How Much Do Garage Door Repairs Cost?

cost of garage door repair.jpgIf your garage door is not working correctly, it may be time to call a professional. Calling a garage door repairs technician may seem expensive, but it costs much less than replacing your entire garage door. If you are wondering how much you can expect to spend by hiring a garage door company, here are some prices to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Hourly Rates

A garage door repair technician is going to start off with a base hourly rate. This hourly rate generally ranges from $85 per hour to $110 per hour, depending on the type of work that needs to be done and the model of opener that you have. Most companies require a minimum of one hour, so keep this in mind when calling a technician to evaluate your repair needs.

Hardware Costs

If parts of your garage door mechanism need to be replaced, this is where the cost can start to add up. Repairing and replacing a simple spring can cost between $150 and $300 on the national average, but much of this is due to the fact that it can often take two hours to complete the job. For larger doors, the springs can be even more expensive. Replacing the cable that lifts your garage door is potentially the most inexpensive repair. The cable itself can cost as little as $30. With labor, you could expect to be charged between $110 and $160, depending on the model of your garage door opener motor and the difficulty in changing out the cables.

Replacing the hinges can cost between $130 and $150 for one hinge. If a second hinge needs to be replaced at the same time, the cost would be an added $60 to $80. Tracks and rollers cost between $85 and $200 depending on if a repair will fix the problem or if the parts need to be replaced.

Average and Reported Costs

The average cost in California for garage door repairs is about $263, which is based on nearly 200 cost profiles. Most homeowners in the state paid between $223 and $303 for garage door repairs. The minimum cost that was reported is $100 with a maximum cost of $514. Those prices are relatively close to the national average for the prices, with about a $10 to $15 difference either way. For example, the national average for the maximum cost for garage door repairs was $500 compared to the $514 average in California. In other parts of the country, those costs are significantly less. In Michigan, for instance, the average reported costs for garage door repairs was $149. Most homeowners in this area paid between $137 and $161 for their garage door repairs with the minimum cost being $100 and the maximum cost at $200.

The best way to find out what a garage door repair technician is going to charge for repairs in your area is to call a local company for a free estimate.