Garage Door Service of Greensboro provides our customers with the absolute best service in the garage door industry. We are able to help with anything garage door related. That means that any repair or installation is something you can count on us for. Plus, our repairs and installations are reliable and we always guarantee your satisfaction.
While we assist with all things garage door from repairs to replacements, we also help customers with their openers. Regardless of your situation, our team is equipped to help you. We would be honored for you to call us so that we can get to work on your garage door.
Garage Door Openers May Not Be What You Think
The garage door opener in your assembly is actually located above the track and is motorized. This important part plugs into the ceiling of your garage. We find that our customers often confuse this part with their remote that opens and closes their garage door.
The remote, keypad, or wall mount button is actually used to turn the opener on. If the opener stops working, you will not be able to automatically open or close your garage door.
Programming a Remote to Your Opener
In order for the receiver and transmitter to communicate, the frequencies must work together with ease. Also, the dip switch patterns need to mesh together right. If they match your neighbor’s house, then they will open both of your doors instead of just yours. This is not a good situation and can be avoided.
We have an outstanding group of certified techs that are able to help and reprogram your remote to your opener. If you need a new remote, we can also order one for you and have it ready to install in no time.
Garage Door Opener Frequency
Each garage door opener should be a frequency between 300-400 MHz so that it won’t interfere with other electronics. We have had reports of cell phones, military devices, and other items get in the way and interfere.
Your opener should be able to get around these types frequencies to get the transmitter and receiver to communicate as they should. This is a safety feature that is built into the technology.
There are four general garage door opener designs. Our techs can assist you with the information you need about your door’s parts. We stay stocked up on all that you will ever need for your door. Out techs have 24/7 access to our large warehouse that has all the different openers and other door equipment ready at all times.
Here is a bit more info about the different types of openers:
The chain drive is the most typical kind of opener. We find this to be the same for both residential and commercial garages. The chain drive works by pushing or pulling the trolley up and down the track. The trolley is connected to the hockey stick bar that is attached to your garage door.
Our customers like this option because of the price. However, they don’t care for the noise that comes along with it. For the most part, the good outweighs the bad, but it is up to you which style opener you go with. If you have a bonus room over the garage, then the noise may be more of an issue. Choosing another option might be best in those situations.
When your door opener begins to operate, it causes the lifting mechanism to pull the door open or push it down. A screw drive opener has a metal, threaded rod that moves the trolley across the tracks.
The belt drive is similar to a chain drive but it uses a belt to push the door. The price is higher, but some customers have said that the extra money is worth the benefit of something a bit quieter.
This is quieter system if that is what you are looking to use for your home or business. In fact, if you have a garage that is attached to your home, then the belt drive may be just what you are looking for.
These days newly built homes are built with taller garages which mean that a jackshaft is necessary for the opener. If your ceilings are high, it will make it very difficult to plug in the opener. The jackshaft is installed on the side of the door instead of the installation being above the door.
A jackshaft is compatible with vertical, high, or standard lift doors. It is important to note that it cannot be used with a low headroom door.
The Best Opener for Your Garage Door
Our technicians are well-trained and stay informed of the latest technology when it comes to anything you will need for your garage door. You won’t have to worry about them assisting you with the door opener. If you need to have this part replaced, they will help you sort through the following to see what you need:
- Function preference
- Easy and best pricing
- Noise situations
- Where to place
- When to install
- Warranty info
We are here to give you the best service and attention. Just ask us for anything and we will respond.
The Different Opener Parts
Each opener has a lot of different parts. Don’t worry, our techs can help you with what you need most. These are important parts to consider:
Receivers and Transmitters
The receiver and transmitter are both important when it comes to a door opener. The receiver is found inside of the door opener. This part communicates with the transmitter, which is in the remote or wall mount. When the transmitter is pushed, it signals the receiver to operate the motor inside of the opener.
Transmitters that are remotes can be two or three buttons. Each button will need to be programmed to the proper open based off of the dip switch pattern.
Our team uses the dip switch to help program your garage door’s remote to your opener. This ensures that you only open your door and not your neighbor’s down the street. That could get awkward and we want to help to ensure that won’t happen.
A dip switch is the part of the opener that tunes your remote and opener together. In order for them to communicate, the tiny switches inside of the parts need to match up just right.
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.
Call Us Today for Outstanding Garage Service
Garage Door Service of Greensboro is available to assist you at a moment’s notice. We will listen to your need and situation. Then we will, promptly, dispatch a tech to your location. Our goal is to give you friendly service in an hour or less. Plus, we assist customers 24/7 so we will be there when you need us most. Give us a call for outstanding garage door service today!