Garage Door Repair Service of Charlotte is able to install and repair any type of garage door opener. We are dedicated to providing you with superior parts for your garage door. Our team is passionate about the services we provide. Your satisfaction is our primary goal.
The Purpose Of Garage Door Openers
Your garage door is an important part of your home. Therefore, you want each part of the door to function perfectly. The garage door opener is the way to enter your home. It is important to keep your residence safe and secure.
A garage door opener is a the main device responsible for opening and closing your door. This device functions via motor that usually mounts on your garage ceiling. If this device stops automatically working, so does your door.
When you are purchasing a new garage door, or having repairs, you need to be aware of the door’s parts. It is also helpful to be aware of the different types of openers. Our certified technicians have been trained to handle all types of garage door openers.
We want to provide with high quality service. Part of our quality service is keeping a wide range of parts and tools in our warehouse. If we do not have the part you are needing, we will have it shipped immediately. Here is some information about the different types of openers:
A belt drive opener does not use a chain, but it uses a rubber belt instead. While it is strong enough to perform opening and closing cycles, it is also very quiet. Although they are very quiet, they are typically the most expensive type to purchase.
Think of this type of opener working like a bicycle chain works. This type of opener has a chain that is connected to the motor and a pulley. This type is the most common opener type. They are relatively inexpensive but they can be quite noisy.
Screw drive openers are connected to the trolley by a long screw. They do work slightly different from the chain drive and belt drive types. A trolley and a rod work together to make the motor rotate and operate the garage door. Because there are fewer parts, there is less to maintain.
The jackshaft opener is the most different. While most openers are mounted above, this one is mounted on the side of the wall, next to the springs. The jackshaft opener is usually the best option for buildings with high ceilings. Commercial warehouses or other buildings would benefit from this type of opener.
However, this type of garage door opener has become popular in some residential homes. If you are a homeowner and are considering this type of opener, you will need to a few other parts to make it compatible with your garage. If you are interested in this type of opener, let us help you make the perfect choice.
How To Choose The Right Opener
Do you need a new opener? Which type is correct for you? These are some questions you may ask yourself. It can be difficult to choose the perfect opener.
Our professional technicians know everything you need to know about openers. They will give you all the information you need to make the right decision. Here are a few things to consider before purchasing an opener:
- Noise level - if you are sensitive to noise, you may want to select a quieter type such as the belt drive.
- Keypad and remote - this is a convenient function. A keypad and remote allows you to open the door from your car or by password.
- Battery backup - this is a great function to have in the event of a power outage. You will be able to manually open the door any time the electricity is out.
- Internet capabilities - this function has become more popular as technology has increased. This allows you to remotely check on your garage door.
How The Opener Works
In order for equipment to function properly, there are many parts in motion. These parts all work together to form a smooth and perfect garage door system. Here a few parts of a garage door opener:
Transmitters And Batteries
These important electronic devices send signals to cause the garage door to open and close. In the case of the opener, the transmitter is the remote. When the remote buttons are pushed, the signal is transmitted by certain frequency waves. This action causes the opening and closing cycle of the garage door.
The batteries are also an important part of transmitter. They also have a certain lifespan. If you are having an issue with your garage door, look to see if the transmitter batteries need to be replaced.
Garage door openers function on a certain frequency. This frequency is usually 300-400 MHz. This prevents your garage door frequency from interfering with other pieces of electronic equipment. This is where the dip switch comes in.
The dip switch is found in the remote and works to sync your remote and opener together. Although it is small and may seem unnecessary, it enable your door to be uniquely programmed to belong to you. That is why when you push your remote, it opens your home’s garage door.
Gears And Sprockets
The motor is the hub of the opener and keeps things running. The motor’s gears are small parts of the system that rotate to make the garage door open and close. The gears touch one another and rotate to make this happen. If one of the gears is broken or warped, it will place stress on the opener.
Sprockets are different from gears. While both pieces have teeth, the sprockets need to work together with a chain or track. They can also perform at high speeds and are able to function quietly.
Openers operate by the turning on a chain or a belt. The trolley is a mechanism that pulls on the opener to then open the garage door. When the door needs to close, it pushes on the opener. There is also a rope that hangs down from the trolley. This rope both engages and disengages the opener. If the trolley ever becomes unaligned, we can handle that for you.
Maintaining Opener Operation
The garage door is a very large piece of equipment. There can also be hazards that can occur during opener installations and repairs. It is very important to have a professional company handle the installations and repairs.
Most garage openers are installed with safety sensors. These work by an infrared signal. When the remote button is pressed, the signal causes the motor to open and close the garage door. Do not hesitate the ask us about the safety features that can be installed in the opener.
Contact Us For Opener Services
Garage Door Repair Service of Charlotte provides you with quality garage door services. We make ourselves available on any day of the week. All of our friendly customer service staff will be sure to answer you call any time of day or night. When you need garage door opener services, call us any time.