Garage Door Openers Repair & Installation
Your garage door provides you with additional security as well as improves the aesthetic of your property. A door that does not open properly can become more of an inconvenience than an asset, though. Ensuring that your garage door opener is in proper working condition reduces the risks of you encountering issues with it. A damaged opener should be repaired or replaced as soon as you begin to encounter any problems with it.
What is the garage door opener?
A garage door opener is a device that opens and closes a garage door. It runs on a motor and is controlled by switches on the wall or a remote. The motor allows you to move the door along the garage door trolly without completing the process manually.
Garage door opener installation is a process that can be done by any of our skilled technicians and can be completed in a very short time. The motor also contains an emergency release. This comes in handy in the event of a power failure or malfunction in the motor. By activating the release, the door can be operated manually.
Garage Door Opener Repair
Opener repair is necessary should your door not be functioning properly. An opener can become damaged or worn out for multiple reasons. But you do not necessarily need to install a new one entirely, rather than to repair your existing opener. This may be the case especially if there is no damage to the garage door itself.
Some of the reasons that your garage door opener may require repairing are:
- Broken gears
- A faulty motherboard
- Damaged or missing sensors
- A loose chain
- A non-functioning wall unit
- A non-functional remote
Garage Door Opener Installation
Although there are many circumstances in which repairing the opener is possible, new opener installation is necessary in some cases. Garage door installation involves an entirely new opener being installed for you. This can be more costly than repairing an already existing motor but cannot be avoided sometimes. The reasons you would need a new installation instead of a simple repair are more severe than those that require repairing.
The reasons why you may need a new installation are:
- An old unit may become too old for repair and may need replacement
- If a homeowner has a home inspection before selling a house and does not have the sensors for an opener brand that we do not work with, a new installation is required
- If the homeowner wishes to upgrade their opener to a newer or better one, then a new installation can be carried out
Our Garage Door Opener Repair Best Practices
Our technicians are all very skilled and professional. Because of this, they always offer the best repair and installation services. There are many reasons why you may require them to come and have a look at the problems you are experiencing with your garage door opener. These reasons are discussed here in further detail.
The Garage Door Opener Is Not Closing Normally (Sensors)
There are a couple of things we look for when a garage door opener does not close normally as a result of the sensors. The first thing that we check is the alignment. Poor alignment can result in the door encountering obstacles and not closing properly.
The next check we carry out is the adjustment and height of the sensors. This is carried out along with checking the switch (close limit) helps us to see if the sensors are not calibrated correctly and, as a result, do not close the door properly.
Should there be any grinding noises when the opener either closes or opens the door, we check that the gear inside the opener is in proper working condition. A damaged gear causes the opener to make a loud grinding noise that can be worrying.
The Remote Keypad Or Control Of The Garage Door Opener Is Not Responding
The garage door keypad can sometimes become faulty, and this can be inconvenient. Should this be the case, we check the garage door’s programming and functionality and any keypads that open and close the door.
Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t Work
Should the opener reversing feature not work, it is a serious safety concern. It is important to carry out a garage door safety check should this be the case.
Emergency Release Is Pulled Down
If the garage door emergency release is pulled down, the door won’t open. This is because when it is pulled down, the opener becomes disengaged and cannot move the door along the rails.
BELT DRIVE GARAGE DOOR OPENERS
These garage door openers operate like the chain drive but make use of a rubber belt rather than a chain. They are smoother and quieter than their chain-driven counterpart, and include a battery backup. But, they cost more.
CHAIN DRIVE GARAGE DOOR OPENERS
This opener type uses a chain that connects the trolley to the motor to move the door along the rails. This type of system is reliable and cost less than the belt-drive option but they tend to be loud and clunky.
WALL MOUNT GARAGE DOOR OPENERS
These types of openers are also referred to as Jackshaft garage door openers. This type of opener is mainly installed for commercial garage doors or residential high lift doors.
Why Choose A-Team Garage Door Repair?
We work with the leading brands in the industry to ensure you high-quality repairs. When installing a new opener, we work with the LiftMaster brand. In terms of repairing openers, our technicians fix LiftMaster, Chamberlain and Craftsman garage door openers.
When trusting our experienced, licensed, and professional technicians with your opener installation or repair, you ensure that the job is done properly and adheres to safety regulations. This is important because a faulty installation can result in serious damage and even injury. Trusting A-Team Garage Door Repair with your installation or repair saves you both money and inconvenience in the long term.