Repair Garage Door St Louis.
Open Sesame Garage Doors is a St. Louis based, family owned and operated garage door repair, service and installation company. We provide emergency garage door repairs 24/7 and take pride in Quality workmanship, personalized service and the MOST competitive pricing. All of our work is guaranteed 100% to your satisfaction. You may count on reliable, licensed professionals to arrive on time and do the job right the first time.
There are a lot of parts to a garage door, and they must be in good shape. Any time there is a problem with one it can start a long list of events that can not only cause it to perform poorly, but it can also cause serious damage to your garage door. Garage doors springs can easily be dislodged or become broken.
You can also count on us for emergency garage door repair st louis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach an actual Person at all times, including holidays. Never an answering machine or answering service!
We offer a wide variety of high quality doors including standard steel, steel insulated, double steel insulated, and a variety of carriage house doors. We also carry a large variety of commercial doors to fit almost any application. All of our garage doors are manufactured from only the best products in the industry, giving them the strength and longevity that will out perform any and all builder grade doors used in most of the new homes.
Signs That It Might Be Time to Replace Your Garage Door:
Peeling or cracked paint. If you have a wood garage door, it will need to be refinished in order to protect it from the elements. The painted or stained finish can break down over time, which causes the wood to rot. The finish can also discolor or fade due to UV exposure from the sun. If you find the wood has cracked, there are holes in your door or moisture has wicked up from the bottom, it is time to replace it.
Dents and Dings. Steel garage doors can become dented or accumulate small dings over time, which greatly detracts from the door’s appearance. To help minimize unsightly dents, Thicker steel lasts longer and dents less, and the lower the gauge, the thicker the steel. However, a “sandwich” constructed door with two 27 gauge steel skins and a bonded insulating core will be stronger than a “steel frame” door with a single layer of 24 gauge steel.On a non-insulated door you may be able to push out the dings from the inside of the door. If you are unable to do this, you may need to replace the dented sections or the entire door.
Sagging or bent garage door sections. Wood garage doors have a tendency to sag over time if they are not properly maintained. When the door is closed, you’ll see large gaps under the ends of the door. If you door is sagging, we recommend replacing it. Door sections can also be damaged by an automatic opener if they are not adequately reinforced.
Rising energy bills. Older garage doors or doors installed in some new homes may not be well insulated and may not have full perimeter weatherstripping to seal out the elements. An insulated, well sealed door is especially important if you have living space above or adjacent to your garage. The insulated door will make those rooms warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and will help reduce energy bills.We offer insulated garage doors with R-values (R-value is a measurement of thermal efficiency of a door, or how well it insulates) up to 17.2.
Your door is excessively hard to open and close. Garage doors have a lot of moving parts, and if your door is opened and closed frequently, many of those parts will wear out. If your garage door springs are broken or improperly tensioned, the safety of your door is compromised, and your door will not function correctly. This condition will also put additional stress on your electric opener, causing it to break or malfunction . Here are some components to check:
- Spring(s): Are they broken? You can test the spring tension of your door. If you have a electric opener, you will need to close your door and pull the string on your opener to disconnect it. Then open the door halfway and If it does not remain still, your spring(s) are either broken or in need of adjustment. However, We do not recommend adjusting or removing standard torsion springs by yourself.
- Cables: Are there any worn strips hanging loose on the sides of your door? Are the cables frayed? If so, they are in danger of breaking and could cause serious injury or property damage if not replaced
- Rollers: Do the rollers on the ends of your door move smoothly and quietly? If not, they may require lubrication or replacement.
- Sections: Look for peeling or fading paint, rust or dented sections
- Track: Are the tracks on either side of your door bent or twisted? Are they solidly attached to the door jambs, and the ceiling via the rear track hangers?
- Hinges: Are the hinges that join the door sections bent or broken? If they are, they should be replaced.
- Caution: The bottom brackets on all garage doors must not be removed while the door is under tension.
How to get the most out of your new garage door st louis :
Painting and Staining. If your garage door is wood, it will need to be checked every year for cracking, peeling paint or a fading stained finish. Your new wood garage door must be painted or stained on all sides before installation, and refinished every few years depending on the exposure and weather conditions in your area. Steel, composite or aluminum garage doors do not need to be repainted unless you would like to change the color.
Lubricate your door. Lubricate door hinges, rollers (except nylon rollers), sheave bearings, torsion springs, and the lift cables at the bottom corners of the door with light household oil annually , or call us for a $ 25.00 maintenance check.