Garage Door FAQ
What type of garage door services do you provide?
At Dodson Garage Doors, we provide high-quality residential and commercial door repair, installation, and maintenance. We also sell and service all openers and garage door parts, regardless of brand. If you’re in need of garage door service in the Greater Birmingham area, give us a call at (205) 213-0894.
Can my garage door opener be repaired?
Our skilled repairmen are able to repair any brand or type of garage door opener system. With years of hands-on industry experience, we are all highly skilled and qualified to diagnose and troubleshoot problems with your residential garage door opener.
How often should I schedule garage door repairs?
Dodson Garage Doors recommends having your garage door repairs done as soon as you notice an issue. If your garage door won’t open or close properly, you need immediate overhead door repair. The longer you wait to get your garage door fixed, the more costly it will most likely be to get back and running.
Why is my garage door not opening?
The most common reason for a garage door not opening correctly is having broken garage door springs or a broken garage door opener. If you’re in need of garage door repair, let Dodson Garage Doors come and take a look at your overhead door today!
What causes garage door springs to break?
Garage door spring replacement is one of the most common garage door repair services. These springs last typically 7 to 12 years and work together with your garage door opener to open and close your garage door. The constant weight of the door is what causes your garage door springs to wear down and eventually break.
Do you offer same day garage door services?
When your garage door refuses to open or prevents you from leaving, you require the services of a quick and trustworthy garage door repair and installation company. We are happy to provide our customers with emergency and same day garage door repairs in the Greater Birmingham area.
Can I replace garage door springs by myself?
Dodson Garage Doors recommends that you never attempt to repair garage door springs yourself. Broken garage door springs can hold a lot of built-up tension from constantly lifting your garage door. If messed with by an untrained pro, the garage door springs could snap back and injure you, or cause even more damage and broken parts on your overhead door.
What garage door openers do you install?
Dodson Garage Doors only offers top-of-the-line products. As such, we offer a full line of LiftMaster openers for all of our clients in the Greater Birmingham area.
If my garage door is damaged, do I need to replace just one panel or the entire door?
This is dependent on how bad the damage is. If the extent of the damage is mainly to one panel, then we can usually perform garage door panel replacement. However, if the damage involves two or more panels or causes structural problems, then we might have to replace the entire overhead door.
Why is my garage door crooked?
Your garage door is unbalanced most likely because you have a broken garage door spring. If you notice that your garage door isn’t closing fully or is opening at an angle, contact us for a garage repair or maintenance appointment.
What is done during garage door maintenance?
During garage door maintenance, we balance the garage door, tighten all of your garage’s screws and nuts, check to see if anything looks like it’s about to break down, and lubricate your components. We highly recommend annual garage door maintenance to all our customers to increase the lifespan of your garage door and parts.
How expensive will it be to fix my garage door?
The price depends on the service you need to have done. Typically this range is between $100 to $700. We make sure that all of our prices are completely transparent, so there aren’t any hidden fees when it comes to payment.
How to repair a garage door that is out of the track?
If you have a garage door off track, call Dodson Garage Doors immediately. Our highly-skilled technicians are able to restore your overhead door and put it back on track on the very first visit, providing any replacement parts from springs to rollers to garage door panels.
What type of residential garage doors do you install?
Dodson Garage Doors offers traditional, modern, and carriage garage doors for our residential customers. We also offer a wide range of materials including steel, glass, wood, aluminum, and faux wood with add-ons like windows, insulation, and decorative hardware. If you’re in need of a new garage door installation and want to know more about our options, give us a call at (205) 213-0894.
Why is my remote not working?
If your garage door remote isn’t working, it may be because of the battery not working, a defective transmitter, or your garage door opener may be having issues. If your remote still isn’t working after replacing the batteries, give us a call and we’ll be out to inspect the issue.