Garage doors open and closing using moving parts. Therefore, a certain amount of maintenance and repairs are necessary, because nothing lasts forever. Yet, you can mitigate how much you spend on repairs by following a few practical tips on buying and caring for your garage door.

Buying a Quality Garage Door

A garage door is one of the single greatest investments in your home with an impressively high ROI - over 80%. So, when you go to buy a garage door, don’t buy cheap to save a few dollars. You could end up spending more on repairs and maintenance while actually losing value on your home.


What should you look for?


●        High-performance insulation

●        Energy saving glazing

●        Finished interior surfaces

●        Baked-on exterior finishes

●        Wood composite instead of real wood

●        Steel garage doors

●        Torsion springs

●        Garage openers with lots of features including security

Preventative Maintenance

Yes, it’s a hassle. Yes, it costs a little money. Yes, someone is coming to your house. But little irritations aside, preventative maintenance is a necessary part of owning a garage door. If you neglect your garage door, it becomes old and dangerous quickly. You’ll end up spending way too much money in repairs or, worse, a premature garage door replacement.


Every garage door comes with an owners manual that contains maintenance information. A Bluff Country Garage Door specialist can also help you set up a maintenance schedule with our service plan. If you follow a maintenance plan, your door will last a long time.

Avoid DIY Repairs

There are some small DIY maintenance jobs you can perform such as lubricating joints or resetting a sensor. When it comes to door openers, panel replacement, spring replacement or other bigger jobs, however, your best bet is to call a professional who has experience in garage door repair.


The slightest mistake in your DIY project could cause a domino effect of problems that plague your garage door and cause more problems in the long run. If you’re looking to save money, then hire a professional garage door technician who can ensure that the garage door repair is done right the first time.

Don’t Hesitate to Fix a Problem

Garage door problems don’t magically go away. They get worse. Eventually, simple issues turn into complex and expensive problems. If you address a garage door repair quickly, you’re likely to spend a few bucks getting it fixed. If not, you could be looking at total garage door replacement six months later.

Contact Us Today for Garage Door Maintenance and Repairs

Don’t let the minor irritations turn into major regret. If you experience a problem with your garage door, then contact Bluff Country Garage Doors. We offer complete garage door installation, maintenance, repairs, and full system replacement.


To schedule a garage door installation or repair in Minneapolis, MN, call us at 612-226-4721. You can also send a message to