Garage Door Service of San Antonio can help with any type of garage door repair, maintenance and installation situation or need. Our team is customer service focused. We are ready to help you with all door components and that means your opener too. Proper upkeep of your door and the parts that make it up will mean you are more pleased with your door’s functionality for many years to come
Our team is ready to work on any type of door that you have whether it is residential or commercial in style. We promise to give you the attention you deserve and that you will be satisfied with the work and services we offer.
The Choice for the Type of Door Opener
We have a team that is ready and able to handle any part that you have, no matter the make or model. Our team can help you with both residential and commercial types.We will assist you with your opener, no matter the situation.
If you need to have this part replaced, they will help you make a choice on the following to see what you need most:
- Where to place it
- When to install the opener
- Function goals
- Basic pricing
- Noise and volume scenarios
- Warranty info
We are determined to give you a dynamic, thorough garage door service experience. Our team cares for your needs and will address your concerns and questions quickly. Please call us for anything garage door related
Garage Door Openers Defined
The garage door opener of your garage is not what you typically think of which is often your remote to open and close the door. The opener that we help with is actually located a motorized part above the track in the ceiling of the 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.
Opener Frequency is Important
Door openers typically have a frequency between 300-400 MHz. It is a good rule thumb to keep in mind. Cell phones and military devices can cause issues with openers so you want to be mindful of the frequency.
Programming a Remote With Your Opener
Our team of well-trained and skilled technicians is able to help with your opener. They are ready to assist and reprogram your remote to your opener.
In order for the receiver and transmitter to work together smoothly, then the frequencies need to coincide. The dip switch pattern needs to be considered. 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 Four Main Opener Types
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. There aren’t any makes or models that we can’t assist. We stay stocked up for your convenience. Our techs have constant access to our warehouse that has all types of openers and other garage door components.
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 pricy 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.
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:
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.
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.
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 Opener Assistance Today
Garage Door Repair Service of San Antonio will assist with anything you need on your garage door, including your opener. Truly, we want to help you and meet your needs. Our goal is to become your trusted garage door service provider. We hope to hear from you soon. Our friendly phone reps are available to take you call and get someone out to you quickly! Call today.