Garage Door Repair Frequently Asked Questions

Are you in need of garage door services? Value Garage Door Service is here to help address any questions or concerns you may have about the process. Whether you are looking to replace your old garage door or need repair services for your current one, we have got you covered. Take a look at our list of frequently asked questions about garage door repairs and maintenance to gain a better understanding of how we can assist you in achieving a secure and reliable garage door. Trust Value Garage Door Service to provide you with the expertise and exceptional customer service you deserve.


What are common garage door problems that require repair?

Most common repair needed by far is broken garage door spring replacement. Springs are typically rated for about 10,000 cycles. Each cycle is one opening and closing. If a spring breaks the door usually cannot be opened.

If a spring breaks we send out a qualified service technician to measure springs and provide options for the repair. We always provide multiple options that are backed by a minimum 2-year workmanship guarantee. Our technicians assess your specific situation and help you find the right garage door repair option for you and your family. 

Another common repair need is a damaged panel, most commonly caused by a car backing into or bumping into the door. 

If a client has a damaged panel we send a qualified service technician to measure the door panel, and determine the make and model of the door. From there we can help provide repair or replacement options depending on what makes sense for you and your situation. Typically we will need to order your replacement panel and as soon as it is available we will schedule you to replace that panel. 

Another issue we see sometimes is the door coming of the track. In this situation we send out a technician to repair the door and get the door back on track. From there we provide repair options to solve for the root cause of that issue. 

How do I know if I need to repair or replace my garage door?

It can depend on your individual situation, but as a general rule if two or more panels are damaged you’re typically better off replacing the whole door. The best way to determine if garage door repair or replacement is right for you is with the advice of a qualified technician during a service call. Your technician can assess your door and situation and help you determine what is the safest choice for you and your home. 

Can I repair my garage door myself?

Like with many home improvement projects it is possible to perform a DIY repair. However this can be very dangerous if you are not qualified or familiar with large mechanical repairs. The garage door is the largest moving part of almost every home and door itself is often quite heavy. The torsion springs that allow your garage door to open and close also generate a lot of force and if mishandled can cause injury to you or damage to your home. 

For these reasons we always recommend you utilize a qualified technician for your garage door repair that way you can protect your home and more importantly protect yourself. 

How often should I have my garage door serviced?

It is recommended that you have your garage door serviced and lubricated by a qualified garage door technician twice a year. Service visits like this can help prolong the life of your door and help prevent dangerous or inconvenient issues from happening in your home. We find that it generally works best to have your garage door serviced and lubricated once in the spring and once in the fall. 

How much does garage door repair cost?

Every garage door and situation is a little different as a result it can be very difficult to provide exact pricing without an onsite and in person visit. There is a surprising variety of garage door types and not every garage door uses the same mechanical system. Just to name a few there are conventional torsion springs, Wayne-Dalton Torque Master systems, extension springs, and rear torsion springs. Each type requires slightly different materials to repair. 


The best way to get accurate and reliable pricing on your garage door is to have a qualified technician out to your home to provide an assessment with repair options that fit your needs and make sense for you and your family. 

A reputable garage door repair company should be able to provide you with at least two options for your repair or replacement.

How long does garage door repair take?

Each garage door repair situation is a little different and depending on the level or type of service you need the amount of time your repair will take will differ. Once you and your technician determine the best repair option for you they can give you a more precise idea of how long your repair will take. Generally we provide a window of about 2 hours for most garage door repairs, however some situations might take longer depending on the nature of the repair. Our goal is to provide high quality garage door repair so you can get the right fix the first time we are at your home.