Making sure that your Vancouver home looks its best is very important. We love what we do and we do it well. A new garage door can give your home a new lease of life. It is truly remarkable the difference a new garage door can have on the outward appearance of your home.
We are not limited to garage door replacement services, we can also repair and maintain your existing Vancouver garage door. The Titan Garage Doors team understands that if your garage door has stopped working as it should, you need it fixed fast! We will make sure that we do everything in our power to get your garage door fully functional again.
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Van city is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet earth, with the Rockies in the background watching over the pacific ocean.
Also, Vancouver is one of the most expensive places to live and maintain a household and try to get ahead of the maintenance. One major component which often neglected is the garage door. It keeps your cars dry and makes it nice and warm when you are working and chilling there.
90% of the homeowners will call a garage door company when the garage door fails to open. The garage door, which consists of pulleys, cables, tension springs and hinges, needs to go through routine checkups and maintenance, which most homeowners can do on their own.
I will try to explain what is a good idea to DIY and what part of the maintenance better left for the pros.
We all change the oil in our cars and from time to time, lubricate door hinges when they start to squeak and squeal; well, a garage door is no different.
To lubricate the door, you would need some lubricant and, we recommend a professional garage door lubricant, but just oil will do the job. Just remember WD40 is not a lubricant and always look for lubrication without silicone.
Replacement of hinges and rollers is another reasonably simple task.
All you would need is a 7/16 socket wrench hinges (the correct ones they are all numbered).
You would also require Nylon rollers or ball bearing rollers for a smooth, much more prolonged operation.
To replace hinges and rollers, you would need to remove the bolts or screws from the hinges and swap the roller and broken hinge; that will need to be repeated ten times. The most standard size would be 7 ft high, which usually has ten rollers in total.
Original Garage Door Opener Parts
When it comes to repairs, besides quality experienced technicians,
Quality parts play a huge role in the longevity of any repair work.
We use only original opener parts; for an example, if you have a LiftMaster, we will only put the same brand original part maximizing the results of the repair. Here is a list of opener parts and components that breakdown with time:
- Main drive gear
- Travel module
- RPM cap
- Login board
You can always rely on the Titan team in Vancouver to deliver the best results for opener repair or installation.
When it comes to springs, our wire comes from Abbotsford, BC, and we keep it local with quality Canadian steel.
The most common malfunction in a garage door
Help my garage door won’t open!
it one of the most heard sentences in our industry and the cause of such panic is very common. And 95 % of the time, if your garage door won’t go up or will feel like it is jammed, most likely the cause is a broken torsion or extension spring.
How to identify a broken spring?
Look for visual signs of breakage – the springs are located over the garage door on the header look for black or galvanized big coil.
When it comes to extension springs, look for them over the horizontal tracks.
If you are unlucky to have a torque master by Wayne dalton, you will have to disengage the door and check how hard it is to lift the door manually or if there is slack in the lifting cables. Since the spring is inside the torsion tube, you won’t be able to see any visual breakage.
How much would a spring replacement cost?
Spring in a standard size for a residential door would cost anywhere from 145-220$.
A door higher than 9 ft would require a custom size spring, and more massive custom doors or oversize doors would require custom springs aswell. For more accurate prices, please contact us directly.
Don’t spend money on pointless service calls.
If your garage door will not close nor work with the opener remote, you will need to check your safety sensors. Homeowners are spending money on unnecessary service since 1993, the year when safety sensors became a mandatory safety device.
Here are 3 simple ways to avoid unnecessary service calls:
- Clean the safety sensors – with time the sensors can accumulate specks of dirt, and cobwebs etc. make sure the lens is clean
- Make sure the safety sensors are connected firmly to the side tracks and bracks and are parallel to the floor.
- No trash cans are in the way!- check for obstructions in the line between the two sensors
How to prevent excessive wear and tear on existing garage door parts and components?
One of the most crucial parts for a proper garage door operation is the Balance — the first thing we instruct our techs to check.
For the average homeowner, garage door moves up and down 3-4 time a day every garage door work with a counterbalance mechanism.
When Closed the torsion spring is fully wound, and as it goes up, it slowly unwinds.
With time and use, the spring will develop metal fatigue and will require spring adjustment. An unbalanced garage door will put the opener, rollers, hinges and cables under a lot of unnecessary wear and can cause premature failure.
Same day service in the following areas of Vancouver
We provide same-day service for the residents of
- Downtown Vancouver
- Cedar cottage
- Mount pleasant
- Riley park
- West End
- Point Gray
- English Bay
If you can’t find your neighbourhood most likely you are still covered with our same day service area, call us 604-313-0108 for immediate service