garage door spring repairs.

When your springs reach the end of their life cycle, they’ll snap. When this happens, it’s important not to use your garage door. This can cause a lot of damage to your other garage door parts. in addition, it can be very dangerous. When the springs are broken, the garage door can slam down unexpectedly, injuring anyone in the way.

Here are a few signs that you may have broken garage door springs:

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  • You notice 3-4″ gaps in the coils.
  • Your garage door opens at an angle.
  • Your garage door starts to open/close and then stops/reverses.
  • You hear a loud snap.
  • When the door is open, you can hear a grinding sound.
  • Your garage door slams down.
  • Your garage door won’t open.

When you have broken garage door springs, let an experienced technician replace your springs for you. They’ll usually replace both to make sure your garage stays balanced. In addition, since they have similar lifespans, it’ll save another repair visit.

When Openers Don’t Open

Garage Door Opener Repair

Another frequent repair that we experience is garage door opener repair. Often, when a garage door won’t open, the opener is to blame. Sometimes, the repair is something you can handle at home. Try to reset the opener or replace the batteries in the remote. You can also check to make sure nothing is blocking the sensors at the bottom of the garage door. Try clearing off any dust or dirt. If none of these work, then call in an expert.

If your garage door opener isn’t working, try to manually open your garage door. If you’re able to, then the problem is with the opener. If you can’t, then it lies somewhere else. In an emergency, if your opener isn’t working, you’ll be able to open your garage door and get in or out as needed.

Garage door openers usually last around 10 years. They’ll perform much better, however, with regular maintenance and care. Garage door openers are not difficult to repair, but they can prove costly if a replacement is needed. Your opener is an important part of your garage door, so it needs proper care and attention. Contact your local repair company for opener repair and installation services.

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Cables Won’t Work?

Garage Door Cable Repair

Cables are very important for the functionality of your garage door. When a cable doesn’t work properly, your garage door won’t be able to open or function properly. The cable helps support the weight of the garage door, so when it’s broken, the garage door could become dangerous. Don’t try to operate your door with a broken cable; let an experienced technician take care of the problem.

Garage door cables have a shorter lifespan than some of the other parts—only about 7-10 years. These cables are very important for the structure of your garage door as they act as a counterbalance system for your garage door.

A good repair company will keep its trucks stocked with high-cycle replacement parts. A cable repair should be completed quickly, often on the same day.

Dents Got You Down?

Garage Door Panel Replacement

A damaged panel can put a quick stop to using your garage door. Luckily, when you have a damaged panel, it doesn’t always mean you need a whole new garage door. We have the skills and materials to replace only the damaged portions of your door, saving you time and money.

For nearly every type of garage door, we’ll be able to remove the panel from its hinges and replace it with a new one that perfectly matches your garage door. You’ll soon be able to use your garage door again.

Day Gone Off-Track

Off-Track Garage Door

A garage door can come off-track for a variety of reasons. This is often the result of another repair issue that caused the door to mess up. When this happens, don’t try to use your garage door. It can cause a lot more damage to the different parts.

An experienced technician will be able to set your garage door back on track and keep it running smoothly. They’ll perform a door balance test to make sure that everything is exactly as it should be.

It’s easy for a professional to get your door back on track. Contact one right away to keep any further damages from occurring.

Contact Us for Garage Door Repair

If you experience any issues with your garage door, contact Ellis & Parish Overhead Doors right away. We can perform any type of garage door repair that you need. Call us at (903) 718-1588 for garage door repairs near Whitewright TX. We’ll soon have your garage in perfect working order again.

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  • Did an amazing job!!! Came out inspected my needs to make sure we got the right opener. Ordered it and came back and installed it perfectly. Having the new opener on my metal barn roll up door has made life easier and more convenient. Would definitely recommend and will use them again in the future.

    thumb Gerrod Robbins
    May 13, 2022

    Grateful for Sam and his team for a quick turnaround time and great quality product! Definitely would recommend him for any of your garage door needs. Friendly, trustworthy, and a fair price.

    thumb Austin DeBerry
    August 13, 2022

    We needed a new custom garage door ordered and installed. Sam came out very quickly and got everything that was needed. The door was installed and looks awesome. Our customer was very excited. Thanks, Chad

    thumb Chad Hill
    August 16, 2022
  • I had a full garage door replacement completed at a rental property of mine. I obtained many different quotes from all over the metroplex. Ellis price was completive with most of the quotes I received but what made him stand out was ability to get the job done quickly. I called him on a Saturday and he answered and stated he could have it done Monday morning. He texted me at 8am that he began the job and by 10:30 am he was finished and even hauled the old door away. I highly recommend him and his company.

    thumb Jeremy Godwin
    July 13, 2022

    Sam was great. He made sure the product was just the one I wanted and was VERY patient in the process. Love the new door!

    thumb Nancy Vincent
    August 13, 2022

    Sam and team provided great customer service. They assisted in getting us the best option for our need and we are extremely appreciate.

    thumb Stacey Patterson
    August 13, 2022
  • Very professional and friendly. They were able to fit me in same day within a few hours of my call. Would highly recommend!

    thumb Sara McMullan
    May 13, 2022

    We called a few different places to get estimates and not only did Sam answer right a way he was able to get me the best price. He worked diligently and communicated well. He will be my guy for any future project.

    thumb Drew Thorpe
    February 13, 2022

    Great company to work with! Brandon and Sam are very professional and made the installation of our door look easy! Great doors! and I highly recommend this company! Thanks Dave

    thumb Dave Kleespies
    November 13, 2021
  • Just love the new garage door. Highly recommend this company. They were fast, very courteous and extremely professional . Great job !! If I ever need another garage door, or repairs, this is who I will use and highly recommend!!

    thumb Gail Taylor
    October 13, 2021

    This company gave me a fair price and showed up on time and installed my new opener quickly and efficiently. The installers were professional and cleaned up after themselves. I highly recommend!

    thumb J Moore
    October 13, 2021

    I had a overhead door that took to people every morning to open. These guys came and repaired and now it operates like new!!! its was refreshing to see this crew come and fix in a professional manner. Both guys were very happy and had smile on there faces and did a great Job! John @ Tiger Ridge

    thumb John Williams
    September 13, 2021
  • I am absolutely in love with my garage doors. The added hardware gives it more curb appeal and character. I cannot say enough about Sam, Preston and the crew. TOP notch service.

    thumb Shari Bassermann
    September 13, 2021

    They've helped me with repairs and a new door install both of which they were courteous and prompt with their arrivals and servcie!

    thumb Amy Gibbs
    January 13, 2022

    I had Sam and Preston installing an overhead door on my new shop (which is awesome) and asked them to look at 2 other overhead doors I was having problems with and they took care of it on the spot. Sry professional and take pride in their work. Will use them for all my door needs in the future.

    thumb Kevin Heady
    September 13, 2020

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