Orange County Local Garage Door 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 and replacement team is composed of expert technicians who provide quality services to complete customer satisfaction.

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

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dae ho lee
We called Entry Systems after reading Yelp reviews and fortunately, we were able to get same day service. Jack replaced our motor with new LiftMaster under two hours. He even straightened out our garage door so it closed all the way as previously there was a small opened gap on the top left side of the door when it was fully closed. He was courteous and answered all of our questions. I would highly recommend this company to my family and friends.
Diane Pagani
Diane Pagani
I have used Entry Systems twice. My experience both times was positive. They were able to come out quickly and arrived on time. Their staff overall is great. Easy to work with their office for scheduling and their technicians are knowledgable, nice and were able to fix the issue first time.
Philippe Jorion
Philippe Jorion
Abby Moller
Abby Moller
Entry Doors and Ronnie, the person who did my repair, were excellent. The woman answering the phone was very knowledgeable and professional and made it very easy to schedule the appointment. I had called another company offering a free estimate and was told my garage door needed new springs at am estimated cost of $750-$1500. I called Entry Doors to give me another estimate even though it would cost $175 for the visit. Ronnie showed up and immediately diagnosed the problem as the motion sensors which made much more sense. He replaced the sensors and reset the system and it's been working perfectly ever since. All for less than &300 total. Save yourself the trouble and call Entry Doors first!
Carey Conklin
Carey Conklin
The work David did to repair our broken garage door was time efficient and fairly priced. Communications with each employee of Entry Systems was consistent and of clear explanation managing my expectation with no surprises or added expenses. I have used this company numerous times in the course of several years and their consistency, quality of service have remained solid over time. 💫
Bill Walkup
Bill Walkup
Abraham was great--very helpful. I'll certainly call for him again when we need garage door maintenance. Thanks, Bill
Howard Spilberg
Howard Spilberg
Great experience. Problem solved immediately
We have been using entry systems for years and everyone has been always been professional and helpful
Kathy Meadows
Kathy Meadows
Quick response and great service. He helped us with a couple upgrades/special requests and was very easy to work with.
Joe & Hege Nguyen
Joe & Hege Nguyen
Everything went seamlessly from start to finish. Jack was professional, skilled and knowledgeable about the product. He took time to explain how everything worked and answered all of our questions w/ kindness and patience. The unit is AWESOME -- wishing we had done this years ago, and wholeheartedly recommend Entry Systems!! We will look to them again in the future when we're ready for a new garage door 🙂

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



Slide Locks


Battery Backup Replacements

Coupler Replacements

Chain, Belt & Screwdrive Replacements

Trolley or Carriage Replacements

Electric Eye Replacements


Wall Buttons

Light Sockets

Limit Switches

Remotes or Clickers


Bottom Door or Top Door Brackets

Bearing Plates for Spring Changes




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 installations, 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.

An ethical garage door company will give you an 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.

This is an image of a garage door technician working on a Liftmaster garage door opener.
Image of garage door repair technician fixing the trolley on the rail of a garage door opener.

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. 

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

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.

  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.

Image of a woman in a dark garage looking at her lit up garage door opener that needs repair.
This is a picture of a torsion spring for a garage door.

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 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.

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Garage Door Repair FAQ

How much does it cost to repair a garage door?

The cost of repairing your garage door depends on what the issue is.

For example, suppose the garage door is missing the weatherstripping on the bottom and sides.

In that case, replacing it will cost you a couple of hundred dollars, including labor and parts.

If your garage door has broken hinges, you will just pay the minimum repair charge plus the cost of the hinges.

It can cost a few hundred dollars to replace the cables on your garage door if they are damaged or frayed. The deciding factor will be what position the door is in when we arrive. It is more labor-intensive to work on a door stuck open than when it is stuck shut.

When your springs break, it can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a couple thousand to replace them. The determining factor is the size and quantity of the springs, determined by the size and weight of your garage door.

Suppose the garage door sections begin to crack or someone hits a section with their car. It is possible to replace a section if the garage door manufacturer is still in business and the model is still available.

Garage door sections can range from five hundred to a couple of thousand dollars. This can still be cheaper than replacing a whole garage door which could cost several thousand dollars.

If your garage door rollers break, they can be replaced for a few hundred dollars depending on the roller type and how many you have.

If your garage door is stuck shut, the repair cost can be several hundred dollars, depending on what broke.

When your garage door is stuck open, it can be a costly repair. The price depends on the type of garage door you have, its current condition, how it is hanging or stuck, what fell or broke on the door, or whether a car is stuck in the garage.

The number of technicians needed to work safely may also affect the price.

How much does it cost to replace a spring on a garage door?

Most companies charge a flat rate for garage door spring replacement. This includes labor, tax, and materials.

As an attempt for Entry Systems to be more transparent, we sell garage door springs at our current labor rate plus parts.

The price of replacing broken springs ranges depending on the size and weight of the door and the number of springs needed.

To give you a base price average, springs for a small door could cost a couple of hundred dollars to larger custom wood garage door springs cost a couple thousand.


How much does it cost to fix cables on the garage door?

Replacing cables on a steel garage door is always cheaper than replacing wood garage door cables.

Steel garage door cables simply hook, but you have to remove the bottom bracket to replace the cable with wood garage door cables.

Hence, it usually requires at least an extra hour of labor. The process involves first removing the tension and then removing the cables.

This results in a few hundred-dollar repair visit. In addition, a custom overhead door that is heavier or taller than a standard garage door is more expensive to fix.

This is because there are different lengths and gauges or thicknesses of cables. The cables you need depend on the height of the door and the weight.