Costs Breakdown for Garage Door Parts
Considering the frequency with which people drive in and out of their garages, a garage door is one of the most used parts of a home. Because of this, it is not surprising that—on top of normal wear and tear—it occasionally sustains damage and stops working correctly. Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, the damage is inevitable.
Whether you try to solve a broken door issue yourself or hire a professional, you should take action immediately because a broken garage door can be a physical hazard to you, your family, and your car. Also, burglars and criminals will have easier access to your home if your garage door is visibly broken. Therefore, you’ll want to put your safety, valuables, and property protection first and get it fixed as soon as possible.
Because of the costs associated with repairing a garage door, you might need to be more confident. To help you estimate the cost of garage door parts and repair, we’ve put together this breakdown to get you started. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced team at Hostetler & Askew for help.
Average Garage Door Repair Costs
According to recent reports, the average cost to repair a garage door in the US is around $225. Low-end repair projects can be as low as $75 on average, while high-end projects can go as high as $550. An average cost range would be between $150 and $325. Replacement (as opposed to repair) of a garage door can average between $300 and $1200, depending on size, style, and materials.
A typical service charge for a professional garage door servicing is around $80 per hour. This would include a safety and functionality inspection. Your technician will examine and adjust your door’s chain or belt tension, spring tension, door lubrication, and force adjustments to get everything back in order.
Parts and delivery fees are not typically included in the hourly charge, but your technician will likely estimate what things may cost in the end.
Here are some average garage door repair costs*, so you know what to expect.
- Rollers and hinges: $10 to $15 each
- Dents: $75 to $100
- Glass: $75 to $100
- Circuit Board: $100 to $150
- Spring: $100 to $300
- Wheel Tracks: $130 to $160
- Alignment or adjustment: $150 to $300
- Chain or cable: $150 to $200
- Panels: $150 to $400
- Complete garage door replacement: $800 to $1500
*Please remember these are estimates based on recent reports and research. There are small repairs and significant ones. Costs will rely on the size of your garage door, its materials, and the style of garage door you have installed. For example, it is cheaper to repair a single roll-up garage door than a roll-up garage door constructed of customized solid wood.
In addition to door type, it’s good to have a basic understanding of the parts most commonly used in garage doors, such as:
- Door opener
- Emergency cord
- Safety sensors
- Torsion springs
- Tube shaft
- Weather seals
Fixing Your Garage Door Yourself
Some homeowners consider repairing their garage doors an easy do-it-yourself project that allows them to save on hourly service fees. If you have access to the right parts, tools, and skills, you can save some money making repairs independently.
One of the simplest DIY repairs is replacing your garage door’s weather sealant. You can buy what you need from nearly any hardware or building supply store, and instructions can often be found online via a Google or YouTube search. Other repairs, such as dents or broken glass, can be done independently with the right tools and know-how.
The trick is knowing when a repair is beyond you, whether for complexity or safety reasons.
Hiring a Garage Door Repair Specialist
For more serious garage door issues, it is advisable to have a skilled technician conduct the repairs to guarantee that the task is done effectively.
Some garage door problems that benefit more from having an experienced technician include garage door safety fails, worn or broken torsion springs, frayed or damaged garage door cable, problems moving the door up and down, wonky sensory pads, and remote opener issues. Similarly, a professional should check out any garage door behavior that makes you worry for your safety or the safety of your family or vehicle.
Customer Satisfaction and Safety
At Hostetler & Askew Door, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. If your garage door shows its age or gives you trouble, you want efficient service you can rely on. Hostetler & Askew Door gives you that.
When you call, we will send one of our experts to your home or business to offer a quote on replacing or repairing your garage door as quickly as possible. 574.444.9700