San Antonio Garage Door Repair Specialists

Your garage door is going to break. You could be the best caretaker of your garage door on the planet but, at some point, your garage door will stutter and break down. It will be at an inconvenient time and, if your car is inside, you might have to do some skilled maneuvering of the emergency latch to get it back open.

Many homeowners ask themselves “Where can I find the best garage door repair near me?” when their garage door breaks. When that time comes, call Hill Country Overhead Door. We offer unparalleled garage door repair in San Antonio and beyond. If you are in need of either commercial or residential garage door repair, we can help get you back into shape. Whether it is a bent track, a broken opener, or the door itself is about to fall, you can expect our service technicians to provide timely, reliable, and affordable service.

A lot of garage door issues can be fixed by a professional. Don’t wait to call if you need help with your garage. Our technicians are ready to help with any garage door repairs. We’re able to fix almost all models and makes of commercial and residential doors. In some instances, garage doors are beyond repair. If that is the case, we’re also able to replace your garage door completely. Our teams are able to assess and appropriately address any kind of garage door repair problem.

All technicians are equipped with the following:

Proper tools

Fully stocked service vehicles with parts and accessories

Technical expertise with years of experience

Garage Door Repair Experts

We know how frustrating and inconvenient it is when your garage door is sticking, making noise, or simply not working at all. It can also be worrisome if you’re concerned that your garage or overhead door is dangerous because it is malfunctioning. Luckily, help is only a phone call away. For any residential or commercial garage door repairs in San Antonio, you can trust us. Our skilled staff aims to make your experience as seamless as possible so you can get back to your daily routine. We can set up an appointment time that works for you and your schedule. Free estimates are also provided. Most importantly, we will get the job done right so you can be confident in both the quality of the finished product and the security of your home or business. We take pride in our work and only deliver the absolute best in customer service. No matter how long you’ve had your garage door, our expert staff will make sure it works like new!

Don’t be inconvenienced by broken garage doors any longer. When you need your garage door repaired, you can expect fast, friendly, and dependable service from Overhead Door Company of the Hill Country, a division of Hill Country Overhead Door. Call us today at 877-917-3667(DOOR).

Contact us now for a free estimate!

Diagnosing a Garage Door Problem

You use your garage door every day. If you need to leave, you use it. Come into the garage, you use it. But when something breaks down, do you know what’s broken?

This piece of moveable steel, vinyl, glass, aluminum, or wood is actually a complex machine. All of the individual parts have to work at the same time. If they don’t, the garage door breaks. That’s when you have to call us.

How Does Your Garage Door Work?

Here are the parts:

graphic of the individual parts of how garage doors work
Photo courtesy of DDM Garage Doors

1. The Door Arm

The garage door could not be lifted without this simple, basic part. The entire process of lifting a garage door begins with this simple connection. You can find the door arm on the back of the door, connected to the rest of the garage.

2. Tracks

Much like a train, your garage door needs to stay in line. The tracks of the garage door make sure it isn’t wobbling from one side to another.

There are typically three tracks in a normal garage door. There is one track on the left side and one on the right to keep the door in place as it rolls up or down. Also, there is one in the middle of the door that holds the pulley and cable as it gets pulled back and forth.

3. Trolley

The trolley is located on the center track. It is a mobile part of the center track that the door arm connects to. It helps allow for smooth movement on the center track both forward and backward.

4. Belt

The belt pulls the trolley for the garage door, allowing it to open and close. It is connected to the center track and comes in a variety of pulling mechanisms. You can choose from a typical belt, chains, and screws. All achieve the basic objective of pulling the door up, but vary in quality, cost, and amount of sound that gets made. Garage doors can get loud, you know.

5. Operator

Also known as the motor, this is the piece of equipment that lifts the door for you every time you open it. The garage door belt is connected to this, which pulls the garage door arm backwards. Instead, this handy tool was introduced as a means to save your muscles from the pain of lifting a heavy piece of metal every day. Parking your car is easy thanks to this little guy.

6. Spring

The garage door torsion spring is what causes the resistance to the door. We’ve covered the two different types of springs that are found in garage doors in another article. Suffice to say, not all springs are built alike. They do all perform the same function: provide a counterbalance.

The reason the door is able to move is because of the counterbalance. In order to lift the door, an equal amount of pressure needs to be applied. If your door weighed 150 pounds, the torsion spring would need to put out 150 pounds of pressure to lower or lift it. When the door is either in the up or down position, the spring basically locks it in place. There is enough force being applied from the door to the torsion spring that it makes your door nice and stationary.

7. Pulley and Cable

The pulley and cable are connected between the spring and the garage door itself. The cable connects to the bottom of the garage door, translating the weight of the door against the spring. The pulley stores the cable for whenever the garage door lifts.

8. Emergency Release Rope

If your operator is broken and you need your garage door to open, you pull this emergency release rope. It hangs down from the front of the center track. In order to operate this, simply pull back on the rope until you feel it disconnect from the trolley.

9. The Door

This is the garage door. If you don’t know what this is, you might not have a garage. If you are interested, get in contact with us at Hill Country Overhead Door.

Additional Garage Door Parts

Brackets

Garage door brackets are angled pieces of metal have holes that allow the garage door to be mounted. They keep garage door parts stable. Brackets also improve the safety of the door as well as its reliability.

Rollers

Garage door rollers are axles with a single wheel. They allow the garage door to move smoothly by rolling the door’s slats through the track as it opens and closes. Rollers are essential to lifting and lowering the garage door and must stay properly aligned.