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Are you having trouble getting your garage door to open? Do you hear a grinding or squeaking sound when you attempt to open the door? If this is the case, you may need to have repairs done to your electric garage door opener. Or perhaps you’ve recently purchased a new garage door opener and realized that you need help with its installation. Garage One conveniently offers repair and installation services for the following:

Knowing Your Garage Door Opener System

At Garage One, we are often asked which of the most commonly used garage door opener systems is best. Much depends on what you’re looking for in your garage door opener. If you are looking for the lowest priced system, a chain-driven system is probably your best bet, as long as you don’t mind a little noise when the door is in operation. People who have a detached garage or a garage that is not directly under a bedroom often embrace the savings that a chain drive system offers.

If your budget offers a little wiggle room, and you do want to minimize the noise you hear from your door, a belt drive system might be a better choice. With regular lubrication of the moving parts, belt drive garage door opener will last for a long time. Please talk to your Garage One installation technician on how to perform maintenance safely and correctly.

Screw drive garage door openers have fewer moving parts than other kinds of garage door openers and may, therefore, have fewer problems associated with wear and tear. The modern screw drive garage door openers available at Garage One function reliably even under extreme weather conditions and have evolved beyond the climate-related breakdowns that plagued older models.

Affordable Garage Door Opener Repairs: Broken Springs

When you operate your garage door opener, the weight of your garage door is actually borne and counterbalanced by tightly coiled springs. Most garage door opening systems rely on either torsion springs or extension springs.

The more common of these is the torsion spring which you can usually find sitting horizontally over the door. Bringing the door down causes cables attached to the base of the door to tightly wind the torsion springs; bringing the door back up releases the energy coiled in the springs and helps to lift the door.

Extension springs (usually running vertically on either side of the door) work in a similar way except that bringing the door down causes the springs to stretch rather than coil more tightly; the energy in the stretched-out spring is released to lift the door as the spring goes back to its original size. Because of the potential danger of these high-tension springs breaking and flying off, they are usually secured in place with a safety cable.

Because torsion and extension springs are under constant pressure, they are likely to weaken over time and break. Many homeowners have heard a loud pop or bang from their garage and not realized that the spring has broken until they find the door cannot be raised. When this happens, it’s time to call Garage One for same day replacement of the broken spring.

Troubleshooting Problems with Your Electric Garage Door Opener

Diagnosing the problem with your garage door opener requires a little observation and testing of different components; here’s a quick checklist of things you can do before calling your Garage one technician for repairs:

The remote or wall switch isn’t working: If your wall switch works but the remote doesn’t, the first thing that you’ll want to do is to replace the remote’s batteries. If this doesn’t work, you may need to have a new receiver. Or if the problem is reversed and your remote works but the wall switch doesn’t, you may need electrical repairs, rewiring or replacement. We recommend that all electrical work be done by a professional.

The carriage moves but the door doesn’t: The trolley carriage is the part of your garage door that pulls the opener arm to lift your garage door. If you see the carriage opening, but your garage door doesn’t budge an inch, you probably need to have it replaced.

The garage door makes a grinding sound: If your garage door makes a strange grinding sound when you attempt to open it, but it doesn’t move, chances are you need to have the main gear drive replaced. This is a complicated repair and should be carried out by a professional.

The door doesn’t close or open all the way or reverses too soon: First check to see if there’s an object that is blocking the door’s closure. Then, check to see if the photo eye sensors near the floor are aligned – as a safety measure, your garage door opener is programmed not to close if the beam between these photo eyes is broken. If adjusting the sensors doesn’t fix the problem, you may need to have the close limit switch adjusted. This is an easy repair that our mechanics can do in almost no time at all.

The garage door sticks when being opened or closed: This is an easy fix that can be done on your own most of the time. Check to see if the rollers or hinges need lubricating or cleaning with WD-40. If this still doesn’t work, you may need to have the tracks realigned and should call an expert.

Our #1 priority is complete customer satisfaction! And we are delighted to be at your service 24/7. Contact us today via email or by phone.

Garage Door Opener Repair and Installation for GTA Residents

We guarantee every overhead garage door and garage door opener we install, repair and service in Greater Toronto Area Ontario Canada. Now serving the GTA; Ajax, Aurora, Bolton, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Maple, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Scarborough, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Vaughan, Whitby & Woodbridge.

Garage One Specializes in Both Residential and Commercial Services

Our #1 priority is complete customer satisfaction! And we are delighted to be at your service 24/7. Contact us today via email or by phone.

Testimonials

I called several places, including one other garage door specialist as well as other stores, to compare pricing. No one could match Garage One's price and no one came close to their response time - they told me they can put in two new doors the next week (and this was on a Friday) compared to 4-8 weeks quoted by the others. We ended up replacing both doors and the technicians that day did a good job. They are professional and provide prompt, straightforward service.

A. Bowen
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