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Smooth Operator: Your Garage Opener

Openers are essential to the proper functioning of your garage door. In order for your garage to open and close correctly, your garage door opener must be working how it should. 

Parts of an Opener

An opener involves multiple moving parts that all must be in communication and working together. The main part of the opener is the motor itself. This generates the power necessary to lift the garage door open and slowly let it back down to close. If the motor isn’t working, it doesn’t matter what kind of shape the rest of the parts are in, because there will be no power to move the door. Another key part is the opener remote. Though the garage door will still be able to open and close, if the remote cannot communicate when to operate, there will be no movement. One more important factor is how the garage door is connected to the opener. If this connection is weak or broken, even if the motor and the remote are working, the garage door will not be able to open properly. 

Types of Openers

In addition to involving multiple cohesive parts, there are multiple kinds of garage door openers that you can choose from. Each opener is ideal for certain scenarios, and if you are unsure of which kind you need or want, our experts can help you decide. Belt drive openers typically offer the quietest operation. They reduce the vibration generated by the opening of the door, and involve fewer moving parts. Chain drive openers are the most economical and dependable choice, however, the operation of them may be somewhat noisy. Screw drive openers are low maintenance and usually fairly quiet as their plastic-lined tracks reduce noise. In addition, ½ horsepower is great for single garage doors and ¾ horsepower is ideal for larger or heavier doors. 

Repairing Your Opener

If you have a fairly new opener that simply needs maintenance to prevent problems, or if you have been experiencing minor issues when opening or closing your garage, we can help. Performing regular maintenance on your garage opener can help to avoid potential headaches in the future by keeping everything in working order and catching issues early on. For minor repairs when problems do arise, our experienced technicians are standing by. We offer 24/7 emergency repair services to get your garage up and running as quickly as possible. 

Replacing Your Opener

Sometimes maintenance and repairs just don’t cut it. When it’s time to upgrade or update your opener, we can help with all your replacement questions and concerns. We offer several varieties of garage door openers and can help you decide which is appropriate for you and your home. Contact us today!