Garage Door Service, Garage Door Installation and Garage Door Repairs in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Parkland, and West Palm Beach, FL!
Your FULL SERVICE Garage Door Company
Quick, Efficient and Fair
At Hire Authority Garage Doors, we know what our customers want and we deliver. You want a company that responds quickly. You want a company that can solve the problem in the most time-wise manner possible, and you want it all without being talked into anything you don’t need.
Simply put, you want Hire Authority. We provide:
- Free Diagnostics and Free Estimates
You don’t pay for us to find the problem, and we won’t charge you for an estimate
- Fully-Stocked Service Trucks
Our trucks are stocked with the most commonly required parts, resulting in the quickest possible turnaround on repairs
From open and close travel distance to up and down travel force, photo electric eyes to trolleys, even the simplest garage door has the potential to cause serious problems. The professionals at Hire Authority Garage Doors have years of real experience providing on-location repairs to virtually any type of garage door and opener. Throughout the years, technology has evolved and Hire Authority has expanded our knowledge to ensure we’re always able to provide the service you need when you need it.
Below is a list and brief explanation of the most common repairs and services we provide:
- Weak Springs: Most double or two-car garage doors use two springs to produce enough torque to counterbalance the weight gravity of the door, enabling easy lifting by hand or electric garage door opener. The average life span of a spring is approximately 10,000 cycles (open and close). That sounds like a lot, but consider that most homeowners use the garage door for everything from checking the mail to grabbing the morning paper, taking out the trash, letting the dog out or a number of other uses. Like any mechanical device, these springs gradually weaken and eventually break. A weak spring puts additional stress on your opener that can result in balance problems.
- Broken Springs: While you may not visually notice that a spring is worn, if broken you can tell that they break in half. You’ll quickly realize something’s wrong when the garage door won’t open. Most people believe the problem is with the opener and will try repeatedly to open the door, which only causes more damage, wear and tear on the opener. Should the door raise only partially, please DO NOT pull the emergency release cord. Should a spring actually be broken, serious injury could result as the weight of the door brings it down rapidly. The emergency cord should only be used when the door is fully closed. Remember: if you can’t lift the door, neither can your garage door opener.
- Replacing Springs: For garage doors that utilize a two-or-more spring system it is always recommended to replace all springs at the same time. Since the springs work in tandem, when one breaks, the others generally follow suit fairly soon. It’s less expensive to replace all the springs at once, thus avoiding multiple service calls.
Rollers come in a variety of sizes and are generally constructed of steel and/or nylon heads. The majority of residential garage doors use 2 and 3-inch diameter rollers made with or without bearings. The number of bearings in the roller plays a significant roll in the overall performance based on door weight and frequency of use.
The actual stem attached to the roller will vary in length from 3 to 11 inches, predicated on door application. The average roller has a life span of 10-75,000 cycles with a weight load of 35-150 pounds per roller. A typical 7’ high garage door uses 10 rollers. Bi-annual lubrication of the rollers helps to achieve maximum service life.
While hinges generally don’t suffer breakage, they are, like all parts, susceptible to wear and tear and will eventually require replacement. It’s not unusual to see stress cracks in older hinges, which leads to hinge failure. Available in different gauges, it’s important to note that hinges are numbered according to the specific offset required to mount them properly on the prescribed door section. Hinges are also used on center and end stiles to secure roller stems to the door. Like rollers, proper lubrication increases hinge life AND reduces operational noise.
Insurance companies offer many different discounts on homeowners insurance for those who meet specific criteria. However, many homeowners are missing out on substantial savings by having glass or non-impact sections on their garage doors.
Hire Authority can show you how a one-time investment in a thicker, stronger and more durable wind mitigated garage door can provide a lifetime of savings. Hire Authority ONLY sells insurance-approved wind mitigated garage doors, so you can be sure you’ll receive the maximum discounts offered by insurance providers.
Our technicians will conduct a comprehensive inspection of the door and opener to determine the cause of the noise and, at no charge, provide an estimate for any repairs necessary to reduce and/or eliminate the noise.
Is YOUR Garage Door Ready for Hurricane Season?
In the event of an emergency or hurricane that results in the loss of power, can you get yourself or your car out of the garage?
There are a few things you can do to ensure your garage door is operational in the event of a power loss. Today’s modern garage door openers come with a red emergency release cord, usually located on the mechanism connecting the opener to the garage door.
In order to test this system, follow these basic instructions:
- FIRST, make sure you understand how to reset the emergency release cord before testing it. Check the garage door opener owner’s manual.
- ALWAYS conduct the test by starting with the garage door closed. An average two-car hurricane rated garage door weights approximately 400 lbs so avoid injury and/or damage by making sure the door is closed before releasing the cord.
- Try to manually open the door. If properly balanced and maintained, one person should be able to open the door with minimal effort. If the door feels heavy or requires more than minimal effort, call the professionals at Hire Authority for service.
Inspecting and servicing your garage door does more than ensure proper operation should you lose power, but also reduces unnecessary strain on your garage door opener. Talk to the pros at Hire Authority about inspecting your garage door system today.