garage door opener repair and installation

Garage Door Opener Specialists in Norristown, PA

A well-functioning garage door is a testament to both a secure home and also a safe one. A good garage door can keep people out, let others in, and improve the overall look of the back of your home. However, when that same garage door stops working and doesn’t function properly, you can lose out on all of those benefits. Most of the time, the problem lies with the garage door opener not working properly, and it should be fixed as soon as possible.

 

What is the Garage Door Opener?

The garage door opener is the large box that controls the opening and closing of your garage door. Once you send a signal to it using the garage door opener remote, the garage door motor starts up and moves the door along a trail to open the door. This trail uses a garage door trolley to automatically open the door for you, and once the door is open, it remains open until you signal for it to be closed. However, if your garage door opener installation fails, you could be in real trouble. Thankfully, our team can get your garage door working again with no trouble, because we know how frustrating a non-functional garage door can be. Until we can get your garage door fixed, you have to open the emergency release and move the door up and down manually. You won’t have to do this for long, because our team can get it fixed in no time at all.

Garage Door Opener Repair

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If your garage door isn’t opening whenever you click the remote or fiddle with the wall control unit, then you might need a garage door repair. Some of the problems with the opener can be physical in nature. The gear that moves the garage door up and down could be rusted or the chain could have broken. The chain could have also come loose, and all these problems need opener repair. Garage door opener repair can also have its problems become mechanical as well.

Some of the main problems that can cause a shutdown includes damaged sensors that aren’t picking up a signal, a faulty motherboard that was damaged after a storm, and a broken remote or wall unit. If any of these problems are causing you to need garage door opener repair, then you are in luck, because our team can help. For bigger problems, you need to look at our garage door installation services.

Garage Door Opener Installation

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Some garage door problems cannot be fixed with a simple repair job, but instead, require a complete garage door installation. One of the biggest problems is whenever a garage door unit gets too old. At some point, it costs more money to repair the old unit than it does to buy a new one. If you want repairs done to a brand that our team does not service, and it looks like that sensor is on its last legs, then we can point you to one of the brands we do work with.

You need to have a functioning garage door to properly sell your house, and if you are trying to get your garage door repaired before making a sale, you need a new garage door opener. Finally, another good time for a new opener installation is whenever you want to upgrade your garage door opener. Maybe you want something quieter, or you want the door to move faster. Our team can help with that.

Our skilled technicians have seen every problem under the sun when it comes to garage doors, and we can diagnose and fix the problem that is keeping your garage door opener from working.

• The Garage Door Opener is Not Closing Normally (Sensors)

If the sensors are causing the garage door to not open or close properly, then the first thing we do is to inspect them. We look at the alignment of the sensors, as a poor alignment can stop the door from closing properly. Then we analyze the height of the sensors and the close limit to make sure that the sensors are calibrated correctly.

• Grinding Noises

If there are grinding noises, chances are that a damaged gear is to blame. We can take a look at  the opener and check to ensure all the gears are working as intended.

• The Remote Keypad or Control of the Garage Door Opener is not Responding

If your garage door keypad or garage door remote is not responding and not opening the door, we inspect those first. We check the programming and the functionalities of everything, and we even look at the wall mount garage door opener if you have one. We even analyze your universal garage door opener if it isn’t responding, and with our thorough investigations, we can find the problem.

• Emergency Release is Pulled Down

A garage door emergency release cannot allow the garage door opener to be moved along its rails, and this causes the opener to be disengaged. If the garage door won’t open for you, check to make sure the emergency release hasn’t been tampered with.

There are three main types of garage door openers that we work with within residential areas, with the first being chain-driven garage door openers, and the second being a belt-driven garage door opener. The third is a wall mounted opener.

Chain-Driven
Garage Door Opener

chain drive garage door opener

Chain-driven garage door openers use chains and act like pulleys to open doors and connect the trolley to the motor. That is what moves the door.

Advantages of a Chain-Driven Garage Door Opener

Chain-driven garage door openers are designed to be one of the most affordable door opening system out there.

Disadvantages of a Chain-Driven Garage Door Opener

The one problem is that chain-driven systems can be a little loud when opening and closing the door.

Belt-Driven
Garage Door Opener

belt drive garage door opener

A Belt-Driven garage door opener uses a rubber belt rather than a chain to open the door.

Advantages of a Belt-Driven Garage Door Opener

Belt-Driven systems are much quieter than their chain-driven counterparts, and they also include battery backups so the door can be opened. You can even open it during a power outage.

Disadvantages of a Belt-Driven Garage Door Opener

They are a more expensive option.

Wall Mount
Garage Door Opener

wall mount garage door opener
Unlike the other openers that are on the ceiling of your garage, a jackshaft garage door opener is installed on the wall. They are most often used for commercial garage doors and higher end residential areas.

We work with the brand Liftmaster when it comes to installing a new garage door opener, and our highly trained technicians are licensed to fix the high-quality brand of the Liftmaster garage door opener, Chamberlain garage door opener, and Craftsman garage door opener. If you need repairs on your Liftmaster opener, we can get the job done for you.

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No garage door opener should be installed badly or improperly. Our company name means that we put in all the hard work up front to get you an installed garage door opener that is both effective and complies with safety regulations. Our team of technicians are licensed, professional, and experienced, and we can give you a repair that saves you both money and trouble. Give us a call today so we can help you out!