GARAGE DOOR REPAIR
Residential and Commercial Garage Door Repair
We service Gunnison, Grand Junction, and the surrounding areas. Please choose the location closest to you:
Have a garage door that won’t open or starts to open and reverses, but you’re not sure how to identify the issue? Count on Kooler Garage Doors to serve you with highly rated, local garage door repair. Our garage door company has convenient locations in Gunnison County and Grand Junction CO so we’re ready to serve you wherever you are.
Every garage door repair begins with a full diagnostic to review each system of your garage door.
Once assessed, we will address your main concern in a way that offers longevity and peace of mind. We also strive to provide multiple options as we believe in giving you a choice for your budget and the needs of your garage door system.
You’ll enjoy meeting our trusted garage door technicians, which are trained in-house and often certified by the International Door Association.
What can you expect when booking a garage door repair with Kooler Garage Doors?
- Upon calling you’ll be greeted by a friendly certified professional who will take your contact information and garage door problem details, then walk you through the next steps.
- You’ll then communicate with our dispatching team to find the best time for our technician to visit your home
- Upon arriving for your appointment, our technicians will greet themselves, get to know you, and hear about your needs and concerns. They’ll then run through a thorough assessment of your garage door and present choices for how to address your needs.
- Once you choose, our technicians will get to work and complete the service in a timely manner and without pause—our vans are stocked with most parts and we generally complete service and have your door moving well within two hours.
- Our technicians will walk you through the work completed and share your invoice.
- After confirming we’ve done well to restore your overhead door, we’ll request a review and be on our way – leaving you with peace of mind and a secure home.
Commercial Garage Door Service
Commercial Door Service Near Gunnison and Grand Junction CO
Our technicians are trained and certified to work on all major makes and models of commercial sectional and rolling steel doors. In fact, Kooler Garage Doors is the only overhead door company in the Valley that has technicians certified by the International Door Association.
Commercial door service includes our 25-point inspection and an understanding of commercial door applications and systems.
*All commercial door services are backed by Kooler’s workmanship and professionalism.
Commercial clients with two or more commercial doors can contact Kooler Garage Doors for a complimentary tagging inspection.
Complimentary commercial door tagging means you get to have Kooler onsite, visually inspecting all doors while we name them and document the doors’ details in our database. How does this benefit your business?
- This saves you time when there are issues – you can contact Kooler Garage Doors with the problem and the door name. Immediately, we will be able to know the door’s details—size, counterbalance, cable, etc—and set up servicing very quickly.
- This can help plan general maintenance to reduce “down days” and keep unique items in stock—such as specific spring sizes that would usually need to be ordered.
- We’ll generate a document listing your doors, noting visual inspection results, and it will offer you a quick glance at the door’s tags to reference easily in the future.
We’ll document these details and more to better serve you when you need to keep your business humming.
Common garage door repairs
Garage Door Weather Stripping Replacement
It is important to examine the door weather stripping every year for any irregularities. Spring is the best time for an inspection. Weatherstripping can dry out or fall off, and when it does, you need to arrange garage door weather stripping replacement. Typically, the garage door bottom seal lasts for over 5 years.
Broken Garage Door Spring Repair
Most garage door springs last about 10,000 cycles (one garage door cycle is the garage door coming up and going back down). You can expect a garage door spring to last from 7 to 15 years, depending on the frequency that you are using your overhead door. When you have a broken garage door spring, the garage door can come crashing down because it no longer has a counterweight. This is a serious problem that needs fixing so call quickly to schedule garage door spring repair.
Garage Door Not Closing
The reason for your garage door not closing can be due to a variety of issues including a blocked path between sensors, loose wires at the motor, or a bad motor or control board.
Try restarting your garage door opener by unplugging and replugging it in again after a few seconds. If this does not solve the problem, call a garage door repair company like Kooler Garage Doors.
Garage Door Roller Replacement
Garage door rollers will typically last from 5 to 15 years, depending on the frequency of use. When a garage door roller is at the end of its life, the garage door may shake when opening and closing or you may end up with a garage door off track. When rollers are worn out, schedule garage door roller replacement to get ahead of an emergency garage door repair.
Garage Door Cable Replacement
Garage door cables work with springs to maintain the weight of your garage door through a counterbalance system. However, they also take on a lot of wear and tear over the years, and usually need garage door cable replacement every 8-15 years. Cables can also come out of the drum or become loose. If you notice anything abnormal about your garage door cables, schedule garage door repair!
Garage Door Opener Repair
Garage door openers, like most mechanical things, aren’t built to last forever. Their average lifespan is about 10 to 15 years. Electric garage doors need regular maintenance, but even with maintenance, there will be a point when they wear out and need garage door opener replacement. If your garage door won’t open reliably or makes unusual noises, schedule garage door opener repair near you. If your garage door opener is nearing the end of its lifespan, you may also want to consider garage door opener replacement to upgrade the performance of your system.
Garage Door Panel Replacement
You might want to replace your garage door panels if there has been some damage from a minor accident like dents from a car, lawnmower, or bike. When you have damaged or broken garage door panels, it can bring the entire system out of balance, causing bigger problems. That’s why it’s important to arrange garage door panel replacement quickly.
Bent, Misaligned, Or Damaged Track
A bent, damaged, or misaligned garage door track can usually be repaired using a claw hammer. That can help bend the track back into shape. If this doesn’t work, you’ll need replacement with a new garage door track.
Garage Door Replacement
When your garage door system is old and worn out, it might be best to replace the garage door and opener. There is also the possibility of fitting an opener to the existing garage door. But if your garage door itself is older than 15 years, it might be a good idea to go with a full garage door replacement and a new garage door opener.
Garage Door Keypad Replacement
Dust and dirt can make the keys stick which may be the reason your garage door opener is not responding. Our Colorado weather conditions like snow, sun, rain, and wind can also shorten the life of a garage door keypad. Garage door keypad replacement is a simple update for us to perform and we’ll have your garage door working like new.
Garage Door Closes Then Opens
There are a variety of reasons that your garage door is opening again after closing. The easiest way to try and solve this problem yourself is to unplug it or shut off the breaker that is connected to your garage door. Wait 10 seconds and reconnect it to see if that solved the problem. If it does not solve the problem, it’s best to call a garage door repair company.
Garage Door Making Loud Noises
Loose rollers or hinges cause garage doors to make loud grinding noises. Loose chains and wires make loud slapping noises. Loose hardware and bearings are another reason for the loud noises. To give you a quiet garage door, the best thing to do is lubricate all the moving parts annually. This is easy to accomplish by scheduling annual garage door maintenance with Kooler Garage Doors!
Garage Door Sales & Service FAQs
Got a question? We’re here to help.
How often should the springs be replaced?
The industry standard is to engineer springs for 10,000 cycles – which is one full open and close movement of your garage door. For most residential homes, there are a minimum of two cycles per day – although often more. That’s why most homeowners see garage door springs last 8-12 years before needing garage door spring replacement.
Variables that can affect springs are your maintenance routine, the weight of the overhead door, if you have multiple cycles in a day, and environmental factors like heat, cold, and moisture.
There is no way to tell when a spring will fail just by looking at it. We would need an electron microscope to look at the surface of each spring wire to see where small cracks develop over time!
For peace of mind, we recommend scheduling garage door spring replacement every 10 years or so to prevent your vehicle from being stuck behind a garage door unexpectedly from a broken spring.
Is there a maintenance plan that I can sign up for?
In 2021, Kooler launched our Golden Key Membership Club. This offers homeowners peace of mind and some great discounts. For a low monthly fee, our Golden Key Club Members receive:
- Priority on every service call
- Annual 25-point inspection & service
- Surge protector on their openers to prevent overloads from storm surges
- 10% off parts and 5% off full garage door replacements
- Replacement of the bottom rubber gasket every 2 years
- New quiet, nylon ball-bearing rollers every 5 years to keep your door gliding smooth
Homeowners can sign up anytime with a simple phone call to our office. For owners with custom wood-faced garage doors, we offer a small add-on to care for the wood on the exterior with an annual clear coat application and monitoring wood annually.
Should I be lubricating anything on my door?
We recommend lubricating your garage door at least once a year. Make it a part of your home’s winterization management. Use non-building, non-silicone lubrication and lightly lubricate:
- Ball Bearing Rollers
- Hinge Pivot Points
- End Bearings
- The Radius of the Track
To see our how-to, visit Kooler’s Youtube Station.
Can you adjust the door to make it “tighter” to the frame?
We sure can. There is an ideal distance from the frame where a garage door wants to live. Too close and there may be too much friction causing difficult operations, but too far away and there may be an open invitation to outdoor critters and cold winds. We’ll adjust the track spacing for your overhead door so it’s “just right”, ready to operate quietly and reliably for your home.
My garage door is oxidizing, what can you guys do to make it look new again?
Depending on the severity of oxidation, there are a couple of ways to address this unsightly aesthetic and restore the garage door’s look. The first step is to clean the door regularly. This is usually an annual washdown. If your garage door is new, doing this annually will go a long way to prevent oxidation on your garage door. Second, clean the door and then use an automobile type of body wax to restore the color and pop of your garage door. We recommend utilizing a light building type of material. The final option is a full repaint to gain a “like” new look and feel. Reach out to us and we can offer you our “How to Repaint Your Garage Door” Guide.
There is a room above my garage, and it is incredibly loud when I open the garage door. Can you guys dampen the vibration?
We generally can! Oftentimes, garage doors simply like to be tuned. Garage doors are large moving walls and generally, they can weigh anywhere from 200 pounds to 1,000 lbs. Moving this amount of weight does wear down parts and, over time, the vibrations cause items to break down and loosen. A garage door tune up is the first step. After this, we can explore using a quality nylon ball-bearing roller—this is standard with Kooler’s new garage doors and can often make a huge difference in giving you a quiet garage door. The next option is to explore the opener as there are some slick machines that are quieter than a whisper these days.
When the sun angle is low, my garage door safety sensors won’t work and I can’t close my door. What can I do?
This can happen and there are solutions. When the photo eyes do not operate, your overhead door will not close without you pressing and holding the wall station. Each safety sensor has an LED light to show it’s in operation. One side is ‘sending’ the signal (generally a yellow or red light) and the other side is ‘catching’ the signal (generally a green light). If the green light is not on, then there is something disrupting the signal. This may be an object, a misalignment, or an overload of the sun’s UV rays (easy to do in the mountains).
If you’ve cleared the path and think it’s the sun washing out the signal, you can do one of two things: Swap the side of the photo sensors (often this will be the fix) or purchase/fabricate (toilet paper rolls can work) a small shade that covers the afflicted side.
Is the R-value of the windows the same as the rest of the door?
The R-value for windows is not the same as the rest of your garage door. Windows carry little insulation value even when they are thermal paned glass. However, we sell and install insulated garage doors that can gain an R-18 value for our two-inch thick models (even up to R-26 for a three-inch thick model). When we add windows, they are more aesthetically desired than insulative properties.
Do the sensors for the openers require any maintenance?
Your garage door sensors themselves do not generally need maintenance. However, we do recommend maintaining your garage door and opener systems as they do work together and can either wear each other out or prolong one another’s operational lifespan.
How do I open my garage door if the power is out?
Every opener has a manual release option. While there are subtleties to each model, generally there will be a red pull cord hanging down from the opener. Once released, a properly tuned door will move up and down manually without wanting to fall.
My town requires homeowners to clad their garage door in wood. My warranty is void with the first screw I put in. If the door were to fail, who is liable?
There are many HOA neighborhoods and mountain towns that love to preserve the natural wood aesthetics for their homes. For a well-insulated garage door, this means we’re building a wood overlay on top of insulated, quality panels. Most garage door manufacturers will not continue to warranty their panels once nails, screws, or glues are used. They warrant their panel primarily from ‘rust’ for 10 years on average.
By choosing the overlay, we as Kooler Garage Doors or you as the homeowner, take this warranty on. We have a great relationship with our garage door manufacturer, Raynor Garage Doors. And if something were to occur on your custom overlaid garage door that we built and provided, we would have your back.
How long can I expect my new garage door to last?
Garage doors generally have a lifespan of about 10 to 20 years. However, we tune up some beautiful 40-year-old garage doors too! Proper service and use are the main points to emphasize when talking about a garage door’s lifespan. Heavy use of a residential garage door will cause the door to wear out more quickly. A properly maintained garage door will outlive an overhead door that is neglected.
My old garage door looks terrible but it still works great. Can it be refurbished?
Garage doors can be painted; however, if heavily dented, the dents will still be present. It is difficult to impossible to remove dents that have occurred in a garage door.
How long does a new garage door installation take?
Our professional team of garage door installers takes roughly 2-4 hours for a full garage door installation. This may include the removal of an older existing door and variables may exist which would increase this timeframe. Generally, though, a full garage door project is a one-day or less deal.
How long is the warranty on my new garage door?
With Kooler Garage Doors, you know we’ll be behind your door to warrant our workmanship for at least 12 months and sometimes longer if we determine it is within our workmanship. You also get Raynor Garage Door’s quality and warranties on their garage doors for as long as you own your home.
Colorado weather can be pretty harsh. What can I do to extend the life of my new garage door?
We recommend tuning up your garage doors annually to extend the life of your garage door and garage door opener. This is the best way to catch items that have shifted during seasons and worn out parts that can cause additional friction and stress. Consider joining Kooler’s Golden Key Club to have us care for your door and you no longer have to worry about scheduling maintenance.
I know you can install a new main garage door. Can you also replace the side door (for humans, not cars)?
We certainly have the capacity for this, and we will talk about this case by case. Reach out and let’s explore your needs and we can line up the best team.
Do you install pet doors as well?
If pet doors fit within a garage door panel, we can certainly install doors for our animals to access.