Garage Door Opener Repair or Replacement
As the name implies, garage door openers are the mechanisms that are responsible for closing and opening a garage door. It is controlled by switches in the garage and they come in different types. While some can be operated manually, others can be operated with the use of a device, which can function even when the operator is not in the garage. In the case that the garage door opener gets damaged, the garage door would no longer be able to open or close. When this happens, the problem has to be fixed quickly but this is not a problem for us at Reno Garage Door Repairs as we are always available to help with your garage door needs. The different types of garage door openers are:
With the chain drive, the door is lowered and lifted with a metal chain mechanism. It is the cheapest out of all the garage door openers and it is well known for the noise it produces during movement. If you are sensitive to noise, this might not be the best option for your garage door.
Belt Drive & Direct Drive
As opposed to the metal chain, a rubber belt is used in the lifting mechanism. This option is less noisy and generally more low maintenance than the chain drive option. If your garage door is directly under the property, this is a good option.
With the direct drive, the motor moves the trolley which controls the door. There is very little noise produced and very little maintenance needed. It is the most expensive out of all the options.
Screw Drive & Jackshaft-Drive Opener
With this door opener, the trolley is in charge of opening and closing the garage door rides on a threaded steel rod as the motor rotates the rod. It is also known for being easy to maintain.
The Jackshaft drive opener works differently from the rest. Here, they are installed on the side of the garage door and use a motor system that turns a torsion bar which in turn raises the door. They mostly find applications in industrial or commercial settings as they are very expensive. Maintenance wise, however, they are cost-effective.
For advice regarding the type of garage door opener you can get, you can always contact us at Reno Garage Door Repair. We are always willing to help.
Why You Should Repair or Replace Your Garage Door Opener
Apart from ease of usage in terms of opening and closing the garage door, one important reason you should fix your door opener is security. Old and faulty garage doors would be easy to break into and easy access can be gotten to the property that way. Also, the garage door opener should be replaced or fixed when it starts to get too noisy and disruptive. That is a sign that the door opener is due for a replacement. All our services at Reno Garage Door Repairs are tailored to fit with the budget of the client, so there is nothing to worry about.