Most Common Garage Door Repairs

Alpha Overhead Doors has been in business for over 20 years. Over these two decades, we have seen and done it all when it comes to residential and commercial garage doors. One big thing we’ve learned is that you cannot predict when components of your garage door will break apart, but you can recognize early warning signs.

We at Alpha Overhead Doors have broken down the most common garage door repairs for residential and commercial doors by spring replacement, garage door opener repair, garage door panel replacement, and garage door cable replacement.

Garage Door Spring Replacement

Your garage door springs help open and lower your garage doors. These springs are important because they help support the weight of your garage door as it opens and closes. The coils of the spring twist tightly together to close the door and slowly untwist to open it. Since garage door springs are subjected to a great deal of tension and stress, they’re bound to deteriorate over time.

To ensure that your garage door springs don’t pose a danger to you or anyone else, they need to be lubricated, tightened, and tested on a regular basis. Garage doors can slam shut if the springs snap or unwind unexpectedly. If you notice that your garage door isn’t working as it should, we recommend that you schedule a garage door spring replacement as soon as possible.



Repairing a Garage Door Opener

A garage door opener is essentially the motor for your garage door system. For your garage door to operate at the touch of a button, your garage door opener has to be functioning properly. Garage door openers typically last about 15 years. Alpha Overhead Doors recommends having your garage door opener inspected on a regular basis to help maximize their lifespan. A broken garage door opener can be extremely inconvenient, which is why it is critical to recognize the early signs of aging or breaks in your opener. 

Some of the most common indicators of needing garage door repair are:

  • Your garage door is not opening.
  • Your garage door is shaking or vibrating.
  • Your garage door opener is making grinding or squeaking noises.
  • When you try to open your garage door, it reverses automatically.
  • Your keypad, remote, or mobile app is not functioning properly.
  • Your garage door is not closing properly.
  • Your garage door does not completely close.
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Replacement of Garage Door Panels

Large dents in garage doors are common due to accidents caused by vehicles or outside elements. This damage makes the overhead door difficult to open or close completely, causing your door to be uneven. If a section of your overhead door is broken or severely dented, it can easily be replaced. 

Garage door panel replacements can save you money and time over a full garage door replacement. Alpha Overhead Doors specializes in garage door panel replacement for all of our Billings MT clients. For more information, feel free to contact one of our representatives today.

Garage Door Cable Replacement

The cables and springs of your garage door operate together to raise and lower the door. When your garage door is moving, it helps keep your garage door balanced. While not as frequently as springs, your garage door cables also break down over time. If you notice your cables are loose or unwound on the sides of your door, it’s time for replacement garage door cables. We recommend having your garage door cables replaced every 8 to 15 years. If you opt for garage door maintenance, one of our highly-qualified repairmen can let you know when it may be time for garage door cable replacement.

Contact Alpha Overhead Doors

Alpha Overhead Door is a family-owned and -operated, local garage door company with over 20 years of experience. We offer residential and commercial garage door repairs and installations. If you’re in need of garage door repair, call Alpha Overhead Doors to handle the job!

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