Common Garage Door Opener Problems
The average garage door opener lasts between 10 and 15 years. However, if you do not keep up with regular maintenance of your garage door opener, it will likely break before the 10-year mark. If your garage door has been acting up lately, your garage door opener is probably the culprit.
Here are some of the most common problems we deal with on a daily basis:
- Garage door doesn’t close all the way
- Garage door stops mid-opening
- The chain or belt is sagging
These problems are most usually caused by electrical errors, garage door sensor misalignment, or garage door tracks that aren’t in the right position. These are very technical issues that require the proper training to fix. When it comes to complicated garage door opener repair, it’s best to get the help of a professional.
Garage Door Opener Repair
In many cases, a malfunctioning door can be solved by a simple garage door opener repair. However, without an untrained eye, it’s hard to tell what is severely problematic from what isn’t. When you call a technician from Ideal Garage to service your problem, they can do a full diagnostic to determine its scope as well as any other ancillary issues the main problem could cause down the line.
We will absolutely not push a replacement or garage door opener installation on you if it’s unnecessary. That’s why we carry all the parts we need to do any quick repairs. There are only a few cases in which we may suggest a garage door opener replacement. Here are two examples:
- The current state of your opener is a hazard
- The brand that’s installed no longer exists
Whether it’s for repair or maintenance, our inspections are the same. When we’re done, we’ll know for certain if your garage is up to all the current safety standards. And if it isn’t, we know how to get it there.
We can lubricate the gears and check the balance of the door, and we can tighten or replace anything that’s loose or damaged. If that’s still not enough, we can go over with you your options for replacement.
Garage Door Opener Installation
When it comes to a garage door opener installation, there are three models we can work with: Belt, chain, and speciality openers. To decide what model is best for installation in your garage will depend on your individual needs and price range.
If your garage is near a commonly used room, like a bedroom or office, you want to go for a belt drive opener. They’re the most quiet in their operation and require little maintenance. Though they cost a bit more than other models, belt drive openers come with a lifetime warranty.
A chain drive opener is popular for its price tag and eco-efficiency. It comes with a higher tensile strength than other models that makes it a perfect fit for heavy garage doors. Both chain and belt drive openers share similar traits, like wifi compatibility. In addition, chain drive openers cost less, but they’re typically louder.
Our speciality models are made to run smoothly and quietly. You can be creative with your space when you opt for specialty garage door openers. Openers of this model run through a one-piece rail design that requires little lubrication. They can even be mounted on the wall, should you prefer that. Both the rail design and the wall design speciality openers come with a 200-watt light that’ll illuminate your space whenever you need it.
Working with Ideal Garage
From repairs to replacements, at Ideal Garage we aim to be the top-tier providers of garage door services in the Phoenix, AZ, area. We are veteran- and family-owned, and our values reflect as much. That’s why we give an upfront price quote that’s guaranteed not to change at any point during our work.
We even go so far as to support all of our repair services with a three-year workmanship guarantee. If the same issue we originally fixed happens within that time frame, we’ll come out and fix it again for free.
You deserve a garage door system that works to make your life easier. Come to Ideal Garage for your garage door opener needs. We’ll put the work in so you can focus on the rest of your day.