Garage Door Service of St. Louis wants to go alongside you and assist you with your garage door needs. We are a dedicated and trustworthy company when it comes to customer service. Our techs have an expertise that speaks for itself.
We would be honored to help you with any repairs and with components, including your overhead door opener. Our team is ready to work on any type of door that you have whether it is residential or commercial. We promise to give you the attention you deserve and that you will be satisfied with the work and services we offer.
What Is a Garage Door Opener?
Often people think that their garage door opener is what opens and closes their door. Not quite right! In fact, the opener is the motorized part above the track of your door and located in the ceiling of your garage.
If the opener is not working right, then you will not have the option to open or close your door like usual. The remote, keypad, or wall mount button is the part that is used to turn the opener on so that it functions smoothly.
Door Opener Installations
We only use the best products, brands, and manufacturers. If you need a new opener, then we are the only company to call for this installation need. Our techs will be out to assist you the same day that you call.
We can assist you with an upgrade or something customized for your preferences. There is no opener that we can’t figure out. You may want to consider the following as you select your new door opener:
- Lights on your door opener are a feature that could be helpful at night and convenient too.
- Keypads are popular because you have an additional way to open your door from outside the garage.
- Battery backup options are helpful in that they are helpful if you lose power.
- Quiet openers are great and more prevalent as the technology has enhanced over the years.
Openers are Important
Your door has so many working parts and it is important that they all work smoothly so that your door will run at its best ability. When your door opener is not working right, then you could have a problem on your hands when it comes to opening and closing your door. We can handle such a repair without a doubt.
Our techs can assist you with any door’s make and model. We are able to be there when you need us and ensure that the opener will work every time that you use it. Our team can handle both commercial and residential doors.
The Four Kinds of Openers
The four openers are the jackshaft, chain drive, belt drive, and screw drive. Our techs can help you with any type and door component that you require. We are able to stay full and stocked up on what you need for your door.
Check out the info about the different types of openers:
Taller garages often require a jackshaft style opener. If your ceilings are higher than the typical garage size, it will be tough to plug in the opener. The jackshaft is installed on the side of the garage door rather than above due to its height. A jackshaft is compatible with vertical, high, or standard lift doors. Low headroom doors won’t be a good option for this opener.
We find that our customers use the chain drive for the most part. It is common one we see today. This is a cost effective option for a garage door opener. The downside with this opener is that it is noisier than other types. The benefits outweigh the negatives according to most of our customers. You just have to decide what is best for you.
The chain drive works by pushing or pulling the trolley up and down the track of your garage door. The trolley is connected to the hockey stick bar that is attached to your garage door.This system is efficient and a great option for you to consider when looking at an opener for your garage door.
A screw drive opener has a metal, threaded rod that moves the trolley across the garage door’s tracks. Our techs can install and service this type of opener. When your door opener begins to operate, it causes the lifting part of the part to pull open or push down.
The belt drive is similar to a chain drive but it uses a belt to push the door. This particular opener is more pricey but a great option if you can swing the cost. The main perk with this opener is that it is so much quieter than the others.
If you are noise conscious, then the belt drive is just the ticker for your door. If you have an attached garage to your residence, then you will want to give this option a good look.
Programming Your Remote and Door Opener
Our team of of technicians is able to help with your opener. They can help and reprogram your remote to your opener.
In order for the receiver and transmitter to work together, then the frequencies need to coincide. The dip switch pattern needs to be thought of too. The main reason is because you could accidently open If they are the same as someone close to you in proximity, then it will open their door and yours.
The Various Opener Parts
All openers have a variety of door components. You can rest assured that our techs are familiar and can meet your door needs, no matter the part that is in question. These are important parts to think about:
What Does a Capacitor do?
The capacitor is the electric component inside of the opener that causes the mechanism to push or pull the door to open and close.
When you push the transmitter, the receiver gets the signal and then power builds up in the capacitor which causes it to work.
What are Receivers and Transmitters?
The receiver and transmitter are both essential for your door opener to function. The receiver is found inside of the door opener and it communicates with the transmitter. You can find the transmitter in your wall mount. Once you press the remote or your wall mount, it will signal the motor to operate inside your opener.
Transmitters that are remotes can have several buttons. Each button will need to be programmed to communicate with the accurate dip switch pattern.
What Does a Dip Switch do?
Our team of techs use the dip switch to help program your garage door’s remote to your opener. You want them to work together well because if not, you could open someone else’s garage door close by. That would not be a good situation.
A dip switch is the part of the opener that makes your remote and opener work together. In order for them to communicate, the tiny switches inside of the parts need to match up just right.
Contact Our Team for Garage Door Help Today!
Garage Door Repair Service of St. Louis wants to assist you with your garage door and opener. We are standing by to help you and be sure you get great service and in a timely way.Give us a call for help today!