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Here’s a Guide to the Cost of Garage Door Opener Repair in Calgary

How much does it cost to fix a garage opener

Whether you are buying a new door opener or fixing one that is broken, it is important to know how much it will cost. Several factors go into the cost of repair, such as how old your garage opener is, the type of opener you have, and the location of the repair. No matter what, garage door opener replacement is needed if your door isn't opening properly.  


Whether you have a chain-driven garage door opener or another type, there are some things to keep in mind to keep it running smoothly and safely. These tips should help you to identify and address common problems.

One of the first things to check on a chain-drive opener is the torsion spring. These springs can wear out over time and cause safety hazards. These springs should be inspected and replaced when necessary.

Other components that can affect your chain-driven opener's longevity are a battery backup and additional lighting. A battery backup allows the garage door to operate during power outages. Add-on lighting is a convenient feature, but it can also be a bit expensive.

The keypad is another feature that can be handy but is often subject to vandalism. It is typically attached to the wall near the door. In addition to being portable, the keypad can be programmed to use a temporary PIN.

Another feature that is worth checking out is a laser safety feature. This laser shoots a beam across the path of the garage door. It is most useful for preventing accidents, but it can be used to prevent the door from opening if it isn't in place. Just to be safe, it's always best to have a professional garage door company do your opener installation or repairs. Alpha C Garage Door Repairman is the top company in Calgary so you can trust us with your opener fixes and maintenance. 


Whether you're planning on getting a new garage opener or simply need to repair your existing one, you'll want to know how much it'll cost. There are a lot of different types, so you'll need to decide what features are most important to you.

Belt-driven openers are moderately priced. They're also less noisy than chain-driven openers. They're also easier to install, so you'll save money on maintenance. They're also compatible with Bluetooth technology.

You'll also want to check for a warranty. If your opener has a limited warranty, it may not cover installation and repairs. You should also read the owner's manual to find out what the warranty covers.

If you're considering installing your own garage opener, you'll want to learn how to check for broken springs. These are the most common source of problems. They're also dangerous to fix without proper training. They can break completely and make a lot of noise.

If you don't know how to fix a broken spring, you'll need to hire a professional. This is a much safer option than attempting to replace a spring yourself.

Torsion springs vs extension springs

Whether you are in the market for a new garage door or just looking to get some maintenance done, you may be wondering how much it will cost to fix a garage opener. The costs can vary significantly depending on the type of springs and the amount of work needed. However, replacing a broken spring is fairly affordable.

The two main types of springs are extension and torsion. Extension springs are cheaper to buy and install. They are also easier to install than torsion springs. They stretch out as the door closes and can be installed vertically. They are typically found on tilt-up overhead doors.

Torsion springs are more expensive and complex to change. They are mounted on the top of the door and are subject to heavy pressure. They are also more dangerous. They can break and fly around, causing property damage or injuries.

The cost of repairing a spring depends on the type of springs you have and the size of your garage. If you have an extra large garage door, you might need commercial-grade springs. These springs will cost about $100 per spring, and labor for a single or double door will range between $150 and $300.

Maintenance of a garage door opener

Keeping a garage door opener properly maintained is crucial for the safety of your family and property. Whether you have an automatic or manual opener, it's important to check and test it on a regular basis. If you notice unusual noises or jerky movement, it's likely that it needs to be repaired.

Depending on the type of garage door you have, there are several different parts that need lubrication. Torsion springs, metal hinges, and bearings all need to be lubricated. You should also keep your remote control away from moving parts.

You should also inspect your garage door tracks. They should be free of debris and rust. You can use a broom to clean them.

If your garage door opener is chain-driven, you may need to lubricate it with white lithium grease. You should also replace the batteries and bulbs on the opener every year.

If you have an automatic garage door opener, it should be able to reverse itself if there's an obstruction. If your opener is not able to do this, you should have it checked out by a professional.

Cost of Garage Door Opener Repair

Garage door opener repair in Calgary varies in price depending on the issue. Some opener issues are beyond repair and would require a replacement. Alpha Garage Door Repair aims to provide quality garage door opener repair to Calgary and its neighboring towns. Talk to us for free estimates!

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Contact Alpha C Garage Door Repairman

If you need any garage door repair services in Calgary, give the team at Alpha C Garage Door Repairman. We are licensed and insured, using only the best opener, springs, cables, rollers, panels, insulations, and remotes to fix your garage door system. We also offer FREE, On-Site Estimates, so schedule yours today by calling: (587) 317-5895. 

Alpha C Garage Door Repairman 

4519 Bowness Rd NW Unit 1

Calgary, AB T3B 0A9, Canada

(587) 317-5895 

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Diane CruiseDiane Cruise
05:23 07 Sep 22
Thanks so much for your quick and professional job when you fixed my garage door a couple of weeks ago. And again today, when I had another issue, you were here within a few hours of my call! Great service and so appreciated!!!
Amir TajikAmir Tajik
06:51 15 Aug 22
I had Jacob from alpha garage door repair come out and do work on my garage he was simply amazing I couldn’t ask for someone better, he’s very knowledgeable, he’s understanding and knows exactly what needs to be done, he deserves a raise, I am a satisfied customer and wouldn’t go to any other company besides alpha now they earned my business and in the future for any garage needs it will definitely be u guys and I will definitely be requesting Jacob bc he’s the best out there - give him a medal guys the best, he kept asking me if I was satisfied with certain things before he moved on to the next thing, I truly appreciated his attention to detail and precision, what can I say mans a machine, did so much labor in the scorching heat and he told me he had another job to go to after mine I couldn’t believe it he’s a stand up guy and a true hard worker, if anyone uses alpha ask for Jacob u won’t be disappointed
Liza SBLiza SB
12:03 07 Aug 22
Great service! Their technician showed up on schedule, fixed the issue, and charged fair price. Gilad is diligent, knowledgeable, and courteous. Highly recommend.
Anton GelowitzAnton Gelowitz
21:44 25 Jul 22
Jacob was great he did the repair quickly and gave me a ton of options for the future. Great service!!! Will recommend you guys to everyone
Lisa SeibLisa Seib
21:02 11 Jul 22
We’ve had them come in and complete a couple of different repairs on our garage door for us and a warranty visit. Every time, they have been friendly, showed up when they said they would, explained what they were doing and completed the necessary work efficiently. Good work AND good service is hard to find these days………..this company has nailed it!! Thank you Jacob 🎉🎉
Andy JefferyAndy Jeffery
22:32 07 Jul 22
Excellent, friendly service. They found me the most cost efficient fix. I highly recommend- Andy J
Bill DemchukBill Demchuk
02:00 28 Jun 22
Was very impressed on how quickly they were able to make it and it didn’t take long to replace broken spring and do the time up. Sergei was super friend and explained everything perfectly. Will use again for sure!
Sahara SmithSahara Smith
21:39 29 May 22
We needed our garage door fixed. The gentleman who came was super friendly, explained all the options clearly, and patiently answered all our questions. After the job was done, he outlined everything that he had done and broke down each component of the price. Excellent service.
jn tjn t
00:37 27 Apr 22
Called about fixing a dent on the door panel, quick response after submitting an online form. Technician inspected the door, gave an honest assessment and also found a potential future issue with the side springs. Job was done in less than an hour.
Rob KisingerRob Kisinger
22:24 18 Apr 22
Called Alpha about a broken garage door spring. They sent a service technician out within 1.5 hours. The service technician Segev was excellent. He replaced both springs with a superior product, completed another minor repair to the door itself, and provided a complete maintenance service as well in under an hour. The final repair bill was reasonable considering the work done and the parts and labour warranty provided. I would definitely use them again.
Doug StrausDoug Straus
14:20 16 Apr 22
He was at my house at almost science fiction speed. Clean cut courteous technician. Garage door fixed, serviced, lubed adjusted.
Gregory KraussGregory Krauss
19:09 14 Apr 22
Found via google and read a few reviews that were as equally pleasing and satisfying as I experienced. Alpha technician is responsive, friendly, courteous and empathetic to the garage door emergency by responding quickly and having parts in stock. Called at 10 am for inspection and repair finished by 2 hours later. I would highly recommend Alpha for your garage repair incidents.Greg
05:36 05 Apr 22
Fast, same day service. Needed a spring fixed on garage door but ended up fixing the whole door because with my luck the other spring would have broke soon after, so why not have both sides with new springs! Decent and comparible prices. Friendly staff. Great work. Recommended!
randy mrandy m
00:22 24 Mar 22
Called mid aft inquiring about new garage door opener/installation to replace older one with broken sprocket. Called back quickly, tech on site in aft, ran through options and prices, and new opener was installed, door spring and hinges touched late aft. In today's world, fair prices (not cheap..but fair value), quality work, and actual customer service are rare...but Segev and company had all three so quite happy.... Definitely recommend.
Gisela SousaGisela Sousa
16:58 09 Mar 22
They were quick in solving my garage issue and very efficient. Woke up with a garage issue and got it fixed in the afternoon as soon as I arrived from work.Great communication. Also affordable. If needed down the road again, pretty sure that will contact them.
Rich BanaagRich Banaag
23:03 18 Feb 22
Very good service that’s done on the same day I called. Segev (the technician) gave me a call that he is coming, he arrived on time, inspected the broken garage door spring, explained to me exactly what he will do and gave me the quotation. The work was done efficiently and they even gave me a 2 year material/labor warranty. Will recommend their service for anyone.
Kirit GillKirit Gill
18:53 17 Feb 22
Garage door broke last night at 9pm, called Alpha in the morning and the tension spring was repaired before noon. Impeccable service, great communication, fair pricing and quality work. Even offer a warranty on their work. They replaced my spring with a much superior product. Segev was extremely knowledgeable and efficient. Highly recommend for any garage repair needs.
robin orrrobin orr
20:11 24 Jan 22
Great Service!Had a broken spring.Called at 10:30 am done and fixed at 1:00. Segev did a wonderful job and was very knowledgeable.I would recommend to all.
21:31 10 Jan 22
Today we discovered that one of our garage door springs broke after the cold weather. I phoned Alpha C and they had a technician come within 2 hrs of my call. The quote was very reasonable and he noted the previous spring was smaller than usual and should have lasted about 12 years, not 8 years.Gilly did the work in less than half an hour. The door works fine and very happy about his work. An overall great experience!
Tara CrooksTara Crooks
01:30 30 Dec 21
Extremely flexible on time of repair, as I work until 6pm. Door was repaired within 2 hours. It's been 3 weeks and is -30c now. Door still works great and sounds much better! Thanks Gilad for your great service!
Uma KathiresanUma Kathiresan
04:00 22 Dec 21
My experience with Alpha C Garage Door Repair was great! The service was extremely fast, as a technician was sent to my house within 1 hour of calling. The service is reliable and efficient. A nice plus was the 10% discount and 1 year service warranty. I would highly recommend!!
Gilli came to my house in the middle of a snow storm at night and fixed my garage door, which appeared absolutely destroyed. He managed to salvage the panels and most of the hinges to make it work. Another company would have just told me to replace the panels and charge me thousands on the spot. It's great to know there are still honest trades out there.Gilli worked diligently, patiently, efficiently in -19 to get the job done, saving my garage from burst water pipes and saving me a huge amount of anxiety.Amazing work. 10/10. Hire this man.
Donald AveryDonald Avery
02:20 10 Dec 21
Phoned these guys at 5:00 pm.... they sent a repairman at 6:00pm.Gilli did an awesome job ! Very professional and pleasant young man, gave us a quote, and fixed it in short order.I highly recommend This company and Gilli
Ivonne HerreraIvonne Herrera
03:47 23 Nov 21
My garage door motor broke, quick search on Google and I bumped into these guys.I checked and saw good reviews. I'm so happy i called them!! They booked me a technician for the next day. He came, replaced the opener real quick and efficient, and charged me a fair price.Would recommend 100%, honesty and good costumer service. Thanks guys, be sure you'll be my first option in the future 🙏🙏
Raheem RasheedRaheem Rasheed
21:45 21 Sep 21
My experience with Barry was exceptional. He was able to come the same day and was able to troubleshoot my issue and resolved it immediately. He is very kind, professional and stands by his work. His rates are very fair and reasonable. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for timely amd reliable service!

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