Top 3 garage door repair services in Tallahassee, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Odd Jobs Willie
(40)
"Odd Jobs Willie to the rescue!! Did a fabulous job pressure washing the house, drive, roof, screened porch, and cleaning the gutters! So happy to have a trust worthy professional care for my home. He even made sure to use products that would not be harmful to my pets. "
1886 Tine Ct, Fort Walton Beach, FL
850-591-0672
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman
Featured

Handyman

(129)
A locally owned and operated Family business.
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
404-555-1212
Porch Pro Headshot Tracy Roberts Handyman Service
Are you looking for a high quality but low cost approach to your handyman needs? Tracy Roberts Handyman Service has what you need! We have over 20 years of experience and thousands of satisfied clients. Combine that with the quality products and services you will receive and you have what most ho...Read more about Tracy Roberts Handyman Service
705 Forest Dr, Quincy, FL
850-573-0492

More garage door repair services in Tallahassee, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Allied Doors North Florida Inc.
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
(16)
"Garage door problem first thing in the morning, what a start of the day. I phoned Allied Doors, spoke with Sabrina who was wonderful scheduling a tech to come out. Cory the technician was very knowledgeable. Cory explained and showed me the problem along with what he will be doing to repair the pro...Read more about Allied Doors North Florida Inc.
"Garage door problem first thing in the morning, what a start of the day. I phoned Allied Doors, spoke with Sabrina who was wonderful scheduling a tech to come out. Cory the technician was very knowledgeable. Cory explained and showed me the problem along with what he will be doing to repair the pro...Read more about Allied Doors North Florida Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot The Fix-It Chick
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
(24)
The Fix-It Chick is a woman owned and operated handyman business offering a variety of services including minor plumbing, minor electrical, painting, flooring installation, wood rot repair, wallpaper removal, drywall repair, cabinet and countertop installation, installation of ceiling fans, installa...Read more about The Fix-It Chick
The Fix-It Chick is a woman owned and operated handyman business offering a variety of services including minor plumbing, minor electrical, painting, flooring installation, wood rot repair, wallpaper removal, drywall repair, cabinet and countertop installation, installation of ceiling fans, installa...Read more about The Fix-It Chick
Porch Pro Headshot Jerry's professional handyman services
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
(13)
"I had Jerry put in a french door and lay some bamboo hardwood flooring at my home. He was very professional in the undertaking of the Job. I noticed his attention to detail and his caring personality through his superb communication skills. I am very happy with the changes to my home and will be c...Read more about Jerry's professional handyman services
"I had Jerry put in a french door and lay some bamboo hardwood flooring at my home. He was very professional in the undertaking of the Job. I noticed his attention to detail and his caring personality through his superb communication skills. I am very happy with the changes to my home and will be c...Read more about Jerry's professional handyman services
Porch Pro Headshot Tallahassee Home Maintenance Service
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
Professional handyman services as well as Residential Property Maintenance. We treat every customer like a part of our family. We don't spend a lot of money on advertising the way that many contractors do. What we do is spend a lot of time making sure that you are completely satisfied with your pro...Read more about Tallahassee Home Maintenance Service
Professional handyman services as well as Residential Property Maintenance. We treat every customer like a part of our family. We don't spend a lot of money on advertising the way that many contractors do. What we do is spend a lot of time making sure that you are completely satisfied with your pro...Read more about Tallahassee Home Maintenance Service
Porch Pro Headshot Abbott's Home Repair
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
(2)
Welcome! Whether it's getting your home remodeled or fixing damage that's been done to your home, we're here to help you every step of the way. Abbotts Home Repair has been around since 1996, so we really mean it when we say we're here to help you.
Welcome! Whether it's getting your home remodeled or fixing damage that's been done to your home, we're here to help you every step of the way. Abbotts Home Repair has been around since 1996, so we really mean it when we say we're here to help you.
Porch Pro Headshot Tracy Roberts Handyman Service, LLC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
(137)
Porch Pro Headshot Hoppy's Workers
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida

Frequently asked questions about garage door repair services

There are several reasons why your garage door sensors might malfunction. Garage door sensors are subject to wear and tear over time, so if your sensors are old, it may be time to have them replaced and updated. Some issues may require that the sensor be replaced altogether, but others can be a quick fix. Here are the most common reasons why your sensors might not work:

  • Debris blocking the sensors - Garage door sensors sit close to the ground to prevent the door from closing if there are pets, people, or other items in its path. Due to their necessary location, sensors collect dirt and dust over time and can potentially be blocked by leaves or twigs that make their way in. If your sensors aren’t working, check them to ensure they’re clean first.
  • Misalignment of sensors - Your garage door sensors work when the lights on both sensors line up. If something breaks the path of light between the sensors, your garage door will stop lowering. If the brackets holding the sensors have come loose over time, it may cause the sensors to lose their connection. Check and see if the mounting brackets for your sensors are loose. If they are, use a screwdriver to tighten them back up, and this might solve your alignment problem without having to call a pro.
  • A wiring malfunction - If you’ve checked that the sensors are both clean, aren’t being blocked, and are properly aligned, but you’re still not seeing lights on both sensors, there might be an electrical or another mechanical issue. If your troubleshooting efforts haven’t fixed the issue, it’s time to call in the pros.

The best choice for you when it comes to repairing or replacing your garage door will come down to the issue. If your garage door is 15 or 20 years old and you’re noticing issues with the motor, sensors, and overall appearance, it’ll likely make more sense to replace the door than to replace or repair all the individual parts.

However, if there’s damage to your door, like a dent from a car bumper, you may be able to replace the door only and save the cost of the motor, rails, and sensor.

The paint on garage doors is subject to fading over time, but if your motor and sensors are still working well, you can repaint the door to bring a fresh look to the exterior of your home. This is something you can take on as a DIY project with the right materials and tools, or hire a pro to take care of it quickly.

If you’re unsure whether to replace your garage door, the best choice is to call a local garage door repair company. They’ll come to your home and inspect your current door, providing you with a recommendation on the cost of repairs versus the price of a new door and installation.

Anything more than basic cleaning and checking alignment should be left to the pros. Garage doors use tension provided by large springs, and making adjustments without training can result in serious injuries - or even death - if something goes wrong. Additionally, most garage doors are very heavy. If they feel light, chances are there’s a lift assist from the springs, and your garage door will drop if those are disconnected.

Here are some things you can do yourself before calling a local garage door repair company:

  • Clean dust and dirt from your garage door sensors.
  • Check for any items blocking the path of light between the sensors.
  • Make sure the sensors are properly aligned.
  • Double-check that your garage door opens from the built-in panel. If it does, it’s possible that all your issues can be solved with a simple garage door opener repair.
  • Use a screwdriver to tighten loose sensor brackets. Only do this if the mounting brackets are wobbly; never take any pieces off of your garage door system.

There’s a particular sinking feeling when you hit the button to close your garage door, it gets almost all the way closed before stopping in its tracks or starts going back up again. Many of us use our garages for storage and parking, and the thought of leaving the door open overnight makes us uneasy. Not to mention, having your garage door open can drastically impact the temperature inside your home if you live in a climate with chilly winters.

Many garage doors automatically try to open fully again if they encounter an obstacle. This is a safety measure to create space under the door, but it can also mean that your door stays all the way open when you don’t want it to.

There are a few things to can try to get your garage door to close:

  • Check the tracks - It’s easy for debris, dirt, and ice to get stuck in the rails, which can prevent your garage door from closing all the way.
  • Make sure nothing is blocking the path of the sensors - Even a small item, like the handle of a grocery bag, can be enough to break the connection and cause your garage door to remain open.
  • Clean the sensors and look for a small light on both sensor panels - Your garage door sensors need to be clean for the lights to work, and there should be a light on each sensor panel. If you can’t see two lights, there’s a malfunction.

The most commonly malfunctioning element of a garage door is the springs. Expect to pay between $100 and $200 to repair them. You’ll need to factor in labor costs as well, which vary based on your location and the current demand.

Garage door springs need to be tuned yearly to stay in tip-top shape, and doing this can save you a more costly bill in the long run. This is an easy item to add to your yearly maintenance schedule. It isn’t costly, can be scheduled in advance, and can be done before chilly weather hits to prevent your garage door from being stuck open in the cold.

Another detail to consider is the age of your original garage door system. Older models may not be compatible with current springs, which could mean you need to replace your garage door to fix the problem.

In addition, supply chain troubles can mean that your wait time or the overall availability of new springs might be in question. A quick call to a local garage door repair company will give you insight into wait times and if your garage door can be repaired with new parts or not.

If your garage door is damaged by a break-in or an accident, you can make an insurance claim. There are pros and cons to doing this, and it’s worth weighing these before you dial up your insurance company.

  • Is the value of the repair or replacement more than your deductible? Small repairs are likely worth paying for out of pocket since you’ll have to pay your deductible and be subject to an insurance increase the following year.
  • Is it a functional or cosmetic repair? Dings, scratches, and dents that don’t impact the overall function of your garage likely aren’t worth the trade-off for making an insurance claim.
  • Was the damage done by you or someone in your household? If the answer is yes, there’s a reasonable chance your premium will go up when you renew your insurance. Depending on your situation, the deductible plus a potential increase might make it more cost-effective to pay for the repair instead of making an insurance claim.
  • Is your garage attached to your home? In some cases, detached garages aren’t covered by a home insurance policy. Either way, it’s good to know the ins and outs of what your policy covers for outbuildings on your property.
  • Is the replacement due to damage or age/ wear and tear? Home insurance typically covers damage due to a crime or a weather event but won’t cover wear and tear due to age. If you want to cover yourself for these things, consider a home warranty in addition to home insurance.

Recent reviews for Tallahassee garage door repair services

15084

Excellent work, very knowledgable, and affordable! Will definitely be using again!

15132

Excellent work. He installed a kitchen faucet, garbage disposal, two bathroom faucets and two shower heads. The price was very reasonable. All installs are working as they are suppose to and no leaks. I will call him again.

- Billie Wilson
138158

David sent Earl and James to build the deck. OUTSTANDING work. Earl's experience as a carpenter resulted in a great deck with minimal wood waste. Very Professional

- Dorothy Veal
445621

The lady Jayme does scheduling and admin. Troy is her husband who does the labor side. Troy quoted me $1.4K to complete the stain of my 39’8’ foot deck. Quoted 600sq ft to ensure I paid For the time/product of railings and sides. No biggie, I get it. His ...

- Jessica Blace
88184

Poor communication with merchants and myself. I ask for an adjustment on payment due to them not painting due to continuous rains he refused stated he could stop where he was if I didn't paint . He had torn up my ramp I am disabled and he was so self...

- Shukriyyah Muhammad
152568

I only wish I was aware of the circumstance involving your company and my mother, Shukriyyah Muhammad prior to her passing, which apparently was only months prior to, in order to address it on her behalf and exercise my skills/knowledge to seek justice in...

- Lateefah Muhammad
85059

Nothing Great About Great American Handyman! If could give 0 stars I would! On February 23 2017, I hired John Baile and his Company Great American Handyman, to install a white 6ft vinyl privacy fence on my property. As per his requirements, 60% of the t...

164511

John Baile and GAH stole $4000! Said we had a "contract!" Never got one much less signed one! Took 3 days to paint 1/2 of 1 wall and 1/2 of another. Excuse after excuse! Cashed my check same day! I have all text messages and files in Union County and Meck...

- Sharon Ruby-Psaroudis
108471

Call anyone else. Anyone. Save yourself from wasted time, poor execution, and working with a thief. Waiting for our court date.

- Beth Wallace
7634

Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent value.

John was knowledgeable and professional. He was patient and accommodating. He kept his word about the plans we discussed. The job was beautiful once completed. I have a gorgeous yard now.

- Paul R.
180850

I hired Donna, owner of the Fix it Chick for many home projects, They were all accomplished but not cheap, until she said that the installation of a sump pump (plumbing, electrical,concrete) in my patio that flooded. As it turned out, the pump, the elec...

- Alina Portuondo
145091

Called them, explained what I needed done, Set an appointment for them to come give me an estimate. They did not show up to give estimate, I called after waiting 20 minutes for them to arrive, figured they were running late. Called them to confirm appoint...

- Jim Johnson

All Garage Door Repair Services in Tallahassee, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Jonesy Enterprises LLC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
(5)
Porch Pro Headshot Do It Wright Window Treatment
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
(7)
Porch Pro Headshot RLD HANDYMAN SVC.
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
you tried the rest now try the best
you tried the rest now try the best
Porch Pro Headshot Complete Quality LLC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
(1)
professional home improvements/repair and a "fix" for flip expert from the floors to the roof and everything in between
professional home improvements/repair and a "fix" for flip expert from the floors to the roof and everything in between
Porch Pro Headshot Searcy Builders, LLC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
Searcy Builders offers a wide variety of services to meet you needs. From tile and hardwood flooring installation to wood rot repair and trim work. There is no job to big or to small. We strive to complete your project in a timely manor and exceed you expectations.
Searcy Builders offers a wide variety of services to meet you needs. From tile and hardwood flooring installation to wood rot repair and trim work. There is no job to big or to small. We strive to complete your project in a timely manor and exceed you expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot New Life Home Improvement, LLC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
I do all kinds of repairs around the house. Handyman jobs that the customer can`t or won`t do.
I do all kinds of repairs around the house. Handyman jobs that the customer can`t or won`t do.
Porch Pro Headshot outlaw handyman
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Jbrown and Son LLC.
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Ken Hankerson Handyman
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Tai reed LLC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
Tai reed LLC
Tai reed LLC
Porch Pro Headshot C&J serv
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Jimmy can fix it,handyman service
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot SDLLC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot If The Contractor Cant Fix It...Call The REDNECK
Garage Door Repair
Serves Tallahassee, Florida

Latest projects near Tallahassee

Recent projects booked on Porch
Tallahassee 32317
Garage Door Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Type of door
I'm not sure
Door issues
needs estimate for garage door opener replaced.
Door size
2 car
Door material
I'm not sure
Tallahassee 32312
Garage Door Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Type of door
Roll-up
Door issues
Opener doesn't work
Door size
2 car
Door material
Aluminum