Sometimes it’s clear that calling a garage door company is the right thing to do. For example, if your garage door won’t open or close, there’s no choice but to stop and call for emergency repairs. However, smaller problems with your garage door—such as an annoying banging noise or a door that stutters on the way down—may seem too minor to merit a service call.

 The truth is that it’s always a good idea to contact a garage door professional if something doesn’t seem quite right. Strange noises and movements may seem like no big deal at first, but these issues can soon turn into more dangerous and costly problems if they’re not dealt with promptly. Whether it’s replacing the entire door or taking the time to conduct a safety inspection for your peace of mind, there’s absolutely no job too big or too small for Creative Door.

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Small Jobs & Minor Garage Door Repairs

You may think garage door technicians spend their days performing major jobs—installing new doors, replacing broken springs, etc.—but in fact, a lot of what we do each day involves tackling smaller repairs and performing preventive maintenance and safety inspections. Here are a few of the minor repairs and services that the Creative Door team can help you with:

  • Replacing sections or panels. Don’t hesitate to contact a professional if there are dents, cracks, or scratches on your door’s surface. A crack in your wood door or a dent in a steel one may seem like a superficial issue, but over time the problem could get worse.
  • Replacing garage door rollers. Garage door rollers are the wheels that run along the metal tracks on the sides of your garage doors. Occasionally, one or more rollers will become damaged or get dislodged from the track. Or, they may simply be worn down and need to be replaced to keep the door from rattling and shaking. While replacing the garage door rollers isn’t a major job, it requires a good understanding of how your garage door system works, so it’s best to call in a professional.
  • Repairing your garage door opener. Although relatively hidden from view, your garage door opener is a powerful piece of equipment that’s just as important as the door itself.  Although problems with your opener are usually easy to fix, it’s best to have them looked at by a professional because of the all the delicate electronic parts involved.
  • Lubricating the door’s moving parts. Although you can lubricate your garage door yourself, our technicians can also perform this important maintenance task for you. They’ll apply a silicone-based lubricant to your door’s tracks, springs, rollers, cables, and other hardware. Regular lubrication is essential for keeping your garage door working smoothly and quietly for years to come.

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Bigger Jobs That Require an Experienced Technician

If a serious problem with your overhead door arises, don’t delay in calling for professional garage door repairs. A broken garage door is not only inconvenient, it’s also dangerous. Here are some examples of the major repairs that require immediate professional attention:

  • Replacing a broken torsion spring. Mounted horizontally above your garage door, torsion springs play a key role in letting your garage door open and close. The cables in the spring are attached to the door frame and wind up as the door opens; the mechanical energy from the wound-up spring is then transferred to the door in order to pull it up. Replacing springs shouldn’t be attempted on your own as a door with a broken torsion spring could come crashing down at any moment.
  • Fixing an off-track door. Over time, metal tracks that run along the sides of your garage door can become rusted, misaligned, or warped, which may cause your door to become misaligned or off-balance. Make sure to call a professional as a door that’s not lined up with the tracks is unsafe and unstable.
  • Replacing the entire door system. Installing or replacing an entire garage door is a task that’s best left to garage door technicians. Garage doors are extremely heavy and held under a great deal of tension; one false move and the entire door could come crashing down on you—or someone else in the vicinity.
  • Performing safety inspections. Safety inspections don’t count as repairs but, at Creative Door, we consider them one of the most important jobs we perform. In particular, our technicians make sure that your door’s automatic safety reverse system is working properly so that the door won’t accidentally close on a person, animal, or object in its pathway. Our planned maintenance program for commercial overhead doors is another way we make sure your facility’s overhead doors are operating safely and efficiently.

Find Out Why Our Motto is Anything is Possible!

At Creative Door, we have over 50 years of experience serving as one of the largest Canadian garage and overhead door companies. We offer the most extensive catalogue of garage doors and related products in Western Canada. Plus, all of our garage door installations and repairs come with a parts and labour guarantee, and we offer in-house technical support for all overhead door makes and models.

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No matter how big or small your request, our Canadian Door Institute certified technicians are here to serve you. Most of our eight locations throughout Western Canada even offer emergency 24/7 service for when serious problems unexpectedly arise. To learn more, contact us today!