Every product with mechanical or moving parts, even a good quality product, sooner or later shows wear and tear. This includes garage doors. Garage doors typically last 10 to 30 years, depending on how often you open and close your garage. You can extend the life of your door with regular maintenance and occasional repairs.
To give you some insight, here is a guide that will give you an overview of the cost of repairing garage doors. This will make it easier for you to reserve a portion of your budget for repairs.
What factors should be considered when repairing a garage door system?
The cost of repair depends on which part of the garage door system you need to repair - whether it is a spring, cable, track, door itself or any other part. The cost of repairs also depends on the type of door/equipment you have. Below is a breakdown of the different types of garage door repairs you can pay.
Technically, the opener should last 7 to 10 years. The problem with garage door openers can be a simple fix or a more complicated fix. When your garage door can't be opened or closed, the first thing you should try is to replace the battery in the garage door opener. If this doesn't work, call in a professional. The problem may be in the wiring or the garage door opener itself. In the latter case, you may need repair or replacement. Depending on the type of opener and the severity of the issue, this fix will run between $50 and $700.
Springs last only 5 - 10 years, so you will need to replace them sooner or later, depending on how often you turn the garage on and off, and the weight of the door. Depending on the type of labor involved and the type of spring required, the cost of repairing the spring may range from $150 to $350.
- Torsion springs: These springs can only be ordered from the Internet or repair companies, and the cost of each spring ranges from $60 to $100.
- Extension springs: These springs are the more affordable option and can be purchased at hardware stores for $28 to $68 each.
3. Wheel Tracks
Impact and normal wear can cause damage to the track, such as a door that cannot be opened or closed, and the wheel moves unevenly along the track. Repairing the wheel rails of a garage door usually costs $125-$190.
Sometimes the door is not damaged, all hardware is working properly, but the door may be out of track. In this case, you can call your garage repair professional to get your garage back on track. This service is usually around $169 to $289, depending on the type of door.
4. Pulley system
If your garage pulley is no longer functioning, the fix will usually cost $80-$165.
The cable helps to lift the garage door without your garage door system is incomplete. It is very dangerous to handle the cable privately, so please call a professional to repair it. Garage door cables cost about $15 each, combined with service/installation costs, and the total amount that should be spent replacing cables should be between $90 and $115.
6. Safety Sensors
If you need to replace the garage door safety sensor, they cost about $85. If you want to install it by a professional, the total cost is about $170.
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