Garage Door Repairs

Garage Door Repairs

Chicagoland repair of commercial and industrial sectional overhead doors and residential garage doors. Have DDM Garage Doors replace your garage door springs, both torsion springs and extension springs, repair your garage door and opener, and replace garage doors as well as worn or broken garage door parts, opener parts.

Garage Door Spring Replacement

DDM Garage Doors replaces broken torsion springs and extension springs on residential, commercial and industrial sectional overhead doors, one-piece doors, steel rolling doors, and one-piece curtain doors in the Chicagoland area. Continuing to run your opener with a broken spring can cause even more expensive damage to your opener than just the springs. Get your running safely and smoothly with new springs today.

Standard Torsion Spring Replacement

Torsion spring replacement during repair of commercial door.
Broken torsion springs on commercial (pictured above), industrial and residential doors can be replaced.
We replace standard torsion springs on residential garage doors, which typically have one or two springs, as well as torsion springs on commercial and industrial overhead doors with several springs in a linear layout or in a duplex or triplex layout.

At no extra cost, your new torsion springs will be lubricated along with the hinges and rollers. Your garage door will also receive a general inspection to determine if there are any other problems or parts that are about to cause trouble in the near future.

Garage door repair: Winding new torsion springs.
Installation of new torsion springs.
You can also receive more simple tips on how to maintain your garage door to prolong the life of your door and operator and to minimize your future costs.

Note: if you have multiple springs on a residential garage door we will encourage, but not require, you to have both springs replaced. For more information regarding this recommendation, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Extension Spring Replacement

Garage Door Repair: Broken extension spring
A broken extension spring needing to be replaced hangs behind the tracks.
We will replace extension springs on residential garage doors as well as on commercial and industrial doors. Extension springs for sectional overhead doors and one-piece doors can be replaced. Due to spring fatigue and the likelihood of slightly different spring dimensions, your unbroken spring (which is likely to break soon as well) will also be replaced.

Due to the possible damage to life and property when extension springs break, we encourage the use of safety cables. If you already have safety cables, they will be reinstalled in your new extension springs. If you do not have safety cables, you can choose to purchase them and they will be installed in your new extension springs.

You will receive new extension springs rated specifically for your door weight as well as a complimentary inspection of the cables, pulleys, rollers, hinges, and support brackets. You can also receive tips on how to maintain your garage door to minimize costs down the road.

EZ-Set & TorqueMaster Spring Replacement

Garage Door Repair: Fixing a Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster system.
TorqueMaster systems are normally replaced with Wayne Dalton's TorqeMaster torsion springs.
We frequently replace Clopay's EZ-Set and Wayne Dalton's TorqueMaster torsion springs. While most customers choose simply to have their broken springs replaced, some choose to have their garage door converted over to a standard torsion spring system because of the longer life spring options. A conversion from a TorqueMaster system requires more parts and labor than from an EZ-Set system due to the need for a new shaft.

Garage Door Repair: Replacing EZ-Set torsion springs.
EZ-Set torsion springs can be replaced with springs for the same system, or your door can be converted over to a standard torsion spring system.
If you have a Wayne Dalton system, you will receive new TorqueMaster springs. If you have a Clopay EZ-Set system, you normally receive pre-stretched aftermarket springs that are as good as the springs sold by Clopay. If you would rather, you can instead have more expensive Clopay springs installed on your garage door.

In addition to having new springs installed on your garage door, you will also receive a general inspection of your garage door including the hinges, rollers and basic operation of the door. You can also receive additional tips on how to minimize maintenance costs for your door over the next several of years.

One-Piece Curtain Door Spring Replacement

Garage Door Repair: Fixing mini-warehouse spring problems.
Broken one-piece curtain door spring.
One-piece curtain door springs, also known as mini-warehouse springs, are typically found in storage facilities and are replaced by us.

Garage Door Repair: Self storage facility.
These springs are typically found at self-storage facilities.
Your old springs' dimensions are matched for the new springs on your doors, and you can reduce costs by having springs changed on multiple doors at once.

You can also receive more information regarding maintenance you can perform in order to keep your one-piece curtain doors lasting longer.

Rolling Door Spring Replacement

Garage Door Repair: Steel rolling door.
The springs are located inside the barrel.
We install new torsion springs for commercial and industrial steel rolling doors. Springs are matched to specifically fit your door in order to get your operations back to normal. You will also receive a general inspection of your steel rolling door to insure that there are no other immediate problems and to find signs of future problems.

While many steel rolling doors are found in commercial and industrial warehouses for use with basic operations, they are also commonly used as fire doors. Smaller steel rolling doors are also often found at other venues such as concession stands. Springs for these doors can also be replaced.

Additional advice regarding minor repairs you can make may also be given. Basic repairs can substantially improve the life of your steel rolling door in addition to your operator.

If you have an operator and it is not functionally properly, you can also have it examined and repaired. If you do not have an operator or are considering purchasing a new operator for your steel rolling door, you can see our PowerMaster Operators page, specifically the Model MG PowerMaster operators.

Garage Door & Opener Repair

Garage doors and openers are the two primary components on most homes. Whenever either one fails, you will need to have it repaired in order for you to keep using your garage. We repair doors and openers in much of the Chicagoland area, especially in the western suburbs.

Garage Door Opener Repair

Opener Repair: Repairing Residential garage door opener.
Replacing a worn gear & sprocket on an opener.
The most common opener-related repairs are realigning of eyes and replacing stripped gears and sprockets in the garage door opener (pictured on right). Other typical repairs include replacing circuit boards, motors, limit switches, trolleys, drive chains, drive belts, or brackets.

Typical opener brands include Chamberlain LiftMaster, Sears-Craftsman, Genie, Allstar, Stanley, and PowerMaster commercial and residential operators. You can easily have your opener from these or other manufacturers repaired.

Garage Door Repair

Garage Door Repair: Bottom section replacement
This bottom section was replaced as it was in poor shape due to water damage.
Squeaky hinges and rollers, bent tracks and damaged sections are common problems with garage doors. You can have these typical repairs done as well as many others. If the garage door or the part(s) causing problems cannot be repaired or are broken, you can also have these replaced. See our Garage Door Parts Replacement for more information

Sections on garage doors often become damaged for various reasons - water damage erodes the bottom section, mice chew through wooden bottom sections, and car sometimes strike the garage door. If the damage is minimal, individual sections of your garage door can be replaced to keep the bugs and weather out of your garage. Wood and steel sections from Clopay, Wayne Dalton, Raynor, Eckert, and C.H.I. as well as sections from other manufacturers can be replaced.

Garage Door & Opener Replacement

Although springs are one of the most common parts that need to be replaced on residential as well as commercial and industrial doors, many other instances of damage cannot be repaired and require the replacement of parts. In more extreme instances, your entire door will need to be replaced. We replace garage doors and openers through many of the Chicago suburbs.

Garage Door Parts Replacement

Garage Door Repair: Replacing worn pulleys.
This pulley was replaced on an extension spring door because it had worn out.
You can browse many of the garage door parts that are used to repair your garage door. Worn or bent rollers, cracked or broken hinges, frayed or rusted cables, damaged tracks, broken end bearing plates, worn bearings, damaged weatherstripping, broken pulleys and many other parts can be changed on your garage door.

Garage Door Repair: Replacing a roller on the bottom section.
This roller was replaced to allow for smoother operations.
Even if you do not know what is wrong with your door, we will find and repair the problem to get your door operating again. By the end of the day, you will have the assurance that your garage door has been examined for additional problems that may arise in the near future. If any immediate problems are found, they will be repaired; you will be made aware of the issues found that may cause problems in the future.

Garage Door Replacement

Damaged industrial, commercial and residential doors can also be replaced with new doors featuring the newest design technology. Your old door can be replaced with doors from the leading manufacturers including Raynor, Clopay, Wayne Dalton, Eckert, and C.H.I. You can also have a door installed in a new opening. For more information regarding the costs for new residential garage doors, see our garage door prices page.

Opener Replacement

Garage Door Repair: Installing new garage door openers.
A broad range of residential and commercial openers are available to replace your old opener.
Old and broken garage door openers and operators can be replaced with new operators that will help your door open smoothly and safely. If your door does not have and operator, you can also have one installed in order to make opening and closing your door easier.

The major manufacturers of the residential openers you can have installed include Chamberlain LiftMaster, Sears Craftsman, Genie, Allstar and Stanley. Prices for these openers are listed on our residential garage door openers page.

Because commercial and industrial doors tend to be heavier, stronger and more durable operators are needed to safely assist in opening and closing your door. View our PowerMaster Operators page for prices for these operators.

Garage Door Repair Rates & FAQ

Included below are rates for garage door repairs as well as general information regarding the services offered to you. Please note our service and repair area in the Chicagoland area as requests for garage door repairs outside of this region may not be granted, and even then only if time permits.

Service & Repair Hours

Service and repair hours for local requests are 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday and 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday. We also take emergency calls during the night, but calls after 9:00 PM are billed at $132.00 per hour for residential work and $144.00 per hour for industrial and commercial work.

Service & Repair Area

Garage door and opener repairs and replacements are available to customers in DuPage and Kane Counties in Illinois as well as those in the greater service area including Will, Kendall, Cook, Lake, and McHenry counties as time permits. Cities and areas we regularly cover include Wheaton, Aurora, Elgin, Naperville, and Schaumburg (20-mile radius from West Chicago). See the map below for a standard service and repair area.

Note: Whether you live in our service area or not, you can learn to fix your own garage door by studying our do-it-yourself tutorials. We ship residential and commercial garage door parts wherever UPS and the international postal service go. We have shipped parts to all 50 states, and we have helped customers in Canada, the UK, Israel, Ukraine, Japan, and other countries repair their garage doors.

General Repair Rates

Service calls are billed at $92 per hour for residential repairs and $104 per hour for industrial and commercial repairs. Dock leveler repairs are billed at $120 per hour. The minimum service call duration is one hour.

Note: Standard company procedure for broken industrial and commercial torsion springs is to clamp, measure, and rewind your broken spring as a temporary repair until the new springs can be ordered. This allows the customer to continue using the door until the new spring or springs arrive. Hourly rates apply to clamping the spring. If we have the spring in our truck inventory, however, it will not be necessary to clamp the spring.

Residential Spring Replacement Rates

These jobs are normally billed at flat rates. Single-car spring replacements for 8 X 7 and 9 X 7 doors run $160.00. Double-car replacements for 16 X 7 doors run $215.00. If you have two torsion springs we recommend replacing both at the same time. If you prefer to replace only one of two springs the price is $160.

Add $20.00 per spring for doors that are 7'6" or 8' high, and add $20.00 per spring for doors that are 17' or 18' wide. If the door has more than two springs or heavier springs than normal, replacement will be billed at time and materials. These usually cost $250-300.

Residential Cable Replacement Rates

New cables sell for $15.00 plus tax each for torsion and $18.00 plus tax each for extension spring door. Labor usually runs $92.00 to $138.00.

Commercial Repair Training

We also offer in-house training seminars to train your company's maintenance workers in garage door repair. Many companies can benefit for this service by equipping their own employees to repair the doors instead of hiring outside workers to complete the job.


For service, the warranty is 90 days. Warranties on residential springs that we install covers parts and labor for two years. Warranty coverage is based on normal use and does not cover abuse or acts of God.

Prices Subject to Change