Garage Door Opener Repair
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Garage door opener repair takes special skill. There are many garage door opener brands and models. Our trained and skilled service professionals can successfully diagnose and repair your garage door opener. Aaron Overhead Doors is a family-owned garage door opener repair and installation company based in Buford, GA. We serve the North Atlanta and North Georgia areas including Gwinnett, North Fulton, Dekalb, Forsyth, Cobb, Hall, Jackson, Jefferson, and more. We pride ourselves on being a customer service company in the garage door business. That is how we have become A-Rated by the Better Business Bureau and earned a five-star rating online with over 1,200 customer reviews.
Because we put so much value in customer service, we hire employees, not subcontractors to complete your garage door opener repairs. They are trained to work on all brands of garage door openers and all types of garage door opener problems. This commitment to excellence in customer service, quality of your garage door opener repair, and value in garage door opener replacement parts makes us a local garage door company you can trust for your garage door opener repair. We are committed to finding the best and most affordable option for garage door opener repair. If we can’t find a good repair option, we will offer you a great deal on a new garage door opener installation. Contact us today at 678-960-3360 to schedule a free consultation!
Because we are familiar with all brands and types of garage door openers, we can easily perform your garage door opener repair. From Clopay garage door openers to Home Depot garage door openers to Lowes garage door openers, we have the best tools and replacement parts to ensure you get a long term repair. If we can’t find an affordable and long term solution to repair your garage door opener, we also offer garage door opener installation.
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Common Issues with Garage Door Openers
Screw drive garage door openers have a common garage door opener repair: the trolley or carriage carrier. When the garage door starts to get heavy over time, it adds stress to the trolley on a screw drive. The trolley can strip which will cause your garage door to slide when trying to open. This is also a sign that the garage door torsion springs need to be replaced in most cases.
On chain drive garage door openers, it’s not uncommon to have a broken sprocket or stripped gears. The sprocket is a stress point when the garage door is too heavy, and the torsion springs are doing their job. You can extend the life of your garage door opener by replacing your gear and sprocket assembly.
You probably see a theme. Healthy garage door springs typically mean a healthy garage door. You’ll spend a lot less on garage door opener repair if you service your garage door regularly and make sure the garage door springs balance the door.
How do you know you have a broken garage door opener?
You will, of course, notice that you need garage door opener repair if the remote, wall control or mobile app will not open the garage door. However, pinpointing if the issue is with your garage door opener or another part of your system can be difficult. First, look on the garage door opener to make sure that the light is on. If not, you might just need to reset the electricity to restore it to functioning. It’s not uncommon for a GFI outlet to be the issue. However, if the power works, but the garage door still will not try opening the garage door manually. If the garage door can be lifted manually, your hardware in terms of the springs and cables are most likely still working; you need garage door opener repair.
Maybe your issue is not that your garage door won’t open suddenly, but that it opens and closes on its own. This could mean the garage door opener has faulty wiring or is getting power surges causing an issue with your circuit board. Circuit boards are hard to diagnose and can be expensive. If your garage door opener is beyond 8 years of age, we normally do not recommend a garage door opener repair. Additionally, if your garage door opener makes strange noises either between or during the opening, it may need to be serviced or replaced.
If you notice any of these issues and need garage door opener repair, please call us to schedule an appointment. We can usually fit you in on the same day you call early enough. We perform garage door opener repair on all the following types of garage door openers:
- Chain Drive Garage Door Openers
- Belt Drive Garage Door Openers
- Side Mount Garage Door Openers
- Wall Mount Garage Door Openers
- Jackshaft Garage Door Openers
- Screw Drive Garage Door Openers
- Wifi Garage Door Openers
How much does garage door opener repair cost?
The cost of your garage door opener repair will depend on the extent of the damage and the brand of garage door opener. In most cases, garage door opener repairs are possible on all the major brands of garage door openers like LiftMaster, Genie, Chamberlin, SOMMER, and Craftsman. If it’s a small garage door opener repair like adjusting the eye sensors, our technicians can usually fix it during your standard garage door service. On the other end, if your garage door opener repair costs are nearing the cost of a new garage door opener, we can help you select a new garage door opener.
How do I know if my opener sensor reversal system is working?
The automatic opener sensor reversal system is the most important safety feature for your garage. This technology makes your garage door stop and reverse if the opening is obstructed in any way. That way your children and pets cannot be hurt by a lowering door. The system knows to stop when something steps in front of the eye sensors located on the sides of your garage door opening. This safety mechanism is important to a discussion of openers because this feature should come standard. Your opener will work with the eye sensors to reverse the door so it is necessary to ensure both are functioning. Safety features similar to this are vital for protecting your family easily and reliably. If your sensors are broken, it’s important to have them repaired as soon as possible.
To test this system, you have the choice of several simple methods. First, place a wood plank or brick on the floor in the middle of the garage opening and hit the button to close the door. The door should immediately start to reverse when it hits the object. Second, try waving a long, thin object like a broom below the door blocking the sensors as it tries to close. The door should also start to reverse in this situation. If the door continues to close in either of these scenarios, your automatic reversal system is not functioning correctly. You can try cleaning the eye sensors to see if that fixes the issue. If it does not, please give us a call to schedule an inspection, and we will make sure your garage door opener is operating safety.
If you’re in need of garage door opener repair, let us take care of the job for your home! Our expert technicians can quickly diagnose your issue and stay stocked with the tools or parts necessary for garage door opener repair. If your garage door opener cannot be affordably repaired, we will also offer you the best options for garage door opener replacement. We have new garage door opener types ranging from wall mount garage door openers to wifi garage door openers to quiet garage door openers, ready with all the best options to upgrade your home. Contact us for more information or to set up your appointment.
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With a screw drive opener, a trolley moves along a threaded steel rod while the motor rotates the rod in order to open and close the door. It tends to land as the midrange option between chain and belt drive openers in terms of quiet operation and longevity. However, we tend to recommend replacing this type of opener for an updated model.
A chain drive opener is the most common and affordable type. It operates on a chain that connects the trolley to a motor. However, since most of the parts are metal, it has a very noisy operation due to all the vibration. This means it isn’t a great option if you have a room above or beside the garage. But if you are looking for a simple system that gets the job done, this could be the opener for you.
Usually, yes. We can perform repairs and service checks on all brands and types of garage door openers. However, if the damage is extensive or your opener is over twenty years old, we can offer you affordable options for garage door opener replacement.
- Squeaking or grinding noises
- Slow opening of your garage door
- Unreliable opening and closing
- If your opener is reaching 15-20 years old
Open your garage door and then push the wall button to close the door. Stand near the garage door and wave a long object—like a broomstick, golf club, or rake—in front of one of the door’s safety eyes to block the sensory beam. If it successfully blocks it, the door should reverse.
If it does not reverse and reopen, pull the item out of the path of the closing door. Close the door again. With it closed, clean the sensor eyes with a soft, dry cloth. Gently adjust them by hand if they look out of alignment. Open the door and repeat the sensor eye test. If it still won’t reverse and reopen, a trained service technician should take a look at it.
With the door fully open, lay a piece of wood such as a section of a 2 x 4 on the floor in the center of the garage door opening where the door touches the floor. Push the wall button to close the door. When the door hits the wood, it should automatically reverse and open. If it doesn’t automatically reverse, it’s time to call a trained service technician. After all, if this mechanism isn’t working correctly, it could become a hazard to your family or pets.