We are experts in garage door repairs. A garage door can break as a result of years of wear on the door mechanisms or the sudden break of your door or door opener hardware. Whatever the cause, a malfunctioning garage door can seriously affect your schedule and your garage security. What are typical problems that you can experience with garage doors?
We do repairs on most types of garage doors, such as:
Sectional garage doors
Roll-up or roller garage doors
Aluminium / steel garage doors
Note: There are also tip-up doors, however, these are no longer manufactured and it is difficult and expensive to get parts. Therefore we do not do repairs on tip-up doors. The most cost-effective route is to replace rather than repair and install new garage doors. We can, however, automate your tip-up door if required.
Garage Door Repairs
We do most types of garage door repairs. These include: replacing broken springs, rollers, cables, hinges and sensors, spring tensioning etc. We can also adjust garage door tracks and springs to make sure your door operates smoothly. Alternatively, if garage door repairs are not possible, we can install a new garage door. A garage door has many parts that are used to help it function optimally. If any of these parts is too worn or has broken, we will need to replace it. The main garage door parts (garage door hardware) include:
Did one of your garage door springs break? Do you have very old garage door springs? Garage door springs can break for a number of reasons. It could be that the spring was not adjusted or maintained properly, extreme temperature changes or simply wear and tear over time. Do you have old and rusted garage door springs and a dented and rusted torsion pipe? We recommend replacement because they can very easily break. A tension or torsion spring is under a great deal of pressure. It makes a very loud noise when it breaks and could injure people or damage cars nearby. When a garage door spring has broken, the door will not move at all. Usually a garage door spring breaks when you have already closed the door, however, sometimes it may snap when the door is up or in motion. Should this occur, the door will come down very quickly. For safety reasons it is best not to operate the door when it is in this condition. Arrange for your garage door repairs as soon as possible to avoid injuries.
Snapped Garage Door Cable
A garage door cable can also break. Usually it is only one of the cables that breaks at a time and as the garage door is opening. Cables usually break after years of use and normal wear and tear. When a garage door cable breaks, both cables will need to be replaced in order to ensure that the tension is balanced and prevent the other cable from also breaking. When there is a problem on the one side of the garage door mechanics, we usually need to attend to both sides. This is because the garage door must be properly balanced in order to work most efficiently. Having an unbalanced garage door can cause damage which will need to be repaired down the line. Therefore, even if just one spring or cable breaks, we need to replace both springs or cables respectively. According to the type of door system, the cables wind around cable drums or pulley wheels. These too can become worn and need replacing.
Garage Doors that have Gone Off-track?
This is often the case where someone has driven into the door, there has been an obstruction during door closing, or the cable has snapped. A garage door that is off-track is not only unsightly, but also unstable and dangerous. Do not attempt to move the garage door either manually or using the garage door motor as you may get hurt. To prevent problems with your garage door occurring because of obstructions such as a bicycle, rubbish bin etc. it is advisable to install IR beams to detect if anything is in the way. Garage door repairs may not be possible, especially when the door has been driven into and is damaged. In such cases we will need to install a new garage door. Garage door repairs need to be carried out by a professional who will ensure that everything is in proper working order so that your door is operational for as long as possible.
Sectional garage doors are made up of several panels that are held together with hinges. Sometimes the hinges break or become rusted and it is a relatively easy task to replace one or two of these, however, sometimes it is a panel that breaks or becomes damaged. This can be due to moisture, wear and tear or if, for example, a car drives into it. Unless you know the manufacturer of the door (which is rare) it is better to replace all of the panels. This is because, unless one knows where to find panels that fit the garage door design, to replace one panel will be an expensive exercise. Replacing all of the panels is more cost effective as the door will work better and last longer. Also, sometimes it is difficult to get matching panels, so it will look odd with one of the panels different from the other panels. See more about replacing garage door panels. A garage door that is not working properly will put strain on all other parts of the door and can lead to future problems with some of the other parts. In addition, a garage door that is not working properly will also put strain on the garage door motor which can then also develop problems or need to be replaced. Therefore, it is important to keep your garage door functioning optimally and well maintained. You must do garage door repairs as soon as possible. The more a garage door is damaged, the more likely it will be that the only solution is to replace the door and install a new one. Read more about garage door maintenance and how to check if your garage door needs a service. How much will my garage door repair cost? Repairs start from as little as R475. A full service including spring tension is only R550. Replacement of single garage door springs is priced from R1350 with double door springs at R2400. Contact Us a call so that we can do an assessment of you garage door repairs and give you a quote.
Professional service + your safety and convenience is most important to us!
We understand how important it is for you to have your garage door working perfectly. Not only is it the convenience of giving you easy and effortless access to your property, but more importantly it is very important for your safety and security. If your door does not open and close properly it can also damage the motor which will then be an added expense. Garage door repairs are very important.
Tired of waiting for most companies to get back to you? Mr Garage pays a great deal of attention to you, our most valued client. We carefully manage each client and their needs, and make sure we communicate and follow up regularly. Not having working garage doors means you don’t have the joy of fast, safe and easy access to your property. Mr Garage knows how valuable your time is, and how important it is to get your garage doors functioning properly. We make your garage door repairs our priority. We offer garage door repairs over the whole of Randburg and Sandton (including Fourways), areas in Midrand such as Kyalami and Waterfall Estate; and parts of Roodepoort. Look at our service area list for more information on the areas we cover for garage door repairs or give us a call on 082 367 7818.