If you just got off a long day at work, the last thing you want is your garage door refusing to open. What would you do in this situation? You need to consider professional services for your garage door needs. Don’t worry, Capitol Garage Doors has you covered.
Garage Door Opener Repair
With a new garage door installation, we can provide opener repair for your garage. There are several reasons you might need garage door opener repair and replacement services:
- Broken Gear: Everything needs to be in order for the opener to work.
- Faulty Motherboard: Your remote control may not work due to bad circuiting.
- Damaged or Missing Sensors: Without the sensors, the door cannot open.
- A Loose Chain: These cause loud vibrations throughout the house.
- Non-Functional Wall Unit or Remote: Self-explanatory; if it doesn’t work, you might need to reprogram the keyboard.
Garage Door Opener Installation
Homeowners don’t always need garage door opener repair. Instead, they can opt for a garage door installation. The reason for this is sometimes old units require a replacement rather than a repair. You might also want an opener installation to upgrade your home before an inspection.
What is the Garage Door Opener?
A garage door opener opens and closes the garage door. It operates with a garage door motor, which can be activated with a garage door remote. The garage door trolly is a rail between the door and the motor. Beneath the trolley is the emergency release cord, which you can pull to disconnect. You can do this if you need to open and close the door manually. If any of these mechanical parts are broken down, you might need a new garage door opener installation.
our garage door Opener best practices
Capitol Garage Doors guarantees professional service through our inspections. We always make sure to check everything is in place before installation. Here are a few examples of what we do.
garage door opener isn't closing properly (sensors)
First, we check to see if the sensors are correctly aligned. If they are not, the garage door cannot function properly. We make sure to adjust the sensor height, so they connect in addition to fixing the nearby switch.
If you hear loud grinding noises, it might be due to jammed gears. We check the inside of the garage door opener to ensure the mechanical parts are working correctly.
Garage door opener keypad or remote don't work
Your remote may be acting up if its battery is running low and is in need of a new one. This is not always the case, and your remote and keypad may just need reprogramming.
opener reverse feature doesn't work
If the opener reversing feature doesn’t work, it can be a huge safety concern. Normally, if force is applied to the door, this feature automatically moves it away. We do a garage door safety check to ensure the reverse feature works as intended.
emergency release is pulled down
If your garage door won’t open, you need to use the garage door emergency release system. It allows your garage door to disengage, which lets you manually open the door instead. We can perform an inspection to see if your emergency release is pulled down.
types of garage door Openers
liftmaster garage door openers
Chain Drive Garage door opener
Chain-driven garage door openers are commonplace due to their accessibility and affordability. Most households within the United States use this type of mechanism to open and close garage doors. However, they tend to be noisy due to metal vibrations. It uses mechanical parts and moving gears to work together.
Advantages of a Chain-Driven Garage Door Opener
● Readily available across the country, which makes it easy to find.
● It’s a cost-effective measure to save money since it’s affordable.
● Chains are typically stronger and more durable than rubber belts.
● Maintenance only requires lubrication for the metal chain.
Belt Drive Garage door opener
Belt-drive garage door openers use several materials, such as rubber with steel reinforcement. As a result, you get high-quality materials. These generally have better warranties than chain drives due to the overall cost. Compared to metal chains, belt drives make less noise due to their lack of grinding parts.
Advantages of a Belt-Driven Garage Door Opener
● A quieter lifting system makes for a smoother operation.
● It has a battery backup that keeps the door functioning in the event of a power outage.
● You don’t need to maintain the belt as you do with the chain.
● Most belt drives have warranties in place.
Wall Mount Garage door opener
These are also known as the Jackshaft garage door opener. One of the main advantages is it takes up less space in the overhead. We can install these in commercial garage doors and residential high lift garage doors.
- Wall mount design frees up ceiling space in your garage, reduces noise and vibration.
- Built-in Wi-Fi® allows for smartphone control with the myQ® app.
Why trust us as your professional garage door repair company?
It’s important you properly install your garage door openers. Otherwise, you risk potential injuries if it’s not done correctly. Let us do the hard work, so you don’t have to. Capitol Garage Doors saves you time and money in the long run with our professional services. Our licensed team carries years of experience to do the job right. We also comply with safety regulations to ensure no damage is done. Capitol Garage Doors is a company you can trust.