Garage Door Openers of Atlanta can install or repair any garage door opener. We are committed to providing you with superior service regardless of the make or model. Our passionate team is committed to customer satisfaction. When you need help with your garage door opener, give us a call.
What Is A Garage Door Opener?
Your garage door is the most common and important way to enter your home. If your garage door opener is not working correctly, it could leave your home vulnerable to break ins. It is important to keep your residence safe and secure.
The opener is the primary device responsible for opening and closing your door. The opener operates by a motor usually attached on your garage ceiling. When the opener stops automatically working, so does your garage door.
We want you to be as knowledgeable as possible when you are purchasing garage door equipment. We want you to have all the information you need about openers to make the right choice. Our trained technicians can handle all types of garage door openers.
Our team offers a large stock of quality parts and tools. If we do not have a part in our warehouse, we will order it immediately. We want you to have all the information about the different types of openers:
Chain drives are usually priced lower than other types. For this reason, they are the most common choice for homeowners. However, they can be quite noisy since they operate by a chain.
This type works like a bicycle chain and is connected to the motor and pulley. If your garage is not connected to your house, this may be a good option for you. This is not recommended if you are very sensitive to noise.
A belt drive opener uses a rubber belt rather than a chain. When the door is opened or closed, the belt slides the trolley. This makes the motion very quiet and less noisy. Operating by a rubber belt, also provides less maintenance and low vibrations.
Although the belt drive is smooth and quiet, it is also more expensive. When considering a new opener, consider the options that are unique to your home. We can help you with that.
This type of opener has fewer parts like the belt drive. Screw drive openers are connected to the trolley by a steel rod. They work differently from the chain drive and belt drive types.
The trolley rises and lowers as the rod rotates. They are a good choice for any type of house. They are smooth and quiet.
Which Opener Is Right For You?
Do you need a new opener? Are you wondering which type is right for you? It be hard to make that decision. There are several factors to consider before you purchase an opener.
Our professional technicians are very knowledgeable regarding openers. They can answer any questions you have and help you decide on the perfect one. Some areas to consider before purchasing an opener are:
- Keypads - If you want the luxury of having a password protected keypad, we can do that for you. This allows you to program any password to your garage door for extra security.
- Keychain remotes - We can even supply you with multiple remotes so you can have access from different vehicles. You can request miniature remotes that attach to your keychain. This helps you to prompt your garage door before even pulling into your driveway.
- Battery backup - In the event of a power outage, this is a great feature to have. If you lose electricity, you will still be able to have the ability to leave your garage.
- Noise level - If your garage is attached to the house, you may want to carefully consider a quiter type of opener. Additionally, if excessive noise bothers you, a quieter opener will also be helpful.
- Internet capabilities - This feature makes it possible to control your garage from anywhere. This works best by using a smartphone. Whether you are at work or the grocery store, you can control your garage door.
How The Opener Works
We all want our equipment to function perfectly and never break down. However, everything breaks down over time. In order for equipment to stay smoothly working, there are many moving parts. Understanding how a garage door opener works, will help you troubleshoot and understand the need for repairs.
Transmitters And Batteries
These important electronic devices are vital to the operation of your opener. They send signals to the motor and cause the garage door to open and close. They should be frequently maintained.
Your transmitter is the remote. Whenever you push remote buttons, specific frequency waves send out signals. This is how the garage door cycles happen.
There is a certain frequency that your garage door openers work on. This frequency is usually 300-400 MHz. It is vital that your opener frequency is not interrupted by other electronic devices. The dip switch make this happen.
The dip switch is a a tiny piece located in the remote. It syncs your remote and opener. It is required so that your door can be programmed to your residence. The dip switch is responsible for your door opening, rather than your neighbor’s door.
The trolley is a part that pulls on the opener to make the garage door open. It then pushes on the opener when the door needs to close. The rope that hangs down from the trolley engages and disengages the opener. If the trolley ever becomes unaligned, we will gladly take care of it.
Maintenance And Safety Features
Your safety is very important to us. In order to keep a safe environment, you should call a professional company to handle any problems. There is always a chance of injury when dealing with garage door parts. Let our trained technicians help you.
Safety sensors are installed in most garage openers. These sensors operate by an infrared signal. Some safety features are:
- Force guard control
- Vacation settings
- Motion sensors
- And more...
This infrared signal makes the garage door open when you press the remote button. If you have questions about opener safety features, please do not hesitate to ask us.
Contact Us To Take Care Of Your Opener
Call Garage Door Openers of Atlanta today to handle your opener. Our company is always available to provide you with quality services. Call us any time of day or night. Our staff will be sure to send a technician to you right away.