Is there anything more frustrating than finally getting home after a long day or perhaps a long trip, only to discover that your garage door won’t open or that it gets stuck halfway up? This is especially infuriating if it’s cold or raining, and this same frustration exists if your business is experiencing problems with its garage door. It’s also a problem that doesn’t necessarily fall into the “DIY” category, as there are intricacies with garage door repair that need to be accounted for. Missing certain steps with garage door repair or installation can actually create a dangerous situation. 

Not to mention, the last thing anyone needs is to feel as though they constantly need garage door repair work, so people who look to handle this need only want to deal with it once. That’s why people who need garage door repair in West Chester, PA turn to Howell Door, as they’ve been doing for over 80 years. Over the course of those four generations, garage doors have changed radically, but the quality and attention to detail put forth by the garage door repair professionals at Howell Door has remained a constant.If you’re looking for garage door repair in West Chester, PA, turn to the folks at Howell Door. We know what we’re doing, we’ve earned a long list of loyal customers and we continue to master the garage door repair work needed in both homes and businesses. When you encounter this deeply annoying problem, contact us so that we can recommend a course of action, whether it’s a new garage door or garage door repair.

General Maintenance

As a family owned garage door company since 1939, we have serviced many garage doors and openers.  Our experts can quickly diagnose the problem and make the repair efficiently, saving you valuable time and money.

Is your garage door experiencing any of the following issues?

  • broken extension spring (spring on either side of the door)
  • garage door won’t open
  • garage door won’t close
  • broken torsion spring (spring above the door opening)
  • broken hinge/roller/pulley
  • broken or frayed cable
  • garage door opener hums but doesn’t engage the door
  • damaged or bent section
  • remote and/or keypad not functioning

The life span of garage doors and openers varies. Regular maintenance will increase their longevity. If your garage door is 20+ years, a replacement instead of a repair may be a more cost effective option. The same advice applies to garage door openers when they reach 15+ years.

If you are handy and have the inclination, take a look at the videos below for some helpful tips before scheduling a service call.

Garage Door Opener won’t close and the wall button has to be held to allow the door to close

Instructions for changing the battery in the remote (follow instructions for programming if you successfully change the battery)

Instructions for programming the remote control

Instructions for changing the battery and programming the wireless keypad