As materials become lighter and stronger, insulation values improve, and energy efficiencies grow, the garage doors of today are a far cry from two decades ago. But even the newest doors can’t help if a new driver accidentally bumps a closed door. And while an older door may still look good, the hardware may start feeling its age.
This comes in the form of grinding rollers, doors that won’t open all the way, or a spring that suddenly breaks in the middle of lifting. A broken torsion spring can be a scary situation – garage doors can weigh over 400 pounds and can cause a lot of damage when they fall!
If your garage stops halfway up, refuses to open and close, or has a couple of missing hinges, reach out to Ponderosa Garage Doors and Repair. From replacing broken springs to realigning tracks, we have the tools, the expertise, and the urgency to make sure your door is up (or down) and running again.
Top To Bottom Inspection
Although we tend to take our garage doors for granted, there are a lot of moving parts involved with the single largest moving piece of your home. In order to fix the problem, Ponderosa Garage Doors and Repair will look at the entire door. It could be a faulty garage door opener or something wrong with the photo-eye.
If you have a broken garage door, need garage door repair services, or door opener repairs, we recommend calling us first. While many repairs can be done by the homeowner, there are certain precautions that need to be followed. Lowering the door to perform service and repair on a door can be a tricky situation for those less than handy folks.
Common repairs or maintenance include:
Rollers: Misaligned rollers or ball bearings that need to be replaced can cause an awful screeching noise. Not a pleasant sound in the neighborhood if you’re coming home late for work.
Springs: Torsion springs can be found near the front of the garage. Extension springs are found on either side of the door. When these are worn or broken, the door can be almost impossible to lift.
Tracks: The rollers are put inside the track during installation and guide the rollers. If these were incorrectly installed or otherwise damaged, it could keep the garage door from operating properly.
Door Openers: These are a little harder to diagnose. It could be a motor, an issue with the wiring, a broken chain, or a bad battery in the remote. It may just be time to get a new opener. But at least you’ll be able to open the door.
Hinges: These connect the panels together to make sure they move in concert with one another.
We’ll inspect these parts and the overall system to pinpoint the issue. We also offer garage door maintenance in Vancouver and surrounding areas to ensure your door operation stays in tip-top condition. This should be performed twice a year, although we have many options for servicing schedules.
Work With The Experts
In addition to residential garage door repair, we also offer residential garage replacement and installation services. If your door has been damaged beyond repair, you need doors installed, or you’re improving the curb appeal as part of home renovation, Ponderosa Garage Door and Repair has a large selection of doors to choose from.
With a wide variety of materials, insulation R-ratings, colors, and window placements, we’ll find the perfect style for your home. If you have a storefront, we offer several decorative and security commercial garage doors, too. Whether it’s to add a point of interest or protect your investment, we’ll combine good-looks with sturdiness.
As one of the top garage door repair companies in the Vancouver area, we’re confident in offering the “Ponderosa Promise.” This means the springs and hardware are covered for as long as you own your home. Never again will you have to worry about paying to replace parts on your door again.
For 25 years, we’ve been providing fair estimates, professional customer service, and unsurpassed residential and commercial service and workmanship for your neighbors in Clark County and Portland, Oregon. If your swing open or overhead door is squeaking, stalling, or stopping, reach out to Ponderosa Garage Doors and Repair. Let’s find out how we can help you.