Common Factors that affect Garage Door Repair Costs

Garage doors are one of the major entries into your home, so you want to be sure that they are secure and in good working order. If you’re having problems with your current door, then you need to have a garage door professional determine if it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. Here are some of the most common factors that will affect the cost of a garage door repair.


Depending on the style of your door, some repairs can be made more easily than others. Older tilt-up doors are more and more difficult to repair as parts become harder to find. A single wide roll-up door tends to be pretty affordable. Custom sectional models will be more expensive, and solid wood custom doors are the most expensive.


Not all garage door materials are created equally. The more expensive models typically mean higher garage door repair prices, as well as higher garage door replacement costs. Steel doors tend to be more affordable to repair than wood models, but there are ranges in both kinds so you will likely be able to find a replacement door in the material you wish in your budget. Thicker, more insulated premium models can also cost more.


Most modern garage doors are operated by electric garage door openers. Sometimes these malfunction and can be repaired relatively easily. If your main issue with your garage door is your opener, then garage door repair prices should be relatively low since it would mean the door itself is not the issue. Is should be pointed out that a problem with the opener is often a symptom of a door problem. If rollers are pinched, or springs are loosing tension the opener must work harder and that may cause problems. Have your garage door pro check the entire system before starting repairs.


If you install a new door and the color doesn’t match the trim or exterior of your home anymore, then painting or finishing will need to be done. This isn’t a necessity, but if you choose to add this on then it will increase garage door replacement or repair costs.

Retrak Door Service specializes in garage door repair, service, sales and installation of garage doors and openers. Remember, for everything garage doors call Retrak. We are your Denver, Colorado garage door experts.