Our Services

Lake Area Door is a FULL SERVICE Garage Door Comany - Our Service Area Includes Watertown, Clark, Clear Lake, Florence, Milbank, South Shore, Waverly, Sisseton, Henry, Bryant, Castlewood, Estelline, Hayti, Lake Norden, Raymond, Summit, Goodwin, Grover, Hazel, Crocker, Waubay, Webster and Wilmot.


We offer a wide variety of high quality doors including standard steel, steel insulated, double steel insulated, and a variety of carriage house doors. We also carry a large variety of commercial doors to fit almost any application. All of our doors are manufactured from only the best products in the industry, giving them the strength and longevity that will out perform any and all builder grade doors used in most of the new homes.

How to get the most out of your new garage door:

Painting and Staining. If your garage door is wood, it will need to be checked every year for cracking, peeling paint or a fading stained finish. A new wood garage door must be painted or stained on all sides before installation, and refinished every few years. The painted or stained finish can break down over time, which causes wood to rot. The finish on a wood door can also discolor or fade due to UV exposure from the sun. If you find cracks, holes in your door or moisture that has wicked up from the bottom, it is time to replace it.

Lubricate your door.At least once a year, you should lubricate the door hinges, rollers (except nylon rollers), sheave bearings, torsion springs, and the lift cables at the bottom corners of the door with a light household oil.



There are many components to a garage door and they all must be in good shape for it to operate properly. A problem with one component can quickly lead to other problems that can not only cause the garage door to perform poorly, but may also cause serious damage.

Signs That It Might Be Time to Replace Your Garage Door:

PEELING OR CRACKED PAINT: If you have a wood garage door, it will need to be refinished in order to protect it from the elements. The painted or stained finish can break down over time, which causes the wood to rot. The finish can also discolor or fade due to UV exposure from the sun. If you find the wood has cracked and there are holes in your door or moisture has wicked up from the bottom, it is time to replace it.

DENTS & DINGS: To minimize unsightly dents and dings, install steel garage doors that are constructed with a 26,24, or 20-gauge steel. Thicker steel lasts longer and dents less, and the lower the gauge, the thicker the steel. A “sandwich” constructed door with two 25 gauge steel skins and a bonded insulating core will be stronger than a “steel frame” door with a single layer of 24 gauge steel. On a non-insulated door you may be able to push out the dings from the inside of the door. If you are not able to do this, you may need to replace the dented sections or possibly the entire door.

SAGGING OR BENT GARAGE DOOR SECTIONS: Wood garage doors have a tendency to sag over time if they are not properly maintained. When the door is closed, you’ll see large gaps under the ends of the door. If your door is sagging, we recommend replacing it.

RISING ENERGY BILLS: Older garage doors or doors installed in some new homes may not be well insulated and may not have full perimeter weatherstripping to seal out the elements. An insulated, well sealed door is especially important if you have living space above or adjacent to your garage. The insulated door will make those rooms warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and will help reduce energy bills.

YOUR DOOR IS HARD TO OPEN OR CLOSE: Garage doors have a lot of moving parts, and if your door is opened and closed frequently, many of those parts will wear out over time. If you have garage door springs that are broken or improperly tensioned, the safety of your door is at risk and your door will not function correctly. It will also put additional stress on your electric opener causing it to break or malfunction. Some components to check are:
Spring(s): Are they broken?  CAUTION: Do not try and remove or repair this yourself.  Please call us for a professional inspection today at 605-882-4068
Are there any worn strips hanging loose ? Are they frayed? If so, they are in danger of breaking loose.
Rollers: Do the rollers on the ends of your door move smoothly and quietly? If not, they may only need lubrication and if that doesn't help, possibly replacement.
Sections: Look for peeling or fading paint, rust or dented sections.
Track: Are the tracks on either side of your door bent or twisted? Are they solidly attached to the door jambs, and the ceiling via the rear track hangers?
Hinges: Are the hinges that join the door sections bent or broken? If they are, they should be replaced.


24 Hour Emergency Service

Garage door problems don’t always occur at convenient times, more often than not, they occur at the most inconvenient times. Lake Area Door is aware of this, and has put everything in order by providing you with an emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide you with professional service at a reasonable and competitive price. Give us a call today if you’re having any problem with your garage door.

Problems with:

  • Door off track
  • Garage Door Cables
  • Keyless Entry System
  • Roller and Hinge Replacement
  • Hardware Repair or Replacement
  • General Service

We Offer

  • Quick Repair
  • Free Professional Estimates
  • Garage Door Service On Any Brand or Model
  • Garage Door Opener Service On Any Brand or Model
  • Automatic Door Opener Installation