Garage Door Repairs & Services
Radford Garage Door provides quality service & repair on most makes and models of garage doors and garage door operators.
Trusted garage door company since 1945,
Provide Exceptional Service and Do the Job Right the First Time.
Please fill out the form to the right and one of our garage door repair experts will contact you shortly or Please call (858)751-0666 or (619)239-8558
- Your garage door/s and garage door opener need to be maintained to function right and keep them safe.
Our annual tune-ups prevent minor problems from turning into expensive repair also help to extend the life of your garage door/s and the garage door opener/s while keeping them safe, quiet and dependable.
- Repair and service both sectional and one-piece garage doors.
- Replace of broken torsion springs and broken cable.
We offer a Lifetime Warranty on garage door torsion spring replacement (please call for detail). Our replacement torsion springs are the highest quality available in the industry.
- Door out of track.
- Cable/s of the drum/s and broken cable/s
- Replace/repair of damage or broken garage door section/s.
- Safety check-up and maintenance of garage door and opener.
- Replace of one-piece door hardware and spring.
- We carry Parts for most brand/brand of garage door operators.
Second Opinion. Please call us if you are considering a second opinion.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions or common problems pertaining to our products and services:
What are common sizes of residential garage doors?
Most doors fall into two common categories - single-care and double-car. The two most common single-car doors sizes are 8'x7' and 9'x7 (width x height) and the most common double-car door is 16'x7'. Some homes built in the last ten years have 18’ wide and 8' high doors to accommodate larger trucks and SUVs.
I heard a loud noise in my garage and now my door isn't working. What is the problem?
More than likely, the problem is a broken spring. The torsion or extension springs on garage doors act as a counterbalance to lift the heavy doors. Springs break after extended usage and when they do a very loud noise can be heard.
The door comes up halfway and gets stuck.
The force of the opener may need adjustment or the opener may need lubrication. Also, the springs may be out of balance putting undo stress on the opener.
My door is hard to lift or seems heavy.
The springs probably need balancing and have the amount of tension adjusted.
My door will not close at certain times of the day but not others. What is the problem?
Sunlight is probably interfering with the photocell system with your garage door opener. The sending and receiving eyes need to be swapped.
My door is making loud noises when it operates.
We've found that our fifteen-point inspection will solve most noise-related issues. We will make adjustments to the door and opener to solve the problems causing the noise.
Are new rollers necessary when servicing a garage door?
It depends on the amount of wear they've undergone. The entire weight of the garage door must move along the tracks via the load bearing points, the rollers.
What is the difference between the garage door openers you sell versus the ones I could buy from Home Depot or Lowes?
The openers we sell are Lift Master professional brand openers that are constructed with solid beam rail rather than a three-piece, butted together rail unit made for retail stores. The three-piece rail
flexes and has a tendency to make a lot of noise and has many problems in the future. If you have a problem with an opener you buy at a retail outlet you will have to take it down and return it for the
warranty. You will typically save a few dollars purchasing from a retail store, but it is not worth the headache and aggravation we have heard from our customers. We can furnish and install a
professional grade opener for as low as $295 in about one hour and it will be warranted for one year.
Are replacement sections available for garage doors?
Replacement sections are available for some steel and wood doors if the model of the door is still manufactured. Exposure to the elements over time will alter the color of the sections therefore; a replacement may not be a perfect match to your existing sections.
Can I fix the door myself?
A garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in your home. The springs, cables and bottom fixtures are under extreme loads and if not balanced and calibrated properly can cause property damage and potentially dangerous or even deadly consequences. Incorrect installation or repair can also void warranties. Don’t fix it yourself! A professional can handle the job for you quickly and the cost difference is minimal.
Does a garage door require maintenance?Your garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in your home. We recommend that the door be serviced every 6 month.
Please call our service department at (858) 751- 0666 or (619) 239-8558 to schedule a service call.
Can I paint my garage door?
Steel doors can be painted with any high quality exterior latex paint. Wood doors must be painted or stained prior to or immediately following installation. Most steel garage door models are available primed from the factory. RADFORD DOORS recommends that wood doors be repainted/ restrained every 2 to 3 years.