Overhead Door Company of the Northland
3195 Terminal Dr, Eagan, MN 55121

For your convenience, we offer three service and repair options for your residential doors:

Option 1
Do-it-yourself maintenance kit

We provide inspection instructions for spring adjustment, door alignment, reversing feature, door balance and weather stripping. We also include a surge suppressor that protects your opener from power surges and lightning strikes.

Kit cost: $43.65

Option 2
One year renewable maintenance plan

We will professionally service your door and operator once every year for as long as you own your home. This includes a 12-point inspection, spring adjustment and lubrication of the door and opener.

Annual price: $84.00
(parts not included)

Option 3
Call us if you have a problem and need help

We are usually able to respond within the same day during normal business hours. Emergency service and repair is available 24/7.

Overhead Door Northland Minneapolis St Paul Service Area


Common Maintenance Issues and What to Expect

Broken Garage Door Spring:
Garage door springs lift most of the door weight. When a spring breaks, the opener will keep working to open the door. The door may twist and jam when this happens, or it may stop moving before you notice it is jammed.
Broken Spring Repair:
There are two types of garage door springs, torsion and extension. Both exert a great deal of force so we don’t recommend homeowners try to repair this on their own.
Torsion vs. Extension Springs:
Extension springs are mounted parallel with the ceiling tracks. As the door closes, the spring gets longer providing the force to lift the door. Extension springs are more dangerous than torsion springs because of the rapid and forceful contraction that occurs when the door breaks. Torsion springs will uncoil if they break and remain contained by the center shaft. We recommend extension springs be replaced with torsion springs, or at least a cable be installed down the center of the spring preventing it from flying around the garage if it does break.
Damaged Door Rails:
Garage door rails get bumped and damaged by everything from lawn mowers to vehicles. Bent rails or rails that aren’t properly aligned increase stress on both the door and opener.
Frayed and Broken Cables:
When your garage door is closed, the cables experience a lot of force. You should never try to adjust the mounting points of a cable while the door is closed. Even if the door is open, there can still be some residual force on the cables, which is why we don’t recommend homeowners try this repair on their own.
Panel Replacement:
If one garage door panel is damaged, you may not have to replace the entire door. Panel replacement is a job best done by us. You can paint or finish the door after it’s fixed if you want. Please understand that in some cases we may recommend replacing the whole door after an inspection of a damaged panel.


Other Maintenance Resources

  More information on garage door opener repair
  Maintenance instructions recommended by Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association International (DASMA)
  Watch a video from DASMA on residential garage door inspection - Part 1 & Part 2

Call us at (651) 683-0307 to set up a free evaluation of your residential doors. It’s much less costly to take care of any service or repair needs before they become an emergency and compromise the safety of your home.