Garage Door Repair Services In Cedar Rapids
At CR Garage Door Repair, we provide garage door services with honest estimates, safety orientation, and time in mind. We offer expertise and dedication to our work and our clients. We take our job seriously, and our technicians are always ready to go the extra mile to provide you with the best garage door service in Cedar Rapids.
Broken Garage Door Spring Replacement
Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of pressing the button to open our garage door only to find out that the garage door stops opening after it’s about 12” off the garage floor. Why is it that this scenario always seems to happen when we’re late getting the kids off to school and we’ve got an important deadline at work? Maybe you remember hearing a loud “bang,” but didn’t know the cause. Know that CR Garage Door Repair is merely a phone call away and is ready to help get you on your way and fix your garage door.
Broken springs are one of the most common failures of garage door systems, and are probably one of the easiest for homeowners to spot. Take a look at the torsion springs mounted above the garage door, notice anything that looks unusual? There should be no gaps in the coil of the torsion spring. If you see a 2” gap in the spring and can spot a rod (torsion rod) in the middle of your torsion spring, you’re going to need to get your spring replaced before your garage door functions the way it is supposed to.
When a customer calls us and states that they are having problems with their garage door and mentions that a spring may be broken, the first thing they usually say is that “the cables are broken.” While this statement may be true, it is actually quite rare for the cables to break or need to be replaced when a garage door spring fails. Cables on a garage door will often fly every which direction, become disconnected, fall to the ground, or even get stuck between the garage door and the door jamb when a torsion spring breaks. If your garage door has two torsion springs (like most), the second spring will generally keep the cables tight and secured to the drums.
But, why take a chance? Give us a call at 319-774-3799 and let one of our skilled technicians inspect everything to make sure your garage door cables are not compromised. We’re not going to recommend replacing something unless we’d make the same decision when it comes to our own garage doors. We’re cognizant that most garage door repairs are unexpected. We like to keep your repair costs to what’s necessary to get everything operational again all while keeping in mind the safety of you and your family.
Garage Door Alignment
An out-of-balance garage door can close too quickly, creating a dangerous hazard for kids and pets and place unnecessary strain on the door’s parts. Many residential garage doors utilize two tracks and multiple rollers, with one on either side of the doorway, to raise and lower the garage door itself. Through repeated use, it’s not uncommon for these tracks to wind up out of alignment. The issue with a misaligned garage door track is that it can cause serious problems with the operation of your garage door.
Here are a few of the most common issues caused when a garage door track is out of alignment:
Garage door may bind, making it difficult to open and close
Door can rub against the stop molding
A large gap might appear between the door and the stop molding
Fixing garage door alignment issues can be an exercise in futility if you’re not quite sure of what you’re doing. Give CR Garage Door Repair and let us get everything dialed in without you getting all “worked up.”
Garage Door Maintenance
Garage door maintenance. Probably not too high on your list of fun things to do, now is it? Many homeowners share the same sentiment, but neglecting regular maintenance for your garage door can end up costing you much more in the long run. Think of garage door maintenance in the same light as an oil change for your car. We all know that changing the oil in your vehicle is one of the keys to keeping your car’s engine running smoothly and lubricating your garage door is no different.
Most door manufacturers have regular maintenance recommendations and many advise for some of these tasks to be completed on a monthly basis. Yes, you heard that, monthly… Now, if you can’t even think of the last time you performed any of the following items, let alone monthly, it’s probably a good idea to just pick up the phone right now and let you fingers press the following keys in order 319-774-3799.
Monthly tests and related garage door maintenance recommendations:
Some of these items seem quite easy and can be definitely be performed by the average homeowner, however, we know that life is hectic and that’s where we come in. Check back on our site later and we’ll give you some tips for performing some basic maintenance to keep your garage door happy.
Garage Door Opener Service
Maybe your garage door opener remote works, but the actual wall mounted switch does not, or the other way around. Sound familiar? Does it have you ripping your hair out? Ever had the door go up just fine, but only go down when you hold down the wall switch? How about this one, you have power to the outlet, but there’s no sound or lights when you press the wall switch or the remote? Everything works fine except the lights? Grinding noise like you’ve got a chicken bone stuck in your garbage disposal, but no garage door movement? These are just a few of the most common problems related to garage door openers themselves and we’ve fixed hundreds, if not thousands, of these issues over the years.
Now you can either troubleshoot the problem yourself, then find out what parts you may need to fix the problem, place the order, wait for them to arrive, then try and find the time to fix it yourself, or just give us a call and have everything operational the same day. You’ll spend a little extra money to have a professional do the job for you, but we stand behind our work and your time is worth money. Am I right? Here’s the number you need to know: 319-774-3799.
Garage Door Repair
Life happens. Baseballs find their way through garage door windows and cars can sometimes have a penchant for “hitting” garage doors. While both are frustrating, know that you can turn to the professionals at CR Garage Door Repair for all your garage door repair needs. No need to be embarrassed about the situation you find yourself in, we won’t pass judgment, we will get everything back to normal in a timely fashion. Plus, we stand behind our work. It is possible to get a quality garage door repair in Cedar Rapids without paying an arm and a leg and that’s just one of the benefits of working with a smaller company with less overhead-you’re not going to be the one bearing the cost.
Garage Opener Repair
Garage openers can be finicky at times. Over the years, safety features such as photo eyes and pressure sensors have definitely increased the safety of overhead doors, but they have also made garage door systems more difficult to diagnose and repair, especially when you’re not doing it day in and day out.
Some garage door repairs are actually quite simple and may leave you kicking yourself for not trying it yourself. The pain tends to set in when you see the exorbitant service charge passed on for cleaning the dust off a photo eye or adjusting a couple screws that had loosened over time. With Cedar Rapids Garage Door Repair, we treat our customers like friends and family and don’t stick it to you in a moment of weakness. That’s what sets us apart from other companies in the City of Five Seasons. Honest repairs at honest prices all the time. So, stop hesitating about getting your garage door repaired because you are concerned about the cost. Get an expert opinion by calling us at 319-774-3799 and you might be surprised to find that the repair cost you’ve been dreading is no where near as high as what you guessed.
There are a few different ways that you can tell your garage door rollers need to be replaced.
If you’re stuck trying to figure out the pros and cons to replacing your rollers with nylon, plastic, or steel and pondering the merits of no ball bearings, 7, 10, or 13 bearings and find yourself with paralysis by analysis, let us help determine what’s best for your garage door.