A typical version of an overhead garage door used in the past would have been built as a one-piece panel. The panel was mounted on each side with unequal parallelogram style hinge lifting mechanism. Newer versions of overhead garage doors are now generally built from several panels hinged together that roll along a system of tracks guided by rollers. The weight of the door may be 400 lb (181.4 kg) or more, but is balanced by either a torsion spring system or a pair of extension springs. A remote controlled motorized mechanism for opening garage doors adds convenience, safety, and security.
A torsion spring counterbalance system consists of one or two tightly wound up springs on a steel shaft with cable drums at both ends. The entire apparatus mounts on the header wall above the garage door and has three supports: a center bearing plate with a steel or nylon bearing and two end bearing plates at both ends. The springs themselves consist of the steel wire with a stationary cone at one end and a winding cone at the other end. The stationary cone is attached to the center bearing plate. The winding cone consists of holes every 90 degrees for winding the springs and two set screws to secure the springs to the shaft. Steel counterbalance cables run from the roller brackets at the bottom corners of the door to a notch in the cable drums. When the door is raised, the springs unwind and the stored tension lifts the door by turning the shaft, thus turning the cable drums, wrapping the cables around the grooves on the cable drums. When the door is lowered, the cables unwrap from the drums and the springs are rewound to full tension.
Precision has been my choice for all garage door needs for years. You all provide quality products and service. You arrive when you say you’re going to. And you’ve always had everything in the work vehicle that was needed. This time, what I thought was wrong was the electronic eye bcs the door wouldn’t shut. I cleaned it of dust and spider webs but it didn’t work. That was only part of the issue. The electronic display had a code rather than the time. It meant the springs wer
Almost all garage door openers come with a warranty. The warranty of your garage door opener will differ depending on where you purchased the product. The owner’s manual should give you the specific warranty information. Service is not covered by the warranty. If the owner chooses to have a professional service the opener or if the installation is a DIY, the warranty will not cover any repairs.
An extension spring counterbalance system consists of a pair of stretched springs running parallel to the horizontal tracks. The springs lift the door through a system of pulleys and counterbalance cables running from the bottom corner brackets through the pulleys. When the door is raised, the springs contract, thus lifting the door as the tension is released. Typically these springs are made of 11 gauge galvanized steel, and the lengths of these springs are based on the height of the garage door in question. Their lifting weight capacity can best be identified by the color that is painted on the ends of the springs.
A garage door is a large door on a garage that opens either manually or by an electric motor (a garage door opener). Garage doors are frequently large enough to accommodate automobiles and other vehicles. Small garage doors may be made in a single panel that tilts up and back across the garage ceiling. Larger doors are usually made in several jointed panels that roll up on tracks across the garage ceiling, or into a roll above the doorway. The operating mechanism is spring-loaded or counterbalanced to offset the weight of the door and reduce human or motor effort required to operate the door. Less commonly, some garage doors slide or swing horizontally. Doors are made of wood, metal, or fiberglass, and may be insulated to prevent heat loss. Warehouses, bus garages and locomotive sheds have larger versions.
With new smartphone connectivity, you can open and close your garage door opener from anywhere, right from your phone. You can even receive alerts when the garage door has been opened or closed. From your smartphone, you can download the app that is associated with your garage door opener brand. Smartphone connectivity is a feature that is built into your garage door opener, but cannot be purchased separately. Garage door openers that have this feature are on the more expensive side, and average in cost from $160-$350.
With hundreds of moving parts that are all required to work together, it's no surprise that garage doors may need occasional repair and maintenance. Garage door repair services are also required in emergency situations, like when the garage door won't operate and the car is trapped inside or you've accidentally backed into the door when it was closed. Whether it's a specific repair of your garage door opener, a broken spring that needs to be replaced, or a bent or rusted track, The Home Depot's local, licensed service providers can get the job done quickly and efficiently.
If the opener doesn’t run when you touch the wires at the opener, use a small wire and jump those same two wires at the opener terminal. If the opener runs, the wire that connects the opener to the switch is bad. Sometimes the staples that hold the wire to the wall pinch the wire, causing a short. Install 18- to 22-gauge wire as part of the garage door repair.
Clopay® is proud to be the largest manufacturer of residential garage doors in North America and recognized as the leading brand among homeowners. For more than 50 years, we have helped homeowners reimagine their homes and create a personalized exterior that they can enjoy and take pride in for years to come. Clopay’s residential garage doors are designed and manufactured in the USA, starting at our headquarters in the heart of Ohio, and delivered to dealers via our 50 distribution centers throughout the US and Canada.
Though you can do some maintenance to your garage doors on your own, it may be a good idea to schedule routine inspections with a professional. A typical service call will include a manual inspection of the door and opener. Then adjustments can be made including spring tension, chain/belt tension, limits and force adjustments and door lubrication. Fees for this service vary from place to place, but garage door repairs typically cost between $147 and $340.
Install the stiffening strut on top of the top section of steel doors with the section lying flat. Then install the opener bracket that replaces the center bracket between the top two sections. While you’re working on the sections, protect them from scratches by putting carpet scraps on top of your sawhorses. Now, slide the rollers into the roller brackets.
Some garage door openers also offer the option of Wi-Fi connectivity. You can simply connect your Wi-Fi garage door opener to your home wireless network. This gives you the ability to control your garage door right from your phone's Wi-Fi, or even from your computer. This makes it easy to open up your garage door from anywhere, rather than having to get up to do so, or be in range with your remote. Similar to garage door openers that have the smartphone feature, these openers are also on the more expensive side, and average in cost from $160-$350.
I chose Precision because of an ad I saw advertising free service call. I was looking to replace the sensors on 2 garage doors. Ben the tech- very nice and knowledgeable told me I would have to replace both units because the base unit was too old. Fine not what I was looking to do but I understood until he quoted me over $900 for 2 units. My friend just had hers replaced for $350. When I told Ben I would think about it He said that would be $80 for the service call. My free coupon only works if you get a repair. It took less than 15 mins. Needless to say I have called a few other companies and the going rate is $340-$350 no service fee
I had an unusual problem with my door opener that totally stumped 2 previous companies. They would sell me parts that did not fix the problem. Then I tried A1 Door Garage Service. A1 was also initially stumped, but kept exploring solutions. Even refunding my cost of parts I bought that did not resolve the issue. How's THAT for great service. After about 5 visits from A1 the problem is fixed. I am very pleased. JD from A1 stuck with it and did not give up until I was satisfied with the repair, and adjusted my final bill to reflect a refund of parts I purchased that did not fix the problem.
A chain-driven opener is probably the least expensive garage door opener that you can buy. In this type of garage door opener, the motor pulls on a chain that is attached to a bar that pulls the garage door up and down. This is the same as a belt opener, however, in this case it is a chain. Chain driven garage door openers range in price from $130-$180.
I had no idea who to call when I needed garage door repair. I googled and took my chances. How happy I am that I contacted Precision Door Service. I was able to schedule service right away during hours that worked around my work schedule. The man who serviced my broken garage door was most professional and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain what was wrong with my garage door and gave me several options about the ways to fix my garage door and the varying prices. My garage door was fixed promptly and is now working very well. I am so pleased with Precision Door Service and I will certainly recommend the company to friends and neighbors who are experiencing similar issues. Gratefully, Kathy Rather
Great! We specialize in all sorts of garage door repair work. Working around the garage door can be fairly dangerous if you’re trying to repair this issue on your own. Most garage door companies will quickly remind folks about this, and it’s true. Their are some hazards to watch out for when working around these heavy and high tension doors. We recommend you give an expert a call to address the issue in a safe and timely manner for you.
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