Most Common Garage Door Repairs

If you use your garage door on a regular basis, then having garage door repairs are inevitable. Every time you use your keypad or remote, multiple pieces are working to ensure your garage door opens or closes without any issues.  When one of these parts is not functioning properly, it causes your garage door to have an unreliable opening and closing. Some broken parts can cause your door to not even open or close. 

When this happens, you will need a garage door repair to get your door back to working. You cannot control when our garage door is going to need a garage door repair, but you can notice the early signs of an issue before they put a stop to your day. Here are a few of the most common garage door repairs, and the signs you need to keep an eye out for. 

Common Garage Door Repairs 

Garage Door Spring Replacement 

Your garage door springs have the important job of holding your garage door’s weight while the door is open. Your garage door springs also play a key role in getting your garage door open and closed. The garage door spring’s coil winds together to close the garage door and unwinds to open the door. Since your garage door springs are holding over 150 pounds, they become weak and worn out over time. 

Your garage door springs are meant to last 7 to 14 years, but when they began to reach the end they can pose a safety hazard. When your garage door springs begin to become worn out, it is crucial that you schedule a garage door spring replacement. If your garage door springs cannot hold your garage door, then it will cause your garage door to slam shut unexpectedly. The last thing you want is your garage door to slam down on your car or family member, causing serious damage. The signs that it is time to schedule your garage door spring replacement are:

  • There is a 3-4” gap between the garage door springs coils. 
  • Your garage door opens halfway and stops. 
  • Your garage door is heavy when you try to open it manually. 
  • Your garage door spring is elongated. 
  • You notice fallen or loose garage door cables. 
  • Your garage door slams down suddenly when it tries to open. 
  • Your opens crooked or at an angle. 

If you notice any of the listed issues occurring with your garage door, we suggest scheduling a garage door spring replacement as soon as possible! 


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Garage Door Panel Replacement 

Your garage door is made up of multiple panels that piece together to form your door. One of the great things about having garage door panels is that if your garage door ever becomes damaged, you can replace the specific section. We often see garage door panels become damaged from cars backing into them, severe weather, and sporting equipment. These things will cause your garage door panel to be pushed inward. When this happens to your garage door, you can schedule a garage door panel replacement, which will save you from replacing the entire door. 

Garage Door Opener Repair 

Your garage door opener is one of the most important parts of your garage door. It is the motor of the door and the starting point for opening and closing your garage door. Depending on the type of garage door opener you have, it can last you up to 15 years with routine maintenance. Since your garage door opener is filled with many moving parts, it is extremely important to make sure it is clean and lubricated at least once a year to ensure it is working at its fullest potential. 

When your garage door opener is having issues, it will make it difficult to continue using your garage door. If your garage door opener breaks or is aging, then you can schedule a garage door opener repair to avoid replacing the entire opener. A garage door opener repair includes replacing moving parts or fixing electrical issues. Signs that you need a garage door opener repair are: 

  • Your garage door is not opening. 
  • There are unusual grinding or squeaking noises coming from your garage door. 
  • Your garage door keypad, remote, or mobile app is not working. 
  • Your garage door has a shaky operation. 
  • Your garage door opens halfway and suddenly reverses. 
  • Your garage door does not close all the way.

Garage Door Cable Replacement 

Garage door cables are the long cords located on the sides of your garage door. These cables work simultaneously with the garage door springs to control your garage door’s weight when it is opening and closing. Your garage door cables can last up to 10,000 cycles before needing to be replaced. We often see garage door cables falling out of their drum and need replacement. Also, when a garage door cable is worn out, it may snap, which can be a safety hazard for all objects and people around. We suggest scheduling a garage door cable replacement whenever you notice your cables are loose or fallen. 

Garage Door Repairs by Fairmount Door 

No matter what your garage door repair needs are, you can depend on Fairmount Door to take care of the job for you! Our team of garage door professionals is well informed on the common garage door repairs and can deliver you a swift garage door repair whenever you call! When you notice your garage door is not functioning how you like, call on Fairmount Door to handle your garage door repair!

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