Garage Door Repair

Garage Door Services

Do you want to ensure that your garage door operates smoothly and reliably? Contact one of our well-trained garage door repair professionals today to receive the recommended service and maintenance procedures. Whether you want to fix your existing garage door or buy a new one, our garage door repair professionals are here for you.

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Garage Door Opener Repair

When it isn’t just a matter of replacing some old batteries, we’ll step in to diagnose the issue and advise on the best solution. We seek to understand and rule out any issues, leaving us with the most sensible option for repairing your opener.

Opener Repair

Garage Door Springs Repair

Depending on the type of springs you have, you might be able to handle this repair on your own. For many garage door spring repairs, it might be best to have the pros tag in. Spring repair can get sometimes get dangerous, and our technicians are trained in what could go wrong, and how to safely maneuver around these parts for a successful repair job.

Springs Repair

Garage Door Cable Repair

Cable degradation due to normal use over time is very common with older garage doors. We can look into whether cables need replacement, or if other issues exist, such as damaged pulley bearings or corrosion from the elements.

Garage Door Damaged Sectional Repair

Sometimes accidents happen or the wind blows a tree into your garage door. Luckily, most garage doors allow for sections of the door to be repaired or replaced, saving you money and headache.

Garage Door Tracks Repair

The type of repair needed here will vary case by case. Sometimes the tracks are dirty, and in other instances, the tracks will need to be manipulated to properly operate. We’re here to get the job done right the first time.

Garage Door Hinge Repair

 Repairing a broken hinge can be a small and simple job, or something much more complex. We’ll take a look at the current state of your garage door hinge, and assess if reconstruction is necessary or if the repair is a matter of replacing a few broken screws.

Garage Door Sensor Repair

These repairs are generally simple and quick, and we’ll get your garage door working again so you can resume life as normal.

Common Problems and Fixes

There are some common garage door service repairs that you can try yourself before calling a garage door company like Thompson Garage Doors. We’ll list a few of the most common problems and simple fixes that might do the trick.

Overhead Door Opening and Closing Slowly

Sometimes your garage door just needs routine tune-ups. When you find yourself painfully waiting for your garage door to open or close, it might simply be that the rollers are dried out and need lubrication, or that the tracks are dirty or warped, preventing the overhead door from operating as it should.

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Wall Switch Does Not Work

In the simplest cases, the opener switch won’t work because the lock switch has been enabled, and needs to be disabled before normal operation can resume. Another possibility is that the motor has been unplugged and just needs a hand in getting connected to the outlet again.

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Garage Door Remote Does Not Work

Ever-frustrating as you’re coming home from the grocery store, rest assured the solution could actually be quite simple. The most common reasons your remote doesn’t seem to be working are either the batteries are dead, the remote is out of range, the lock switch has been enabled, or the photo eye sensors are obstructed. The respective solutions? Try replacing the batteries, checking to make sure the lock switch isn’t on, and checking to ensure that there is nothing blocking the photo eyes and that the lenses are wiped clean.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common reasons for garage door repairs?

The most common reasons for garage door repairs will generally come under $500 to repair through a professional garage door company. These issues often have to do with parts, and include spring replacement, replacement tracks, locks, opener repair, sensors, and panels.

How much does it cost to replace a garage door?

This cost will actually be quite similar to installing a brand new door, with savings on the cost coming from being able to reuse existing parts. A one-car garage averages $500-$2500 to replace, while a two-car garage runs $750-$4700.

What are the benefits of replacing a garage door?

What’s better than repairing something older? Replacing it with something new. Aside from getting an updated garage door with newer workmanship, you will also have the opportunity to sift through the best warranties from garage doors companies with years of experience throughout the Sierra Nevada, including Carson City, Dayton, Incline Village, Fernley, Reno, Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, Tahoe, and Sparks, NV. Another benefit to replacing your garage door is increasing your home value.

What is the most common problem with garage doors?

An overhead garage door that seems to be stuck wide open is among the most common residential garage door problems. Even with high quality products it may seem like you’re dealing with a broken garage door, but it could be something as simple as something hindering the photo eye sensors, preventing the overhead door from retracting.

How much should a new garage door cost?

This answer can depend on what type of door design you currently have in place. For a standard roll-up overhead garage door, that could run you $400-$1,500. Other types of new garage doors, such as french doors, could run upwards of $5,000.