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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the benefits of an insulated garage door?

Because your garage is a large opening, it has a significant impact on the energy efficiency of your home. An insulated garage door helps reduce the amount of outside air that enters your garage, in turn reducing the energy required to heat or cool your home. Insulated garage doors also operate more quietly, which is especially beneficial if you have a room above or beside the garage. 

How can I maintain my new garage door?

Although you should let a professional handle major repairs like opener repair or panel replacement, there are a few steps you can take to keep your garage door in the best shape. 

– Monitor your garage door’s operation for any unusual sounds or movements.
– Lubricate your garage door parts and tracks every six months with a silicone-based lubricant.
– Clean your garage door exterior and weatherstripping.
– Repaint your garage door every few years to protect the finish and update the look of your home.

Which garage door brands do you work with?

Over the last 40+ years in the garage door industry, we’ve repaired and installed many brands and types of garage doors. This experience has led us to partner with the leading products on the market to bring you quality, long-lasting garage doors. That’s why we sell and install CHI, Raynor, Clopay, and Amarr that you can shop for. Start designing your garage door with us today!

Does a new garage door increase home value?

Yes! In fact, garage door replacement consistently ranks as one of the best ROIs for home improvement projects. New garage doors increase the value of your home because they give you a significant curb appeal boost. 

What is the standard garage door size?

For single-car garages, the average garage door size is 8 feet wide by 7 feet tall. For a two-car garage, the average size is 16 feet wide by 7 or 8 feet tall. We offer in-person new door consultations where we measure your garage opening to ensure you get the perfect fit!

Do you offer same-day garage door service?

Yes, we offer same-day garage door repair and maintenance throughout Kalamazoo & Portage, MI, and the surrounding areas. If you have a garage door emergency and need fast, reliable garage door service, contact Fawley Overhead Door to work quickly for you. 

What are the most common garage door repairs?

Most garage door repairs have to do with malfunctioning garage door parts or an accident with the garage door. This can cause broken parts, bent panels, and more issues that prevent your garage door from operating as it should. The most common repairs we address include:

– Broken Garage Door Spring Replacement
Garage Door Opener Repair
– Damaged Garage Door Panel Replacement
– Garage Door Cable Repair
– Off-Track Garage Door Repair

How much does garage door repair cost?

The average cost of garage door repair ranges from $100-$500 depending on the extent of the issue and if any replacement parts are needed. It’s always best to schedule your garage door repair at the first sign of an issue to prevent further damage and more expensive repairs or replacements.

What are the types of garage door springs?

The two primary types of garage door springs are torsion springs and extension springs. Extension springs are generally mounted just above the track, running perpendicular to the closed garage door. Torsion springs are usually mounted above the closed door, running parallel and horizontally to the top section of the door. 

Both extension and torsion springs maintain a high amount of tension to balance the garage door’s weight. If an extension spring breaks, broken spring parts can cause injury by flying around the garage. A torsion spring can also pop back and cause an injury or damage to your garage door when it breaks. Always contact an experienced technician to service and adjust your garage door springs.

  • Sam was really helpful and professional!

    Becky Burns Avatar Becky Burns
    April 13, 2024

    Jacob from Fawley Overhead Door did an amazing job with my newly installed garage doors and openers. He explained how they worked and what I needed to do to get the wireless openers programmed the way I wanted. The job site was left very clean picking up after himself.

    Michelle Green Avatar Michelle Green
    April 13, 2024

    We had a spring break on our garage door. Fawley was out the next day to fix the spring! Jake (sorry for calling you Luke as you were leaving!) was fantastic! Super friendly, quick and knowledgeable! We will definitely be using Fawley in the future!

    Tyler Brown Avatar Tyler Brown
    April 13, 2024

    Gavin was on time and was very courteous and made sure to clean up any mess at the end of the project.

    ryan howrigon Avatar ryan howrigon
    April 13, 2024
  • Calib was very knowledgeable and energetic. He was very personable and kind and informative. Fawley is doing a good job with hiring such wonderful people

    Julie Anttila Avatar Julie Anttila
    April 13, 2024

    Great communication. Fast service and Brett explained everything up front including cost.

    Nichole Tremblay Avatar Nichole Tremblay
    April 11, 2024

    Kaleb did a tremendous job. He inform me as to what needed to be done. He also help me set up opening the garage door through my van. Give him a raise so you won’t lose him.

    Daniel Jimenez Avatar Daniel Jimenez
    April 10, 2024

    Bret was very pleasant, professional and very easy to talk with. Bret shared what the problem as soon as I showed him. Thanks Farley for having Bret because he's definitely an asset!!!!

    Willie Carson Avatar Willie Carson
    April 10, 2024
  • Jake did an excellent job today. He was prompt,efficient, and speedy. He even removed a dead raccoon from my driveway. I'm sorry I hadn't done Spring cleaning in my garage before his visit. He would have had a lot fewer cobwebs and leaves to deal with.

    Jacqueline Light Avatar Jacqueline Light
    April 10, 2024

    Great service. On time, friendly and answered all my questions.

    Kim Goidosik Avatar Kim Goidosik
    April 9, 2024

    We have used Fawley Door for years. Todays project was replacing a door and door opener on an old residential garage. Gavin was exceptional! Professional, courteous, friendly, and incredibly effective. He took his time to ensure the door was properly aligned and the stripping covered all the uneven concrete at the doors base. We’re very impressed and would easily ask for him by name for future needs. Thank you for the great service and helping to improve the curb appeal of this 1945 bungalow!

    Char Rob Avatar Char Rob
    April 8, 2024

    Quick quality service

    Roger Packard Avatar Roger Packard
    April 8, 2024
  • From booking the schedule to the service itself- TOO NOTCH customer service.

    Jen Holmes Avatar Jen Holmes
    April 8, 2024

    Kaleb Tafil repaired my garage door. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. It was evident that he enjoyed his job. And I enjoyed meeting him and listening to him sing while he worked. Kaleb is friendly, talented, and professional. Great guy with undiscovered musical talent.

    Elaine VanBelleghem Avatar Elaine VanBelleghem
    April 8, 2024

    I really appreciated Fawley Door providing me same day service when I needed it. The technician did a wonderful job at my house. Definitely recommend Fawley Door for others.

    Valerie Lamper Avatar Valerie Lamper
    April 8, 2024

    Jake is very good at what he does Same day service fast and efficient Jake was very good at showing me how to maintain the equipment on my garage door so we can keep it running longer Definitely will use Farley again if need be

    Paul Bowes Avatar Paul Bowes
    April 8, 2024
  • This is the second time we have used Fawley for our garage door/opener needs and they are so easy to work with. Always on time, always courteous.

    Donna Adams Avatar Donna Adams
    April 8, 2024

    Jake was amazing. He fixed our garage door quick and efficient. He was professional and pleasant. We are very pleased

    Erika Asiala Avatar Erika Asiala
    April 8, 2024

    Same day arrival…explained everything to me, very professional and experienced. Brett got the job done very quickly and I was very satisfied with the work. Highly recommend

    Brandon Bell Avatar Brandon Bell
    April 8, 2024

    Excellent job installing the new garage door opener.

    Don Jankowski Avatar Don Jankowski
    April 8, 2024

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