Garage Door Repair

Garage Door Repair Lakewood, Colorado

 

Garage Door Springs

One of the most common garage door problems is a broken or damaged spring. G Brothers are the top Lakewood Garage Door Repair Ninja’s!  If the door doesn’t want to open, check to see if your spring is broken, then call us!
We use only top quality replacement parts and can have you up and running in no time.

Garage Door Spring Replacement

The springs on your door does the majority of the heavy lifting required to move your garage door up and down. If your garage door is suddenly not raising and lowering the way that it did just a few days prior, you may need a replacement spring installed. Be very careful. Garage doors can be very heavy and only take a split second to crash down and cause serious injury, or worse. Call G Brothers Garage Doors immediately. We are the pro’s that are on your team.

We use only the highest quality torsion and extension springs and offer a 12 year warranty on the spring that we install.

While the spring can be replaced without the assistance of a professional, it is NOT advisable. Typically, people do not have the necessary tools or training to apply tension to the springs and improper installation can create more problems than a spring replacement.

Hardware replacements

  • Rollers
  • Hinges
  • Shaft
  • Drums
  • Section Replacement

Ran Into Your Door? 

If sections are available to match the existing ones, the section only (not the hardware) can be replaced. We will work hard on your behalf to only replace what is necessary. If we can fix just a section we will. If it requires more work we’ll give you an honest, fair quote up front so there are no surprises.

 General Garage Door Repair Services

  • We service most makes and models of garage doors and garage door openers
  • We do repairs by appointment, often having same day appointments available. We understand that having a broken or damaged door is both inconvenient and unsafe and want to make sure that we are able to make your garage door repair as quickly as possible
  • If you disconnect the opener from the door and the door works ok manually, then the chances are a repair/replacement of your garage door opener (operator) is necessary
  • Please know the brand name and/or model number when you call for your appointment
  • If the unit is 15 years or older, parts may not be available
  • Emergency service is available upon request
  • Service calls starting at $87.00

General Service

Lube, Tighten and Adjust

Garage Door Maintenance

You can easily perform some garage door system safety and maintenance tasks yourself, however, if you are not comfortable performing these tests, or simply prefer not to, we would be happy to come out and perform them for you.

 

SAFETY NOTE: To avoid injury, be sure to let everyone in your house know that you are checking the garage door and that it should not be opened or closed until you are finished.

Monthly Visual Inspection: Stand inside the garage door with the garage door closed. Look over the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys and mounting hardware (such as hinges) for signs of wear or damage. Look for cable wear fraying. Is the mounting hardware becoming loose? If something doesn’t look quite right (or sound right), it could be a symptom of a more serious issue. If you are conducting the inspection yourself, be sure to have the system inspected by a trained technician.

Monthly Door Balance Test: If your door is equipped with an automatic opener system – close the door and disconnect the automatic opener. Once it is safe to do so, lift the door. It should lift smoothly with little resistance and should remain fully open. If it is difficult to open or does not remain open, the door may be out of balance and should be serviced by a trained service technician.

Monthly Reversing Mechanism Test: With the door fully open, lay a piece of wood, such as a section of a 2×4, on the floor in the center of the garage door opening where the door would touch the floor. Close your garage door by pushing either the wall button or the transmitter. When the door strikes the wood, the door should automatically reverse. If the door does not, the door/opener, should be serviced be a technician.

This test is only relevant if your door is equipped with an automatic opener system. Please be aware that garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, are required by federal law to be equipped with a reversing mechanism and a photo eye or edge sensor as an added measure of safety to help prevent entrapment. If your system does not have these features, we suggest replacement of your operating system.

Monthly Photo Eye Test: With the door fully open, push your garage door transmitter or wall button to close the garage door. Wave something in front of the garage door’s photo eye so that it breaks the beam. The door should reverse. If it does not, allow the door to close, clean the photo eyes and repeat. If again it does not open, have the system inspected by a trained professional.

This test is only relevant if your door is equipped with an automatic opener system. Please be aware that garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, are required by federal law to be equipped with a reversing mechanism and a photo eye or edge sensor as an added measure of safety to help prevent entrapment. If your system does not have these features, we suggest replacement of your operating system.

Monthly Force Setting Test: With the door fully open, push the garage door transmitter or wall button to close the door. As the door is closing, hold the bottom of the door with your hands, outstretched and stiff. If the door does not easily reverse or continues to close, pull your hands away immediately. The closing force is excessive and the door should be serviced. As with the previous tests, this is only relevant to those doors that are equipped with an automatic opener system.

Semi-Annual Lube: Apply a small amount of lubrication to the doors hinges, rollers and tracks.