Garage Door Opener Installation

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    Garage Door Opener Installation

    There are many things to think about when considering purchasing a new garage door opener. Of course, the cost of the opener is important but it’s not the most important factor. For heavier custom-built and wooden garage doors, you’re going to want to choose a heavy-duty garage door opener to lift them. These professionally installed garage door openers were specifically designed to lift the heaviest of garage doors.

    Another concern is the quiet operation of your garage door opener. If you have living space that is above or adjacent to your garage, a quiet more modern garage door opener is your best bet. If the cost of the opener is your major concern, you’ll likely choose a chain-driven garage door opener, but beware, these are also the loudest openers on the market. For quiet garage door operation, choose a belt-driven opener. Contact G & G Garage Door for help when choosing which type of garage door you should have installed.

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    Garage Door Opener Installation Details

    Attention to detail is a must when installing a new garage door opener. Regardless of if we are replacing an existing garage door opener, or installing an opener where one did not exist before, time spent planning can aid in many years of smooth operation. So, when you call G & G Garage Door for new garage door opener installation, we will provide a 21 point inspection to ensure your garage door is operating as it should and point out any weak or failing components of your garage door opening system. If your garage door opens slowly or is making a bunch of noise, the solution may to simply install a new garage door, but that’s not always the case. Below are some of the things we look at before replacing your garage door opener.

    • Broken or wobbly rollers are a fairly common issue. Many garage door installation companies still choose to install steel rollers, which are notorious for loud operation. If your garage door is making squeaking or popping noises, the solution may be to simply replace your garage door rollers. But, please don’t take on the task of replacing your own garage door rollers. Your cables and springs that operate your garage doors are under extreme tension, so call us to provide garage door roller replacement.
    • Another issue that can cause your garage door’s operation to be louder than normal is a door that is out of balance. One way to test your door for balance is to close the door and pull the red handle on the emergency release cord. This will free your door from the automatic garage door opener. Always ensure that your garage door is down before doing this. Then, manually lift the garage door about half-way and let go. If your door is operating as it should, it should not move. If the door does move either way, up or down, then there’s an issue with your torsion spring. Contact use for torsion spring adjustment, as your torsion spring is under enormous tension.
    • Unfortunately, there are some garage door installation companies that cut corners and choose to use old garage door opener components with a new garage door opener installation. For example, not replacing the old photoelectric eyes with new ones. Over time, if exposed, the wires that run from your wall remote to the photoelectric eyes will become brittle, and in some cases, break. So, replacing both the wall remote and the wires is highly important for proper garage door opener operation.
    • Choosing the right garage door opener that fits your garage door is important, as well. For a single car garage door, you can usually get away with purchasing a 1/3 horsepower, or a 1/2 horsepower opener. If you have a double door aluminum garage door, you’ll want to choose a 1/2 horsepower opener. But for heavier garage doors, like faux wood, or real wood, you’re going to want to go with a 3/4 horsepower garage door opener. And, installing an opener with a belt drive system is the quietest in operation.

    Garage Door Opener Options

    Wall Mounted Openers

    Wall-mounted garage door openers, like the Liftmaster Elite Series 8500W, are a great choice if utilizing space where conventional garage door openers are mounted is a priority. For storage, training for sports, lifting weights or even a pool table, these openers give you back your valuable space.

    Quiet Operation Openers

    Touted as an extremely quiet operation garage door opener, the Sommer evo+ opener is extremely durable and long lasting due to the fact that it only has one moving part. The motor for this opener is located at the door instead of back of the opener. This opener is extremely quiet with almost no vibration.

    Smart Opener Technology

    If you’ve ever been a victim of porch pirates, you know how frustrating it can be to have your packages stolen off your front steps. But now with the lift master 8550WLB you can allow Amazon packages to be delivered inside your garage door with the use of the myQ App that allows you to open and close your door remotely.

    Video Recording Enabled

    Not only does the myQ App allow you to open and close your garage door remotely, but with the Liftmaster 85503 you can view and record what’s going on inside your garage. But don’t worry, you won’t be required to watch endless of hours of nothing happening, the camera begins recording only when motion is detected.

    Automatic Reverse Feature

    A federal law passed in 1993 made garage door opener manufacturers and installers include an automatic reversing feature required for every new garage door opener installed. A garage door auto-reverse works by the use of photoelectric eyes mounted at the base of your garage door on either side. When something obstructs the connection between these two eyes when your garage door opener is engaged to shut, the system automatically reverses the door so that whatever is obstructing the eyes is not harmed by the closing of your garage door.

    Rolling Code Technology

    Many people ask us about rolling code technology and why it’s an important feature for the safe operation of your garage door. Without rolling code technology someone with a radio remote control who has the same radio frequency as your garage opener has can open your garage door. But, with rolling code technology, a unique algorithm changes the remote control’s code to one of the more than 100 billion possible codes. Your garage door automatically trashes the previous code and a new code is generated each time the remote is used.

    Battery Back System

    Every garage door is equipped with a manual release so that you can exit or enter your garage in the event of a power outage. But, a manual garage door release is not always easily released, especially if your vehicle is parked directly under the manual release. A battery backup system for your opener gives you peace of mind knowing your garage door will operate as it should regardless of stormy conditions.

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      G & G Garage Door Co.
      2335 Abalone Ave #108, C
      Torrance, CA 90501


      Choosing The Right Garage Door Opener

      Choosing the right garage door opener for your home or business may seem like a daunting task. Determining how much horsepower is required for your door, and what other options are best for your business or family can be difficult if you’ve never done it before. Whether you are looking to improve security, free up space, or have the ability to operate your garage door remotely, G & G Garage Door is here to help you make the opener selection that fits your needs and your budget. Here are a few more things you may want to consider when choosing a garage door opener.

      Using an existing opener with a new garage door.

      If you are not interested in replacing your garage door opener, and instead would like to only replace your garage door, depending on the age of the opener, you may or may not be able to do so.

      The right type of light bulb for your garage door opener

      When replacing the light bulbs in your garage door openers we suggest that you look for a bulb with 60 watts and one that is a “rough service” type light bulb. Rough service light bulbs stand up to abuse.

      The frequency of service suggested for your opener.

      To ensure your garage door opener operates as efficiently as it should, you should have your garage door opener serviced and inspected on an annual basis. Call G & G Garage Door for assistance.