Top 10 garage door repair services in Washington, DC

Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Services
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(8,900)
Porch Pro Headshot House Doctors of Manassas
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(1,188)
Whether your to-do list is growing out of control or your bathroom needs a facelift, House Doctors is the handyman you can trust for all of your home improvement needs in Manassas, Fairfax and surrounding areas. We have the tools, skills and experience to complete everything on your home to-do or w...Read more about House Doctors of Manassas
Whether your to-do list is growing out of control or your bathroom needs a facelift, House Doctors is the handyman you can trust for all of your home improvement needs in Manassas, Fairfax and surrounding areas. We have the tools, skills and experience to complete everything on your home to-do or w...Read more about House Doctors of Manassas
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Nova - The  Garage Door Repair Experts
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(608)
We are a full-service garage door repair service company. Whether you need an existing garage door repair or a new garage door installation, we are here to service all your garage door needs. Our garage door technicians will provide you with many options to help you select a new garage door that wil...Read more about Garage Door Nova - The Garage Door Repair Experts
We are a full-service garage door repair service company. Whether you need an existing garage door repair or a new garage door installation, we are here to service all your garage door needs. Our garage door technicians will provide you with many options to help you select a new garage door that wil...Read more about Garage Door Nova - The Garage Door Repair Experts
Porch Pro Headshot Overhead Door Company of Washington DC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(458)
Since 1973, Overhead Door Company of Washington, DC has been proudly serving Washington DC, Montgomery County, MD and Prince George's County, MD. We take great pride in offering the most reliable and trustworthy 24-hour emergency garage door repair services in DC and Maryland. We also offer a compl...Read more about Overhead Door Company of Washington DC
Since 1973, Overhead Door Company of Washington, DC has been proudly serving Washington DC, Montgomery County, MD and Prince George's County, MD. We take great pride in offering the most reliable and trustworthy 24-hour emergency garage door repair services in DC and Maryland. We also offer a compl...Read more about Overhead Door Company of Washington DC
Porch Pro Headshot Axilbund Enterprises, Inc.
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(206)
I am happy to tackle any project or odd job you may have, whether large or small, simple or complex I can handle everything from assembly to repair, from installation to replacement. Need a garbage disposal replaced? A tv mount installed? Curtains hung? Need a faucet replaced? A cabinet repair...Read more about Axilbund Enterprises, Inc.
I am happy to tackle any project or odd job you may have, whether large or small, simple or complex I can handle everything from assembly to repair, from installation to replacement. Need a garbage disposal replaced? A tv mount installed? Curtains hung? Need a faucet replaced? A cabinet repair...Read more about Axilbund Enterprises, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot we fix doors
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(29)
Welcome to We-Fix-Doors. Your destination for all your Garage Door needs. We specialize in Garage Door Service, Repair & Installation. Our reputation was built on quality and safety, while maintaining reasonable rates. Call us today for all your Garage Door needs.
Welcome to We-Fix-Doors. Your destination for all your Garage Door needs. We specialize in Garage Door Service, Repair & Installation. Our reputation was built on quality and safety, while maintaining reasonable rates. Call us today for all your Garage Door needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Alexandria Home Improvement LLC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(72)
Highly skilled and experienced Handyman in business for over 30 years. Super Service award winner for multiple years on Angieslist. Takes pride in all completed projects. Business run within the family with very few employees to maintain good quality control. Owner has nearly 40 years of Military se...Read more about Alexandria Home Improvement LLC
Highly skilled and experienced Handyman in business for over 30 years. Super Service award winner for multiple years on Angieslist. Takes pride in all completed projects. Business run within the family with very few employees to maintain good quality control. Owner has nearly 40 years of Military se...Read more about Alexandria Home Improvement LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Home Pro Residential LLC
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(4)
We've been serving the Northern VA area since 1997. We warranty all out work up to 2 years. Free Estimates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded Handyman Remodeling at its best Accepting all credit cards, cash, & check. Husband and wife team. Check us inside Facebook with over 1000 before and after pictures @ ...Read more about Home Pro Residential LLC
We've been serving the Northern VA area since 1997. We warranty all out work up to 2 years. Free Estimates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded Handyman Remodeling at its best Accepting all credit cards, cash, & check. Husband and wife team. Check us inside Facebook with over 1000 before and after pictures @ ...Read more about Home Pro Residential LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Access Point Garage Doors
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
Local garage door repair and installation company in Alexandria VA and surrounding areas. Our services include garage door spring repairs, garage door cable repairs, garage door sensor repairs, garage door opener repairs, garage door motor repairs, garage door drum repairs, garage door keypad repair...Read more about Access Point Garage Doors
Local garage door repair and installation company in Alexandria VA and surrounding areas. Our services include garage door spring repairs, garage door cable repairs, garage door sensor repairs, garage door opener repairs, garage door motor repairs, garage door drum repairs, garage door keypad repair...Read more about Access Point Garage Doors
Porch Pro Headshot Bella Pro Remodeling
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
At bella pro Remodeling we are a small family owned business that provide home owner a great quick service with a great price.
At bella pro Remodeling we are a small family owned business that provide home owner a great quick service with a great price.

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 Washington garage door repair services

9076

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality.

I am a property manager and I had them replace a fence for one of the homes I manage. Their price was fair, they were prompt and the work was of great quality. I am using them for other properties I have in the area.

- Elizabeth Check
80899

Poor work quality. Late to appointment. Poor value.

Wish I can give Porch and this guy zero stars. Very unprofessional person. No follow-ups just abandoned the project without even confirming. Now I have to look for a new contractor. Wasted all this time. Worthless

- Ajith Silva
80900

Poor value. Late to appointment. Not responsive in communication.

Wish I can give Porch and this guy zero stars. Very unprofessional person. No follow-ups just abandoned the project without even confirming. Now I have to look for a new contractor. Wasted all this time. Worthless

- Ajith Silva
80901

Poor value. Late to appointment. Not responsive in communication.

Wish I can give Porch and this guy zero stars. Very unprofessional person. No follow-ups just abandoned the project without even confirming. Now I have to look for a new contractor. Wasted all this time. Worthless

- Ajith Silva
26396

Dyno was great. Although he was caught in traffic and came a little late, Dyno and his helper completed all of the work that we wanted : to fix the cabinet door in our bedroom. The blind in our bathroom was found to be unrepairable and has to be purchased...

- Kevin Reilly
30681

- cathy roco
29578

- Benyatip Sangyoy
108652

I had numerous repairs and an appliance installation required and hired Eric (owner and operator). Every estimate given was about 1/2 or more underestimated and repeated instructions and requests (in writing and verbal) for estimates for materials and cos...

- Chris Paul
24553

Very professional and considerate. Excellent work.

- Stephanie Corbin
88100

Great company..very professional..they do it right..first time, reasonable price

- saed abusaif
33819

Not great.

- Cathy MacLatchy

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Porch Pro Headshot Dyno
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(4)
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Porch Pro Headshot Automatic Doorz
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
(22)
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Porch Pro Headshot Swift Garage Opener | Overhead Door Rockville
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
The technicians, services, and products, which are present here, are authorized, licensed and completely insured in respect of all relevant spheres related to garage door repairing services. Garage door spring replace, Garage door opener repair, Garage door cables we offer Overhead Garage Door Repai...Read more about Swift Garage Opener | Overhead Door Rockville
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Porch Pro Headshot Garage Doors Cockeysville Repair Guys
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
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Porch Pro Headshot J&A GARAGE DOOR & SERVICES
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Porch Pro Headshot Draner Home Improvement
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Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
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Porch Pro Headshot c & n handyman serices
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Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
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Porch Pro Headshot F&F painting and more
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Porch Pro Headshot Allin 1 Handyman
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
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Porch Pro Headshot Hindermyer Home Repairs
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia
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Porch Pro Headshot Albarran Garage Door Contractors
Garage Door Repair
Serves Washington, District Of Columbia

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