Repair & Maintenance
We service/maintain all aspects of your garage door.
This includes (but is certainly not limited to):
- Section Hinges
- Bottom Weather Seals
- Spring Pads
- Door Lubrication
- Garage Door Jambs
- Garage Door Headers
- Horizontal/Vertical Track Alignment
- Reinforcing Struts
- Flag Brackets
- Safety Hardware
- Drum Replacement
- Center/Side Bearing Plates
- Securing Backhangs
- Torsion Shaft
- Door Balance
- Torsion Springs
- Door Cables
- Door Rollers
- Overall Door Service and Maintenance
- Door Section Replacement
- Dump Cable Repair
- Weather Stripping
- Track Replacement
We also service and maintain all aspects of your garage door opener system
(Includes, but is not limited to the following components):
- Emergency Release
- Limit Settings
- J-Arm Mounting
- Photo Eye Sensors
- Force Settings
- Trolley Rail
- Safety Reverse
- Operator Motor
- Fastener Secure
- Overall Garage Door Opener Service and Maintenance
In addition to service and maintenance, we also install garage doors and garage door openers (both residentially and commercially):
General Install of Residential Door (Includes removal and haul away of old door if applicable and everything necessary to install and operate your new garage door)
General Install of Commercial Door (Includes removal and haul away of old door if applicable and everything necessary to install and operate your new garage door)
General Install of Residential Belt Drive Operator (Includes wall pad, outside keypad, two remote sensors, operator, removal and haul away of old operator – if applicable, general service)
General Install of Residential Chain Drive Operator (Includes wall pad, outside keypad, two remote sensors, operator, removal and haul away of old operator – if applicable, general service)
General Install of Commercial Garage Door Operator (Includes wall pad, removal and haul away of the old operator – if applicable, general service)
No one likes it when their garage doors stop working. Best case scenario, it’s a minor inconvenience. Worst case scenario it’s a safety issue. No matter the situation, encountering garage door problems is a headache and often seems to happen at the most inopportune times, which is why G Brothers Garage Doors offers 24-hour emergency garage door repairs to Colorado community members throughout Lakewood, Golden, Arvada & Denver CO and surrounding areas. Our customers rely on us to keep their garage doors working properly and looking good.
We'll fix the problem in no time at all so you can get back to business as usual. Contact us today for a free garage door service estimate. In the interim, review the common issues below to help you narrow down your problem.
When garage doors become damaged, it can be difficult to tell exactly what the problem is. Fortunately, we have compiled some of the most common garage door issues to help you narrow down your issue. This will allow us to more easily diagnose the problem, provide a more accurate quote over the phone and potentially help us to solve your problem for you without ever having to come out!
Is Your Door Extremely Heavy To Lift? We know all too well that there are many reasons that your garage door may not be functioning properly. When a garage door is difficult to lift or the garage door opener only lifts the door a few inches before it stops, the spring is likely broken. Garage door springs are one of the most common issue plaguing homeowners. Luckily, garage door springs are easily replaced. Garage door springs are the most important component of a functional garage door. Unfortunately, when the garage door springs break, there is very little that can be done on your own. Replacing them can be a dangerous process if not properly trained. Luckily, the technicians at G Brothers Garage Doors are always on call and can quickly take care of your problem. Not to mention, we carry the most expensive warranty in the industry.
Do you have a cable off or is your door off track? A “door that comes off its track” is another very common garage door repair. This is often caused accidentally by the homeowner. It generally occurs when the door is closed on top of an object…or possibly a rear vehicle bumper or hatch. When this occurs, a loose cable or a door off track is often the result. Alternately, this can also occur when the garage door opener attempts to open the garage door while the manual lock is engaged. Finally, this can be caused simply by worn out parts. Once this occurs, its important that you have a professional complete a thorough inspection to confirm the source of the issue. This allows the professional to fix the problem (without risk of it promptly reoccurring) but also ensures that there is no further risk to the integrity of your door.
Do you have damage to only a single panel of your garage door? No worries. It is not uncommon for panels to get bumped by cars, bikes, you name it. Panels can also begin to bend or warp if there are greater structural problems existing. Often people become concerned when a panel is damaged or becomes unsightly, because they fear they will need to have the entire door replaced, but that is not always the case. If only one or two of the garage door panels are damaged or showing signs of age, a garage door panel repair or replacement may be an excellent alternative to completely replacing the door. A panel replacement is more cost effective than getting an entirely new garage door, and it’s a very quick way to improve the function and aesthetics of your garage door and by extension, your home. It is important to consult a professional regarding this decision however, because there are times when replacing just one or two panels causes more harm than good. Garage door panels are specifically designed and measured for your garage door, accounting for a number of variables, most notably size and weight. By replacing this primary component, you can potentially disrupt the aesthetic value and it can compromise the door’s structural integrity. While the door may seem fixed from the outside, the parts that move the actual door may be in jeopardy.
Have you noticed a wobbly hinge or a missing screw? Hinges become loose for a variety of reasons. Let’s be honest, garage doors are not something that we often think about needing routine maintenance. As long as things are operating, we assume that things are fine. Unfortunately, this failure to perform routine, yearly maintenance/inspection, frequently results in hinges becoming rusty or corrosive. Conversely, if there is physical damage to the door, such as someone backing into the garage door, this can put an immense amount of stress on your garage door and all of the component pieces. These types of incidents often result in bent or cracked door hinges which effects the structural integrity and safety of your entire door. Broken hinges are capable of deforming the door's guide tracks or damaging its panels. The longer you wait to repair or replace the hinges, the more likely it is that you'll end up needing a major -- and expensive! -- service call. You might even have to pay for a whole new garage door. While some savvy homeowners may feel confident making this repair, it is important to note to choose the proper hinge. The best type of hinges to cope with this heavy wear and tear over the course of your garage door’s life is full size and manufactured of heavy steel.
Is your garage door extremely noisy? Another common garage door repair is to the metal roller, which may make grinding or screeching sounds when it is traveling up and down. If you do not address the wearable parts on your garage door as they progressively wear down, your door could potentially go off track, put undue strain and damage on your garage door opener or may even cause far more extensive damage to the door and the garage. We always recommend replacing them with 11 ball bearing, precision nylon rollers.
Your garage door opener wont do anything! Sometimes, people unplug their power source and then wonder why their garage door opener fails to work. Sounds ridiculous, I know, but it does happen. Make sure that your garage door opener is plugged into a working outlet. Outlets sometimes go out without warning so you can check to see if the outlet is working by plugging another working electronic device into it. Also, check your circuit breaker, fuse, or GFCI. If this does not fix the issue, call G Brothers Garage Doors to see if there is a problem with the motherboard.
The garage door opener remote is not working. When your garage door won't open with the remote, there are few things that can cause this problem:
You might be out of range.
The antenna on the motor could be damaged or blocked from the signal; make sure it is hanging down from the motor.
If the door opens with the wall switch, a simple battery change in the remote should do the trick
If all these fail, try reprogramming the remote. If you don’t feel confident in doing this yourself, G Brothers Garage Doors is happy to help!
Many problems may be perceived as a problem with your garage door opener, however, after careful review, it turns out the problem is the result of something else entirely. It is important to contact a professional to verify the source of the problem.
When closing, the door goes down a little, and then comes right back up: In most present day garage systems, there is a photoelectric backup system (with sensor units placed on each side of the door approximately 5-6 inches from the floor). When these units are misaligned or the sensitivity is turned up too much. In both cases, it can prevent the door from closing properly. Luckily, in both scenarios, this is often an easy fix…one that even the homeowner can complete. In the case of misaligned sensors, simply align one of the sensor units with the other one. Take a look at wall opener, installed near the door leading into the house, the indicator light should stop blinking once the sensors are properly aligned. In the case of elevated sensitivity, refer to your garage door opener unit. On every garage door opener unit, there’s a button for adjusting the sensitivity of the motor when the door is closing, you can turn it down a little by turning the button no more than a quarter-turn to the left. Check that it is properly adjusted by opening and closing the door with the remote after laying a piece of wood (2 x 4) flat on the threshold of the door. When the door hits the piece of wood, the door opener should reverse its course, lifting the door back up, if it does not, adjust the sensitivity only slightly.
No matter what the source of the problem is, residents of Lakewood & Golden, CO and surrounding areas rely on us for expert garage door repairs. Reach out today to make an appointment. All our work is backed by a warranty.