El Paso Garage Doors wants to be your only call when you need assistance with your garage door. Our company is a renowned name in the garage door industry. Truly, we can provide you with top notch service and at any time day or night. Our well-trained techs are equipped to offer a variety of services.
We handle anything from repairs to replacements. In fact, we even specialize in openers. Our staff is skilled with routine maintenance and door customization. No matter your need, we can provide you overhead garage door service that you’ll be pleased with.
Garage Door Openers Defined
Often people think that the opener of their garage door is their remote or wall mount. This is not the case! The opener is actually positioned above the track and is motorized. It plugs into the ceiling of your garage.
When the opener stops working, you will not be able to automatically open or close your door.
The remote, keypad, or wall mount button are used to turn the opener on.
Which Frequency Is a Garage Door Opener?
Your garage door opener should be a frequency between 300-400 MHz. This way, it keeps from interfering with other types of electronics such as cell phones, military devices, airplanes, and more.
Your opener is designed to hop around between these frequencies to get the transmitter and receiver to communicate. This is a safety precaution that is built in to the technology to keep people from hacking your receiver.
Programming a Remote to The Opener
In order for the receiver and transmitter to communicate, the frequencies must work together smoothly. Also, the dip switch patterns need to match up. If they match your neighbor’s house, then they will open both of your doors which is not a good situation.
We have a savvy group of certified techs that are equipped to assist and reprogram your remote to your opener. If you need a new remote, we can also order that if you would prefer.
Types of Openers
For the most part, you can figure that there are four general garage door opener designs. Our techs can assist you with the information you need about your door’s parts.
Our company has access to a large warehouse where we keep all of the parts that are needed for the repairs we make. You won’t have to wait because we stay fully stocked. Our technicians have access to these door components so that they can give you what you need for your garage door.
Here is a bit more info about the different types of openers:
The chain drive is the most common type of opener. This is true for both residential and commercial properties. The chain drive works by pushing or pulling the trolley up and down the track. The trolley is connected to the hockey stick bar that is attached to your garage door.
Customers often go with this style opener because of the great price point that it is in. The only drawback is that it can be noisy. Homes that have a bonus room over the garage may want to avoid this option because of the noise factor.
When your door opener begins to function, it causes the lifting mechanism to pull the door open or push it down. A screw drive opener has a metal, threaded rod that moves the trolley across the tracks. It is compact, yet very powerful and works on heavy duty or wide doors.
This particular dive, known as a belt drive, is similar to a chain drive but it uses a belt to push the door. This is quieter system if that is what you are looking to use for your home or business. In fact, if you have a garage that is attached to your home, then the belt drive may be your best option to choose. The price is a bit more but some customers have found that it is worth it in the end to have a quieter door.
The jackshaft is installed on the side of the door instead of the installation being above the door. Often newer homes are built with taller garages which means that a jackshaft is required. If your ceilings are high, it will make it very difficult to plug in the opener.
A jackshaft is compatible with vertical, high, or standard lift doors. It is important to note that it cannot be used with a low headroom door. Also, it can only be used with a system that has torsion springs.
Which Opener Is Right For Your Door?
Our technicians are up to date on anything that your garage door may need. We keep them trained on the latest in the industry. They can assist you with what type of opener is right for your door needs. If you need to have this part replaced, they will help you sort through the following to see what you need:
- Function preference
- Best pricing
- Noise preferences
- Placement needs
- When to install
- Warranty information
If you have questions about this, be sure to ask our trusted team of professionals. We are here to give you top notch service and assistance with a smile and friendly attitude.
The Different Opener Parts
Every door opener is comprised of a variety of important parts. Each one is designed to make the opener operate smoothly for your door to function right. If one of these parts stops working, it can cause quite a few issues. These are important parts to consider:
Our team uses the dip switch to help program your garage door’s remote to your opener. This way, you will only open your door and not your neighbors or someone else’s by accident.
A dip switch is the part of the opener that tunes your remote and opener together. In order for them to communicate, the tiny switches inside of the parts need to match up correctly. This is important with the dip switch.
Receivers and Transmitters
The receiver is located inside of the door opener. It communicates with the transmitter, which is the remote or wall mount. When the transmitter is pushed, it signals the receiver to operate the motor inside of the opener.
Transmitters that are remotes can be 2 or 3 buttons, depending on how many doors you have. Each button will need to be programmed to the proper open based off of the dip switch pattern.
The capacitor is the electric component inside of the opener that causes the mechanism to push or pull the door to open and close. When you push the transmitter, the receiver gets the signal and then power builds up in the capacitor which causes it to work.
Call Us Today
El Paso Garage Doors has a team in place to answer you. Once they evaluate your situation by asking how they can meet your needs, they will dispatch one of our certified technicians out to your location. We are here to take your call any time of the night or day.
You can expect our techs to get there as soon as they can. We are here to give you great and timely service. Call now so we can work for you!