Orange County Local Garage Door Repair Experts

Entry Systems is locally owned and operated in Laguna Hills, California. We've been servicing Orange County since 1972 and aren't going anywhere!

Our security gate and garage door repair service and replacement team is composed of expert technicians who provide quality services to complete customer satisfaction.

Our garage door sales and installation services are designed to meet all your needs, from selection to installation.

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Orange County Garage Door Repair Services

Is your garage door showing signs of wear and tear? Don't let a malfunctioning garage door inconvenience you any longer. We specialize in a wide range of repair services to restore your garage door's functionality and enhance its performance. Our garage door technicians are trained to work on all makes and models of equipment, including Liftmaster Chamberlain, Genie, Sears, Wayne Dalton, Linear, and more!

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We understand garage door issues can arise unexpectedly and require immediate attention, so we offer emergency garage door repair services. Our team is ready to respond swiftly to any emergency, ensuring your garage door is repaired or secured without delay. We prioritize quick, efficient service to restore your garage door's functionality and security, providing peace of mind when it's needed most.

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Spring Repair

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Maintenance

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Opener Installation

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Remotes & Parts

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We are here for all your garage door needs, including new garage doors, garage door repair services, maintenance, and new installs.

Travis Shaha
Travis Shaha
Jerry Pellizzon
Jerry Pellizzon
Excellent service, explanations & professionalism.
A I Neiss
A I Neiss
It's not often these days to find a company whose folks are happy to go the extra mile for their customers, but Entry Systems is definitely one of them. Even though they no longer service my '80s era residential lift system, with their expert guidance I was able to diagnose and resolve the problem in very little time. This kind of customer service is truly extraordinary!
PIMKN
PIMKN
Grace Rovira
Grace Rovira
Fantastic tech! Good communication & clean work. Very happy!
Patrick Moss
Patrick Moss
Annie Jorgensen
Annie Jorgensen
We’ve had many garage door /operational issues at different homes and Entry Systems always comes on time with efficient and reasonable solutions! Highly recommend!
nita c. Koses
nita c. Koses
Jack was very nice, courteous, knowledgeable, efficient, very helpful in explaining all important features of the garage door opener.
Todd Fisher
Todd Fisher
I found this company via referral. Needed my garage door springs checked. Jacob arrived during the specified window. Super nice, explained what he would inspect. I suspected that the main spring would need replacement given its age, and sure enough he confirmed that. He replaced the spring in a timely and efficient manner. I can definitely tell a difference in terms of noise and smooth operation. Very satisfied with the work and would definitely recommend.
Paula Hefter
Paula Hefter
Jack was on time on extremely professional. He explained everything he needed to replace and replaced the garage door genie on a timely manner. His work was excellent and left everything cleaned when he left.

What garage door repairs are most common?

The most common garage door repairs are the replacement of garage door openers and garage door components.

A quick list of common repairs include:

Garage Door Torsion Springs

One Piece Garage Door Spring Replacements

New Garage Door Openers

Replacing or Adding Doorstop or Weatherstripping

Replacing Bottom Door Retainer

Battery Replacements for Remotes & Keypads

Addition of ORB Bracket to Damaged Door Top Section

Maintenance & Lubrication of Garage Door & Opener

Addition of Strut to Damaged, Cracked or Bowing Section

Garage Door Section or Panel Replacement

Light sockets

Capacitors

Keyswitches

Slide Locks

Handles

Battery Backup Replacements

Coupler Replacements

Chain, Belt & Screwdrive Replacements

Trolley or Carriage Replacements

Electric Eye Replacements

Garage Door Cable Replacement

Wall Buttons

Light Sockets

Limit Switches

Remotes or Clickers

Keypads

Bottom Door or Top Door Brackets

Bearing Plates for Spring Changes

Rollers

Hinges

Vault Releases

 

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We Fix & Repair Broken Garage Doors

Repairing a garage door often comes at the worst time. A broken garage door can be noisy, annoying, and sometimes not functioning entirely!

Luckily, Entry Systems has a team of professional service technicians who provide professional and timely garage repair services.

With over 50 years of servicing South Orange County, we're not surprised by any garage door problem and specialize in repair and replacement.

Our services include new door installations, new garage door openers with installation, garage door section replacement, broken spring replacement, sensor adjustments, and cable installations.

How much should it cost to repair a garage door?

The cost of repairing a garage door should not exceed 70% of a new garage door price.  Otherwise, you may want to consider replacing it.

Ethical local garage door companies will give you the option to replace instead of putting a lot of money into an existing door.

But unethical companies will sell you repairs equivalent to the price of new garage doors or even exceed that! 

Is this an issue with the garage door opener or the garage door itself?

Repairs related to the garage door opener are often minor repairs that will be the cheapest (small parts plus some labor). Small mechanical parts do not usually exceed $50. Electronic components can be anywhere from $50-$200. Circuit boards are costly.

Garage door openers that are older than ten years have many mechanical parts that are reasonably inexpensive. As garage doors have turned more into computers, they have very few elements in the motorhead itself. It is primarily a circuit board and a DC motor, and those components are costly.

Suppose your circuit board is broken or fried. In that case, it may be worth it financially to just replace the whole system because of ordering a new board and the cost of replacement labor. Garage door circuit board repair costs are high.

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Garage Door Opener Repair Costs

If your repair is extensive and multiple parts need to be replaced, it can be more expensive, especially if more time is needed.

For example, replacing the entire garage door opener unit is costly because of materials costs and extended labor to take down and put in the new garage door opener.

On the other hand, suppose you only need a new remote, keypad, or programming to your car, a simple adjustment, or maintenance. In that case, the cost of this type of service will be the least expensive.

But if your garage door is not working and someone needs to come out and diagnose it, you will need to pay for that time.

Entry Systems' technicians carry standard parts on their trucks. If it is a special order, there will be an extra charge for a return visit and the uncommon part, plus the regular labor charge.

You may save money regarding additional costs, but you may draw the job out longer as you wait for special order equipment to arrive.

Although replacing the garage door opener is the most expensive option, it also is the quickest turnaround. 

We specialize in garage door torsion spring repairs and replacements, serving South Orange County, California. Our expert technicians are thoroughly trained in both the repair and replacement of torsion springs, focusing on safety and efficiency to ensure your garage door functions reliably. We understand the critical nature of these components and dedicate ourselves to delivering high-quality, dependable service.

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Should I call the manufacturer's tech support line if my garage door opener is not working?

If your garage door opener was installed within the last five years, we recommend first calling the company that installed it to see if there is any warranty from the manufacturer. 

Entry Systems offers a one-year labor warranty. Anything we do under a manufacturer's warranty outside this time will result in a labor charge.

If you are handy or want to simplify the process, you can go directly to the manufacturer, who will ship parts directly to you.

Manufacturer customer service agents will help you troubleshoot your issue and provide professional technical support over the phone. This is helpful if you can avoid paying a company to come out and diagnose for you.

We often have customers who call, already knowing the issue with their garage door opener, received the parts in the mail, and just need those to be installed. This is a less expensive route, but there is always a chance that the representative will misdiagnose the issue over the phone. This can result in the garage door issue continuing longer and the customer spending more time on the problem.

Often customers will call us first to have the issue taken care of fast. The brand Liftmaster now has a dealer sticker option in their MyQ app. See the below video to learn how to add this feature to your garage door opener. This option makes it possible for you to put in Entry Systems' code and have a health report sent directly to us. The error code is shared with us as soon as it occurs and we will contact you as quickly as possible.

This simple step removes a lot of time and research trying to figure out who the manufacturer of their garage door opener is and what model it is. It is also challenging sometimes to remember the contact information for their garage door repair company.

Liftmaster Tech Support: 1-800-528-5880

Genie Tech Support: 1-800-354-3643

Genie and Liftmaster Garage Door Repair Service

We work on all brands of garage doors and openers. With over 40 years of experience, there truly is no problem we haven't seen and can't handle!

My garage door won't open! What should I do?

If your garage door does not move, first check to ensure that your garage door opener has power.

In that case, the door won't move, and there would be no sounds coming from the motor. This also may mean that your garage door opener is not receiving a signal from your remote or the wall button.

Next:
  1. Check that there is power at the garage door opener's outlet.
  2. Try the remote or the button on the wall to see if the opener attempts to run.
  3. Check and see if the sensors in the opening of the garage door light up.

If they are not lighting up, then this is a power issue. Suppose everything is lit up, press a button, and the motor still does not work.

That means that the circuit board is probably fried because of a power outage, and maybe the surge blew the circuit board or the transformer.

It could also be a blown capacitor which means you might hear a clicking sound which means it is trying to trigger, but it doesn't have a starter to start it up.

If there is power and the motor tries to open the door, you push the button. It goes up a couple of inches or a foot, or it is jammed, indicating resistance.

Has your slide lock been accidentally engaged, and the motor pulls against that lock? In that case, you can undo the lock and free it.

There is also an autolock on some models which stays permanently latched if they malfunction or fail. Again, you can just unlatch this.

However, broken springs is the most common issue.

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The garage door's weight has increased and the motor senses that it has to exert more force than it is used to or can lift. If the garage door already had some issues besides the springs and is rubbing or jammed, the motor might have the same result: it is trying to pull the door open with the arm, and it is wedged.

This can result in the motor feeling like it exerts too much force. To eliminate this, you can disengage the motor with the door shut, pull the motor's cord, and try to move the door by hand.

Remember: you never want to disengage the motor from the door when it is open because that is a safety issue. But with the door shut, you can pull the cord, disengage the motor and attempt to lift it.

If you can lift it with no or minimal effort, this means that there is nothing wrong with the door.  However, suppose you cannot move it because of the weight, or it is challenging and takes multiple people. That is a serious issue and is either a broken spring or a spring about to break.

There is always a chance that the motor senses resistance that is not there because it needs maintenance.  This is very common with screw drive motors, mainly when they lose their grease during the hot Orange County summer and the grease freezes during the winter.

This process often results in insufficient grease for the long screw to turn when operating, giving the motor a false sense of resistance due to weight or struggle.

What overhead garage door repairs are most common?

The most common garage door repairs are the replacement of garage door openers and garage door components. We service and repair all garage doors and garage door openers. We are authorized dealers for both Genie and Liftmaster garage door opener products.

Local Orange County Garage Door Repair Service Since 1972

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