Residential Garage Door Repair
Dodds Garage Door Systems employs only the most qualified, committed and professional service and repair technicians many of whom have been with Dodds for 10+ years. It is unlikely that a problem arises with your garage door that our service technicians haven’t solved before.
Since 1958, Dodds Garage Doors has become the largest retrofit residential garage door company in the GTA. Offering the best garage door repair and garage door opener repair in the industry, our qualified technicians provide remarkable 24/7 service to homeowners across the GTA.
What makes us different?
Non-Commission Based Technicians
Unlike our competition, Dodds service technicians are not paid on commission. This is done to ensure that the repairs suggested by our technicians are only those necessary to the integrity of your door as no financial incentives are in place to suggest otherwise.
You Can Trust Our Advice
Servicing hundreds of customers weekly enables us to continue to provide our celebrated service to patrons across the GTA. We prioritize providing high quality customer support. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Dodds professionals continue to develop the long-lasting relationships we’ve built over the last 60-plus years.
If something goes wrong with your garage door, we are always here to help you, often on the same day! Sometimes you need to replace your garage door opener and other times a simple repair can help to extend the doors life. We have built our reputation by never selling our clients something they don’t need, and always repairing what can be fixed.
Award Winning Service
By selecting Dodds, you are making the conscious decision to employ the best. Dodds Garage Door Systems has been awarded the Consumers Choice Award for Best Garage Overhead Door Company in the GTA for 20 consecutive years. Based on data collected from unbiased North American market research firms, Consumers Choice ensures that only the absolute best across Canada are winners of this prestigious accolade.
At Dodds, we are honoured to be presented with this esteemed award for two straight decades, and look forward to continuing this momentum in the years to come.
Common Garage Repair Issues
The garage spring is a critical component to your garage door. Essentially, a spring helps counteract the force of gravity on your door allowing for seamless up and down movement. A broken spring can easily be diagnosed by looking for separation in the spring above your door.
Garage door cables are of utmost importance to your garage door system. A broken or faulty cable could cause your garage door to stop working completely and result in possible injury. Damaged, frayed, or displaced cables are often found by looking at the top corner of your garage system.
A lot of customers accidentally drive into their garage doors causing sections to crack or damage. This does not always require a complete replacement. Dodds service professional can often reinforce the existing section, allowing your door to both look and function as it did prior to the accident – saving you money in the process.
If your garage door is not opening or closing, solving the problem is often as simple as checking the alignment of the photoeyes – located above the floor at each side of the door.
Photoeye devices detect the presence of an object and play a critical role in guaranteeing the safety of you and your family. The devices proximity to the door opening leaves it susceptible to damage from dirt, dust or accidental movement which can in turn, misalign the two devices.
Cleaning and inspecting your garage door photoeye is an important step in maintaining the proper function of your garage door and should be done at least twice a year.
Areas We Service
Ajax, Aurora, Burlington, Bolton, Brampton, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Guelph, Kitchener, Markham, Mississauga, Milton, Newmarket, North York, Maple, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Scarborough, Thornhill, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Unionville, , Vaughan, Whitby, Woodbridge.
Give Us a Call
Please do not hesitate to call us! Attempting to repair your garage door by hand can put you at a risk of serious injury.
Stay safe and secure and dial our toll free 24/7 emergency hotline at 1-877-363-3711.
How to Maintain Your Garage Door in 3 Easy Steps
The garage door is an essential part of your home. It is often used as a main entry point and of course as the key location for storing your cars and other valuables. The average garage door is used at least 4 times daily. From the kids riding their bikes, to summer road trips or the daily commutes to and from work, you garage door is the largest and most frequently used opening to your household.
This can lead to meaningful wear and tear on your garage door, electric opener and associated parts.
If you are in the minority and your garage door is used less frequently, infrequent activity can also cause your garage door to fail.
We never recommend that homeowners attempt to repair their own garage door. You can extend the life of your door with a few simple steps including:
- Lubricating springs and cables
- Removing any rust and identifying any developing damages
- Giving it a Clean
In order to determine the current state of your garage door, you can perform the following DIY check-up.
DIY Garage Door Checkup
Let’s say you’re opening your garage door at least 4 times a day. This is fairly normal—once or twice when leaving in the morning, and the same for when you return in the evening. This means your garage is opening and closing at least 50 times a week and at least 2,000 times a year.
That’s a lot of wear and tear on your garage door. Fortunately with these garage door maintenance tips you can help minimize the probability of your door breaking down in a time of need.
In order to determine the status of your garage door, we suggest preforming Dodd’s three step, pre-dial inspection before calling our 24 hour emergency service hotline (1-877-363-3711).
Step 1: Exterior Inspection
Begin by looking around the exterior of your door, examining the outer panel and the associated parts for early stages of rust and apparent damage.
Ultimately, rust and prior damages are the most frequent catalysts to cause your garage system to malfunction. If untouched, rust can become detrimental to your garage door system.
Once you finished examining for rusting areas, it is important to look for possible signs of corrosion. Stemming from long lasting, untouched rust, corrosion can lead to dangerous system failures and potential injury.
Step 2: Interior Inspection
Once you’ve completed the exterior examination, your next step is looking at the garage door parts found within the interior of the garage.
Spring Assessment: First things first, you need to observe the condition of the springs inside your garage.
Typically, these springs are found above the system panel which is located either above or along the sides of your garage door. Depending on the type of door that you have, there could possibly be two springs within your system. Once identified, scan for signs of rust and overt damages. If a moderate amount of rust begins to take over an area of your system, we suggest contacting our 24/7 service technicians (1-877-363-3711).
Rust has the ability to impair the function of your springs and can act as the foundation for a potential safety hazard in the future.
Cable Evaluation: Along with rust, make sure to check for other signs of potential damage associated with your garage cables. If you are able to see the cables found on the top of your door beginning to fray—call our emergency hotline to come and replace your cables ASAP.
Step 3: Auditory Inspection
Once you’ve completed the interior assessment, you can move onto the auditory inspection,
Fortunately, this part of the process is not overly challenging. There should never be a concerning sound coming from your garage door. If you hear grinding, creaking, crunching, groaning or any other exceptional noises coming from your garage door, a serious problem may be developing.
The vast majority of problems associated with these noises result from bent, rusted or damaged garage door parts.
Both the springs and cables are only supposed to last a certain amount of time and, if not properly maintained, pose as a serious long-term threat to the integrity of your door.
Frequently lubricating your springs can help extend the lifespan of your door however, a tune-up by our Dodds specialist is typically much more affordable in the long-run and ensures the job is done right.
Trust Your 24/7 Dodds Service Professionals
In a lot of circumstances, we have a habit of not worrying about our garage door until something goes wrong with it.
Again, we do not recommend attempting to fix your garage door yourself.
If you are having trouble with your door or would like to arrange a service visit, please call our 24 hour service hotline us today at 1-877-363-3711.