Here at All Right Garage Doors, we regularly receive questions from our customers about their new garage door or repairs. Garage doors are often taken for granted by Orange County residents, trusted to always work reliably without any maintenance or care. However, it’s important to understand your garage door in order to take care of it and extend its lifespan. From protecting your home to paying for repairs and maintaining peak performance, here are the five questions we’re asked most often about garage door repair.

#1. How much can I expect to pay for garage door repair?

The price range for garage door repair varies widely based on the part of the garage door that needs repairing. It can range anywhere from $100 to $700, and even more for replacement. Replacing garage door springs will cost between $100 to $200; they’re one of the cheapest parts to repair. Garage door cables hold the weight of the door and preventing it from falling at full weight and speed, so it’s essential to repair these right away. Repairing garage door cables will cost $150 to $200. Garage door track repairs have a similar cost, anywhere from $130 to $160 depending on the type and size required. The most costly part of your door to repair is the opener. It largely depends on the operating system and type of garage door you have, but openers can cost anywhere from $150 to $650 depending on what upgraded features you’d like to have.

#2. How can I make sure that my garage door is secure from break-ins?

Taking extra precautions to ensure that your home is safe is always a good idea. The easiest way to prevent garage door break-ins is to block your garage door’s emergency cord using a zip tie or by installing a small steel plate above the door. Most thieves break in by disabling the emergency cord and manually lifting the door, so this is the best and easiest way to keep your home extra secure. Keeping your windows blocked or frosted and taking your garage opener inside rather than leaving in your car are also additional steps you can take to prevent break-ins.

#3. What is the return on investment of a new garage door?

You may be living in your forever home, but it’s more likely that you’ll sell at some point in the future. Upgraded garage doors are a surefire way to earn your money back on a home improvement investment and see a significant ROI. Garage door upgrades are the top home improvement project for ROI, even more than kitchens and bathrooms. They’re the lowest-cost project with the most substantial effect on curb appeal and resale value, so if you’re looking to make money back on your sale, consider garage door replacement.

#4. Do I need to clean my garage door?

You may clean out your garage periodically, but do you clean the garage door itself? Most Orange County homeowners neglect cleaning their garage door, inside or out. Your garage door is regularly exposed to the elements, and it can get dirty quickly. Frequently wash both sides of your garage door to keep it looking beautiful and performing at peak capacity. You can also add a thin layer of car wax after washing in order to prevent dust build-up. Steel garage doors should also be checked for rust, and all doors should be regularly checked for any signs of wear and tear.

#5. Can I repair my garage door myself?

If you notice that your garage door is malfunctioning and in need of repairs, you may be tempted to fix it yourself. While there are some minor repairs that can be performed by homeowners with the right knowledge and experience, it’s always best to consult a professional and allow them to perform the repairs to the highest quality. Replacing or repairing garage door parts has the potential to be extremely hazardous due to the full weight of the door. If any parts of your garage require repair or replacement, allow an expert from All Right Garage Doors to get the job done for you. We offer a 24-hour emergency service, so you never have to wait long to get back to your daily routine.

If you’re an Orange County resident in need of garage door repairs or garage door replacement and you want a service provider that you can trust, call All Right Garage Doors. We offer 24-hour emergency service, exceptional customer care, and high-quality repairs every time. For a free estimate on your garage door repair or replacement, call us today at (714) 726-2225.