Overhead Door Repairs Virginia
Overhead doors in Fairfax should be installed and repaired by a qualified garage door technician, since a broken overhead door, especially the commercial overhead doors can be dangerous. If you are reading our article about overhead garage door in VA, you probably need overhead door repairs, so there is one important thing you better know: Broken overhead door in Fairfax can be dangerous, and if you will try to use them before they are repaired by overhead repairs expert in Fairfax, it can end with injuries and even worst. It doesn’t matter if it is a broken overhead door in Northern Virginia, or broken overhead door in Virginia, broken overhead door should be services by a trained and qualified tech.
If the last time you needed to deal with a garage door repair or new garage door installation in Fairfax was more than 20 years ago, you will be surprised by the improvements the overhead doors went through during the last 10-20 years, and not just in Fairfax. It can be home owner who need garage door opener repairs in VA, or home owner who need a new garage door Liftmaster opener the overhead door industry went to many changes during the past twenty years. In our days, when the high-tech is surrounding us, and when it is much easier to produce high quality and improved doors and parts for home owners in Fairfax, the selection is wide, and you can find the overhead door that will fit your needs in terms of material such as wood and steel, textures and colors. All you need to say what you want, and if you will find the right overhead garage door contractor in Fairfax Fairfax, they will help you find it.
You can find different levels of overhead doors insulation, window sections, different kinds of spring systems and different types of openers that can fit any overhead door in Fairfax. And since the quality of the overhead doors improved, so does the need for maintenance, which is still crucial for the safe and smooth operation of the overhead door in Fairfax Fairfax, but became simpler and something that you can easily perform by doing it yourself with a basic knowledge and tools.
Quality overhead door Virginia VA
If your overhead door at Virginia is attached to the house, you should aim for an insulated overhead door. But it does not mean that you shouldn’t if your garage is not attached and that you need to be looking for the cheapest overhead door in Fairfax. Beside insulation from low temperatures and noise, the insulated overhead doors in Fairfax, whether it is an overhead door in Fairfax or even a commercial overhead door, are usually stronger, and built to face tough conditions. A new insulated door is something that you do not want to deal with more than once every 10-20 years, so when you invest in high quality insulated door for your home or overhead garage door for warehouse in Fairfax, you are getting high quality in return. But besides the long lasting overhead door, you also get a door that work smoother, and that its quality will be noticed every time you will use it.
When we replace old overhead doors near Fairfax which are older than 30 years, we always notice the surprises expression on the faces of those who purchase the door. An expression which is a mix of “It is amazing how smooth and silent it is”, and a “why did we wait that long…
When you also bring in consideration the fact that many overhead doors are installed in the front of the house, and that they take a large piece of the appearance, a new door improve the beauty of the house, and can give it a luxuries and shinning look. We at Andrew's Garage Door & Gate Repair offer large selection of overhead doors, so each person in Fairfax who is looking for a new overhead garage door will find what he is looking for.
Different Overhead Doors in Virginia VA
As we mentioned earlier, today you can find overhead doors from all kinds in Virginia VA, and even if you want something unique, based on you design, and can be easily done, with a custom made door. There are many overhead door contractors in Virginia, and if you search well, you will find what you are looking for.
It is hard to give a range of prices, especially when it is high quality overhead doors in Fairfax. The most common doors that people install these days are steel overhead doors, which are strong, reliable, and offer good insulation. Some people in Fairfax prefer the look of a wooden overhead door, and some prefer the custom made doors, which can cost more than double, but give your house the unique look you desire. We will repeat it again, the design and the material is not as important as the quality. When it comes to colors and shapes, each person has its own taste, but when it comes to quality, we suggest that you invest in high quality overhead door, like the overhead doors that Andrew's Garage Door & Gate Repair install.
Overhead Door Repairs Virginia
There are many kinds of overhead doors, and a qualified garage door technician - as the technicians of Andrew's Garage Door & Gate Repair - can deal with all of them. There are many potential problems that can occur, and prevent overhead door in Fairfax from working properly. We will go over some of the most common issues, and try to shed some light on the problems, the causes, and how to deal with a broken garage door in Fairfax. The important thing when it comes to overhead doors repairs, is to locate the garage door malfunction, but no less important is to locate the cause and the reason for the problem. If a technician did not locate the reason, he can fix the problem, but it may only be a matter of time before the problem will happen again.
\Overhead door spring repair Fairfax
The spring system of overhead door in Fairfax is the main force that lift, lower and balance the overhead door. Whether it is a torsion spring system, or extension spring system, if overhead door spring snapped, it prevent the door from working properly and can be dangerous. Before we will explain about the broken spring repair, we would like to repeat what we said earlier, that an overhead door with a broken spring, and it can be overhead door in Virginia VA, or even a commercial garage door repairs should not be used, and that it should be repaired by a trained garage door technician who has the tools and who is qualified to deal with overhead doors in Virginia VA.
If you own an overhead door in Fairfax, but you are not sure what type of spring system your overhead door use to move, look at the springs and check. If the springs are located on the top side of the door, when each spring is above each track, then your overhead door in Fairfax is working with extension spring system. If the springs are located in the center area, and you see coil spring wrapped around a steel pipe (Shaft), then your door is working with torsion spring system. All Fairfax Garage Doors can repair or replace all types of overhead doors springs in Fairfax, and can replace the spring for you even today.
Torsion Overhead spring repair Fairfax
Usually the heavier and more massive overhead doors in Fairfax are those who work with torsion spring system. If your torsion spring snapped, it will be difficult, and dangerous to try and open the door. The best thing you can do is to stop using the overhead door, and contact a garage door company Fairfax to come and replace the spring for you. Try to locate a local overhead garage door technician, who offer same day service in Fairfax.
If you will try and force overhead door to open or to close, or try and use the overhead door opener to that, the opener may burn and stop working, since it will need to lift the door without the help of the broken torsion spring, and that can be both dangerous, and can lead to a burn out of the opening unit. We have seen overhead doors openers in Fairfax burned, due to misuse of the overhead door.
Extension spring repair Fairfax
If you own an overhead door in Fairfax that work with extension spring system, and one of the springs snapped, the same rule that apply to the torsion spring system will apply here. Do not try and use the door, since it can be both dangerous, and can lead to a bigger problem. And contact a local overhead door repairman in VA to come and replace the broken garage door spring for you.
Overhead Door Safety cables
One thing that you should make sure, and that every professional garage door repairman in Fairfax should make sure when he replace the old spring with a new one, is to install safety cables. Those steel cables are installed for one reason only: To protect the area which surround the overhead door in case the spring will snap, and try to minimize the damage that can be followed by such event. Whenever Andrew's Garage Door & Gate Repair replace broken overhead door extension spring, we include safety cables, since safety is always the most important part of our work, and maintain the safety is what makes us the best overhead doors company in VA. If you want to read more, there is a good article written by Fairfax Garage Doors and Gates about garage door safety.
Although they have no significant part in the way your overhead door operate, and your over-head door will work the same with or without the safety cables, the cables will protect you, your family, your car, or any other equipment in the garage when the spring will, and it will one day, snap. The price of installing new safety cables is not expensive, and you can perform the installation by DIY, or you can use a overhead gate specialist in VAto do it for you. The important thing is to install them.
Overhead door opener repair VA
If you own an electric overhead door in or near Fairfax, which is operated by an electric unit, and you are experiencing problems operating the door, you better read the following words. If overhead door opener in Fairfax is having hard time lifting and closing the door, it does not necessarily mean that the problem is with the electric opener. To understand that, you need to understand first how the overhead doors in VA operate, and to learn a thing or two about the mechanism of overhead doors in Fairfax. We have years of experience, and after more than 20 years we can say that we saw everything. So we have the ability to put our finger on the problem and address it.
To you, assuming you are not a trained overhead door technician, and that you never needed to fix overhead doors in Fairfax, it may seem like the electric opener is what opening and closing your over the head door in Fairfax, but the truth is that every over the head garage door which isn’t working properly manually – Without the electric opener - should not be operated to open or close the overhead door with the opener. The overhead opener of garages in Virginia VA is only in charge of small amount of the force that lift and lower the door, and the garage spring system, which should be adjusted to fit your door, is what doing most of the lifting and the balancing. So if there is a problem opening and closing an overhead door in Fairfax when it is being operated manually, there will be a problem for the motor to open and close the door. Even if the electric opener can still open and close the door, do not use the door remotely, and contact an overhead door technician in Fairfax to fix the problem first.
Types of overhead door openers in Fairfax
The most common types of openers, when it comes to overhead doors in Virginia VA, is the chain drive opener, and the belt drive opener. There is another type of overhead door opener which is a screw driver opener, but during the past years we see less and less from that type installed on garage doors in Fairfax.
The chain drive garage opener and the belt drive garage opener are considered to be strong and reliable and are very popular in garages around Fairfax, when the difference between them is that the chain is working with a steel chain, and the belt operate with a rubber belt, which make it much quitter. If it is important for you to have a door in Fairfax that work quietly, you may want to consider purchasing a belt drive opener (If the overhead door is bellow your bedroom or living room, or any reason that you want it to operate in silence). If the noise level does not bother to you, or if you prefer to hear when someone open or close your overhead door in Fairfax, (Some people do prefer and want to know every time their overhead-door in Fairfax is being used). Then you should go with the chain drive which is 10-20 percent cheaper than the belt drive garage opener.
Overhead door safety sensors
Every overhead door, whether it is an overhead door in DC Fairfax, or electric overhead door Northern Virginia, must include a safety feature. The federal law, regarding the automated overhead doors safety, demand from every opener manufacture, to include a safety feature that should be installed together with the overhead door electric opener. The electronic eye system, is there to “tell” the opener to stop and to reverse if something is blocking the way. If anything block the laser beam between the safety sensors, the garage opener will reverse the door to open position and by doing that protecting that thing from being hit by the door. We know of many cases when safety sensors in Fairfax saved home owners in Fairfax from damage, or even from injuries.
Since they are located at the bottom of each side of overhead doors in Fairfax, the safety sensors can be the cause for many garage door issues, especially when they were installed by garage door technician who isn’t trained enough. The reason for the issues is that the garage opener will not close your overhead door in Fairfax, unless it is getting the signal that “tell” everything is ok, and it safe to close the door. It may an overhead door, or even a roll up gate in Virginia, they need to include a safety feature in order for them to operate properly.
If you’re overhead door in Fairfax is starting to close, and then reverse to open position (Sometime followed by a clicking noise form the opener that try signal that there is something wrong), it may be due to safety sensors problem. There are few things you can do to repair the sensors, and you can read about it in our article about “garage door opener repairs Fairfax”. You can always call us for and we will try to assist you over the phone, or send someone to fix the safety sensors for you, since if you are located in Fairfax, you are local to us, and we can fix every overhead door in Fairfax Fairfax today.
Overhead door maintenance Virginia
For your safety, and for the perfect operation of the overhead door you use, maintain and lubricate your overhead door in VA twice a year. The overhead door maintenance, which include tune up and adjustments, is a relatively simple process, and when it is being done on time, whether in DIY overhead door repair, or by a trained garage door tech in Fairfax the process protect the parts of the door, and improve the way it is moving.
It is important to mention, that if your overhead door in Fairfax need repairs, lubricating it will not help. If your over-head door need part replacement, it is too late for maintenance. If the spring snapped, the opener is not responding, the roller is out of the track or the cable snapped, you can lubricate overhead door in Fairfax as much as you want, it will not repair the problem, and the door will need to be repaired before it will be safe to use it again. If there is a problem with the way the door move, you need to use a qualified overhead door expert in Fairfax to fix it first, and only then you or the tech can lubricate the door.
To read more about overhead maintenance in Fairfax or anywhere else. You can watch this Video about garage door lubrication, or read this article about garage door maintenance and by following the instruction (And the safety instructions you should be able to maintain a residential overhead door).
Overhead door safety
In most homes in Fairfax, there is no larger moving object than the garage overhead door. And when something goes wrong, the door can easily become dangerous. If you overhead door in Fairfax broken, and it doesn’t matter if it is a broken torsion spring that need to be replaced, or if your overhead door in VA is out of tracks, you should stop using it, and you should get a trained technician in Fairfax to fix it.
Continuing to use a broken overhead door is both dangerous, and something that can lead to damage to property and injuries. For example, if your overhead door in Fairfax went out of track, and you decided to keep using it, you may break more parts, and the door may completely fell of the tracks, crashing anything below it. Whenever a problem accrue, stop using the door, and use a local garage door service in Fairfax.
Do it yourself Overhead door repairs
We live in days when a lot of knowledge is available to us online. And you can find DIY Video for almost any topic on you tube, including overhead door repairs. There are DIY tutorials for almost any field, and you can learn how to replace overhead door torsion spring in Fairfax, or how to install garage door opener by DIY. As much as we appreciate people who try to repair their overhead door in Fairfax by DIY, we learned that some repairs are better to be left for the professional and experienced. What really important is to avoid risks and only touch or replace what you are sure is safe for you to touch.
What kind of repairs can be done by DIY?
We cannot specify the exact repairs, since sometime maintaining overhead door in Fairfax, which considered to be a simple job can get complicated if there are adjustments and parts replacement to be made, and sometime an extension spring replacement can take 15 minutes, and is relatively simple, but it can also take 2 hours and can become risky if there are some complication involved. The rule is simple, if you decided to repair your overhead door by DIY, and not to hire an expert who fix overhead doors in VA, always stay on the safe side of things. Generally, what we can recommend is to avoid things you don’t know or not sure about, and no matter what, do not take risks and put yourself at risk. No overhead door repairs worth your health and the safety of your family. If you are not sure, contact a local garage door supplier in Fairfax.
To read more about overhead door DIY repair, you can read articles about garage door repair, or read an article written by Andrew's Garage Door & Gate Repair about garage door repairs DIY that cover many aspects of garage door repairs and services in California. It is written for overhead door owners in CA, which can be slightly different from the overhead gate in Fairfax since you can find one piece garage door,but most instructions can still be used for garage door in Virginia.
Professional overhead door service in Fairfax
When you are using the services of garage door company in VA, you are making sure that your door will be safe for use, and that the problem will not happen again anytime soon. Because when you are a pro like as the techs of Andrew's Garage Door & Gate Repair are, , you are not only repairing the problem, but you also addressing the reason or the cause for the problem, because you know that it is the reputation and the name of your company at stack, and no one wants to rescue that.
We are not the cheapest company in Fairfax. If you will search more you will find cheaper companies. The reason we are not the cheapest isn’t because we charge more, but since there are two things that we will never compromise about: Safety and Quality. We offer high quality overhead doors and parts in Fairfax, and we prefer to avoid repairing a door, if it is violating the safety rules of overhead door service.
We offer same day services for all kinds of overhead doors in Fairfax Fairfax. We repair commercial overhead doors, residential garage doors and roll up gates. And we always do all that we can to provide our customers in Fairfax with a high quality and professional overhead garage doors repair service.
We believe that there is no need for someone to wait too long for repairs. We started Andrew's Garage Door & Gate Repair believing that we can repair every broken overhead door in VA today, and we carry with us garage door parts for most overhead doors in Fairfax, and to give you the option to get your broken overhead door working again today. It can be garage door repair in Fairfax wa, or garage door repair in Fairfax County Fairfax, what important is to not try and use force to open or close the garage door, and use a qualified garage door tech from a local garage door company in Fairfax to do the service for you.