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Garage door/opener repair recommendations

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Mr Rogers, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Mr Rogers

    Mr Rogers Active Member

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    Anyone found a good company? Our garage door & opener sound horrible. Very jerky going down. Sometimes jerky enough to make it reverse directions.
     
  2. lilpea

    lilpea Member

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    We have used Academy Door twice and have been very pleased with their service.

    703-541-0300
     
  3. beahmer

    beahmer Member

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    ^^ +1 they came out when my door got all screwed up a couple years ago. 10 minutes and they had it working and after cleaning and adjustments it worked better than ever!
     
  4. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    disconnect door from opener via the pull string, operate door manualy, find out where it's catching -- it might be obvious. Also, you can lube the track and bearings, etc
     
  5. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    we had good success with Dr Doctor. Its cheap to have them come out and do a check/tune/lube... might save you from trying to replace things.

    Over time the pully sleeves wear out, etc.. it's a quick fix for them to replace the pullys and things don't jump/drag as much.
     
  6. hokie'81

    hokie'81 New Member

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    Another vote for academy...
     
  7. sri_n

    sri_n Member

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    Door Doctor is my go to company as well. Upfront cost, no gimmicks.
     
  8. wmh

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    Thanks for this thread. +1 for Academy, we used them based on it and they were reasonably priced, fast to come out, and did a great job as well.
     
  9. Sherlock

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    Do not call ASHBURN GARAGE DOOR repair. The guy came out and tried to sell me a new $1100 garage door opener. His next model was $650 and his bottom barrel model was $450. I ended up going to Home Depot and buying one of their nicer models for $198. Installation from Home Depot is $97 but I ended up getting my Dad to help me, we installed ourselves.
     
  10. lauralynne

    lauralynne Member

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    I second the recommendation for Door Doctor.
     
  11. twohokies

    twohokies New Member

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    We used Door Doctor as well when we had to replace our garage door from 2 to 1. No complaints.
     
  12. luftinarr

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    Looking for more recent feedback on garage door repair companies. Our garage door has been very jerky and this will be the third time in maybe 3 years that we'll need to get it serviced. The last two times a repairman came out, lubed the track and bearings, but within months it's back to being jerky.
     
  13. BigJackie

    BigJackie New Member

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    We just had Dulles Door come out yesterday. $130 for the service call. No gimmicks. No fluff. They even lubed and serviced our other door free of charge.
     

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