How often should I have my garage door serviced?
We recommend having your garage door serviced at least once a year, or more frequently if you use it extensively.
A good time to have it serviced is before the start of the winter season.
How do I know if my garage door needs servicing?
There are several signs that indicate your garage door needs servicing. If your door is making unusual noises, is slow to open or close, or if the door feels heavy when operated manually, these are all signs that you should have your door serviced.
How much does it cost to have my garage door serviced?
Our standard maintenance service fee is $65. However, if there are any repair services needed, the cost of those services will be additional and you will be quoted before any work is performed.
What kind of maintenance does my garage door need?
Our standard maintenance service includes a detailed examination of your door and motor for wear and tear. We'll lubricate all moving components and adjust the springs and tracks if necessary. This reduces squeaking from rollers, hinges, and springs, and extends the lifetime of the mechanism. A spray-on lubricant (suitable for garages in particular) is used.
Can I do the maintenance myself?
We recommend that you do not attempt to do any maintenance or repairs on your own. It can be dangerous to attempt this without proper knowledge and experience, so we strongly urge you to leave everything to our experienced and trained professionals. We do suggest that you lubricate all moving parts (particularly the hinges) yourself every few months.
My garage door opener is not working properly, what should I do?
There are a few things you can check before calling for assistance. For example, be certain that the garage door opener is plugged in and that the electrical power is on. Also, check to see if the eye sensors are aligned, and that there are no objects blocking the door. You should also try clicking the wall button to rule out any remote issues. If you have done these things and the opener still doesn't work, please contact us so we can assist you.
How do I know if I have a broken spring?
When a garage door spring breaks, you may notice several signs. The main indicator is a loud noise, which does not necessarily only happen while the door is operating. In addition, the coil will also be physically separated, the door will be extremely heavy, and there will be loose cables.
How long will it take to service my garage door?
Our standard service call usually takes about an hour. However, if there are any repair services needed, it may take longer.
I’m not sure if my door needs servicing or not, can you come out and
take a look?
Yes, we offer a free consultation where one of our experts will come out and take a look at your door. We will then be able to advise you on whether or not your door needs servicing.
Should I replace or repair my garage door?
Some garage doors can simply be repaired while others need to be completely replaced. Garage door repairs on older garage doors often cost less than installing new ones. The best way to determine if you need a garage door repaired or replaced is to schedule an annual preventative maintenance appointment.
What should I do if the cable on my garage door is frayed?
If you have a frayed cable or broken spring, do not attempt to remove, repair or adjust it on your own. Each spring is under extremely high tension, and can cause serious injury or death if not handled correctly by a professional. Allow us to come inspect the situation so that we can ensure your safety and peace of mind.
The bottom rubber of my door has fallen off. Can it be replaced?
Our garage door weatherstripping and seals are designed to fit your garage door perfectly. We will match your bottom rubber precisely to fit your door. In case your track is rusted or bent we can add a new track for the bottom seal to slide in.
Can I convert my existing garage door to fit a high lift?
A high-lift conversion is the easiest way to upgrade your existing garage door to accommodate a car lift. If you have a garage door that is not high enough for a car lift, we can convert your existing garage door to create additional room to install a high-lift. With our high-lift conversion and installation process, you can convert your existing garage door without replacing it. Once a lift is purchased, we will know your specific lift height requirements and then we can begin a high-lift conversion. We are trained to convert any door according to your needs.
What includes pulling a permit ?
It includes paying city fees, Notice of Commencement (above $2500), architectural drawing, wind load calculation and scheduling final inspection. We will take care of all the details from start to finish, including scheduling final inspections at an additional cost.
Can I get my broken panel fixed?
Yes, a broken panel often can be repaired or replaced ,this can give your old door a fresh new look. At Joe's doors, we specialize in minor cosmetic repairs as well as matching existing door panels.