Garage Door Repair Winnipeg
Titan Garage Doors are your local experts for all things related to your garage door. From garage door repair to replacement, along with regular maintenance and emergency services, we have all your garage door requirements covered. Our fully trained technicians repair and maintain every type of garage door, no matter what the issue might be.
We also fit all the popular brands of new doors at prices you can afford. Hundreds of customers in and around Winnipeg have taken advantage of our professional services. Now, you can too.
A trained technician must perform your garage door repairs. Firstly, because often repairing your garage door on your own may be dangerous. Parts, such as torsion springs, are under tremendous pressure and can cause serious harm if not handled correctly. Also, automated garage doors require dealing with automatic parts and electrical wiring, which should be done by a professional. The other reason is that parts that were not repaired or installed correctly may cause a malfunction of other parts or the entire mechanism.
The majority of the repairs are due to parts breaking overtime after extended use and wear and tear. Our technicians will perform a full inspection of your garage doors and notify you about other potential issues that may arise in the near future so that you can prevent your door from breaking unexpectedly and at the wrong time.
Another reason your garage door may need a repair is an accident. Accidents happen, and it is impossible to prepare for sudden and unexpected events that life throws at us. Our technicians will be ready to get out there and fix any issues on the spot 24/7. Call us anytime. We are here for you. Titan garage doors is in Winnipeg, and one of our technicians will arrive the same day to fix your garage door.
Your Garage Door Expert
Your garage is one of the areas of your house or your business where you may or may not spend a lot of time. Many homeowners love their garage. They spend their leisure time there and work on their projects. Others use their garage for work purposes, such as storage. Most commonly, the garage is used for parking vehicles. A properly functioning garage door is essential regardless of how you use your garage; it ensures your comfort and safety. A garage door is not simply a portal but a complex mechanism, which we in Titan Garage Doors Winnipeg find fascinating. We take a peculiar interest in how garage doors work because for a garage door to work properly and serve you for a long time, all parts of this mechanism must be aligned and balanced properly. We work with garage doors for a very long time, and we take our work very seriously. We are here to share with you our knowledge and enthusiasm.
Garage Door Maintenance
Usually, it is easier and cheaper to prevent issues from occurring than repair an issue that suddenly emerged. It is also more convenient for you. A garage door that breaks when you are about to leave for an important meeting or a family event can ruin an entire day. Many garage door issues can be avoided if the door is adequately maintained regularly and parts are replaced in time. One of the most common issues that we encounter is a broken torsion spring. An average torsion spring will last at least 10000 cycles, and it is a good practice to change your torsion springs after they have reached the end of their lifespan. One of the signs your torsion spring is reaching near the end of its lifespan is an excessive amount of rust on it or the door slamming before closing. An experienced technician would be able to give you an idea of how long your springs should last. Something you can do to make sure your door is in a good shape is to visually inspect your door once in a while for rust and things such as loose cables or check unusual noises your garage door makes. It is a good idea to call up your technician once a year to make sure your garage door is balanced, especially if you have a wooden door.
Crime on the Increase in Winnipeg
While Winnipeg is still a wonderful place to live, police reports show that crime is on the increase. For example, one of our Winnipeg customers woke up one Saturday morning to discover their garage door had been pried open by burglars. The customer, a family of four, is very security conscious and careful never to leave the garage open.
When the police were called, they found that at some point during the night, criminals had used a crowbar to break into the garage. The intruders had made off with a couple of adult bicycles and rifled through the family vehicle contents.
The customer, who lives in the Rockwood area, called Titan to repair the damaged door and to ensure it was made secure again. Unsurprisingly, the family feels that crime is definitely on the rise. Many residents feel the same and their fears are underlined by a 2018 Probe Research Poll, which officially declared rising crime as the main concern for the good citizens of this once safe city.
Meanwhile, the local police are advising Winnipeg residents to make sure their home security measures are in good shape. All entrances to the home should be secured, the garage door included. The garage is a favorite entry point for criminals because it is usually situated away from the main living area of the home. Faulty garage door motors, broken locks, and worn springs can all make it easy for criminals to force the door open.
Garage Door Mechanism
Let us talk briefly about the sophisticated mechanism that is lifting your garage door up and down; it has been improved over the years and has become quite advanced. Some of the parts are essential for the functioning of the mechanism, some are there for safety reasons, and some provide you with comfort.
The main components of a standard garage door:
- Vertical tracks
- Horizontal tracks
- Torsion springs or Extension Springs
- Support struts
- Top fixtures
- Bottom fixtures
- T-bottom Chanel
- Bottom seal rubber
- Opener bracket
- Torsion tube (shaft)
- End bearing plates
- Center plate
- Cable Drums
- Flag brackets
- Jamb brackets
- Glass inserts
We would love to share the knowledge we have about each and every part of your garage door, but that may take a very long time. So, we will try and cover the basics without getting carried away.
A sectional door is the most common type of garage door, and there are a few types of sectional doors we will come back to this in the section “Garage Door Replacement.”
The track is the part on which your door “slides” when it moves from a closed position to open and vice versa.
Torsion springs (there are doors with one torsion springs and doors with two torsion springs), do all the hard lifting. Torsion springs are under great pressure and must be handled with care (ideally by a trained professional).
The motor moves the mechanism. Most garage doors today are automated and have a motor. There are manual garage doors, but a motor system, also referred to as an “opener”, adds to your comfort.
There often will be a control panel with a push button and many garage doors have a remote to signal the motor to open or close the garage from a distance.
Some mechanisms will have an extension spring, and others will move the door with a cable system.
Most newer motors will have sensors since it is a safety requirement.
For your door to work safely and serve you for the longest time possible, all parts must function properly, and a certified garage door technician must balance the door.
Why Call the Professionals?
For security’s sake, you really don’t want to leave the fitting, repairs, and maintenance of your garage door in the hands of amateurs. Titan Garage Doors provide the very best overhead garage door service for customers in and around Winnipeg. And we’ve made it part of our mission to help keep our community safe.
A lot of people think that calling in a professional garage door repair company can be a costly affair. We get it, but consider that it could turn out to be more expensive to call in a handyman who doesn’t specialize in garage doors. Fixing an amateur’s mistakes further down the line will only push the costs up even further.
When it comes to garage doors, we advise you stay away from DIY, for a number of reasons. Firstly, garage doors are heavy, sometimes weighing up to 200 kilos. Attempting self-repairs exposes you to the risk of accidents. Secondly, there are powerful forces at work here. Torsion springs have enough potential energy to shift this weight quickly and easily. This energy can cause a great deal of damage if something goes wrong.
Our technicians are fully trained professionals with many years of experience, and they take pride in their work. Titan technicians repair, service and replace all makes and models of garage door, and we guarantee our workmanship is of the highest standard.
With safety and security at stake, it’s vital to hire a garage door company with the necessary know-how and experience to understand not only the products but also the customer’s needs. Plus, as professionals, we’re careful to take your budget into account at all times.
Using cheap amateurs to repair or install your overhead garage doors can result in your home security becoming compromised. Badly fitting doors are an open invitation to burglars. Even the smallest gap between the ground and the bottom of the door is enough for criminals to lever the door open and gain access to the inside of your property.
Garage Door Replacement
There comes a time when you decide to replace your garage door. Everything has a lifespan so do garage doors. We want to make sure you make the best choice for yourself and your garage because there are different kinds of garage doors to choose from.
The most common garage doors in Canada are sectional, which means they consist of separate sections held together by hinges. However, they can be made from different materials such as steel, aluminum, wood, plastic, or fibreglass. Each material has its advantages and its specific characteristics. Steel is light and durable but prone to corrosion. Aluminum is light, durable and corrosion-free but can get expensive. Wood is beautiful and easy to work with, but it absorbs moisture, and the weight of the door will fluctuate, which will make it tougher to keep the garage door balanced without constant maintenance. Plastic is scratch and rust-resistant but may get deformed if exposed to high temperatures. Fibreglass has similar characteristics to plastic, and it is more heat resistant.
There are also different kinds of door sections that exist:
Pan Door section
Full Vision (view) section
The choice of your garage door will vary according to your needs. For example, a residential garage door will be very different from a commercial garage door in size, weight and functionality. In addition, both residential and commercial garage doors vary among themselves quite significantly.
It is advised to consult a professional technician before you order your new garage door because an experienced technician will be able to advise you which type of garage door will serve your needs best.
Some of the service we provide
Broken Torsion Springs
Top 3 most common garage door repairs
Torsion springs will snap periodically due to usage and normal wear and tear. Most torsion springs have a 10,000 cycles rating.
Broken garage door cables
A broken cable can occur due to rust or fraying; these are normal and are common with older garage doors. A broken cable can happen due to weak springs or wrong size springs.
A garage door operator can break due to malfunctioning garage door hardware such as worn-out rollers or a broken spring. A power outage can be the culprit of a broken logic board or other electronic components.
Garage door roller replacement
Worn out rollers are part of the routine maintenance that should be done to a garage door. We advise full roller replacement with every spring repair as most rollers come with a 10,000 cycle life span.
Hinges will crack and break with time, or when a garage door would come off the tracks, if you see hairline cracks in your hinges, a replacement is strongly advised.
weather seal installation or replacement
If you need additional weather protection in your garage, that will prevent wind and other critters from getting inside your garage.
If the existing weather stripes flaps are torn, ripped or cracked, it’s time for a replacement.
Off Track Garage doors
A garage door can come of it tracks when the door is motorized, and one of the main counterbalance system components fail, the combination of the two will cause a garage door to go off track.
Safety Sensor Misalignment
The most uncommon problem will prevent the garage door from closing, usually easy to fix with a simple sensor alignment.
Quality Garage Door Services from Titan
Titan has worked successfully on thousands of garage doors all across the province, and we have many 5-star reviews from satisfied customers to prove it. Our teams carry out garage door installation, maintenance, and repair—replacing your broken door springs, frayed or damaged cables, door panels, and motor configuration included. We provide services for both residential and commercial projects throughout Winnipeg. Plus, we offer fast and efficient emergency services 24/7.
Titan Garage Doors supplies, and fits only the very best parts and products. And our prices are sure to surprise you with the sheer affordability. As a certified and fully insured local company, you can expect quality installation and expert maintenance. Our same day services are renowned, and we’re here for you any time of the day or night. Once you call Titan, we can promise we’ll be there in a matter of hours.
Call Titan Garage Doors Today
Your Titan Winnipeg:
We are a locally owned family business that consists of family members and friends working together. We are fascinated with the fine mechanism that makes our everyday life a little easier, and we are passionate about garage doors. By working on garage doors, we believe we make our fellow Winnipeg neighbours’ life a little better, and that makes us happy to do our job.
We are happy to provide same day service all year round, 24/7, our replacement parts are original, and we provide a warranty both on labour and parts!
We will keep posting articles and sharing our knowledge about garage doors. We want you to see a garage door the way we do, how it beautifully and smoothly moves along the tracks, all parts are aligned together and balanced to perfection.
Nobody wants to end up in the hospital after a failed attempt at repairing a garage door. And you certainly don’t want to give intruders access to your garage. So why not give us a no-obligation call and take advantage of our free estimates? Call Titan Garage Doors today on 204-400-2127. Remember, we service the entire Winnipeg, Manitoba area.