Garage Door Opener Repair & Installation Bolingbrook IL
Serving Bolingbrook and the Surrounding Areas
Your garage door provides you with security as well as improves the visual aspect of your property. A door that does not open properly can become more of an inconvenience than an asset. Ensuring that your garage door opener is working properly reduces the risks of encountering issues with it at a future time. A damaged opener should be repaired or replaced as soon as you notice that it is faulty.
What is the Garage Door Opener?
A garage door opener is a device that opens and closes the garage door. It runs on a motor and is controlled by switches on the wall or a remote. The motor allows you to move the door along the garage door rail without completing the process manually.
Garage door opener installation is a process that can be done by any of our skilled technicians and can be completed in the blink of an eye. The remote also functions over short distances only, and because of this, the door cannot be opened unless you are within its vicinity. The motor also contains an emergency release. This is useful in the event of a power failure or malfunction in the motor. By activating the release, the door can be moved manually.
Our qualified team of experts can repair and upgrade LiftMaster, Craftsman and Chamberlain garage door openers. Once our experts arrive, they will let you know which option is more cost effective, if you need your opener repaired or replaced with a new one.
Garage Door Opener Repair Services
An opener can become damaged or worn out for many reasons. Should this be the case, garage door opener repair may be required. Opener repair is needed if your door is not functioning properly. Garage door installation processes can be expensive. For this reason, you do not need to do an entirely new installation but rather repair the existing opener. This is the case, especially if there is no damage to the door itself.
Some of the reasons as to why your garage door opener may require repairing are:
- Broken gears
- A faulty motherboard
- Damaged or missing sensors
- A loose chain
- A non-functioning wall unit
- A non-functional remote
Our Garage Door Opener Repair Best Practices
Our technicians are all very skilled and experienced. Due to this, they always offer the best repair and installation services. There are various reasons you may require them to come and look at the problems you are experiencing with your garage door opener. These reasons are discussed here in further detail.
➢ The Garage Door Opener is Not Closing Normally (Sensors)
When a garage door opener does not close properly due to the sensor, there are a couple of things we look for. The first thing that we check is the alignment. Poor alignment can result in the door running into obstacles and not closing properly.
The next check we do is the adjustment and height of the sensors. This is carried out along with checking the switch (close limit), which helps us see if the sensors are calibrated correctly.
➢ Grinding Noises
Should there be any grinding noises when the opener is in action, we check that the gear inside the opener is in working condition. A damaged gear causes the opener to make a horrible grinding noise that can be worrying.
➢ The Remote Keypad or Control of the Garage Door Opener is not Responding
The garage door keypad can sometimes become faulty. A wall mount opener or even a universal opener can sometimes not respond, which can be inconvenient. Should this be the case, we check the programming and functionality of the garage door and any keypads that are used to open and close the door. This helps us to identify the problem.
➢ Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t work
Should the opener reversing feature not work, it can be a safety concern. It is important to carry out a garage door safety check should this be the case.
➢ Emergency Release is Pulled Down
Should the garage door emergency released be pulled down, the door won’t open. When it is pulled down, the opener disengages and cannot move the door along the rails.
➢ The Opener is Still not Working
Brands We Work With
There are a few openers that we install and repair. When it comes to installing a new opener, we work with Liftmaster, which is the number one garage door opener supplier on the industry.
In terms of repairing openers, our technicians are licensed to fix:
- Liftmaster garage door opener
- Chamberlain garage door opener
- Craftsman garage door opener
Garage Door Opener Installation Services
Brand New LiftMaster Garage Door Openers
Although there are many circumstances in which repairing the opener is possible, new opener installation is required in some cases. Garage door installation involves an entirely new opener being installed for you. This is more expensive than repairing an already existing motor but cannot be avoided if the damage is extreme. The reasons why you would need a new installation instead of a simple repair are more severe than those that require repairing.
The reasons why you may need a new installation are:
- An old unit may become too old for repair and, as a result, may need replacement.
- If a homeowner has an inspection before selling a house and does not have the sensors for an opener brand that we do not work with, a new installation is required.
- A fresh installation can be done if the homeowner wishes to upgrade their opener to a newer or better one.
Types of Garage Door Openers
There are many garage door openers, all with their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. The types are a chain-driven opener, a belt-driven opener, and a wall-mounted opener.
Chain Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener
This opener type uses a chain that connects the trolley to the motor to move the door along the rails.
Advantages of Chain-Driven Garage Door Openers
The advantages of this type of system are that they are the least expensive system and are reliable.
Disadvantages of Chain-Driven Garage Door Openers
They are less quiet than their belt-driven counterpart.
Belt Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener
Built-in Wi-Fi® allows for smartphone control with the myQ® app. Battery Backup allows you to open/close your door even when the power is out. These garage door openers make use of a rubber belt rather than a chain.
Advantages of Belt-Driven Garage Door Openers
A Belt-Driven garage door opener includes a Battery Backup.
Disadvantages of Belt-Driven Garage Door Openers
They are more expensive than their chain-driven counterpart.
Wall Mount Garage Door Opener
Wall-Mount garage door openers mount on the wall next to the garage door, freeing up the space overhead and opening up the possibilities to maximize your garage space.
These types of openers are also referred to as Jackshaft garage door openers. This type of opener is mainly installed for commercial garage doors or residential high lift doors.
Why Trust Us as Your Professional Garage Door Repair Company?
When trusting our experienced, licensed, and professional technicians with your opener installation, you ensure that the installation is done properly and adheres to safety regulations. This is important because poor installation can result in serious damage and injury. Trusting Discovery Garage Doors with your installation or repair saves you money and time in the long run.