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Quality Garage Door Service in Sacramento

We work hard to provide not only the best garage door work to our clients, but also the best CUSTOMER service as well!

It’s easy to offer competitive rates and bids, but we want to shine where it counts – in how we treat our customers!

Take a look at one of our latest customer reviews:

Our customers love the service they receive with Perfect Solutions for their garage door repair needs.

At the end of the day, we believe our business is about relationships. We want to shock you with how awesome our service is. When you win great service, we win a repeat customer.

Whether you need a quick garage door maintenance check, or have an emergency – Perfect Solutions is here for YOU. We love new customers and we love continuing to serve our existing clients! Give us a call today and experience the great service everyone is talking about!

Off Track Garage Door Replacement Project

Our customer, Alejandro, called us when his main garage door was off track and was in need of repair.

Off track garage door in need of repair.

Before we began the repair, he mentioned that his wife has always wanted a new look for their garage doors. But they didn’t have a huge budget.

No problem! We were able to get the doors of their dreams in their budget!

Their conditions: they wanted clean lines, elegant look, but also durable and functional.

They chose long panel white garage doors with an upper glass panel. The doors themselves are steel backed for great insulation! It feels like a wall more than a garage door, both in construction and in insulation offered.

The long panel stamp is very clean and elegant, and the upper glass panel really increases the curb appeal of their home. It also has the added benefit of bringing in natural light to the garage.

Entry Door Installation with Matching Garage Doors | Auburn, CA

Reinhard and Stephanie called us when their torsion spring broke and they were unable to open or close their garage door.

Since their existing door was over 25 years old, it would be costly to get the parts to fix it. Given the door was already very old, they decided it made sense to buy a new door. This would get them better function, and allow them to update their curb appeal with a new style.

Stephanie really loves a more modern look, so they ended up choosing this beautiful garage door:

After

The door is glass with a black aluminum trim. It is a Clopay door, from their Avante collection. The glass is frosted and the frame is a black anodized aluminum.

The exterior of their home was completely transformed! They quickly realized that their traditional front door no longer matched their new bold garage door choice.

They decided to upgrade their entry door as well to compliment their new exterior look.

They ended up choosing the Contemporary Thermal 7404 model entry door by Simpson Door Company. The glass in the entry door matched the garage door, and we requested the entry door be painted black to match the garage door frame.

Looks pretty good, right!?

glass entry door installation auburn ca

Residential Entry Door Installation

If you live in the Auburn, Roseville or Greater Sacramento area, give us a call! We don’t do just garage doors, we do all exterior doors for your home including front entry, rear entry and side entry doors.

Purchasing and installing entry doors that match or compliment the style and design of our garage doors is a great way to really give the exterior of your home an upgrade!

Just ask Reinhard and Stephanie! They are so happy with their beautiful new doors. It looks great from the outside, and the front entry door is enjoyed from the inside as well!

glass entry door

 

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Cracked Garage Door Repair and New Opener

Todd and Melissa, our customers, moved into their beautiful new home in Lincoln, CA this past year. They, unfortunately, inherited a very problematic garage door. 

cracked panel garage door

A few of the garage door panels were cracked. This can be very dangerous as it can compromise the proper functioning of the garage door.

It’s possible to temporarily repair a cracked panel by reinforcing it, but eventually, you need to replace the door as the fix only lasts a year or so. 

You can see one of the cracks here:

cracked garage door panel

In addition to the cracked panels, the garage door opener was pretty old and made a lot of noise. There isn’t really a repair for this problem, especially since it functioned properly, it was just noisy. 

Todd and Melissa decided to just go ahead and get a brand new garage door, and a new garage door opener along with it.

The door we upgraded with was an insulated, heavy-duty garage door hardware. This should stand up to many years of wear and tear before Todd and Melissa have to replace it again.

heavy duty insulated garage door hardware

The door looks great from the outside as well!

The last thing we did was install a new garage door opener. This Chamberlain model is great, includes WiFi abilities, and best of all, it’s quiet!

In the video below you can see how nice and quiet the opener sounds as the garage door opens.

Now you can see how much better the door looks and sounds! This opener is a belt drive opener, which is not only the quietest opener on the market, it’s also maintenance free.

It is generally more expensive than chain drive or screw drive openers, but after getting a new garage door, an opener that is NO maintenance is a great choice and will stand the test of time.

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Garage Door Opener Replacement

Perfect Solutions Garage Door understands that your opener is much more than a convenience. It enhances your family’s and home’s protection. It is extremely frustrating when a garage door opener goes on the fritz. The results are usually people late for work, meetings and school. Our professional crew at Perfect Solutions Garage Door will be happy to inspect yours and repair or replace it in short order.

Garage door openers are available in a range of prices with a variety of features. Before perusing those considerations, you must decide which of the two basic types of openers your home needs. These are chain driven and belt driven; however, jackshaft and direct drive openers are fairly recent developments.

Chain Driven Opener Replacement

The chain driven models, of course, are designed with a chain which somewhat resembles that of a bicycle. This chain pulls or pushes a carriage, sometime called a trolley, which is connected to a bar made of metal. The bar is referred to as a J arm and attaches to your garage door.

This produces a certain amount of noise and may not be the best option for a garage that is built under your bedroom. Newer types of chain driven openers are generally powered by DC motors and feature soft open and close technology. This makes them a bit quieter than their older predecessors.

Belt Driven Opener Replacement

Garage door belt opener

LiftMaster Garage door belt opener

Belt driven openers are designed similar to the chain driven versions; however, a belt, as

opposed to a chain, pulls and/or pushes the trolley. These opener belts are created from fiberglass, steel reinforced rubber, or polyurethane. While belt driven garage door openers are much quieter when in operation, they also cost a bit more.

Jackshaft Opener Replacement

Jackshaft garage door openers mount differently than other systems. It is affixed to the wall alongside the garage door. It is powered by a DC motor which drives the cables and pulleys. This rotates the torsion bar to operate the door. Jackshaft garage door openers are probably the most expensive type; however, it is also one of the quietest.

Direct Drive Opener Replacement

Many home owners say that direct drive garage door openers are whisper quiet. It is designed with only a single moving component which is the motor. This type of opener was developed in Germany and is also manufactured there. The motor moves on a chain which is stationary. The chain is implanted in a rail that is overhead. Direct drive and belt drive openers are generally available for around the same price.

Opener Features

All garage door openers are required by federal mandate to feature a safety reversal mechanism. If the door encounters any obstacle, it should automatically stop and reverse operation directions. Garage door openers may also feature an electric eye or infrared beam. It too is designed to stop and revers, if an object interrupts the beam. Rolling Code is another great feature of garage door openers.

Call Perfect Solutions Garage Door now and ask our expert team about installing an opener with the Rolling Code feature. We are here at your disposal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our experienced professionals are highly trained in garage door opener repair; reprogramming; replacement; and installation.

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Garage Door Repair & Replacement Parts

Many home owners opt to complete garage door repairs themselves. For those who have the time and experience, these types of projects work out well. There are times when individuals have the required knowledge and experience; however, they are short on time. Perfect Solutions Garage Door will be thrilled to complete your project for you as well as help you sift through your many choices of garage door replacement parts.

Dangerous Complexities

Some garage doors repairs are pretty basic, while others are a bit more complex. There are a couple that are actually very dangerous. Whether danger is involved or not, it is important that a trained tech complete repairs, especially, if they involved the installation of replacement parts.

Garage door springs and cables are repairs which are considered dangerous. There is a grave amount of potential destruction even, if the individual has experience. Those who have none are putting their life and limbs on the line. Keep in mind that sets of springs should always be replaced as sets. This is whether more than one of them are broken or not. Contact our team at Perfect Solutions now to inquire

Broken garage door spring

Broken garage door spring replacement

about replacement part deals available on the market now.

Springs are in place to balance the extreme amount of weight of the garage door. If the spring snap and the door suddenly drop, it could injure or kill anyone in the way. It could also result in property damage and extensive repair costs as well. Garage door safety cables are another hazardous repair. Cables are there to protect you, your loved ones, and your property. Cable and spring repair or replacement must be done as soon as possible to prevent injury and further damage.

Basic Replacement Parts

There are a number of other basic things that can go wrong. These are not severely dangerous; however, they can be tedious and time consuming. Accidents happen regardless of how hard you try to prevent them. One result of garage accidents is bending your track.

A bent track can cause the noise level of operation to increase or possible prevent you from being able to open it at all. In many cases the track can be bent back into shape fairly easily. If you need to replace your track, call Perfect Solutions for the best at the smallest cost.

Basic Maintenance

Other basic repairs involve closing limits and safety beams. These can generally be adjusted by the average DIY home owner, but again, this depends on time constraints. Garage door maintenance can also be a simple DIY project. It requires a bit of know-how and time to complete it right. Maintenance is important to extend the function and life of your garage door. This is generally a clean and lube project; however, upon inspection, you might run into more complicated issues or need to replacement parts for the hardware components.

We encourage you to call our crew at Perfect Solutions Garage Door today for any of your family’s needs. Remember to call on us in the event that you have a garage door emergency. Our emergency services are available day or night, any time of year.

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Garage Door Replacement Panels

Accidents happen from time to time and in some case damage occurs. It seems that garage doors receive more abuse than any other element of a home. While a garage door is a sound investment, it is nothing to sneeze at. It can be costly especially if you do not know where to find supplies at reasonable prices.

One of the most common replacement parts sought are garage door panels. Perfect Solutions Garage Door is here for you when you need assistance locating one or multiple panels.

Garage Door Replacement Panels

The panels of your garage door are an integral part of the safety it provides as we

Damaged panel replacement before & after

Damaged panel replacement before & after

ll as the portion everyone in the neighborhood sees. Home owners often become frustrated when one of their panels is damaged because they believe that the entire door must be replaced. It can also be stressful when you call upon a tech who tries to sell you something that you do not actually need.

In many cases, a single panel may be replaced. It is greatly dependent upon the extent of the damage that your garage door has suffered. There is generally not a need to purchase and install a whole new door. Our professionals at Perfect Solutions Garage Doors can come out and inspect yours to determine exactly what is in order to get it functioning as well as looking like new again.

Your Safety, Our Priority

Our number one priorities are your satisfaction and your family’s safety. Once we inspect your garage door, we will present you with your available options and their respective costs. If it only requires one replacement panel, we will only suggest the one. You never have to worry about our techs trying to sell you something that your family does not need.

Our team is 100% professional and completely dedicated to our clients. We will find the highest quality products and the lowest cost to present to you. We never dawdle so your garage door will be up and running again in no time. Our team will complete your project in the timeliest manner possible and clean up our mess before we leave.

In the event that all of your panels require replacing, we are highly trained in all garage door areas. We can even install an entirely different door in case you are up for a change. We will also be happy to present you with the many high tech garage door openers available on today’s market and install that as well.

Emergency Rescue

Always remember that Perfect Solutions Garage Door is always here for all of your emergencies as well. You can call on us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and even on holidays for emergency repairs. We understand how busy family life can be. We are all family here and can turn your life right side up again.

Give our team a call for simple or complex jobs. Contact us to help find your garage door replacement panels as well as install them. We are also available to perform routine maintenance on your door to keep in it shape for years to come.

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Garage Door Replacement Rollers

Garage door rollers are extremely important to the function of your door as well as its convenience. While some rollers must be replaced sooner than others, most nothing lasts forever. If you suspect that you need garage door replacement rollers, give us a call. Perfect Solutions Garage Door will send a professional tech crew out to your home to determine exactly what you issue is.

In most cases, garage door rollers which were installed prior to 2008 are considered low standard at best. These were akin to hot wheel assembly consisting of a metal stem and plastic wheels. Even those manufactured and installed after 2008 will still need replacements at some point.

Garage door rollers Old vs New

Garage door rollers Old vs New

Garage Door Roller Issues

Routine garage door maintenance can extend the life of all of your garage door parts, including the rollers. One of the most common issues with roller malfunctions is due to grime and dust buildup. When this debris cakes into the inner part of the lip it causes an increased amount of friction.

The friction results in worn wheels and replacement rollers. Keeping them clean and lubricated is not a fix all; however, it will help. In the end, no matter how well you care for them, they will wear out. It is a good idea to protect your investment for as long as possible. When the time comes for garage door roller replacements call one of our expert reps to find out what we have to offer your family.

Keep in mind that worn rollers can cause other damages and malfunctions. This translates to future costs as well. At some point your garage door will get stuck due to the force which is exerted upon the rollers. The resulting damage is often one of two issues.

Garage Door Roller Damage

The smallest resulting issue is your cable system is damaged and deteriorates either slowly or, more likely, rapidly. Once the tension is released, both the spring and cable system will be thrown out of balance. Your garage door may also jump its track.

You will need to call upon a professional tech to align your door back into its track as well as repair your spring and cable system. If the damage is extensive, your safety cable and garage door spring systems may need to be replaced completely.

The worst case scenario is irreparable and costly damage. If the door becomes jammed and the opener does not stop running, your garage door may be completely destroyed. This will cause creases to form in the panels and your door could become a scrap metal taco. This means that your entire garage door will need replacing.

We Cater to Your Needs

We highly recommend that you call on Perfect Solutions Garage Doors and allow our techs to assess your situation. We offer routine maintenance and minor repair including roller replacements. Our team also provides expert comprehensive installation services for all garage door components. We will never skip on value and we guarantee your 100% satisfaction. We encourage you to call one of our highly skilled garage door techs for all of your emergency needs. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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Install Garage Door Replacement Windows

There are numerous options for garage door windows. These choices range from plain and simple to intricate and elegant. You have choices for glass, tint, and you can even opt for Plexiglas. Perfect Solutions Garage Door is available to help you find the highest level of quality windows at the absolute best prices available anywhere on the market.

Some garage door window replacement projects require the entire frame unit to be replaced. Other styles only need the insert to be switched. To ensure that you purchase the correct garage door replacement windows for your means a bit of investigation. You will need to know the proper size, its configuration, and which company manufactured the door.

Insert Garage Door Window Replacement

Install Garage Door Replacement Windows

Frames and Garage Door Replacement Windows

You must first remove all of the screws from the face of the fame. Put the screws in a safe place so you do not lose them. You may need to ask for someone to push the frame from the other side and allow you to remove it.

Put the new frame and window on top of some thin wooden strips or a section of plywood. Make sure that the outside of your frame, which is the wider one, is facing up.  Lay the template that was included on top of the window and line the guide marks up with matching frame edges. Use small pieces of masking tape to secure the frame.

Ready your drill using a 1/8th inch bit. Carefully drill your holes in the frame at the corresponding marks of the guide template. Ensure that the widest sides of your frame are facing out. Install your frame and window into the opening with the rubber seals of the edges facing inward. You will need the screws you saved to attach the frame in place.

Insert Garage Door Window Replacement

Use a putty knife to straighten the little tabs which hold the Plexiglas or glass insert edges. If it features wood stops instead, pry them carefully from the opening’s edges with the tip end of a wood chisel. Put the stops in a safe place for later.

You should wear protective work gloves for safety while using a utility knife to cut the caulk beads around the opening’s edges. Use the tip end of your wood chisel to remove all of the residual caulk from the opening.

You will need to run a uniform bead of all-weather caulk around the opening’s edges. Gently push the new panel in place. Bend the little metal tabs back against the panel’s face using your hand. In the case of wood stops, it will be necessary to run an additional bead of your caulk around the outer edges of the opening. Reinstall your stops to their original positions by hand.

Required Items

  • Masking Tape
  • Thin Wooden Strips or Plywood
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/8th Inch Drill Bit
  • Drill – Cordless or Power
  • All-Weather Caulk
  • Caulk Gun
  • Work gloves
  • Wood Chisel
  • Putty knife

Installation Tips:

  1. Certain frames do not feature a rubber seal on the inside edges. Run a bead of caulk along the edges prior to installing it into the opening.
  2. Snap-In garage door replacement windows are extremely simple to install. Pop the old window frame out using your putty knife. Push the new frame in by hand until you hear it snap into position.

Caution: Never use your bare hands with broken glass.

 

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El Dorado Hills Replacement of wrong size garage door springs

When replacing the garage door springs it is really important to use the right type and size of spring.
If it’s too small the door will be very heavy and might fall or damage the garage door opener. Also the spring might snap faster.

When choosing the right size of garage door spring the technician will have to figure out the weight of the door by using a special type of measuring tool.
After he determine the weight of the garage door he will be able to offer 2 option:

  1. A single spring system – typically used on a one car garage
  2. Double spring system – made for two car garage.

It is always an option to install a single spring system on a two car garage but it come with few disadvantages:

  1. Safety – When using a single spring system there is always the risk that the spring might snap while the door is traveling up or down. In this case if it happen the door will fall rapidly and might hurt someone or damage property.
  2. Life span – Single spring will not last as long as a double spring system.
  3. The Door might be a bit heavier which will wear out the automatic opener with time.

When using a double spring system you will have the following advantages:

  1. If a spring snap while the door is traveling the other spring will support the door and it should not fall down. It is very rare for both springs to snap at the same time.
  2. Double springs system will outlast a single spring system by many years sometimes even twice as long.
  3. The door will be so light that your garage door opener won’t have to make much effort to lift the door up or push it down.

Here is a picture of the old spring vs the new springs we installed.
This door in El Dorado Hills CA, is only 4 years old and the spring already broke.

Broken old springs vs new right size springs

Broken old springs vs new right size springs

 

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