Garage Door Opener Repair & Installation
Your garage door opener isn’t an incredibly complicated piece of machinery but it does have enough moving parts that can wear out and break over time. Whether you own one of the big manufacturers or one of the smaller manufacturers, it is inevitable that eventually your opener will break and need repairs. If you’re having a garage opener problem or you want to get a new one installed, always contact a reliable Garage Door Opener service provider.
Free Estimates On Any Garage Door Opener Repair or Installation
Always contact a contractor who offers free estimates! Common practice is for contractors to almost always give free estimates on any service, but you never know. Also make sure to discuss the available options with your contractor if you need a new opener.
Garage Door Opener Types
Garage doors come in 4 main types today: chain-drive, belt-drive, screw-drive and jackshaft. Each of these has its own pros and cons. It’s up to you to decide which one fits your needs the best.
Chain-drive is noisy but relatively inexpensive and strong enough to lift heavier doors, while belt-drive and screw-drive are both quieter but tend to be more expensive than comparable chain-drive openers. Does your door require a little more juice to get it up? or do you prefer the quiet luxury of a screw drive or belt drive opener?
Jackshaft openers are a newer innovation that mounts the opener on the wall instead of the ceiling – they are very quiet and fast but have a higher price tag. If you have the money, I would definitely recommend this style of opener as it is quiet and safe because there aren’t any parts mounted on your garage ceiling. I’m sure future openers will all be made in this way.
Garage Door Opener Safety and Security
One thing you may not be aware of: If you have an older opener that was made prior to 1993, you should most definitely replace it – all openers made after that year are required by law to have safeguards in place that automatically reverse the door if an obstruction is detected. If you have small children or pets around your home, you may want to consider replacing your opener with a modern opener. In addition, modern door openers are available with a wide range of standard and optional features such as “rolling code” technology and battery back-up for power outages in case of emergencies.