Sandusky Door and Hearth - Garage Door Repair, Service, and Maintenance

Garage Door Repair, Service, and Maintenance

Sandusky Door & Hearth is Your Best Source for Garage Door Repair and Maintenance in Sandusky and the Erie Islands Area

The garage door service and repair team of Sandusky Door & Hearth consists of professional, factory trained technicians who are experts at repairing and maintaining all types of garage doors. We can repair the most common garage door problems as well as troubleshoot and resolve even the most complicated challenges. Count on us for fast, reliable garage door repair service!

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Garage Door Repair

Contact the expert garage door repair technicians at Sandusky Door & Hearth today. When your garage door isn’t working, a Sandusky Door & Hearth technician and installer can troubleshoot any problems and help keep your garage operating safely and reliably. Garage door emergencies can happen at any time. You can’t predict when your garage door could get stuck in a halfway down position, when the remote control won’t activate, or when the doors will begin an aggravating, grinding noise.

Fixing a garage door emergency, either residential or commercial, is best left to the professional technician. Garage doors are extremely heavy and the springs are under an incredible amount of tension and pressure. Significant injury could occur if a DIY-er attempts installation or repair of a broken garage door or spring. Sandusky Door & Hearth technicians are factory trained professionals and will repair your garage door properly and quickly.

Some of the most common garage door repair needs include:

  • Broken or cracked springs
  • Broken track, misaligned track, or garage door that is off its track
  • Dented or damaged panels
  • Safety sensors, or eye sensors, that become broken or misaligned can make your garage door inoperable
  • Automatic garage door openers not working, not functioning properly
  • Remote garage door openers or keypads not working, not functioning properly
  • Garage door won’t open or close completely

Garage Door Maintenance

To keep your garage door system operating at its best all the time, we recommend regular seasonal service and maintenance. Garage doors endure a lot of wear and tear, and changes in temperature can exacerbate troubles. Maintaining your garage doors is not usually on your fall or spring ‘to-do list’ but it is necessary to make sure it is in proper working order. We will proactively service your garage doors with a general inspection – a maintenance review by Sandusky Door & Hearth technician and installer can help keep your garage operating safely and reliably throughout the year.

Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

Sandusky Door & Hearth garage door Inspections include:

  • Lubrication of hinges and rollers
  • Inspection of roller and cables for fray
  • Review for stressed hinges
  • Inspection of springs, fasteners, and cables
  • Tighten any bolts that have become loose
  • Inspection of safety sensor photo eyes
  • Inspection of weather stripping and seals
  • Determine if any parts or mechanics are damaged and require replacement


Garage Door Emergency?

Garage door problems can happen at any time, so if you need emergency service, call our after-hours Saturday services at 419-624-0200.

Six Common Garage Door Emergencies:

  1. Wall Unit or Remote Doesn’t Work – The garage door remote may need a battery replacement. However, the garage door remote may need to be reprogrammed, the safety sensor could be misaligned, or there could be a mechanical or electrical issue that requires a technician’s attention.
  2. Garage Door Won’t Move – There are several reasons why your garage door won’t open or close. The springs may need to be replaced, the main drive gear could be broken, or trolley carriage could be broken. If your garage door is open and a spring is broken, the heavy door could come crashing down, causing injury – call a professional immediately to repair your garage door.
  3. Garage Door Doesn’t Close All The Way – A problem with the safety sensor is usually the reason a door won’t close all the way. However, faulty gears, misaligned doors, or other mechanical issues could be at play.
  4. Garage Door Grinding Noise – Sometimes a loud grinding noise can be fixed by applying lubricant; however, there could be a bigger problem. The rollers, hinges, or springs may need to be replaced or the doors could be out of alignment.
  5. Garage Door Comes of Track – Usually a door comes off a track because it has been hit, but there can be other issues such as the horizontal track is not aligned with the vertical track or the rollers or lift cables are worn out.
  6. Power Outage – When you are inside your garage:
    • Pull the red emergency cord to release the lever on the trolley carriage.
    • You can then open the garage door manually.
    • Make sure you open it all the way and it is in a stationary position.
    • If the door still won’t open when you pull on the emergency cord, there could be another mechanical issue that will require a service call.

Time to Replace Your Garage Door?

If you need a new garage door, check out our guide to quality garage doors here.