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Garage Door Chain

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Cost to repair a broken garage door chain?
How much should I expect to pay to repair a broken chain on a garage door opener?

Posted by Wack

Admin: Labor rates will vary by area but also, if it were me, I’d want to be certain that a worn out chain was the true reason for the breakage. In all of our years in the business I can only think of few instances when a chain broke for “no reason.” That makes it hard to give an accurate estimate because I can’t be certain if that’s all that needs to be repaired. It’s possible that there’s another problem that lead to the chain breaking and that would need to be repaired as well. Also, the cost of the chain will vary based upon the size of the opener (is it a 7 or 8 ft. residential model or a 14 ft commercial opener). This is very risky 🙂 but just shooting from the hip and assuming everything else is fine and this is a residential unit of some sort, your cost could range from $100 – $125, and that all depends upon what sort of opener and chain you have. Commercial chains are far from “glorified bicycle chains.” They can actually be quite large and expensive.