Bay Area Garage Door Repair is one of the leading companies in garage door care. We have been servicing garage doors in the Bay Area for over 20 years. No matter what make or model your garage door is, we can service it. We can install or repair your garage door in your residential or commercial properties.
A Garage Door Opener Isn’t A Remote
Often times many tend to confuse their garage door opener with their remote. This mistake is very common. Knowing the difference between the opener and the remote could help you solve any potential issues with your garage door.
The difference between the two is actually quite simple. Your garage door opener is the motorized part that lifts or lowers the door. This part can typically be found above the track, powered by a plug that plugs into the ceiling. your remote, keypad, or the button mounted to your wall is the device used to turn your opener on.
Choosing the Right Garage Door Opener For You
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right garage door opener for your property. Especially with the many options available. When you’re not familiar with the ins and the outs of garage door parts, the options can be overwhelming.
Some of the different aspects you need to consider when choosing your garage door opener include:
- Noise management
- Warranty information
- Overall function
- Installation time
When you need someone to explain these options in a way that you can understand it, our company can help. They can help you weigh the positives and negatives of each opener type and how it will fit with your door. When they are done, you will feel confident in making an informed decision.
Garage Door Opener Types
Garage door openers are available in four different styles, and our company can help you with each of them. We work with every major manufacturer, so getting the necessary parts are not an issue. We keep our warehouse fully stocked with all of the necessary parts needed for each of these garage door openers:
The chain drive is a more basic type of drive commonly found in both residential and commercial properties. This particular drive uses a chain, similar to what you would find on a bike. They connect to the hockey stick, which is a part that attaches to the garage door.
There are pro’s and con’s to this type of garage door, depending on what you are looking for.
One major up side to this style of garage door opener is their lower price. The downside, however is that they are noisy. Because of their noise, they are not always the best option for everyone.
Your technician can help you decide if a chain drive is a good opener for the garage door your particular property has. All you have to do is ask and they can discuss the pros and cons with you. They can help you decide if the risk in noise is worth the cut in costs.
Screw-driven openers are also a great choice for garage door openers. They operate with a trolley that rides on a threaded-steel rod as its rotated by the motor. There are pros and cons to this type of opener as well.
There are more than one pluses to this type of opener. For example, this style contains fewer moving parts. This makes it require less maintenance.
Another plus is that doors open faster with this type of opener. Standard openers will open the garage door 6-8 inches per second. The screw-drive openers will open the door at 10-12 inches per second.
Belt Driven Openers
Belt-driven openers are similar to chain-driven openers by design. The difference is that the trolley is pushed and pulled by a reinforced belt. These openers are just as reliable as the chain-drive, but are much quieter. Their downside is that they do typically cost more.
A jackshaft opener is unlike other systems in that it mounts beside the garage door on the wall. It operates by the torsion bar being turned by a system of pulleys and cables.
This style of opener is great because it is a system that is quieter than others and very reliable. They are also great for any type of ceiling, low or high. Jackshaft openers are however more expensive than most of the other garage door openers.
The Parts That Make Up Your Garage Door Opener
There are many different parts that make up your garage door opener. If any of these parts were to malfunction in any way, it could keep your openers from working properly. If your opener is not working right, then your door will not open and close as expected.
Some of these garage door opener parts include:
- Dip switch- the part that links your remote to the opener.
- Receivers and transmitters- the part that communicates with the wall mount or remote.
- Capacitor- the part that pushes or pulls the door open or closed.
Our technicians know how each of these parts work and how to fix them if they become broken. If your opener has a part that malfunctions in any way, our technician can make the necessary repair.
We Can Help You Program the Remote for Your Opener
Your garage door openers remote should also be programmed the proper frequency as well. This makes it possible for the transmitter to communicate with the receiver properly. In addition to the frequency, the dip switch patterns must match too.
Not having the right frequency or dip switch patterns could cause problems. For example, it could interfere with your neighbors door. If there is an interference, your opener could cause your neighbors door to open or close, or the other way around.
Programming your garage door opener is an easy job for our technicians. They can make sure your garage door opener will only operate your door, and no one else’s. They’ll get the job done right the first time.
Proper Garage Door Frequencies
It is important that your garage door is set to a specific frequency. This is because garage door openers have transmitters and receivers that communicate with one another. They do so by bouncing back and forth between a specific frequency they are programmed to. That frequency is between 300-400 MHz.
If your garage door is programmed to the wrong frequency, it can cause problems with other electronic devices. This is because it can interfere with the other devices frequencies. Some of the devices that could be affected include:
- Military devices
- Cell phones
- And more
Our technicians can help make sure your opener is programmed to the proper frequency. They will properly program your garage door opener when they work on your garage door. They can also check the frequency during standard maintenance.
Hire Our Company Today
Anytime you are in need of garage door care, Bay Area Garage Door Repair can help. We take pride in giving our customers 100% satisfaction guaranteed. You will be happy you hired us for your garage door installation or repairs.
No matter where you are located in the Bay Area, we can get to your location. Our technicians work fast and get the job done right the first time. Hire us today to help you with your garage door needs.