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We have set our prices based on many costs which include cost of raw materials, cost of labor for installation or repair, transportation charges and others. We get a very low margin after considering other charges like fuel, vehicle, employment cost, advertisement and others. However, sometimes there is a scope for discounted prices when we receive special purchases from the manufacturers.

We work 24X7 and in case of any emergency related to your garage door service you can call us at our official phone number +1 (587) 3330 597. Garage Door Calgary Repair Services will be at your doorstep in no time.

Yes, why not? You can paint a new steel door too. A good process is to wash it first with TSP (Tri Sodium Phosphate) and then allow it to dry completely. Then paint it with a nice quality latex paint and you will get a better result.

If your garage door is not operating well or have broken down completely then it is the time to change it with a new one. Also, when the aesthetic values of a house is to be increased then also a new garage door installation is needed. The resale value of the home is increased if the garage door is attractive. But a new garage door installation must be done by a professional company only and you should contact an expert company for the new garage door installation.

You should not open your garage door if its spring is broken. It can be dangerous and you should immediately ask a professional garage door company to get it repaired.

Yes, it is possible and most of the electric door openers have a manual release cord or lever that helps in disconnecting the drive mechanism and you can open the garage door manually. But you have to be inside the garage to do this

No, they have a tendency to fade or lose tension quickly. We do not trust them on our customers doors from what we have seen from them. (Source: damsa article: “Historically, some manufacturers have had difficulty with the galvanizing process, since the process can negatively affect the temper and durability of the wire.

Beware of some companies trying to fool you into buying something you don’t need or charging you for something they never furnish. A true high cycle spring looks MUCH larger than your existing springs and cost substantially more particularly a supposed 50,000 versus the original manufacture’s 10,000. Some companies have been using this as an empty sales ploy. Would you be able to recognize a high cycle spring if you saw it? No, and that is what they are normally counting on.

You do not HAVE to change both, but you will wish you had when the other spring breaks a month or so later. That makes most people unhappy and we want you to be happy so we normally replace both.

A garage door Tune up involves an inspection and any modifications needed to prolong your garage door’s lifespan and smooth operation. Our certified Garage Door technicians will:

  • Inspect the springs.
  • Check cables.
  • Investigate the garage door opener.
  • Lubricate components as needed.
  • Replace any parts that may be in the process of failing.

A garage door Tune up will keep any future expensive repairs at bay, and should be regularly performed.

If your garage door appears to be working with no sign of any problems, then it is recommended to have a tune up or standard garage door service performed once a year. However, if you hear a grinding sound when the door opens or closes, or you notice any other issues, call Dream Garage Door immediately so we can come out and inspect your door.

Don’t worry; you don’t have a ghost in your garage! A short in the circuit board will cause a garage door to open and close by itself. Sometimes shorts in the wall button, wired keypad, or other electric failures could cause a garage door to move up and down. Even a broken remote or drained batteries could cause this. Let Garage Door Guru uncover the problem and fix it in a flash!

Most garage door openers last between 10 to 15 years. Keep in mind that if you let Garage Door Guru perform yearly maintenance that lifespan can go beyond the 15-year mark. If your garage door makes noises when it opens and closes you likely have a problem that is diminishing the door’s lifespan.

Most times a garage door won’t open because a counterbalance mechanism isn’t functioning such as a broken extension or torsion spring. If an electric opener is present and no noise is noted when activated, try disconnecting the opener by pulling the emergency release and manually lifting the door. If there is a problem with the counterbalance mechanism, repair should be made by a qualified door mechanic.

Unless you have experience in changing a garage door spring, you should have them changed by a qualified door mechanic. Keep in mind that the spring / counterbalance system is engineered to lift doors weighing in excess of three hundred pounds! A tremendous amount of torque is generated by a torsion spring and should be avoided at all cost by an inexperienced person. Extension springs carry a great deal of potential energy and many people have been injured un-necessarily when making a wrong move.

In many cases a replacement section is an option depending on whether it is still in production or the rest of the door is in good enough shape to warrant replacing the section. Sometimes the better economic solution is to replace the complete door.

Yes, we give many people free advice every day. If necessary, we can complete your installation if you are ready to give up. Unfortunately, many times the wrong material is ordered for a particular application. In that case hopefully the store where the material was purchased will be able to correct the problem. The best way to help insure you get what you need is to buy the product from a professional garage door dealer who will ask the right questions and give you the help you need.

Yes, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases; however, depending upon the damage involved, the entire door may need to be replaced. Contact an Overhead Door Distributor to evaluate your specific situation and make recommendations for the best solution.

Yes. Visit our Architect’s Corner, for technical and specification information on our commercial doors. This tool allows you to download full product specifications, CAD drawings, BIM models, and product brochures with a few simple clicks.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Many of our residential garage doors can be painted. Please see your owner’s manual for specific painting instructions. In addition, most of our commercial doors can be powder coated. We offer powder coat colors to best complement the look of your home or your facility.

Garage doors are the largest moving object in your home and the most dangerous. Do not attempt to repair your own garage door. Contact professional garage door installers near you to come repair your door.

Overhead Door products are manufactured in plants all across the United States and then distributed through our distribution channel of highly trained professionals that will install your door. To buy an Overhead Door garage door you need to contact an authorized distributor in your area. Use our distributor locator to find a representative near you

Not only do we ensure our customers receive quality service and good customer care, but we stand by our work.

  • New Garage Door and Opener Installations: 1 year warranty on parts and labor
  • Garage Door Repairs: 1 year parts, 30-days labor
  • Garage Door Opener Repairs: 1 year parts, 30-days labor

Yes, most of the time we can perform the garage door repair, including torsion springs, the same day.  Call us, more often than not, we can diagnosis your garage door or opener issue over the phone.

We stock and can get just about any brand of garage door, door opener, parts and accessories. We have a huge parts inventory so we can take care of your request and resolve any issues you have quickly and efficiently

We sure do. There isn’t a garage door, door opener, hardware and the like that Garage Door Systems can’t fix. Is your garage door system outdated? No problem! We can help you fix it and recommend improvements if you wish us to.

We install all top brands in garage door. Please have a look of the brands we represent; please visit our garage door brands page. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please give us a call.

There are a number of reasons your garage door is making noise, but the most common is age and your garage doors chains, pulleys, springs and other moving parts may also need a garage door tune-up.  Garage door parts become loose and they require to be lubricated. Your system should be inspected from time to time; we recommend annually to ensure your garage door is operating at peak performance & safely.

We absolutely do! We are your one-stop shop when it comes to garage door opener installation, opener repairs and hardware such as remotes and smartphone control.

First of all, if you feel your garage door system is unsafe or in need of immediate repair, please call us.

However, if your garage door system is just in need of a little oil, you may be able to oil some of the system parts on your own. Give us a call and we can help determine if your door system is in need of a garage door inspection or tune-up, or we can provide you with information on the best parts lubrication to use.

If your garage door won’t open, there could be several issues causing this. Just like software developers debug programs, our Elite garage door technicians do the same with a garage door system. We can resolve most issues the same day and get your garage door operating smoothly again.

There are times when repairs are not enough to get your door back in proper working order. If the solution is to replace the door, the price range will be around a thousand dollars. Expect to pay somewhere between seven hundred to around $1500 depending on the type of door. Low-end cost is around $300. The high-end doors are around $2,000. If you require two or more, then double the price.

When your garage door is somewhat more problematic lately, chances are you have broken cables as the culprit. Normally, cables are pretty cheap. However, like garage door springs, the brunt of the cost goes to payment for labor charges. The average cost is somewhere from $150 to $200.

Here are several reasons why a garage door may not be closing. A problem such as a garage door not closing can very often be identified and resolved by a homeowner. Overhead Door Company has outlined below the most common reasons why a garage door may not close in order to assist you with determining if the problem can be fixed on your own or if you should contact a professional garage door technician to make the necessary repairs.

Steel doors are much stronger and more secure than wood, aluminum, or fiberglass models. Steel doors have many design options ranging from standard raised panel to unique carriage style designs. Today’s steel doors can rival the look of wood doors without the need for regular maintenance.

Insulation is important in a garage door for many reasons. Insulated doors help control the temperature of the garage allowing less heat to escape in the winter and less heat to get in in the summer. This reduces the amount of energy required to cool or heat your home which saves money! Insulated doors also reduce noise from the exterior of your home. In addition to helping control the temperature, insulation adds strength to your door while reducing exterior noise.

Your overhead garage door is the largest piece of moving equipment in your home. Most families use their garage door more than their front door. The noises your door or operator make are your initial “warnings” that something is not quite right. In order to ensure a properly working door and operator, you should have your overhead garage door and operator serviced every year.

The most common torsion springs have an expected life of about 10,000 “cycles”. A cycle is one opening and one closing of the garage door. The steel spring experiences tremendous force each time the door opens or closes. Gradually, the steel fatigues with each flex, and eventually cracks and breaks, usually releasing its stored energy in an instant with a loud noise or bang.

Disconnect the operator by pulling the red release cord with door fully closed. Open the door halfway by hand and let go of the door. The door should pretty much stay in the same position, although some slight drifting may occur. If the door wants to drop or if it opens on it’s own, the garage door springs should be adjusted by trained and experienced garage door service technicians.

If your garage door is having an issue going down and seems to reverse itself, keep an eye out for your operator lights to blink when this happens. This is usually a sign that your safety beams the bottom of both sides of your garage door are having issues. Sometimes they just need to be cleaned off or have slight adjustments.

Because a garage door is a very large, heavy, moving part, it’s prone to fall out of adjustment with daily use. When this happens, the door becomes harder and harder to lift and lower. The best way to lengthen a garage door’s life span is to perform the following maintenance on at least an annual basis.

  • Visual Inspection.
  • Door Balance Test.
  • Reversing Mechanism Test.
  • Photo Eye Test.
  • Force Setting Test.

There are a variety of sources you can turn to to purchase or obtain garage door products, the most popular of which is the door dealer professional, such as an International Door Association (IDA) Dealer. IDA Garage door dealers are often the most reliable and dependable source for several reasons. These include experience, knowledge and- most importantly- the fact that IDA Dealers make their living by selling, installing and servicing door systems.

There are several tests you can perform to tell if your door is balanced. Before testing your door, disengage you electronic opener.

  1. Raise your door in 1′ increments, and the door should stay in place.
  2. When you lower the door, the door lowers in a controlled manner and doesn’t slam down.
  3. When you raise the door, the door rises at a controlled pace.
  4. When the door is fully-raised in the open position, the bottom of the door should be aligned with the bottom of the header of the door opening.

The best way to determine if a garage door can be repaired through service or needs replacement is to call a professionally trained garage door dealer. Depending on the issues, a door may just need servicing (like a 3,000 mile car oil service), a few new parts, a new section or a door replacement. Many times, the issue is not the garage door, but the garage door opener needs replacement or servicing

Yes, you can replace just one section for most garage doors, depending if the model of garage door that you are replacing is still in production and is not a custom-design. Also, paint matching may be an issue as color variations can occur over time.

A garage door raises and lowers with the assistance of springs. Broken and or worn springs will cause the door to be heavy and thus cause an extra load on the garage door opener. The extra load can be dangerous for reversing mechanisms and cause premature failure of the garage door opener. Having a technician check the garage door springs, rollers and garage door opener is good preventative maintenance for your garage door.

Each homeowner has unique needs for a new garage door based on the desired styling, the level of care & maintenance required, the energy efficiency and the location of the garage in one’s home. Steps to determine which garage door best suits you are:

  1. Determine the material that best suits the care & maintenance that you desire.
  2. Choose the door design that best complements your home, including window, color and decorative hardware options.
  3. Determine the level of energy efficiency and noise reduction that best suits your needs depending on if you have a room above or adjacent to your garage or have children that play in front of the garage.

Yes. Residential doors are available in widths between 6′ and 20′ in two inch increments and in heights between 6’6″ and 12′ (not all door models are available in this range of widths).

Windows can be placed in any section of the door layout.

If an electric garage door opener has been installed on your door, it may not be necessary to have a lock. Properly installed, electric openers can function as the lock, making it improbable that an intruder would be able to lift your door from the outside. If you have an older opener, check to see if your door can be lifted from the outside.

Yes, you can replace just one section for most garage doors, depending if the model of garage door that you are replacing is still in production and is not a custom-design. Also, paint matching may be an issue as color variations can occur over time.

Steel garage doors offer strength, security, energy efficiency and the best value. Due to advanced manufacturing, steel garage doors are less costly than other types of garage doors and are offered in a variety of designs and colors to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Amarr steel garage doors are pre-painted in a variety of colors, providing homeowners peace of mind protection with multi-year to lifetime paint finish warranties.

A garage door raises and lowers with the assistance of springs. Broken and or worn springs will cause the door to be heavy and thus cause an extra load on the garage door opener. The extra load can be dangerous for reversing mechanisms and cause premature failure of the garage door opener. Having a technician check the garage door springs, rollers and garage door opener is good preventative maintenance for your garage door.

Many garage door openers can be repaired and may be a less expensive option. However, there are times when opener replacement is recommended. According to LiftMaster, one of the leading manufacturers of garage doors openers, all garage door openers manufactured prior to 1993 should be replaced, rather than fixed. This is to ensure the highest degree of customer safety and satisfaction due to a Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) law. Many garage door openers prior to 1993 are not equipped with infrared sensors or other external entrapment protections devices and do not meet today’s standards for garage door opener safety.

The two types of springs used on garage doors today are extension and torsion springs. Extension springs are attached on either side of the door and stretch along the horizontal track when the door is closed. Torsion springs are typically located just above the top section of the door and are mounted to the header. They are wound springs and do not expand or contract when the door is moved. Torsion springs are a better choice because they balance the weight of the door better than extension springs for smoother operation and safety.

When installing an electric garage door opener, the top section of the garage must be reinforced with a strut or angle iron spanning the length of the top section

Garage door openers have different systems that open a garage door. A chain drive uses a chain as the mechanism to help open/close a door; a belt drive a belt mechanism; a screw drive a corkscrew rod; and a direct drive attached directly to the torsion bar to help open/close a garage door. Belt drive openers tend to be quieter than chain drive openers. Screw drive openers are known to require less adjustment over time. Direct drives take up less space in your garage.

Yes, we carry replacement remote’s for most makes and models.

Yes. We back our work with a limited lifetime warranty. This warranty covers our parts and labor.

DC stands for direct current. This allows the opener to only run when it is in use opening and closing a garage door, resulting in additional energy efficiency for the home. Additionally, DC openers have soft start and stop features to help smooth the travel of the door and cut down on noise.

Our parts are the highest quality parts available in the garage door industry today. You can rest assured knowing your garage door will operate safely and smoothly for years to come.

Depending on the type of garage door opener and the year purchased, a keypad entry should be available for your garage door opener. Contact your local garage door dealer for purchase.

There are 4 common reasons why your door might jam. Some are fixes you can tackle on your own. Sometimes, it will require a tech. Read this article to sort it out.

  1. Lodged Garage Door Track
  2. Garage Door Locked
  3. Broken Garage Door Springs Garage Door is Off Track
  4. Garage Door is Off Track

YES. Simply put… we can make your garage door the quietest on the block!

YES. A professionally trained technician will arrive, on-time, in a fully stocked truck and fix your garage door right – the first time.

YES. Call the location nearest you for a FREE, no obligation consultation and estimate.

There are several factors to consider when buying a garage door. Buying what you need is probably best. Please read our Services.

There are 3 reasons your opener might’ve suddenly stopped working.

  1. Safety Eyes.
  2. The battery in the remote needs to be replaced.
  3. The lock or vaction button is on

Garage Door Seals are also known as weather-stripping and astragal. They are found on the four sides of the garage door along the edges.

Garage Door Seals are important because it helps keep out debris, rain, snow and pests. It can help by closing the gap between the ground and the door. This means that the seal will keep cold air and moisture from entering through gaps around the garage door to provide optimum insulation.

We are happy to give free estimates for sales of doors and openers. Because service and repair work involves a site inspection by a qualified technician, we may charge a minimum service fee to diagnose equipment problems.

Yes, we are able to order doors in any size. Limitations may vary between models and manufacturers.

  • Width of the opening from jamb to jamb
  • Height of the opening from the floor to the bottom of the header
  • Headroom from the top of the opening to the ceiling or first obstruction
  • We also offer a service to have a technician come to your home and check and measure the opening

Garage door will vary according to size, strength, level of customized design, insulation value, etc. Our experienced sales staff is trained to provide you with the information you need to find the right door for your home.

Average lead-time is 1-2 weeks for doors that are in stock. Custom and special order doors usually take 3-4 weeks.

To install the doors and openers efficiently, our technicians need the space to be free of debris. Please have all vehicles out of the garage during installation.

Yes. The lower the gauge, the thicker and stronger the steel. For example, 24-gauge steel is thicker than 27-gauge steel. However, a “sandwich” constructed door with two 27-gauge steel skins and a bonded insulated core is stronger than a “steel frame” door with a single 24-gauge steel skin.

Yes, however, the opener must meet certain reversing requirements in order to prevent entrapment. Opener codes are dictated by State and Federal guidelines (UL-325). Existing machines are checked first by the serial number and manufacturer name, then by proper installation and finally by condition. If a compliant machine does not work properly or a machine is not in compliance, our installing technician will tag the machine and notify you of the reason for the tag.

In most cases the squeaky noise is caused when older spring coils rub against one another. This isn’t a safety concern and can be corrected with a spray on lubricant or by running a thin bead of motor oil across the top of each spring. It is best to error on the side of caution and call our service department for service and adjustment of your door.

We gladly accept cash, checks, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards. We do require 50% down on all door purchases at the time of purchase.

We repair all brands of doors and motor operators that are compliant with legal codes.

We recommend replacing your track when you replace your door. Replacing your track is an inexpensive way to ensure that your entire garage door system is as safe as possible. By replacing your track you also ensure that your door warranty will apply, in the event that you have a problem.

First check for any shaking of the garage door during operation as any excessive vibration can cause the filament in your opener’s bulb to prematurely expire.

Releasing: Depending on your model’s requirements you may have to pull the rob backwards or forwards in a downward direction to stay disengaged. To reattach, again, the technique depends on your particular model and brand of opener, you may either have to pull on your rob once, steer the pin at the end of the trolly to set it in position then let the opener run till it automatically engages or pull the leveler upward.

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