Garage Door Opener Repair and Installation
Repairing or installing the garage door opener is an important task that requires experience and proper training. We at Express Garage Door Repair have more than a decade of experience, and our team is built from licensed & insured professionals. Reach us today to receive same-day service from one of our expert technicians.
What is the Garage Door Opener?
Your garage door opener is one of the most important parts of the entire garage door system. Its main purpose – to open and close your garage doors – is crucial. Since most garage doors usually act as the main entry and exit point in your home, the safety and security of your family rely on excellently functioning garage door openers.
Garage Door Opener Repair
It is a huge inconvenience for busy homeowners if their garage door opener isn’t functioning as it should be. There are many reasons why your garage door opener is not working properly. When any of these happens, it is time to call in a professional garage door opener repair service.
A broken gear is a common cause of garage door opener failure. One of the signs of a broken gear is hearing the motor of the opener run but seeing the door not running
Also known as the logic board, when you have a malfunctioning motherboard the opener will not respond to commands or will suddenly stop working while in motion.
Damaged or Missing Sensors
The first thing that you’ll notice when your sensor is damaged or missing is that your garage door isn’t closing properly. Other indications are a missing sensor light or flashing garage door opener lights.
Whether you have a chain driver or a belt drive garage door opener, it may slacken and get loose. If you notice that it is drooping significantly, it’s time to call an expert to inspect and repair it.
Non-functioning wall switch or remote
Your wall switch is wired directly into the opener, so if it is not working properly, it could be a wiring issue or the switch itself is defective. If batteries aren’t the issue and your remote control still isn’t working, there may be several causes behind it. If both your wall switch and remote control aren’t working properly, it could be a more serious issue that needs professional help.
Garage Door Opener Installation
We also cater to homeowners who need to have a new garage door opener installed or have an old one replaced altogether. You need a garage door opener installation in the following situations:
– When you’re using an old unit but one its parts has broken down and that part is no longer commercially available, you need to replace your entire garage door opener.
– You may need a replacement garage door opener if you want better security for your home. If you have an older model, it can be vulnerable to security threats.
– If you want to upgrade to a better, newer garage door opener that has the latest features such as battery back-up, camera, Wi-Fi, and wireless smart-home features.
Common Garage Door Problems Related to Opener Issues
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)
One of the first signs that there is something wrong with the sensors is that the garage door is not closing normally. Usually, the sensors are just misaligned or have dislodged, so it needs to be re-aligned or its height adjusted. Another reason why a garage door opener is not closing properly could have something to do with a malfunctioning close limit switch.
• The Remote Keypad or Control of the Garage Door Opener is not Responding
If your garage door keypad is not raising or lowering your door, then you may have issues with the system’s control wiring. If your garage door remote isn’t functioning properly, it may be due to dead batteries, system’s wiring or the opener’s motherboard.
• Grinding Noises
When you hear grinding noises from your opener, it could be a broken gear, which results in the gears’ teeth slipping and catching the chain when the door is moving. Another possible cause could be a defect in the motor itself.
• Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t work
This is an important feature because it makes sure that there is nothing under the garage door as it closes. If your opener reversing feature isn’t functioning right, it can be a major safety concern.
• Emergency Release is Pulled Down
When the garage door emergency release cord is pulled down, it causes the opener to be disengaged. As a result, the garage door won’t open.
Types of Garage Doors Openers
There are a variety of garage door openers, all with their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. These are namely a chain-driven opener, a belt-driven opener, and a wall-mounted opener.
Chain-Driven Garage Door Opener
This opener type uses a chain that connects the trolley to the motor to move the door along the rails.
It is the most inexpensive type of opener.
Properly maintained chain drives can last a long time.
It can easily lift two-car garage doors.
- easy to maintain because it doesn’t need to be lubricated like chain drives.
Belt-Driven Garage Door Opener
These garage door openers make use of a rubber belt rather than a chain.
It is the quietest garage door opener.
It lifts garage doors quicker compared to a chain-driven opener.
It is easy to maintain because it doesn’t need to be lubricated like chain drives.
Wall Mount Garage Door Opener
Also called a jackshaft garage door opener, it is found on either side of your garage door. It is mainly installed in commercial garage doors and residential high-lift garage doors.