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Garage Door Opener

Garage Door Opener

There are two things which will lead to a good garage door opener, from the kind or the type of the garage opener you will purchase, to the installation that should be performed by a trained garage door technician.  A good garage opener can easily last for 20 years or more, so when you invest in high quality opener, and using a qualified garage door technician for the installation, you know that you invested in something that will serve you for many years.
Before we will start, we would like to make it clear: The garage opener is not the force which open and close the door, most of the lifting and balancing is being done by the spring system. And as a proof, try to use your garage door manually, and if the door was installed correctly, you will find how easy it is to open and close it even without the garage opener.

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About The Garage Door Openers

The three leading garage door openers in the markets today are the chain drive opener, the belt drive opener and the screw drive opener. Below we will list the three advantaged and disadvantages of each opener:

The chain drive garage door opener

 The chain drive opener is probably the most popular opener today. This opener work with the assistance of an iron chain, which is attached to a trolley, which is connected to the rail, and by moving along the rail, it is opening and closing the garage door. As long as you are using a high quality garage opener, such as the garage openers created by Liftmaster, you will get a strong garage opener, and a reliable one, and it will probably going to serve you for many years.

The belt drive garage door opener

Basically, the belt drive opener operate the door with same idea that works for the chain drive openers which we just described, just that instead of the steel chain, there is a rubber belt moving along the rail. The belt drive openers are little more expensive than the chain drive openers, but they are much quieter, since the use of rubber belt eliminate the noise of a metal chain that run along the rail. If you are interested in a quiet opener, the belt drive opener will be your best choice. The belt openers are our second best sellers in Redondo Beach, and we recommend them to anyone who is looking for a strong opener, and at the same time quiet.

Screw drive garage door openers

The screw drive opener operate with a simpler mechanism, with a threaded rod that made from steel. The screw drive openers are becoming less and less popular in the market. But they are still the best choice for those who want to do the installation without the help of a garage door technician, since their simple mechanism makes them the easiest to install by do it yourself.

Garage Door Opener Redondo Beach CA

Garage Opener Redondo Beach California

A strong, high quality garage door opener in Redondo Beach is the key to a garage door that will service you properly for many years. And if you are using your garage door multiple times a day, the importance of choosing high quality garage opener become much more relevant. Just like everything else, we believe that in the long run, quality will turn to be wise investment. So when it comes to choosing a new garage opener, whether it is an overhead door in Redondo Beach, or garage door in Manhattan Beach ca, we recommend that you always aim for quality.

Before you buy a new opener

There are many different types, brands and kinds of garage door openers, and since purchasing a new garage door opener is something that we should do once, and not have to deal with it again for the next twenty and possibly more, it is recommended to invest some more money, and in return to have a garage opener that is going to open and close the door to our garage whenever we need it to do so.
But most of us don’t really know what kind of opener they need, which of the garage opener brands offer high quality openers, and is it even possible to install an opener in to operate their garage door in Redondo Beach automatically. In this article we will try and shed some light on the subject, and try to assist you find the right opener for your garage door.
Before you go ahead and contact a local garage door technician, Whether for a new garage door opener installation, or for a garage door repair, please read our recommendations, explanations and tips, so you will purchase something, that with little more knowledge of the subject, you could buy better.

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Is it a fresh opener installation?

There is a difference between a new opener installation and an opener replacement. When you replace an opener, you remove the old one and install a new operator. But when it is a brand new garage opener installation in Redondo Beach, and there was never an opener before, you first need to make sure that it is even possible to install a new opener.
The first thing you need to check is if there is electricity in the garage at all. Not every garage in Redondo Beach has electricity, and it is impossible to install a new motor without electricity. If there is no electric power to your garage, you will need to contact an electrician in Redondo Beach first, and only once he connected the garage to the electricity, you will be able to install and use a new garage opener.
The second thing is the structure of the garage and the way it is built. There is a certain space which is required to install a garage door opener in Redondo Beach. And in some cases, the installation may require additional modifications to make the installation passable. So if you never had an opener before, it is not obvious that it is going to be possible to install a new opener.
But after many years of servicing overhead doors in Redondo Beach, including repair and installation of garage openers, there is no problem that we cannot overcome, since when it comes to garage door services, whether it is a garage door opener repair in Redondo Beach, or a garage door repair in Tarzana, Three Beaches Garage Doors can fix it.

What brand should I use?

There are many garage door brands in California. Some of them offer high quality openers, and some offer low quality openers. The thing is that the difference in prices is not as big as the difference between the qualities, and with investment of 10-30 percent more, you can purchase one of the best openers in the world. We supply high quality garage openers in Redondo Beach, like Liftmaster garage opener, which considered to be strong and reliable, and when being used properly, can last for many years with just basic maintenance.
If you want to read about the garage door openers brands, you can read the article written by All Westchester Garage Doors, which offer general survey of the garage door openers and types. But to make it short, we believe the Liftmaster openers are considered to be strong and reliable openers, what make them our preferred opener manufacture to work with. And after 20 years in the garage door business, and after countless garage door repairs in Los Angeles, we know why choose to recommend that particular brand to all our customers in Redondo Beach.

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Do I need a new opener?

If you are wondering whether to fix the current garage opener in Redondo Beach, or to purchase a new operator, you are asking the same question many people are asking. The answer to that question depend on the problem, and if it worth repairing, or will it be better to completely replace the motor.
If it is a remote problem, a Key pad problem, a safety sensors problem, push button, lose chain, or any other problem that doesn’t involve the opener itself, we will usually repair it when we service garages in Redondo Beach. But if the issue is with the motor itself, such as a broken gear, we may recommend to replace the motor. But again, every case is unique, and a inspecting your opener is required for a professional evaluation. Some people mistakenly assume that repairing the opener will be the cheapest and the wisest decision, but when you consider the fact that the opener can last for few more months and then break again, against a new garage opener in Redondo Beach that can last for 30 years or more, you can easily see why repairing will not always be the wisest decision. It can be garage door in Redondo Beach, garage door repairs Calabasas, or anywhere else in Los Angeles, only when a garage door technician inspect the garage door and the door’s operator it will be possible to determine if to repair or to install a new opener.

Garage operator Troubleshoot

If you garage operator in Redondo Beach do not open or close the door, it may be due to several reasons. From a problem in the garage door itself, through safety sensors troubleshooting, to broken gear, there isn’t always one general option why the opener stopped working.
When it comes to garage door operator troubleshoot, there are many problems that you can repair by yourself, and there are problems that require a trained technician that know how to fix garage door openers in Redondo Beach. We would like to go over some of the common opener issues, and help you with garage door opener troubleshooting.
But before we start, we will repeat what we said before: Your garage door in Redondo Beach should work perfectly manually in order to be connected to an electric opener. If the door is not working perfectly that when you use it manually, you should repair the problem/s before connecting the opener to the door. And that goes for every garage doors, whether it is broken overhead door Hermosa Beach, or broken garage door La Puente.

  1. The remote is not working: If the Push Button or the Key-pad (The wall switch) of your garage door in Redondo Beach is working, but the remote is not, you either need to replace the battery of the remote, or to reprogram the remote and sync with the motor. You can either do it by yourself, or contact us for same day garage door repairs in Redondo Beach.
  2. The door go down part of the way, and then reverse: This may be a symptom of a safety sensors issue. If when you are holding the wall switch the door is closing perfectly then you may need to adjust or repair the safety sensors. Many times someone accidently moved one of the safety sensors from where it is installed, and by that caused to the invisible laser beam between the sensors to break. All you need to do is to bring the safety sensor back to its place, and it may solve the problem. If that did not solve the problem, All Redondo Beach Garage Doors will come and fix it for you today, since garage door repairs in Redondo Beach is what we do.

No matter how annoying the problem may be, YOU SHOULD NEVER REMOVE THE SAFETY SENSORS. They are there to protect you, or any other person or object in case they will be at the door’s path while it is going sown. This is the law, and garage doors in Redondo Beach are no different.

  1. No sound or lights when trying to use the opener: You may not have power to the outlet. Check if there is power in the outlet. If there is no power, use a licensed electrician in Redondo Beach to fix the problem.
  2. The opener works, but there is no light: You may simply need to replace the light bulb (Make sure you are using the kind which is recommended by the manufacture).
  3. The opener is making grinding noise, but the door is not moving: In that case the gear may broke and need to be replaced. You can purchase the gear and replace it by DIY, or you can contact a local garage door technician Redondo Beach.
  4. The door is not closing completely: If the opener does not close the door all the way, or if the door is stop in open position which is too low, you probably need to adjust the travel limits. Check the manual for instructions. Here is a link to the lift master FAQ page. If you still need help, you can call us, or schedule a garage door service in Redondo Beach.

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Garage door opener and safety

Every automated garage door, whether it is a garage door in Redondo Beach or an automated garage door in Hermosa, must include a safety feature. Again, this is not an option, it is by the federal law, that every garage door which include a garage door opener should include a safety feature as photoelectric eye, so it can protect objects which will be located at the path of the garage door while it is in movement.
We know that the safety sensors can sometime prevent the garage door from closing although there is nothing there stopping the door from closing all the way, and we know that it does not seem like you must install the safety sensors, but installing a garage door opener with no safety sensors is illegal! Just think that something or someone is on the door’s path while it is closing. Forget the damage to the door, the car or whatever it is, think that a person or a pet will be there, and then you will probably think again about how important it is to have safety sensors installed.

If you need consultation about garage door operator, if you are thinking whether to fix the operator or replace it, if you can’t synch the garage opener to the car or to the remote, or if you are not sure which garage opener will be the best for you, please contact Three Beaches Garage Doors, and we will gladly assist you.

 

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