How Much does it Cost to Repair a Garage Door?

A partially closed wooden garage door with the words "Garage Door Repair Costs"Garage door repair costs vary wildly, depending on what kind of repairs are needed. In general, you can usually expect to pay $85-$600 for a garage door repair and $820-$2400 for a door replacement. Repair costs depend on what part of the garage door system you need repaired – whether it’s the track, cables, springs, the door itself, or any other part. The costs of both repairs and replacements also depend on what kind of door/equipment you have and the quality of contractor you hire. Below is a breakdown of what you can expect to pay for different kinds of garage door repairs and replacements.

1. Garage Door Springs

Since garage door springs must bear heavy loads and are constantly exposed to the elements, they all eventually break. Replacing or repairing garage door springs on steel doors usually costs anywhere between $150 and $300+ when you calculate in the cost of parts and labor. The cost will be even higher if you need to replace double springs.

It’s important to remember that garage door spring replacement is not a DIY project. Garage door springs are incredibly dangerous, and attempting to repair or replace them on your own will almost inevitably lead to serious injuries.

2. Garage Door Opener

An issue with a garage door opener could be a simple fix, or it could be a more complicated repair. The first thing you should try when your garage door won’t open or close is to replace the batteries in your garage door opener. If that doesn’t work, call in a professional. The issue may lie in the wiring or in the garage door opener itself. If it’s the latter, you may need a repair or an entire replacement. Depending on the kind of opener you have and the extent of the issue, this fix will run you between $85 and $500.

3. Cables or Chains

Unless you have a screw drive garage door opener, your opener relies on either chains or cables to lift and safely lower the door. If these chains or cables break, it can cause the door to fall unexpectedly or not lift. Replacing broken cables or chains costs around $150-$200.

4. Wheel Tracks

Both impact and normal wear and tear can cause track issues to develop, such as a door that won’t open or close, a door that hangs unevenly, or wheels moving unevenly along the tracks. Repairing a garage door’s wheel tracks typically costs $125-$190.

5. Garage Door Pulleys

Just like springs, the pulleys that operate them wear out over time. If your garage door pulley stops working properly, the fix will usually cost $85-$160.

6. Safety Sensors

Broken garage door safety sensors may sense an obstruction that doesn’t exist or fail to sense an obstruction that is in the way. This is usually an easy fix, running you only around $85.

7. Garage Door Replacement

A door that’s way past its prime will likely require replacement rather than repair. Garage door replacement costs can vary, depending on the kind of door you’re getting and what kind of technician you hire to do the work. Prices range from $650 for a builder grade door installed by a handyman, to $2400 for a top-quality door installed by an insured contractor. If you have a custom-built garage door, the price will be even higher.

For obvious reasons, it’s best to have an insured contractor replace your garage door. You can expect to pay an average of $1600 for this replacement.

If it’s time to get your garage door repaired or replaced, contact Action Garage Door. Since garage doors are their only business, you can count on their team to get the job done right. Contact them today to learn about their garage door services in the DallasFort WorthAustinHouston, and San Antonio areas.