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Do you need a repair or garage door opener installation in Calgary?

Whether you want to install a new garage door or just replace your old one, there are many different factors that can make having your garage door opener replaced. You will want to hire experts like those that work at Alpha C Garage Door Repairman in Calgary.

Is it worth repairing a garage door opener

Whether it's time to replace your garage door opener or not, there are some things you should consider. The cost of replacing it and the repair are both important, but they aren't the only factors to consider. You should also check if your garage door is compatible with a new opener. There are several different options to choose from, including torsion springs, extension springs, chain-driven, and belt-driven models.

Torsion springs vs extension springs

Whether you're building your garage or replacing your door spring, it's important to know the differences between torsion springs and extension springs. This will help you to decide which type is best for your needs.

Unlike extensions, torsion springs are enclosed within tubes. These springs apply force using a tight coil. When the coil breaks, the spring stays inside the shaft and does not move. This allows for a smoother opening and closing motion. The result is better performance, more balance, and less wear and tear on the operator.

Torsion springs are typically more expensive than extension springs. However, they last longer and require fewer parts. They are also safer to use. They offer a steadier opening and closing motion that makes them more user-friendly. They come in a variety of lengths and sizes to suit your needs.

They're also easier to maintain than extension springs. Unlike springs that need to be replaced frequently, torsion springs are designed to last for at least 15,000 to 20,000 cycles. This means you'll have a smoother, more powerful door opener for years to come.

Chain-driven vs belt-driven

Choosing between chain-driven vs. belt-driven garage door openers is a decision that can save you money or cost you a lot of cash in the long run. Both styles provide strength and reliability, but the choice you make may vary depending on the type of doors you have and your location.

Although both styles of openers have their own benefits, chains, and belts offer the best combination of features. For example, the chain drive is the least expensive and can lift the heaviest residential garage door.

Belts, on the other hand, can be prone to damage from extreme weather. Metal-on-metal friction can make them less reliable in extreme temperatures. However, they are also a little more expensive than their chain counterparts.

Belt-driven openers are also less noisy than their chain-driven counterparts. The noise might not be to everyone's taste, especially in a busy neighborhood.

Belt-driven openers also have a wider range of functions. They can be a great choice if you frequently open your door. They also provide sensors that force the door to open and a built-in account that lets you check your house's lights and security codes from anywhere in the world.

Ceiling-mounted vs wall-mounted

Choosing a wall-mounted garage door opener can make a huge difference in your garage's safety. Aside from the obvious benefit of saving space, they're much safer than traditional ceiling-mounted openers, and they provide a better sense of security.

If you live in an apartment, condominium or have an older home, you may not be able to install overhead garage doors. Those systems require a lot of ceiling space, so they may not fit your needs. The wall-mounted opener is a great solution for those with limited ceiling height.

The main advantage of wall-mounted openers is the fact that they're more accessible than ceiling-mounted models. They're also quieter.

Depending on the model, some can be operated from an app on your phone, and some even have voice control. You can also choose to add high-tech features to your system, like a built-in camera.

Another option for homeowners is to opt for an external keyless entry. Some models can be connected to your home Wi-Fi network. These devices let you open or close your garage door from the comfort of your home, and some even have Google Assistant and Bluetooth speakers.

Cost of repair vs replacement

Whether you need to replace a garage door opener or just fix it, there are some things to keep in mind. You may also want to hire a professional to help you diagnose your problem.

Broken cables and springs can cause a garage door to malfunction. If you suspect this, you should have the cable and spring replaced.

The springs and cables on a garage door are important to keep the counterbalance in place. They can be quite expensive, so it's best to replace them before they start to break.

If your garage door is noisy, you may need to lubricate it. Besides keeping the opener free of wear and tear, lubrication also improves response time.

Depending on your specific model, you can expect to pay from $100 to $500 for a new garage door opener. This includes the remote and the circuit board. You can also replace the battery, which is usually around $35.

Garage Door Opener Repair

Garage doors need repair that is reliable and sustainable. Having a trusted garage door company can save you a ton of money and even your life with the quality service they provide. Alpha Garage Doors Calgary is a reputable company you can call anytime for all garage doors repair. Talk to us today!

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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 

Opening Hours

Sunday: 7:00AM – 8:00PM

Monday : 7:00AM – 8:00PM

Tuesday : 7:00AM – 8:00PM

Wednesday: 7:00AM – 8:00PM

Thursday: 7:00AM – 8:00PM

Friday: 7:00AM – 8:00PM

Saturday: 7:00AM – 8:00PM

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
AnnaAnna
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 up...by 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.
DavidDavid
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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