Garage Door Repairs FAQ

Cal’s Garage Doors: Superior Repair Services in Campbell, CA

Cal’s Garage Doors is proud of the work we do. We’ve provided garage door services to our clients since 1965, making us one of the longest-running companies in our industry, and we excel at garage door repair. Campbell, CA residents trust our specialists to identify a problem and fix it quickly. Residential and commercial clients rave about our customer service and high-quality work. Don’t hesitate to call us for garage door repairs, even if someone else installed your door.  We make the decision easy for you, so feel free to read our most frequently asked questions about garage door repairs and get the answers you deserve.

Can You Repair My Garage Door on the Same Day?

Yes, we can. Cal’s Garage Doors knows how to identify problems and execute solutions, all in a day. We do that by avoiding pitfalls other companies encounter. For instance, we hire professionally-trained technicians and make sure to send enough employees to the job site. Our staff size ensures our crew doesn’t have to call for reinforcements to lift a door.

My Garage Door is Jammed. How Do I Fix It?

You shouldn’t. There are several ways you can injure yourself while attempting to fix a garage door yourself. For instance, garage doors are heavy. A pulley or spring could snap and trap you underneath. Our rates are affordable, so why risk it? A jammed door is the result of several possible causes, which include:

A lodged track: In this case, there’s an obstruction in the way. In some cases, a broom or rake is blocking the path. That’s something you can safely remove. However, there may be debris in the tracks themselves, and that’s where you can get yourself into trouble trying to repair the problem alone. It’s best to leave it to the professionals.

A locked door: Oops! It can happen to anyone. Sometimes the door is locked, which is why you can’t open it. Some doors have an “auto-lock” feature, which you or a family member might have triggered without realizing it. Before you call Cal’s Garage Doors for garage door repair, check the lock.

Broken springs: Garage door springs play an integral role in how well your garage door functions. Your garage door contains two types of springs: torsion and extension springs. Each is different, but the common thread is they can be dangerous to fix. Give us a call today.

The door is off its track: Your garage door is hefty. If the door has fallen off track, give Cal’s Garage Doors a call. Our garage door repair services include fixing this problem. We’ll realign the door and also lubricate the tracks and related parts to keep things running smoothly.

My Garage Door Is Loud. What Can You Do For Me?

We offer garage door tune-ups, which is the most effective solution to a loud garage door. Usually, age and faulty chains, pulleys, springs, or other moving parts are responsible for unusually-loud garage doors. We keep replacement parts on hand from our garage door manufacturers, so you don’t have to worry about a long wait. Your door might also shake. The most likely culprits are the pulleys that lift the garage door open. They’re complicated to fix, so hiring the professionals at Cal’s Garage Doors is your best bet if you want to correct the problem.

Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

It depends. There’s no right or wrong answer, but Cal’s Garage Doors can help you work through the decision-making process. There are a few things to consider:

Is the damage cosmetic?: The best way to weigh the impact of cosmetic damage is to balance the door’s age against the cost of repairs. Cosmetic damage is more cost-effective to repair, but if your door is over ten years old, you might be better off replacing it with a new one.

Is there structural damage?: If the door was damaged from a collision or warped, then repairing it might be unwise. Instead, it may be more cost-effective to replace the door with a composite or metal alternative.

How severe is the damage?: Finally, you should weigh how expensive repairs are against the cost of a replacement.

What Kind of At-Home Maintenance Can I Do?

Modern garage doors are mostly maintenance-free. However, that doesn’t mean Campbell, CA residents and commercial property owners can’t do small things to prevent the common problems that require repairs. For instance, keep the tracks lubricated. Lubricating the tracks, pulleys, and springs regularly helps keep things running smoothly.

Contact Cal’s Garage Doors Today

Cal’s Garage Doors works with trusted brands like Clopay, Carriage House, and Amarr. It’s important to us that our customers benefit from the advantages high-quality garage door construction gives them. We also want to provide convenient garage door repairs. We finish our work in one day and promise to leave your property with the door fully-restored. Contact Cal’s Garage Doors today.