Garage Door Repair FAQ

FAQ Regarding Garage Door Repairs in Jacksonville, FL

Welcome to A1A Overhead Door's FAQ page. We're your trusted local garage door repair service provider in Jacksonville, FL, and surrounding areas. We believe in offering superior service, competitive prices, and reliable support. Below, we've compiled common questions and provided detailed answers to help you understand everything related to garage door repair. If you have any further questions about our repairs, maintenance, or installation, or you have concerns about your door's safety or function, we're here to help. Take a look below to get your questions answered today.

How Do I Know If My Garage Door Is Broken or Damaged?

Your garage door should continuously operate in a smooth and quiet way. Signs of damage or malfunction include unusual noises, uneven movement, imbalance, slow response time, or failure to open or close properly. If your garage door exhibits any of these symptoms, it might be broken or damaged and should be inspected by a professional. Our team is highly trained and experienced in garage door repair. We will happily assess your door, determine its condition and source of damage, and provide the right solution for fixing and returning it to prime condition.

Should My Garage Door Be Repaired or Replaced?

The only way to be sure if your garage needs to be repaired or replaced is by having a trained, qualified professional come out to inspect and diagnose it. Some issues may require simple section or part repair or replacement. Other significant issues may require complete door replacement, especially if there's extensive damage or your current door's condition poses a safety risk to your property or people. If you require a replacement, our team will gladly provide a brand-new garage door installation.

My Garage Door is Dented. Will I Need a Section or an Entire Door Replacement to Fix It?

In many cases, individual sections can be replaced as long as the garage door model is still in production and not custom-made. However, dents can also affect your paint matching, so that should be a serious consideration when determining whether to replace your entire door or just a section of it. Our professionals can assess your garage door dent during an inspection and advise you on whether a partial or complete replacement is best for you.

Why Should I Get My Garage Door Serviced?

Regular service prevents wear and tear from leading to more significant issues. Components like springs, rollers, and cables are under constant tension. They can wear out, affecting the door's weight and operation efficiency and potentially causing safety hazards.

What Are Types of Maintenance Required for a Steel Overhead Garage Door?

We recommend doing or having the following services performed regularly or annually to keep your steel garage door in good condition year-round:

Yearly washing of your steel door with specific cleaning solutions and water.

Lubiricating its springs, rollers, and hinges with a non-silicone-based lubricant, like 10W-30 motor oil.

Having a professional routinely inspect springs and cables for damage.

What Are Types of Maintenance Required for a Wooden Overhead Garage Door?

Wooden doors require yearly refinishing to maintain their natural beauty. Depending on the weather conditions and the door's exposure to direct sunlight and moisture, the frequency of refinishing could vary. We recommend having your wood garage door refinished according to your area's particular weather conditions or if your finishing is fading or peeling.

Can I Keep My Existing Garage Door Track When My Door Gets Replaced?

We recommend getting your track replaced along with the door since they are often designed to work together for maximum safety and efficiency. Replacing your track is also a way to ensure the full functionality of your new door and comply with warranty standards.

When Should My Overhead Garage Door Be Serviced?

It's good practice to have your garage door serviced by a professional at least once a year to maintain optimal performance and safety and to extend its lifespan. Our team provides expert residential garage services, and we can also provide repair for commercial garage doors.

How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last?

Garage door spring lifespans can last up to 12 years. This usually equates to 10,000 openings and closings, depending on the level of usage and maintenance. Annual professional inspections can help extend their lifespan. If your garage door springs have been damaged or broken but have not reached over 10 years of age or cycles, we can provide professional garage door spring repair.

How Can I Maintain My Garage Door?

Please do not attempt significant or complex maintenance work, such as repairing or adjusting high-tension parts like springs and cables. Doing so could cause severe injury or death. However, there are a few types of maintenance you can do on your own, such as:
  • Visual Inspections: Assess easily visible parts and components like your springs, cables, pulleys, rollers, hinges, and other hardware for signs of damage or brokenness.
  • Cleaning: You can wipe down all parts with special cleaning products or solutions and check for signs of rust.
  • Audio Inspections: Listen for unusual noises like screeching, banging, or rattling when the door operates.
  • Door Balance Test: Manually lift your door to discover if it’s imbalanced or off track.
  • Lubrication: You can apply a suitable spray lubricant on the rollers, tracks, or hinges so they operate more smoothly.

Contact Our Premiere Garage Door Company Today

At A1A Overhead Door, we will ensure your garage door operates year-round safely and securely. Our garage door maintenance, repairs, and installations will keep yours functional and easily usable for anyone who relies on it. We understand the importance of prompt service, which is why we proudly offer same-day service to address your needs without delay. We match competitor prices, so you'll receive unparalleled value for your investment. Whether you're facing an urgent repair need or are considering an upgrade for your garage door, our team is here to provide expert guidance and high-quality service. Please contact us today to schedule an inspection or service for your garage door and get it in prime condition.