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Garage Door Services

Overhead Door of Joliet offers expert local garage door services in Joliet, New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, Plainfield, Homer Glen, Lockport, Channahon, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Manhattan, Elwood, and Shorewood, Illinois and throughout Will County. We are ready to take care of your garage door installation, service and maintenance needs with professional and friendly service.

Our range of garage door services includes:

  • On-site and phone consultations for garage door replacements
  • Residential garage door installation on both new construction and remodel projects
  • Keypad installation and training
  • Opener repair & replacement

Common Garage Door Issues

Experiencing a problem with your garage door? Many people use their garage door multiple times each day, so it’s not surprising for issues to occur from time to time. Some garage door issues are relatively minor, and you may be able to resolve them with a DIY fix. However, other issues are more complex and potentially dangerous and should only be resolved by a trained and experienced service technician. See below to learn about some of the most common garage door issues.

Broken Spring

Garage door springs can break at any time without giving any indication that it’s about to happen. Springs are rated in cycles, with the average spring having a lifespan of 10,000 cycles. You can upgrade to higher-cycle springs that will exceed 10,000 cycles.

Broken Roller

Broken garage door rollers will not allow your door to go up or down smoothly. They also will create a gravelly noise when the door is moving.

Rusty or Broken Cable

The most common breaking point on a garage door cable is at the bottom where it attaches to the bottom section of the door to lift it. This area is vulnerable to rain and salty winter slush, which causes rust. The rust will eventually cause the cable to break. To inspect the cable, open the door and then look at the point where the cable connects to the door to see if there is any rust. If there is rust, contact us for replacement. Garage door cable replacement should only be performed by a trained professional because the cables are under an extreme amount of tension and could cause injury.

Opener Issues

Many problems can occur with a garage door opener. The easiest one to fix is misaligned safety sensors. Just check the alignment by seeing if the sensor LED lights are on. Some brands have one red light and one green light, while others have one green light and one orange light. Problems that would need to be resolved by a technician include circuit board issues, wiring issues and gear/motor issues.

Bent Door Tracks

Bent garage door tracks prevent the door from going up and down smoothly and can cause the door to get misaligned. To address this issue, contact us.

Drum Issues

Problems with garage door drums are extremely rare, but they should be addressed if they occur.

Door Panel Damage

Garage door panels can be damaged when an object makes contact with them, like a car. A poorly installed opener can also sometimes damage the top panel, which is why it’s important to have your opener installed by a trained professional. Garage door panel replacement should also always be performed by a trained professional.

Damaged/Failing Weather Stripping

Damaged or failing weather stripping will prevent the garage door from making a solid seal when closed. Replacement should always be done by a trained professional to ensure it seals properly. Also, spring tension sometimes needs to be removed to properly install the bottom seals.

Neglected Maintenance

Neglecting to have your garage door inspected and tuned up can result in minor issues turning into more costly, major issues. You should have an inspection and tune-up performed yearly by a trained professional to ensure that your door is in good condition and will continue to function properly. But keep in mind that springs are unpredictable and can break at any time as mentioned above.

Why Middleton Doors?

A new garage door is a significant investment that can greatly enhance the appearance of your home or business. For this type of job, it’s important to put your trust in a proven local garage door business. Middleton Doors has been the go-to choice for customers throughout the Joliet area for more than 40 years. Read our article to learn about some of the reasons why customers choose us.

Garage Door Brands Serviced by Overhead Door of Joliet


Amarr Garage Doors


C.H.I. Overhead Doors


Clopay Garage Doors


Cornell Storefront Systems


Haas Door


Hormann Garage Doors


Ideal Door Garage Doors


Overhead Door


Raynor Garage Doors


Safe-Way Garage Doors


Wayne Dalton Garage Doors

Garage Door Openers Serviced by Overhead Door of Joliet


Chamberlain Garage Door Openers


Craftsman Garage Door Openers


Genie Garage Door Openers


LiftMaster Garage Door Openers


Marantec Garage Door Openers


Overhead Door Garage Door Openers


Sears Garage Solutions

Garage Door Maintenance

Garage door maintenance is essential to extend the life of your doors and keep them operating at peak performance. We recommend having maintenance performed on your garage door annually. Our garage door maintenance professionals can help you with all your maintenance needs. Warranty service and maintenance include tightening, adjusting and lubricating the door and openers.

Garage Door Repair

If there’s a problem with your commercial door or garage door, let us take a look. Our fully trained team offers fast response and quality garage door repair. We can repair a variety of issues ranging from broken springs and rollers to worn-out safety sensors.

Contact Overhead Door of Joliet at 815-725-6077 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.

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Want help finding the perfect garage door for your home or business? Need to schedule a service appointment for a repair or annual maintenance? Fill out and submit the form below, and we’ll review your request and get back to you as soon as possible.