Residential Garage Door Repair

Garage Door Repair

Had an emergency situation where garage door wouldn't close and it was sub zero temps. Came out within a few hours on emergency basis. 5 stars for service!

- Pat M

Requested a quote online through Google and received word back right away. Was followed up with a phone call by Denise. Service technician came next day fixed the garage good as new. Will definitely call them again for future service. Thank you!

- Rainer C

My garage door broke and my brother in-law recommended Dodd's. I gave them a call and they came to fix our door the next morning. Great service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and very efficient. I would recommend Dodd's Garage Door Systems to everyone!!!!

- Jamie E



With over 60 years of providing outstanding garage door services to GTA homeowners under our belts, homeowners can rest assured that the service technicians at Dodds Garage Doors will provide the highest standards of residential garage door services. Our team of qualified, insured and non-commission-based service technicians are available 24/7 in Toronto and the GTA.

Typical Garage Door Repair Issues

  • Overhead garage door won’t open
  • Broken garage door spring
  • Garage door wedged or off its tracks
  • Garage door opener not working
  • Garage door opening by itself
  • Damaged garage door weatherstrip / weatherseal

Why Dodds?

Or call us at 1-877-503-6337

Trust Dodds for Residential Garage Door Repair

Dodds Garage Doors employs only the most qualified, committed and professional garage door technicians, many of whom have been with Dodds for 10+ years. It is unlikely that a problem will arise 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 for the garage doors we install, our qualified technicians provide remarkable 24/7 service to our valued customers across the GTA.

Areas We Serve

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 and Woodbridge

Give Us a Call for Expert Garage Door Repair

Please do not hesitate to call us! Attempting DIY residential garage door repair can put you at risk of serious injury. Stay safe and secure and dial our toll free 24/7 emergency hotline at 1-877-363-3711.

What Sets Dodds Apart From the Rest?

We know that Dodds is not your only option for services such as new garage door installation service and garage door repair, but we firmly believe we are the best choice for friendly, reliable, thorough service that delivers optimal results every time. We are committed to upholding our reputation for clear, honest communication and efficient, experienced service so you can get the garage door repair help you need and rest easy knowing your garage and home are protected by a solid, attractive, energy efficient garage door.

No High-Pressure Sales Tactics

Unlike other garage door service companies, Dodds garage door repair 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 per day, seven days per week. Dodds professionals continue to develop the solid reputation and long-lasting relationships we’ve built over the last 60-plus years with quality service, from garage door repair to installation.

Reliable, Qualified Professionals

If something goes wrong that requires residential garage door repair, our garage door specialists 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 door’s life. We have built our reputation by never selling our clients something they don’t need, providing excellent customer service, and always repairing what can be fixed rather than needlessly replacing it.

Award-Winning Service

By selecting Dodds, you are making a conscious decision to employ the best. Dodds Garage Doors 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 Door Repair Issues

Your garage door is big and heavy, so moving it requires a lot of mechanical effort and that means it’s likely to suffer wear and tear damage over time that calls for professional garage door repair.

That damage can manifest in a number of ways, but there are certain parts that are under a lot of daily strain, and those parts are the sources of the most common residential garage door repair complaints.

Here are some of the issues our qualified service technicians are called to solve in the Greater Toronto Area.

Broken Springs

The garage spring is a critical component to your garage door that needs professional garage door repair when it breaks. 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 so you can get the garage door spring repairs or spring replacement you need.

Snapped Cable

Garage door cables are of utmost importance to your garage door system. A faulty or broken cable could cause your garage door to stop working completely and result in possible injury if you don’t get garage door cable replacement. Damaged, frayed, or displaced cables are often found by looking at the top corner of your garage system to determine what type of residential garage door repair you need.

Damaged Section(s)

A lot of customers accidentally drive into their residential garage doors, causing sections to crack or buckle. This does not always require a complete replacement. Dodds garage door repair service professionals can often reinforce the existing section, allowing your door to both look and function as it did prior to the accident and saving you money in the process.

Photoeye Issues

If your garage door is not opening or closing, you may immediately assume you need residential garage door repair. The good news is, 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 device’s 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.

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 four times daily. From the kids riding their bikes, to summer road trips or the daily commutes to and from work, your 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 that require professional garage door repair.

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 residential garage door repair on their own. However, you can extend the life of your door with a few simple steps, including:

  1. Lubricating springs and cables
  2. Removing any rust and identifying any developing damage
  3. Giving it a thorough cleaning

In order to determine whether you need to call Dodds for residential garage door repair, homeowners can perform the following DIY check-up.

DIY Garage Door Repair Checkup

Let’s say you’re opening your garage door at least four 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 performing 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 that may require garage door repair. 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 finish looking 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

When 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 damage. If a moderate amount of rust begins to take over an area of your system, we suggest contacting our 24/7 garage door repair service technicians at 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 garage door repair 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 noisy garage doors 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 a serious long-term threat to the integrity of your door.

Frequently lubricating your springs can help extend the lifespan of your door and prevent the need for garage door repair. 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 Residential Garage Door Repair Professionals

In a lot of circumstances, we have a habit of not worrying about our garage door until something goes wrong with it. Even though it’s common to ignore seemingly smaller problems as long as the mechanism sort of still works, that can land you in a frustrating or even potentially dangerous situation. It’s much better to call Dodds for 24-hour emergency garage door repairs when you notice a problem than it is to wait it out and hope it gets better all on its own.

A broken garage door is a security risk for your property and can cause frustrating disruptions in your family’s daily routines. It can also cause other problems like moisture damage, insect infestations and energy loss that will have you paying more than necessary on your utility bills.

If you are having trouble with your door or would like to arrange a service visit, please call our 24-hour service hotline today at 1-877-363-3711. Our friendly customer service representatives are standing by to take your call, and we’ll send a qualified service technician to your house as soon as possible for expert residential garage door repair.