Common Problems with Garage Door Openers
Issues with a garage door opener can happen for a number of reasons. Here are some of the most common reasons why homeowners call us out for repairs:
- Non-functioning remote
- Garage making loud noises during operation
- Door opens and closes intermittently or gets stuck
- A belt or chain is loose
- Wall button doesn’t work
No matter what is wrong with your garage door opener, our experts will find the problem and deliver an effective, affordable solution.
Garage Door Opener Repair or Replacement
Usually, a garage door opener repair is quick and effective. Our technicians will examine the issue, come up with a solution, and give you an estimated price upfront. A repair is often cheaper than a garage door opener installation or replacement.
A garage door opener installation or replacement is recommended when:
- The brand currently installed has been deemed to be unsafe due to defects
- The brand is outdated and parts are unavailable
- The safety eyes are nonexistent
You may even want a new garage door opener installation because you desire the latest technologies to make your life easier. Let us help you choose the best option for your needs.
Features of New Garage Door Openers
If you’re considering a garage door opener installation or replacement, the newest models have many features and new technologies, which may include:
- Video camera with live or recorded feed that’s accessible from a smartphone
- Text message or email alerts when a door is opened
- Built-in microphone
- Battery back-up
- LED lighting or motion detectors
- Wireless entry
- Safety system
- Wall mounts to save ceiling space
Call our experts for more information on all the features that a new garage door opener can offer!
Types of Garage Door Openers
No matter what you’re looking for, we can find a garage door opener that’s right for you. Here are some of the most common types of garage door openers that are currently on the market:
Chain Driven Openers
These are the most common and reliable types of openers. While they are slightly cheaper than belt drives, they tend to be a bit noisier because of the use of a metal chain to drive the door on its track. These types of openers are suitable for heavy garage doors.
Belt Driven Openers
These are considered to be the best type of opener for quiet operation. Belt driven openers run on a steel-reinforced belt, resulting in lower vibrations. These openers are also known for requiring minimal maintenance and upkeep.
Screw Driven Openers
These openers are the slowest and noisiest. Screw driven openers are recommended in areas in which the weather is constant.
Direct Driven Openers
These openers are a bit more expensive than a belt driven opener, however the performance is outstanding. Direct driven openers also use a metal chain, but a motor helps it move on its track.
Light-Duty Garage Door Openers
If your garage door does not see much traffic, then a light-duty opener could be right for you. With these openers, you still get a high degree of dependability and some of the latest features.
Heavy-Duty Garage Door Openers
If your entire family uses the garage and it’s in use constantly throughout the day, then you probably need a heavy-duty opener. These will hold up to harsher weather, too, although they require more regular maintenance.
Choose the Right Partner for Garage Door Opener Installation
When you partner with the team at Ideal Garage, we can help you decide which opener is right for you. Next, we’ll install your garage door opener quickly and efficiently. If you have any issues for the next three years after installation, we’ll fix it for free.
Whether you need a garage door opener repair, replacement, or installation, Ideal Garage has the expertise and experience to get the job done right. Call us today to discuss your needs or to set up an appointment!