Garage Door Opener Installation and Repair
Are you having issues automatically opening and closing your garage door? If this is the case, then something might be wrong with your garage door opener. Your garage door opener is a key component in your garage door system. If your door isn’t working, consider giving Centrum Garage Door Repair a call.
What Is A Garage Door Opener?
Your garage door opener is the main centerpiece in your garage door system. It is the device responsible for the opening and closing of the door itself. Think of it as the brain that operates your garage door motor, which is the primary force responsible for doing all of the work.
There are a few different openers out there, and almost all of them come with a radio remote buzzer feature, which allows you to open and close the door at a distance. Alternatively, you’re generally going to have switches on the wall that perform the same function.
The main difference between the variety of openers out there is related to how the motor pulls the garage door trolley along its track. Despite the motor being responsible for pulling the garage door, it’s actually the counterbalance springs that take all the weight. Which is the reason that your motor is able to lift the door in the first place, and highlights why it’s so important that every part of your garage door should work properly.
Common Problems of Garage Door Openers
The sensors installed in your garage door repair system are there to act as a safety precaution.
You have two sensors. One sends out a beam of light; the other receives it. If that beam is broken, and the receiver isn’t receiving, it presumes that there is something under the door and prevents it from closing. If the sensors are misaligned, you won’t be able to close your garage door. If this happens, call an expert. Misaligned sensors are a major safety hazard, and can result in serious damage if you’re not careful.
The Remote, Switch or Wall Pad Aren’t Working
Most of the time, if one of these three stops working, then the issue you’re facing is electrical. There is no emergency threat when this happens, but you should get them fixed as soon as you can.
Sometimes all it takes is replacing the batteries in your remote, but if the issue is more complicated than that, you can give one of our technicians a call and they’ll be out to help you ASAP.
Broken gears are fairly uncommon in garage door openers, especially in newer models. However, if you do experience one, it needs to be fixed immediately. The door opener model you have installed is going to determine what gear you need, so it isn’t as easy as just walking to the hardware shop. Therefore, call out an expert as soon as you notice the gear is broken so that they can get it fixed before more damage occurs.
Garage Door Doesn’t Close Completely
There are a few issues that can cause this – jams and misaligned sensors, for example. However, the most common reason for it is that your garage door limit settings are incorrect. There are two screws by your garage door that are responsible for this, so if you know how to, you can try and adjust it yourself.
If you have any uncertainty about it, though, give us a call, and we can sort it out for you.
Opener Reverse Feature Doesn’t Work
If your opener reverse feature isn’t working, it should be treated as a safety risk and be fixed as soon as possible. Unless you’re trained, don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Give us a call and let our expert technicians handle it for you.
Emergency Release is Pulled Down
When you pull the emergency release down on your garage door, whether accidentally or not, it’s going to prevent you from using your garage door opener. If that happens to you, just pull the emergency release either forward or backward (depending on your opener model) and this should fix the problem.
Types of Garage Door Openers
Chain-Driven Garage Door Opener
A chain-driven garage door opener uses a pulley that is similar to chain links on a bike. This chain is attached to both the garage door pulley and your garage door motor. When the motor is turned on, the chain is pulled, which pulls the trolley, which pulls your garage door up its track.
Belt-Driven Garage Door Opener
In essence, a belt-driven garage door opener operates in the exact same way as a chain-driven opener. The only difference is that instead of a steel chain, you have a rubber belt doing the pulling that is quieter than the chain. Also, a belt-driven opener from Liftmaster comes with a battery backup.
Wall Mount Garage Door Opener
The wall mount garage door opener, also known as the Jackshaft garage door opener, is generally only installed in commercial garages or high-lift residential garage doors. Unlike the traditional opener, the Jackshaft is mounted at either side of the torsion bars at the top of your garage door.
Brands We Work With
There are plenty of garage door brands out there. When it comes to installing openers, we install Liftmaster opener. These openers are of high-quality and durable. When it comes to repairing openers, all of our technicians are also fully qualified to work with other brands in addition to Liftmaster, such as Craftsman and Chamberlain.
Why Trust A Professional Garage Door Repair Company?
Garage door openers need to be installed in compliance with safety regulations that are in place. This requires an expertly trained technician to do correctly, so you can rest assured that your garage door opener is going to be installed correctly and safely with us.
All of our technicians have countless years of experience between them. We also make sure that they are all fully licensed and qualified to be working on your garage door.
Making use of a professional garage door repair service is going to save you a lot of money on repairs in the long run and a lot of headaches down the line. Likewise, give us a call and tell us what we can do for you.