Austin Garage Door Repair Service is more than equipped to handle your door needs, including your garage door opener. We can help with any brand that is on the market today. Our techs are able to help remedy a faulty opener and would be pleased to service your garage door needs.
What is the purpose of a garage door opener?
Often our customers think we are talking about their garage remote or button mount on the wall when we say garage door opener. What we actually are referring to is the remote that is located above the door’s track. This part is motorized and plugs into the ceiling.
The remote, keypad, or wall mount button in your garage is what is used to make the opener turn on. At the point when it moves, it will either push or pull the garage door in place. If your opener stops working, then you won’t be able to open and close your door automatically.
Types of Openers
For the most part, you can assume there are four different and basic garage door opener types. Our techs are familiar with each kind and are certified to work on them all. Plus, we are able to order any type that you may need.
We keep parts at our warehouse so that they are readily available for our techs when they need to assist our valued customers.
Here's an overview of the different types of openers:
The most common opener is the chain drive. It is used on both residential and commercial garage doors. The way it works is by pushing or pulling a the trolley up or down the door’s track. The trolley is connected to the hockey stick bar that is attached to the door.
This is a cost effective option and widely used by garage door owners. The only issue is that it can be a little louder when in operation. For example, if you have a bonus room over your garage, then this may not be the best fit for you.
This type of opener is best used with more wide and heavy doors. It is compact, yet very powerful. Also, it is quieter than a chain or belt drive when in motion.
A screw drive opener has a metal, threaded rod that moves the trolley across the door tracks. As the opener functions, it causes the lifting mechanism to pull the door open or push it down.
The belt drive uses a belt to push or pull the garage door. This particular opener is the best option if you need something that is more quiet for your garage door. We encourage customers to go with this option if they have a garage door attached to their house. While the cost is a bit pricier, it is worth it to have the quieter sound for your residence.
The jackshaft is different from the other openers because it is installed on the side of the door rather than above the door. Instead of being installed above the door. This is important for taller garages with high ceilings. They require something on the side of the door because they are too high to plug the opener into the ceiling.
Jackshaft openers work well with vertical, high, or standard lift doors. You'll want to remember that that it cannot be used with a low headroom door. Also, it is only able to be used with a door system that has torsion springs.
Which Opener Is Best For You
Our technicians are savvy with all things garage door related. We have a team that is equipped to handle all your questions in regards to the opener that is best for your assembly. If you need to have this part replaced, they will talk with you about:
- Noise management
- Basic function
- The cost
- Time to make the installation
- Warranty information
If you have questions about anything with your door or opener, feel free to just ask our team. They will give you a helpful assessment and assist you with making the best decision for your household.
The Different Parts Of an Opener
Your opener has quite a few different components that all need to work together smoothly. If one of these parts stops working, it can be a tough situation that you want to have fixed immediately. Our team of professionals would be glad to help.
The dip switch on your opener tunes your remote and opener together. In order for them to communicate, the tiny switches inside of the parts need to match up correctly.
Our dynamic techs use the dip switch to help program your remote to your opener. This way, you can open your own door, instead of a different door tat could be close by.
Receivers and Transmitters
The receiver is the door part that is located inside of the opener. It communicates with the transmitter, which is what you know as the remote or wall mount. When the transmitter is pushed, it signals the receiver to operate the motor inside of the opener.
Transmitters that are remotes can be 2 or 3 buttons, depending on the number of doors you have. Each button will need to be programmed to the proper open based off of the dip switch pattern.
The capacitor is the electric component inside of the opener that causes the mechanism to push or pull the door. When you push the transmitter, the receiver gets the signal and then power builds up in the capacitor which causes it to work and open or close right.
The Frequency of Your Garage Door Opener
Your garage door opener should be a frequency between 300-400 MHz. This is important because it will keep from interference with other electronic devices such as phones military devices and even airplanes.
Your opener is designed to hop around between these frequencies to get the transmitter and receiver to communicate. This is a safety precaution so that people cannot hack your receiver.
Programing a Remote to The Opener
In order for the receiver and transmitter to communicate, the frequencies must be just right. Also, the dip switch patterns need to be the exact same. It is important that the patterns don’t match your neighbor’s house or it will open their door and yours. Not a good situation and one that our team can certainly assist with.
We would be happy to come out and program your opener’s remote. If you need a new one, then we would quickly place that order for you. Our goal is to make this process smooth for you.
Call Us for Assistance Today
Austin Garage Door Repair Service is available to assist you at any time because we work around-the-clock to help our team. We will quickly troubleshoot your needs, give you an assessment and press forward to handle your need as you direct.
We have friendly phone reps that are available to take your call today. Our team offers the best customer service in the industry and would be honored to service your garage door needs. We look forward to working for you. Give us a call today!