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Why to Choose a Local Garage Door Company

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    In just about any industry you have national chains, very small operations that are usually one to two people, and local medium-size companies. In the garage door repair and installation service industry, this is also the case. Though there are advantages and disadvantages to each one, the strongest advantages lie in local medium-sized garage door companies, and here’s why to choose a local garage door company.

    Every local garage door company has its start, and Spectrum Overhead Door LLC is no exception. The owner, Travis, started Spectrum from his garage in Katy. He had to work to build a reputation that allowed him to grow Spectrum to what it is today. This is because many small one-to-two-man operations have trouble getting off the ground and can be an iffy direction of where to go to get your garage door fixed.

    One-to-two-man operations can have trouble with things like having the right parts to do the job, being able to guarantee their labor, and scheduling issues. They may not have the capacity to do same-day repairs. Also, finding reputable references on how well they do their work can be a challenge. We do not want to say that all small operations are bad, just that these are some of the challenges they face and in turn, you can face them as well.

    National chains do not have a lot of those issues. Many of them are well stocked with parts. In many of those companies, you can find references to their work online. They even may have enough technicians to fix your…

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    Common garage door repair related FAQ

    How long does it take to replace a garage door?

    Roughly 3 to 4 hours, if done properly.

    How often should my a garage door be serviced?

    Your garage door is a large piece of moving equipment made up of many parts. Some families use their garage door more than their front door. We recommend having your garage door and operator serviced every year in order to ensure a properly working door and operator. The noises your door or operator makes are your initial “warning signs” that something is not quite right. The longer you put off the necessary service, the more damage may result.

    How long do garage door springs usually last?

    The most common torsion springs have an expected life of about 10,000 cycles (one opening and one closing is a cycle.)

    What is the life span of a garage door opener?

    The average life span of a door opener can vary from 10 to 20 years depending on the model and usage.

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