Garage Door Opener Repair and Installation
Every part of your garage door needs to be in its best condition for your garage door to work correctly. One crucial component of your garage door that needs to be flawless is your door opener. We understand the frustration when your garage door opener malfunctions.
At Express Garage Door Repair, we can solve problems, such as broken gears, malfunctioning sensors, chain and belt replacement, and reprogramming.
We also offer garage door opener installation. We install well-known garage door opener brands such as Liftmaster. We can also replace your old units and install a new garage door opener for newly built garages.
Contact us for same-day service. Our certified technicians are also available on weekends. Moreover, we provide a warranty on labor and parts.
Garage Door Opener Repair
However, you can simply troubleshoot your opener instead of installing a new one. Here are some reasons why you need garage door opener repair more than replacement.
A Non-Functioning Wall Unit or Remote, or Both
If you’re having difficulty using your garage door opener, the problem might be your wall unit or your garage door remote. If that’s the case, you can replace or change the battery of your wall unit or remote. Also, you can try to reprogram or reset them so that they can work effectively again.
A faulty circuit board can also be a cause of your broken garage door opener. If that’s the case, your garage door will suddenly stop while operating.
Damaged or Missing Sensor
The first indication that your garage door sensor is malfunctioning is that you cannot close your garage door entirely. If this happens to you, you may have a damaged or missing sensor. Thus, you need to repair, adjust, or replace your faulty sensors.
Broken Gear and Sprocket
The sprocket and gear of your garage door opener weaken after several years of use. This could result in garage door operation failure.
a loose opener chain
A loose chain can also be the source of your garage door problem. If you notice that you have a sagging drive chain, contact a garage door technician to restore your chain’s tension.
Garage Door Opener Installation
Not always is it possible to repair an existing garage door opener. If the damage to your garage opener is no longer repairable, then replacing it is a smart move.
The following are some reasons why you need a new garage door installation:
- Your existing garage door opener is obsolete, and its parts are no longer available for replacement.
- Your garage door opener is too old and frail.
- If you have a home inspection before selling the house and your garage door doesn’t have sensors for an opener, we don’t work.
- If you plan to upgrade to a better, newer garage door opener with new features such as wifi, battery backup, and camera.
common garage door issues
The Garage Door Opener is Not Closing Normally
If this is your problem, first check if there isn’t any object between the sensors that prevents your door from closing. Also, you may need to clean and realign your sensors in case these are the faulty parts of your door.
The Remote Keypad or Control of the Garage Door Opener is not Responding
If your garage door remote is malfunctioning, you can try to reprogram and input the code you use when opening the door. Check the batteries and replace them as well if they are already dead.
One reason for your noisy garage door opener is that it has broken gear. Supposing you noticed that your garage door produces unnecessary noise, we recommend that you repair your garage door opener right away.
Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t work
If your reversing feature doesn’t work, this means that your garage door will keep on closing even when there’s an object beneath it. Therefore, you should immediately call a technician for a garage door, in order to fix your opener reversing feature correctly.
Emergency Release is Pulled Down
If you accidentally pulled down the garage door emergency release, it will cause your opener to be disengaged. As a result, your garage door won’t move if you use the garage operator to operate it.
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
Chain-driven is the classic garage door opener. It uses a chain in opening or closing the garage door.
The chain drive is much affordable and has a history of availability and functionality in the market. It is also more durable than the belt drive.
Belt-Driven Garage Door Opener
A belt drive uses a rubber belt instead of a chain to open or close a garage door.
The belt chain lowers the noise level of your garage door when operating. Also, it doesn’t need to be lubricated, unlike the chain-driven operator.
Wall Mount Garage Door Opener
A wall mount opener is also called a Jackshaft garage door opener. This type of opener is less likely to malfunction than chain-driven and belt-driven openers.
A wall mount door opener is easy to maintain and doesn’t need lubrication. This opener is also mainly installed for commercial garage doors and residential high lift garage doors.