Garage Door Opener Repair and Installation

Garage Door Opener Repair and Installation

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A garage door opener makes it possible to open your garage door automatically. However, there can be times when the opener stops working properly. These are a few signs that you might be facing an issue regarding your opener:

  • Garage door not opening or closing
  • Only works sometimes
  • Opens but then immediately reverses
  • Odd noises

Any of these signs can indicate that something is wrong. If this is the case with your opener, it is recommended to contact a professional garage door repair service.

Why Choose Perry Hall Garage Door Repair?

At Perry Hall Garage Door Repair, we provide same-day service, so you can call us in the morning, and we can arrive at your location in the afternoon. You can call seven days a week, which makes it highly convenient for you to get help when the need arises.

Our technicians are fully certified, so they can work on any model. Additionally, we offer affordable prices and are committed to high-quality service.

What Is a Garage Door Opener?

A garage door opener allows you to open and close the garage door without using any physical power. It’s a motorized device and is controlled by various switches located on the garage wall. Usually, you get a handheld remote control, which can also open and close the garage door that most people put in their vehicles.

There are a variety of parts included in your garage door opener. The motor lies in the power unit and the power unit is also attached to the track. The garage door moves along the track when it opens and closes. Garage door openers also feature an emergency release feature in order to be able to operate the garage door manually.

Common Problems of Garage Door Openers

We have fixed a variety of garage door opener problems. Often, homeowners know that there is an issue but might not know what. We’re here to troubleshoot your problems to help you determine the case. Remember, the garage door moves up and down frequently each day and therefore burns out after a few years of usage.

The most common problem is that the door opener just doesn’t work. Chain-operated openers may need a lubricant to help with friction.

If you notice a grinding sound, there could be some loose hardware inside your opener. If you notice a squeaky sound, your opener might need lubrication.

Of course, these aren’t the only issues you might have with your garage door opener. We can help with a variety of topics and talk about other common problems below.

Misaligned Sensors - If your door closes and then opens back up, the garage door sensors might be realigned. The photo-eye sensor is a small device that acts as a safety feature. Sometimes, they get moved ever so slightly, which causes them to be out of alignment. These garage door safety sensors might need to be readjusted so that the door opens.

The Remote, Keypad, or Wall Switch Aren’t Functioning - If your garage door remote isn’t functioning, it could mean you need a new battery. However, if that doesn’t fix the problem, you might need to reprogram the remote to the opener. The same applies to the garage door opener keypad.

Your garage door wall switch can also have a problem. There could be something wrong with its wiring. In any other case, we usually replace the wall switch entirely.

Broken Gear - If your garage door opener sounds like it’s moving but it's not, you might be facing issues with the gear inside your opener. If this is the case, it’s recommended to call a professional garage door company to assess your opener.

Garage Door Doesn’t Close Completely - If your garage door opener doesn’t close all the way, it could be caused by the garage door limit setting. Often, this is set up for you when the opener is installed. However, with time, the settings can be changed slightly. We can easily help with a garage door limit adjustment.

Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t Work - If the opener reversing feature doesn’t work properly, then this can be a significant safety concern. If your garage door starts to close but reverses before it gets to the ground, it is probably a reversing feature issue. If this happens, It’s advisable to get a garage door safety check from a reputable company.

Emergency Release Is Pulled Down - If your garage door won’t open, you may want to check the garage door emergency release. If it is pulled down, then the opener is disengaged and cannot run its course. This is a safety mechanism. We can check to make sure that the emergency release hasn’t been pulled and readjust it if it has.

Types of Garage Door Openers

There are three primary types of garage door openers on the market. It’s important to know what they are and which one is installed in your garage. If you are having one installed, now is the time to learn about the different options so that you can pick the right one for your needs.

Chain-Driven Garage Door Opener - The chain-drive garage door opener is highly common in American garages. It features a chain that pushes or pulls the trolley, which then moves the door down or up. They are highly affordable and often quite reliable. However, they can be quite noisy, so they work better for detached garages. That way, you don’t hear them inside the house.

Belt-Driven Garage Door Opener - The belt-driven opener doesn’t use a chain, and instead, uses a belt to move your door. These are often quieter than the chain-driven versions. They can be more expensive, but they work well for attached garages.

Wall-Mount Garage Door Opener - The wall-mount version is sometimes called a Jackshaft garage door opener. It’s usually installed in commercial spaces and in residential high-lift garages. They are installed on the side of your door. This keeps the ceiling free and works well for low or high ceilings. However, they are the most expensive.

Brands We Work With

When it comes to installing new garage door openers, We work with Liftmaster openers. However, our technicians are fully licensed to repair Craftsman, Chamberlain, and Liftmaster brands. Also, we make sure that the brands with which we work are standard for any garage door space and of the highest quality. That way, you know you’re getting the best, and it is going to last a long time.

Why Trust a Professional Garage Door Repair Company

Though many homeowners want to save money, installing or repairing your own garage door opener isn’t safe or recommended. You need someone who can install everything correctly and adhere to all of the safety regulations for your state and from the manufacturer.

Even though you believe you’re saving money by doing it yourself, you actually save money and have fewer hassles when you call a professional to fix your garage door and opener. Our technicians are always there to help and offer top-notch service. We are experienced to handle a variety of brands and issues. Since our team is licensed, we can fix any problem or install a brand new garage door.

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