Garage Door Services: Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Kern Door Company for garage door services?

Our company was founded in 1986, and over the past 30 years, we have worked hard to earn our reputation as an industry leader for garage door services, including garage door installation, repairs and replacement. Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of the commercial and residential garage door industry, and we choose our employees carefully, based on strict criteria for professionalism, integrity and honesty. Kern Door Company is a proud member of the Installed Building Products family of companies, with core values for safety and reliability and a commitment to the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.

Should I insulate my garage door?

If your home has an attached garage, you have living space above the garage or the garage door is part of your facade, insulation can make a difference towards the comfort and efficiency of your home’s interior. When purchasing a new garage door, opt for a quality product manufactured by a reputable company with 2-layer or 3-layer construction:

  • 1-layer – A single layer of steel with no insulation.
  • 2-layer – A layer of insulation is placed in between a sheet of steel and a layer of vinyl.
  • 3-layer – Two layers of steel with insulation in between offers the highest R-value (the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness) available.

Garage door insulation can help to improve the energy efficiency of your home, reduce noise transfer and ensure quiet operation, and increase resistance to dents and dings.

How do I know if I need garage door repair?

Your garage door needs to operate at peak performance for safety and security, and you should call Kern Door Company for fast, reliable garage door repair if you notice any of the following:

  • New, loud or unusual noises during operation.
  • The garage door will not open or close all the way.
  • The garage door will not open or close at all.
  • The garage door vibrates or is shaky during operation.
  • Your garage door has come off its tracks.
  • The garage door is sagging or doesn’t close evenly.
  • There is broken glass on one or more panels.

Our technicians will quickly assess and repair your garage door to prevent further damage and to eliminate the risk of injury or infiltration.

Can I fix my garage door myself?

No. A garage door is a heavy, movable object with a number of working parts that can cause serious injury. Our garage door repair specialists have the skills, knowledge and tools needed to complete your repairs safely and efficiently to ensure the optimal performance and functionality of your garage door.

Can I replace one panel on my garage door, or do I need to replace the entire unit?

Replacing only one section of your garage door may be possible in some cases, although the exact nature of the repair will depend on the type and amount of damage and the construction of your door. Depending on the age and condition of your door, it may be impossible to color-match a new panel, and garage door replacement may be your only option.

Which type of garage door should I buy?

Kern Door Company installs all types of garage doors, and when it comes time to replace your existing door, we can help you choose a door to suit your needs and budget with options that include:

We also offer a full range of commercial garage door products and services that are designed to suit the unique requirements and applications of commercial buildings and usage and are built to last.

For more information about our residential garage door services in Bakersfield, CA, contact Kern Door Company at (661) 380-7319 or contact us online.

Contact Us Today for Garage Door Services in Bakersfield, CA

If you’re looking for garage door repair, installation or replacement in Bakersfield, California and the surrounding areas in Kern County, look no further. Whatever your garage door needs, you’re in good hands with our experienced team.

Contact Kern Door Company today by giving us a call at (661) 380-7319!

Products & Services We Provide
Two Arch Top Carriage Style Garage Doors
Residential Garage Doors

We sell, install and service a complete line of steel, wood and aluminum garage doors.

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Commercial Garage Doors

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Garage Door Repair

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