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Garage Door Corporation serves Palatine, IL (zip code(s) 60038, 60055, 60067, 60074, 60078, 60094, 60095) with 202 customers. We provide complete sales, service, installation & repair of residential & commercial sectional overhead garage doors, garage door electric openers, garage door torsion springs, remote controls, keyless entry and more in and around Palatine, IL. We have 439 customers in the nearby cities of Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Inverness, Palatine, Hoffman Estates and zip codes 60004, 60008, 60038, 60055, 60067, 60074, 60078, 60094, 60095 which are within 3 miles.

Even though we are based in Skokie, IL we service Palatine every day with NO travel charge. Same day garage door service is provided to Palatine, IL in many cases. We would love to provide you with the same great service that over 26,300 existing customers have received in Palatine, IL and the over 120 communities we serve in N/NW Chicago and its suburbs.

Have a broken garage door torsion spring in the Palatine area? We can help. We replace torsion springs on a daily basis in the Palatine area at a fair price. We provide 20,000+ high cycle torsion springs as standard - not an upgrade. Torsion springs are located on a bar above the garage door When one breaks you will see a gap of an inch or more between the coils. Typical cost for a 2 car residential garage door is ONLY $200 parts and labor to replace both torsion springs. Typical cost for a 1 car residential door is ONLY $150 to replace the single torsion spring. Heavy wood or carriage style doors maybe more expensive and quoted as appropriate. There are NO hidden costs, travel charges to the Palatine area, inspection fees, lubrication fees, or just because fees like some of our competitors. Our service includes general maintenance, lubrication with PRO21 synthetic garage door lubricant (aka Clopay / Ideal synthetic garage door lubricant) and inspection of the garage door and adjustment of the garage door opener.

Does your garage door opener have bad gears in the Palatine area? If you hear the garage door motor running but the chain or belt is not moving then there is a very good chance the the plastic gears in the garage door motor unit are stripped or cracked. For garage door openers manufactured by Chamberlain - including Chamberlain, Liftmaster, Sears / Craftsman, Access Master the cost to replace the gear and sprocket assembly (includes both plastic gears, output shaft, sprocket for chain or belt, bushings and lube ie 41C4220A, 41C4885-2, 41C4885-5) in the Palatine area is ONLY $155. Just like above discussion on springs this cost includes general maintenance (tune-up) etc. As long as your opener was manufactured after 1992 and has the ir safety beams near the garage floor on both sides of the garage door opening then the gear and sprocket replacement is usually justified.

Is your garage door lift cable broken in the Palatine area? The garage door cable is the metal cable (wire) that connect the springs to the bottom section of the garage door. When a cable breaks the garage door will usually become uneven (higher on one side than the other) and will usually not be able to open with the garage door opener. The cost to replace both cables on most residential garage doors in the Palatine area is ONLY $125. Cable replacement is about $25 additional when replacing the torsion springs since you already have the labor costs included in the $200 spring replacement. Cable replacement cost higher on heavy wood or carriage style doors.

Are you ir safety sensors bad in the Palatine area? Since 1993 all residential garage door openers require self monitoring entrapment protection in order to be sold in the US. Almost all opener manufacturers have opted for the ir safety sensors aka photo eyes to meet the UL325 standard. The standard calls for these sensors to be mounted within 6 inches of the floor with one on each side of the garage door opening. If these sensors are damaged, misaligned, or defective then the garage door opener will not close from the remote control. The standard allows a user within the sight of the garage door to hold the push button / wall console continuously in order to override the problem sensors. There is an aiming light on the sensor system (usually a light on each sensor with the exception of Allstar, Challenger and some Genie). Both aiming lights need to be on steady - not flickering in order for the door opener to close with a remote control transmitter. If the sensors are bad the replacement cost for a pair of photo eyes in the Palatine area is about $135 including the general maintenance, safety inspection, lubrication etc as described above. 

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Garage Door Corporation is a small locally owned business located at 4646 Oakton St (rear) in Skokie, IL serving N/NW Chicago and suburban IL and is NOT A FRANCHISE. "Simply competent service at a fair price" is not just our slogan but rather our goal every day. Primary service area is N/NW Chicago and Suburban IL including Palatine and surrounding communities.

WE USE NO "SALESMAN" - ALL ESTIMATES (free for new doors), INSTALLATIONS and REPAIRS BY UNIFORMED SERVICE TECHS (not subcontractors!) IN MARKED SERVICE TRUCKS. Our phone number and address appears on our trucks. We have been using a uniform service since 1998.

"Never a Coupon Required" - see why Why NO COUPONS here

Complete sales, service, installation & repair of residential & commercial overhead garage doors, garage door electric openers, garage door torsion springs, remote controls, keyless entry in Palatine IL and surrounding communities.

Torsion Springs - Replacement and Conversion

Torsion spring Fast, efficient and FAIR pricing for garage door torsion spring replacement and extension spring to torsion spring conversions in Palatine IL and surrounding communities. High cycle torsion springs (20,000 cycles+) are not an upgrade but standard at Garage Door Corporation.
Spring Details » Instructions - TORSION and EXTENSION springs »

Garage Doors

We sell residential and commercial garage doors (WOOD, STEEL, GLASS, FULL VIEW, ALUMINUM, INSULATED, CARVED, FIBERGLASS, COMPOSITE, MASONITE, CARRIAGE HOUSE, STANDARD LIFT, HI-LIFT, VERTICAL LIFT, FOLLOW THE ROOF, etc) from most major manufacturers including Amarr, CHI, Clopay, Genie, Haas, Hormann, Ideal, Overhead, Plycraft,Wayne-Dalton in Palatine IL and surrounding communities. We do NOT sell or service rolling steel garage doors (into a canister) or rolling grilles (into a canister).

We provide FREE onsite estimates for new garage doors in the Palatine area.
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Garage Door Openers

& We recommend and sell, repair and install Liftmaster (by Chamberlain) residential and commercial garage door openers. This includes chain drives, belt drives, jack shaft, and rjo styles featuring MyQ, Wi-Fi smartphone enabled, Ever-charge battery backup and Security+ technology. We are a factory authorized dealer.

We repair most garage door openers including Accessmaster, Allstar, Bluemax, Chamberlain, Craftsman, Genie, Hormann, John Greene Corp, Liftmaster, Linear, Link, Lynx, Marantec, Overhead, Sears, Sommer, Wayne-Dalton etc in Palatine IL and surrounding communities.. 
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Manuals & Instructions

We have owners manuals and repair instructions for literally hundreds of garage doors, garage door openers, keyless entry systems, in car remotes, and remote transmitters by most industry vendors. These manuals are provided in PDF format FREE of charge with our complements via email download link. Be assured we will not sell or spam your email address! See our privacy policy for details.
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GEAR kits (ie 41C4220A, 41C4885 etc »

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