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11533 Main StHouston, TX 77025
I bought a commercial garage door & opener from them for my residence / business garage door. In 30 years then have only come out a couple of times. That is good value. When they cam out they were on time and finished in a reasonable time with no call backs.
7049 Lawndale StHouston, TX 77023
From Business: Our Garage Door Service Company is the heading garage door installation and repair organization in your area. We have been serving the group for a long time and comprehend what it takes to fulfill our clients. We offer the most noteworthy nature of custom and standard garage doors that fit the style and state of your home.…
419 Century Plaza Dr Ste 230Houston, TX 77073
From Business: Grand Design in Motion. From the moment you step into NationServe, you’ll feel it—a timeless quality, a refined approach, a confidence only experience can bring. With 22 locations across America, we’re one of the country’s largest corporately owned specialists in garage and overhead doors. We’ve built our national knowhow …
145 Travis StHouston, TX 77002
Restore Your Door Houston has provided excellent service for us. I appreciate their willingness to adapt as our needs change. I have not experienced this type of service customization from past companies and I look forward to a long working relationship.
1132 N Shepherd DrHouston, TX 77008
This company repaired a damaged garage door panel for me and I can confidently rate their service as excellent. The timely arrival, skilled work and affordable rate make me feel confident about using the service again.
7425 Cullen BlvdHouston, TX 77051
Our overhead door suddenly stopped moving so I called Sears Overhead Garage Doors of Houston. I spoke with Mr. Masroor. He was really easy to talk to and they came to our place as promised. To make a long story short, Sears fixed the problem with the overhead door and was done in no time at all.…
1301 Judiway StHouston, TX 77018
From Business: Houston Door & Specialties, Inc was founded in 1970 by Albert E. Hudeck. He was a pioneer of the construction business and also a co-owner of Hudeck/Faulkner Construction. He had great faith and optimism as he watched Houston Door grow and strive to meet the needs of the construction industry. Today, almost 40 years later,…
4215 Mcduffie StHouston, TX 77098
M.G.A Garage Door Repair Houston TX did a great job explaining what the issues were with our garage door and how we might want to consider getting one of our doors replaced because the motor could give out at some point in the near future. We'll call them when it's time for us to replace our ga…
1100 Pleasantville DrHouston, TX 77029
I love the guys at Clarks Garage Door & Gate Repair!! We own such a beautiful home but that ugly old garage door brought the look of the whole place down. We wanted something with a little more style, but we didn't want to go broke getting it. A co-worker recommended that I give Clarks Garage …
3200 Southwest Fwy Ste 3300Houston, TX 77027
From Business: Facing a problem while opening your garage doors? Houston home garage doors will put an end to all those problems. Our expert of technician will provide you the best possible service to resolve Broken Garage Door Springs, Garage Door Opener Repair, Replace Broken Rollers etc. Contact us at :- (844) 326-6145 for more inform…
6245 Brookhill Dr Ste 25Houston, TX 77087
From Business: Mart Garage Door Repair Houston TX is your number one choice of services for your garage because of its experience as well as it skilled professionals who have day after day provided superior services to their customers.
13407 Popes Creek LnHouston, TX 77044
From Business: Expert services for Garage doors repairs and installation in Houston. Call LY Garage Door Repair Houston for your entire garage door needs whether it is emergency or non emergency services
6238 Howell Sugar Land RdHouston, TX 77083
From Business: It s not just a garage door it s part of your home s decor. Garage doors can take up a significant part of your home s exterior so its beauty and function are incredibly important. Houston Garage Doors will take care of all your garage needs.
There's still one month of summer left. Before those lazy, hazy days come to an end, use our get-things-done list to make the most of this fleeting season in the sun.
I am universal when it comes to doors and frames hardware....20 yrs experience ....wood ,hollow metal ,fiberglass, any type of door and frame
Lopez Overhead Doors has repaired our garage door openers over the years, with quick response time and excellent service. Bertin Lopez is very experienced and can accurately diagnose the problem. He will always repair it if possible before recommended replacement. This time the doors and motors needed to be replaced and they completed the work in one day, installing both new doors and LiftMaster openers. Everything is working perfectly and we are very happy with the job. Highly recommended!
I had no idea why our garage door refused to close, so we took the advice of a neighbor and called your company. Your technician immediately solved the issue and its working perfectly again! Thanks!
I love the guys at Clarks Garage Door & Gate Repair!! We own such a beautiful home but that ugly old garage door brought the look of the whole place down. We wanted something with a little more style, but we didn't want to go broke getting it. A co-worker recommended that I give Clarks Garage Door & Gate Repair Houston a call. I'm glad I did! We had our beautiful new garage door installed within one week and it looks great. So now I'm recommending them just like my friend from work did for me. If you need a new garage door repaired or installed give them a call. I believe they fix gates too.
The opener this company has provided us is perfect! It works so smoothly and quietly. We are very happy with it and would certainly recommend them! Thank you!
I knew that I needed to have my opener repaired but was dreading the cost until I saw your company online. Not only was my opener professionally repaired, it was much cheaper than I thought! Thank you!
He does great work at a reasonable price. I recommended him to my neighbors and he did a great job for them too.
Honest and dependable family owned service company. Saved in my contacts as the only automatic opener service company I trust for my home.
The service was fine, but they LIED to me about the charges. They came out one night and quoted me an $89 service charge. They couldn't do the work that evening, so they scheduled to come out the next day. I was called the next morning to confirm the time that their technician will visit our residence. At that time, I asked the person from Best Door who called me how much I would be charged. She said $400 to which I responded by asking if that included the $89 service charge from the prior night's service call. She said "yes, the $400 included the service charge." To my surprise, I noticed that I was charged twice separately for $89 and $400 on my credit card statement a couple of weeks later. I proceeded to call Best Door back and was told that they would look into it. Two weeks later, I still had not heard from them and I noticed no credit on my credit card so I called them back. I spoke to who I believe is the Manager and explained to her what I was quoted when they were trying to confirm a time for them to come and repair and what I was charged on my credit card. She told me that there were two separate charges, one for the service call and the other for the door opener. I told her I understood what she told me. HOWEVER, I told her that I wanted to pay for what I was told on the phone which was "$400 which includes the $89 service charge."At the end of the day, I felt like the Manager said I was lying to her and trying to scam her out of $89 while it was a person that works for her that made a mistake that I ended up paying for. I am always on the lookout for scams from service companies and used Best Door from an ad of "qualified/reputable" businesses from a local journal. Totally classless. I am going to try to find the journal that I noticed Best Door on and see if I can file another complaint.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Troy at Roadrunner Garage Door was on time, incredibly professional and honest. My garage door was fixed and now works better than ever. He explained the problem, replaced the rollers and adjusted the tracks on the door as well. Other just gave me outrageous price and didn’t answer clearly. I would recommend Roadrunner Garage Door without a doubt.
Some people use their garages to keep their cars safe. Others use them to store boxes of books and home decorations. No matter how a garage is used, there is one key factor they all must have in common to protect the precious items within: A functional garage door.
There is no shortage of variety when it comes to choosing a garage door. Options include different materials, styles and lifting or opening methods, each with its own unique pros and cons.
When deciding on the right garage door, the first thing to consider is the style.
Garage Door Styles
The two most common styles of garage door include:
The benefits of swing-out doors are their classic look and the ability to keep the garage ceiling clear for added storage space. The major downside of this style is the amount of time it takes to manually lock, unlock, open, and close them. They can be manual or operated by a remote control.
Perhaps the most common and recognizable style is the roll-up garage door. These features are much easier to automate than their swinging counterparts, making them a preferred choice for many homeowners. However, ceiling space must be sacrificed to make room for the door when open. These are typically automatic, but manual models are also available.
Aside from these popular models, homeowners can choose between:
Once you've determined the style of garage door, you can move on to choosing the material. Some considerations you might keep in mind include:
If you're looking for something that will withstand the test of errant basketballs and driver's education students, a vinyl door might be your best bet. These doors are hard to dent or break and don't need much maintenance to keep up their appearance. They are usually built on steel frames with polyurethane insulation and come in a limited variety of colors.
Wood can stand up to plenty of the abuse a garage door may be subject to from time to time. They are also attractive doors with many color options. They can be painted or stained at the factory or on site. One of the biggest downsides to wood garage doors is the upkeep - they may need to be repainted or restained regularly to maintain the color.
Fiberglass doors can break with a strong impact but in general are pretty sturdy. Like vinyl doors, they are built on steel frames and insulated with polyurethane.
Wood composite doors have the same aesthetic advantages of wood doors but are less expensive. They usually have a wood frame and are filled with polyurethane insulation. Some may have fiberboard skins and are designed to closely mimic wood.
It doesn't take much to dent these doors, but they aren't very expensive and require little maintenance. However, they are subject to rust, especially in damper climates.
These doors can also easily dent but don't rust. They are also lightweight, which is ideal for larger garage doors, as more weight on such a large frame could put added stress on the lifting or opening mechanism.
Five basic designs of garage door openers are available to homeowners. Two are relatively recent developments, while the other three are fairly standard and have been around for decades.
One of the biggest advantages of the direct-drive opener is how silent it is. With the motor being the only moving part of this machine, it's said to be the quietest model available. This is one of the newest designs and was developed in Germany.
Another relatively recent design, this model is ideal for a homeowner who wants to keep the ceiling clear for storage. It is set up on the wall closest to the garage door as opposed to on the ceiling, like most garage door openers.
This opener is powered by a motor that rotates a threaded-steel rod on which a trolley rides. It is a relatively quick garage door opener, though most garage doors close at the same rate for safety reasons. Additionally, they are said to be the easiest to maintain, given that they don't involve many moving parts. However, these doors have a history of problems when the temperature quickly changes, and they are noisy. If there is an apartment or office above a garage, screw-driven openers may not be the best option.
These use a chain similar to that of a bicycle. The chain pulls a trolley connected to a bar that lifts the garage door. It can be noisy and cause vibrations, given the metal-to-metal contact, though more recent models are said to be a little bit better about this.
The function of belt-driven openers is the same as chain-driven openers. The only major difference is that instead of metal chains, these door openers are built with a belt made of fiberglass, steel-reinforced rubber, or polyurethane. This brings down the noise level but increases the price.
As with most things mechanical, garage doors may begin to develop problems after a few years of use. Many typical problems are easily identified and, with the right knowledge or help from a professional, aren't too difficult to fix.
Transmitter or Remote Won't Work
The first thing you should check in this instance is the transmitter battery. Dead batteries are often the culprit, though there are other causes seen as well. If the batteries are in good shape, take a look at the cables and tracks to make sure they are clear, clean, and sturdy.
Door Doesn't Close All the Way
If you notice a gap at the bottom of your garage door after closing it, try resetting the close limit. Your door might be set to close at a higher point than the ground. It might also be set too low, and when the door reaches the ground, the sensor reacts in the same way it would if an object was obstructing its path: by retreating upward.
Door Shakes When Opening
This could be caused by debris on the tracks or wheels. Clean these first to see if this is the problem. If not, the springs might be stretched unevenly or worn out.
Door Squeaks When Opening
The rollers are most likely dry and need to be lubricated.
Door Closes Faster Than Usual
A quickly closing garage door could easily become a safety hazard. The problem is usually springs that are too stretched out. They should be replaced by a professional. Working with these large springs can be difficult, and they can quickly turn into dangerous, fast-moving metal whips.
Door Makes a Strange Sound at the Same Point Every Time It's Used
This might mean your tracks are either dented, falling, or otherwise misaligned. This is not just annoying; it's dangerous. Misaligned or damaged tracks can cause the door to cease working or to fall off its tracks. If your door seems to be working fine overall, feel free to inspect the issue further. But if your door is stuck, slanted, or looks unstable, call a professional who will have the right tools to fix the problem.
Door Sticks When Opening or Closing
If you begin to notice this around a change in seasons, check the lubricant on the tracks. Weather patterns will affect lubricant's effectiveness. Dirt or debris on the tracks could also be the cause; make sure they're clear and clean. If the tracks look fine, make sure the doors are hung evenly.
It's not uncommon for a garage door to have a problem or two every once in awhile. But, if the same issue keeps coming up or one cause has led to a variety of problems, it might be time to consider replacing your door altogether.
For someone who's familiar with tackling tough home improvement projects, installing a garage door might be a viable do-it-yourself project. It'll likely take the better part of a Saturday, and it's not a bad idea to ask for help, especially when taking off the old door.
But if you're even a little bit wary of taking on such a large task, reaching out to a professional would probably be a smart move. On average, a new garage door installation will cost around $1,000. Most homeowners end up paying somewhere between $740 and $1,400, including the installation and the door itself.
Likewise, a custom garage door could be a project that an experienced wood or metal worker can take on with the right materials, tools, and knowledge. However, for the amateur DIY-er, contacting a professional might be the best way to go. If you are unfamiliar with the project, the weight alone could prove to be an issue. Depending on the size, it could weigh as much as 200 pounds, though some smaller or uninsulated ones could be less than 100 pounds.
To keep your garage door functional for as long as possible, try to inspect it every so often to ensure everything is working properly. A problem that goes too long without attention can only get worse and wind up costing you more to repair or replace the door.
About once a month, carefully observe the door as you open and close it. If you hear or see anything unusual, take a closer look at it. The regular motion could easily loosen up some of the hardware, so take a few minutes to tighten everything up. Also, be sure that tracks, tires, and other moving parts are properly lubricated.
If your door is painted, make sure it isn't chipped or peeling. Deteriorating paint on a wooden door could let moisture in, which leads to warped doors, while a steel door could rust if water gets in.