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How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Garage Door? What You Need to Know.

When your garage door stops working properly, it can be irritating — especially when your car is stuck inside and you need to get to work. You may be looking for a quick way to repair your garage door, but you also want it done as affordably and efficiently as possible. If so, then you’ve come to the right place. This article will explain how much it will cost to repair your garage door, whether through DIY installation or hiring professional help.

Repairing v.s. Replacing Garage Door Cost

If you have a garage door that is in good condition and just needs a few repairs, you can expect to pay $200-$500. If the structural integrity of your garage door has been compromised, however, it’s best to replace it with a new one. This will cost around $500-$3,000 depending on how many panels need replacing and whether you want something custom-made or not.

If you plan on staying in your home for more than ten years, replacing your garage door can be a great investment as it helps protect against future damage and reduces energy costs by keeping out excess heat during the summer months.

Broken Garage Door Spring Repair Cost

Garage door springs are one of the most common repairs: After thousands of times raising and lowering your door, the metal springs simply give out and snap.
Springs range in cost from $50 to $100. Factor in the labor costs to replace the spring and check the balance of the garage door and you’re looking at a $200 to $300 fix per broken spring.

Many homeowners opt to pay for springs replacement rather than get a new garage door, but if you’ve inherited a garage door that doesn’t suit your tastes, this may be the perfect excuse to upgrade.

Bent Garage Door Track Repair Cost

Your garage door track is made of malleable metal, which may bend if it’s hit. If something smashed into the garage door and bent the track, you won’t be able to raise or lower the door properly until the misalignment is corrected. For a quick fix, you might try using a rubber mallet to push the metal back into place. To get the job done the right way, hire a pro. This job should be under $200 unless the track is seriously bent out of shape.

Broken Cable Repair Cost

Over time, the garage door cable can fray or even snap. This is a critical safety repair because once the cable begins to fray, the door could slam shut, damaging your car or causing serious injury if you’re in its path when it closes. If you notice the cable fraying, call a technician ASAP.

This repair costs at least $200 due to the time it takes to remove the broken cable and replace it with a new one. Cables are less likely to wear out than springs, so odds are you won’t need to replace this frequently over the lifetime of your garage door.

Garage Door Opener Won’t Work 

When the garage door opener won’t work, there are two likely causes: expired batteries or a safety sensor issue. If changing the batteries doesn’t help, look at the safety sensors, which are on the bottom of the garage door. If there’s an obstruction, or if the sensors have fallen out of alignment over time, a garage door repair company should be able to fix things for you. This is usually an inexpensive fix, although if the service technicians can’t realign the sensors, it will cost you more to get your garage door working properly again.

At the Overhead Door Company of Wilmington, we offer garage door repair, regular maintenance, and garage door replacement services. If your garage door isn’t operating as it should, contact us today.

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