Reliable Garage Door & Opener Repair

West River Rd N Minneapolis, MN, US, 55411


TC Garage Door Repair & Locksmith Services is a company that specializes in repairing garage door openers and rollers. We have successfully completed repairs on an existing customer's unit for them located at West River Road N, MN!

Garage doors are an important part of your home's security system. It’s also vital if you have a service van that needs to be kept secured in the garage like our client. When the garage door opener and rollers fail, it can be frustrating because you can't access your car or secure your home. That's why it's important to regularly maintain your door—and that includes checking the rollers.

The client called us because he had trouble with his garage door opener and rollers, two of the common problems a garage door has. After diagnosing the problems and providing him with the solutions, TC Garage Door Repair & Locksmith Services successfully repaired the issues. We were so glad he called us since garage door openers and rollers are often overlooked.

What is a Garage Door Opener and When to Repair or Replace it?

The garage door opener is one of the most important components of your garage door system—if it doesn't work, you won't be able to access your garage. The opener is an intricate assembly of switches, motors, and gears that are meant to last for as long as possible. Most openers are relatively safe and easy to use, but they're complicated enough that a malfunction can cause damage to other parts of the system. 

Garage door opener repair isn't something you can do on your own—you need the help of a professional who has the experience necessary to make sure they're doing everything correctly. However, before calling TC Garage Door Repair & Locksmith Services for help, these are the telltale signs if a garage door opener needs repair or replacement. 


  • The garage door is not opening and closing as smoothly as before. 
  • The garage door opens fully or halfway and then goes back down immediately. 
  • The garage door opener makes unusual noises when opening.
  • The garage door opener is more than 15 years old.

How much does it cost to fix a roller on a garage door?

If you have problems with your garage door rollers just like our previous customer did, then replacement or repair is what you need. If it's just a replacement, then there are plenty of options on Amazon, Lowes, and Home Depot, that offer a bundle of garage door rollers costing around $25-$50. For repairs, it is crucial that a technician looks at the problem first before issuing a price. 

There are plenty of issues that factor into this, for example, a misaligned roller not on the garage door tracks, or simply worn-out rollers. Well, don't fret! If you're unsure if it needs to be fixed or replaced, then your best bet is to call for professional help from TC Garage Door Repair & Locksmith Services! We offer free estimates so we can diagnose the problem immediately! But how do you tell if it needs repairing or replacement? We’ll tell you how!

How to tell if your garage door rollers need repair or replacement

It's sad to say that garage door rollers are often overlooked. You'll only realize it once it makes some weird noses just like the ones in cartoons. Scraping, grinding, clicking, and popping are just some of the noises you may hear from your garage doors if the rollers are wearing out. 

It can put your garage door at risk of cable loss, so knowing when to repair it and replace it, is important for your family's safety as well as convenience. Here are some examples of how to tell if your garage door rollers are in need of repair or replacement!

Noises from 90s cartoons

Noises from an old cartoon, like the ones we've all seen at some point in our lives, are often the most memorable. You might remember the clunky sound of a garage door as though you were still watching it on TV. But that doesn't mean it's not embarrassing when your garage door makes those same noises in real life!

When a garage door is rolling smoothly, it creates almost no noise at all – so any clunking, grinding, or popping noises could be signs that your garage door is in need of service. The best way to check if this is true for you is to listen to your door as it's opening and closing. If there are loud grinding sounds coming from it, then this could be a sign that the rollers need oiling or replacement.

If the problem with your rollers isn't an easy fix, then you'll want to call in a professional for help! TC Garage Door Repair & Locksmith Services has been in business for over 20 years and we can guarantee quality service!

Unaligned garage doors 

Your garage door is a great convenience when you need to park your car or truck and close the door behind you. You can simply open the door, drive in, go about your business and then drive out without ever having to worry about locking the door. However, if your garage door is off-kilter or misaligned, it will begin to fall off its rollers and won't work properly.

When you see that your garage door is slipping off its rollers or running crookedly, it's time to call a company that can help you with proper maintenance and repair. Contacting a company like TC Garage Door Repair & Locksmith Services can get it to run smoothly. Maintaining your garage doors yourself can be risky because if you don't know how to do it right, it could lead to more damage. Hiring professionals is always best for any type of maintenance on your home.

A shaky garage door

A shaky garage door like there's an earthquake is an indication that it needs new garage door rollers. The garage door rollers keep the garage door aligned on the tracks in order to function properly. if it does keep detaching off the hinges or slipping out of alignment, then it can be a real problem. You'll need to replace it! However, if you have no experience with this, then calling a professional will help you get the job done quickly and effectively. 

What are common garage door problems?

As you may already know, your garage door is a big piece of equipment that opens and closes about 1500 times a year or more if you're a busy person. It's lifting an average of 130 to 350 pounds 2 to 4 times a day. There's no surprise if it doesn't function like a brand new one if it's not properly maintained. That's why we're here to provide you with an overview of the common garage door problems and provide you with some easy fixes!


  • Hitting the opener switch and nothing happens. Try disabling the lock button if the lock switch is turned on before opening your garage door.


  • A slow opening and slow closing garage door as well as a noisy operation. Try lubricating the rollers and wiping the tracks for a smooth operation.


  • Your garage door won't open or close. Try checking your remote batteries if they’re drained, as well as checking your garage door opener if it's disconnected from its power supply.


  • A garage door that opens or closes but only halfway through. Try adjusting the limits to the motor or wipe down anything that's blocking the tracks, like dirt and debris.


For your safety, and to make sure that you get good value for your money, we recommend consulting an expert when it comes to repairing or maintaining your garage door. And if you’re keen on learning more about the common garage door problems, we have an extensive list that you can check out here!

Why choose TC Garage Door Repair & Locksmith Services

At TC Garage Door Repair and Locksmith Services, we have been providing the highest quality of services for a decade now. Our company is led by our founder who has over 20 years of experience in the industry, so you know that you can trust us to get the job done quickly and properly. Our commitment to excellence has made us one of the most trusted companies in the Minneapolis/ St. Louis Park areas, and we provide a comprehensive range of garage door repair services.

Our team of specialists has undergone extensive training to make sure that they are able to deliver the best residential, commercial, and industrial garage door repair services. We also ensure that they are equipped with state-of-the-art tools and machinery that help them deliver quality services in a safe manner. With us, you can be confident that your garage door will be repaired quickly and effectively no matter what kind of problem you face.

We also offer garage door repair, garage door opener repair, emergency garage door repair, garage door maintenance, garage door installation, and garage door spring repair. Call us today for a free estimate!


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