Garage Door Openers,
Greenwood IN

Homeowners with garage doors tend not to think about it after the initial installation. It’s always there, and it works for the most part, so when it stops working, panic is almost guaranteed. When this happens, don’t worry, just call a professional. At Greenwood Garage Door & Opener Repair, it’s our focus to fix any issues that you might be having with the door or its components. We also install new doors, as sometimes, the damage is too severe. Our first priority is for you and your property to be safe and operational.

Our Garage Door Opener Repair Best Practices

When it comes to the services we provide, know that your best interest is always our number one priority. We always want you to feel content with the work we do. That is why we make sure that you understand what is exactly wrong and how it can be fixed.

The Garage Door Opener Is Not Closing Normally (Sensors)

One of the most common problems people have, is that their garage door won’t close all the way. More times than not, the opener isn’t the problem, but the garage door sensors are at fault. When this problem occurs, we first check the alignment of the sensors and their precis height. The switch’s close limit could also be the issue. Either it got changed or has been installed incorrectly. We will adjust everything so that it works properly. To learn how to check the alignment of the garage door sensors by yourself, Click here.

Misaligned Garage Door Sensors
Gear Lubrication

Grinding Noises

You might hear grinding noises while the opener is running. The first thing we check is the gear, which is located inside the opener. This is often the issue, and we can fix it by lubricating the gears and other moving parts inside the machine.

Another possibility for the cause of noise could be the garage door tracks being loose. If in some way they’re not aligned, the movement of the door puts excessive amount of pressure on the hinges and wheel, creating an uneven motion, which then creates loud and annoying grinding noises.

The Keypad or Remote Control of the Garage Door Opener Is Not Responding

When you notice that the garage door keypad and remote for the opener don’t work, this can be indicative of a few things. First and foremost, you should check the batteries in all the electronical devises, you’d be surprised how many people spent unnecessary amounts of money on such a simple fix. If the batteries are in good shape, the issue is probably the programing in the keypad or remote, or both.

Should you choose to call a technician, we make sure to check all of the programming aspects and functionalities of all your keypads and remotes. If you prefer trying to program it yourself, maybe this article by Chamberlain could help. Click Here.

Garage Door Opener Reversing Feature

Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t Work

The auto-reverse feature is a safety mechanism that’s designed to stop the garage door from closing when an object is detected underneath it, and reverse it back up. It is possible for the opener reversing feature to fail over time. The sensors can get damaged, or there may be something obstructing their lenses like dirt and grime, and not a lot of people know but even direct sunlight on the sensor’s lenses can badly affect their functionality. When our technician is on site, the first thing he does is perform a garage door safety check that ensures the garage door is safe to use and then he moves on to check the rest of the opener components.

Emergency Release Is Pulled Down

In some cases, many homeowners call us and say that there seems to be absolutely nothing wrong with the garage door and for some odd reason the door won’t open. The problem might be simpler than you think – the emergency release has been pulled down.

This can happen for various reasons, but it is important to note that the emergency release is designed to stop all functionality of the garage door, meaning you can’t use the door until the emergency release cord has been released and set back to its proper position.

What Is the Garage Door Opener?

A garage door opener is the motor that lifts and lowers your garage door, with help from the springs and cables. It is an electric devise that’s connected to your house’s electrical grid. The garage door trolley is also part of the opener and it is connected to a special arm, located at the top of your door. The trolley is what opens and closes the door, and it’s pulled on the track using a screw, belt, or chain.

Types of Garage Door Openers

Chain-Drive

A chain-driven garage door opener utilizes a chain to connect the motor and trolley together. This chain looks similar to that on a bicycle, though it is much longer and heavier.

Advantages

These openers are stronger than others, which means they are often used in two-car garages. They can also be made of any material, though most people consider steel to be the best. Generally, they aren’t too expensive and can be found from almost any retailer.

Disadvantages

Primarily, the biggest drawback of this style opener is the noise it makes. The natural structure of the chain is the reason it rattles while it’s being moved. In addition, when the door opens, it does in a jerking motion, which adds to the noise.

Belt-Drive

The belt-driven opener uses a rubber belt to do the job. This can look like a belt from a vehicle, but again, it’s longer and often more heavy-duty.

Advantages

Belt-driven openers make less noise, and they are quite strong. Therefore, they can lift all types of doors quickly. You can also maintain it, and technicians find it easier to install. There’s no lubrication required. 

Disadvantages

As strong as they are, they’re still not as strong as their chain counterparts. They may not work as well in hot or humid conditions and could slip and damage the car. Lastly, they don’t last as long as the chain-drive.

Wall Mount

The wall-mount opener, also known as a Jackshaft garage door opener, is mounted on your wall where the door’s torsion bar ends, and can go on either side. Generally, this style is installed in high-lift doors for residential properties and in commercial properties with garage doors.

Brands We Work With

Our technicians are all licensed to install the best openers on the market right now. These brands include Chamberlain & Liftmaster, whilst repairing an additional brand – Craftsman.

Why Trust Us as Your Professional Garage Door Repair Company?

Openers should be handled with professional, experienced, and licensed technicians. At Greenwood Garage Door & Opener Repair, our technicians are updated on the newest technologies and most recent methods, not to mention they always have a smile on there face.