Garage Door Repair

Need Quick & Reliable Garage Door Repair? Call Crawford & Brinkman

Has your garage door or garage door opener malfunctioned? Maybe your teen accidentally backed into your garage door and made it look like crinkly tin foil. Or maybe your heavy-duty garage door opener refused to work properly. Whether the source of the problem is clear or not, Crawford and Brinkman can get to the bottom of your garage door woes. We assist residential clients with fast and effective garage door repair services throughout the Greater Peoria area.

See the Crawford and Brinkman Difference

As the oldest door and window company in the greater Peoria area, you can count on Crawford and Brinkman to provide the finest garage door repair service around. We don’t rely on subcontractors, who might perform a rush job. Instead, we send you in-house, experienced technicians who we’ve known and trusted for years. You can count on our employees at Crawford and Brinkman to be the most qualified men and women in the field. We will repair all your broken springs, openers and doors. Whether you’re in Pekin, Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington, Morton, Metamora or Washington, Crawford and Brinkman will provide service you can trust. Our repair services cover garage door problems like:

An infographic that highlights the parts of a garage door most likely to break and require repair or replacement in Central Illinois
  • Springs – Springs counterbalance the weight of your garage door, making it easier for it to open and close. However, garage door springs can break due to stress or corrosion, unbalancing your door and making it difficult and dangerous to operate. A Crawford & Brinkman technician can safely replace your door’s springs.
  • Cables – The cables are part of your garage door system and work in conjunction with the springs to assist in the movement and lifting of the door. As cables age and undergo significant use, they can begin to fray, loosen or even break. In turn, this can cause dangerous malfunctions, such as your door falling mid-rise. If you notice your cables deteriorating, call Crawford & Brinkman ASAP.
  • Hinges – The hinges connect the panels of your garage door, giving it the flexibility it requires to move without causing damage to your system. However, with repeated use, hinges can begin to stick, loosen, or break, significantly compromising the alignment of your garage door. Thankfully, hinges can be easily tightened or replaced by an experienced garage door technician.
  • Door Tracks – Curved metal strips on either side of your garage door, called the door tracks, direct where your garage door goes. Rollers seamlessly glide along the tracks, helping with the door’s movement. If these tracks become damaged or bent, your door can get stuck or completely fall off the tracks. Crawford & Brinkman can inspect your door tracks, realigning and straightening them for smooth garage door operation.
  • Door Rollers – On each side of your garage door, the rollers help keep your door moving along its tracks. Unfortunately, without proper lubrication, rollers can begin to stick, causing your garage door to shudder, squeak, grind, and eventually not open at all. Our garage door techs can replace, lubricate, or tighten your door’s rollers.
  • Weather Stripping – While weather stripping doesn’t directly impact the operation of your garage door, it’s an essential component for keeping your garage dry and sealed. Unfortunately, exposure to moisture and heat can cause stripping to break down, leaving your garage’s interior vulnerable to water damage and pests. Crawford & Brinkman can easily replace worn-out weather stripping.
  • Opener – The mechanical box at the top of your garage that houses the motor for your garage door is the opener. As the name implies, the opener provides the mechanized control for your door to open or close. When gears start wearing down or sensors begin failing, your opener can become inoperable. Thankfully, Crawford & Brinkman can perform regular maintenance to ensure your opener continues functioning.
  • Door Panels – Aluminum or fiberglass panels make up the “door” part of your garage door system. The panels are connected by hinges and roll up and down with the assistance of springs, cables and rollers. If panels become dented or damaged due to an accidental hit, it not only reduces the aesthetic appeal of your door but can also create issues in your garage door system’s alignment. Our garage door techs can replace damaged panels.
Broken garage door spring

Regarding Broken Springs

Your garage door spring is broken and you need to get to work. Do you feel like the universe is conspiring against you to make you late? Although it might feel like you’re the first to have a garage door spring break, actually garage door springs are one of the most common repairs in the garage door industry.

Here’s why: Garage door springs support the entire weight of the garage door. The springs are wound or stretched under pressure, tightening and loosening as you open or close the garage door. It is the garage door springs (not the garage door opener itself) that supports and lifts the hundreds of pounds that your garage door weighs.

And just like anything else under pressure, eventually your springs will reach a breaking point and will need replacing. Especially when it gets colder out, you will see garage door springs break more often.

If one of your garage door springs has broken, it’s wise to replace all of them at once. Why? Usually, garage door springs are installed at the same time. So it follows that since they experience similar aging and weathering, your other door springs are likely to break soon as well. Sure, you could wait until the other spring breaks on its own.  But do you really want a repeat of this morning? Do you really want to run through the hassle of repairing a broken spring again?

A sensor on a garage door, requiring adjustment from the contractors at Crawford & Brinkman

We advise against it. We also have seen that having a new and old spring on your garage door throws off the balance of the door. You may burn out the motor on your garage door opener if your springs aren’t of the same caliber.

Give Us a Call

For over 60 years, Crawford and Brinkman has been serving residents and businesses through garage door repair. We are an IDEA Certified Door Dealer, so you know our garage door repair service will always match (if not exceed) industry standards. Contact us today for your garage repair project! Request a quote by calling 309-322-7167. We are located at 7715 N Crestline Dr, Peoria, IL 61615.