Opener Garage Door Systems
If you’re in the market for a new garage door opener, the most likely reason is that your old garage door opener isn’t operating as it should. Similar to the old saying, “out of sight, out of mind,” when you have no issues with your garage door opener, you rarely consider it. But, when your garage door begins to make noise, shakes, rattles, and even rolls in a strange manner when opening and closing, that’s when most homeowners begin looking into getting a new garage door opener installed.
The good news is, opener garage door systems have advanced over time and have new features that allow you to save space above your garage and even provide delivery drivers access to your garage when you’re not at home. Yes, now with the new myQ technology, you can open your garage door from anywhere via a computer, smartphone, or iPad. Plus, there are advances in technology that help to guard against unwanted access to your garage. Each time you click your remote, this new technology creates a new code. If you’re considering having a new garage door opener installed in the Torrance, California area, consider giving G & G Garage Door a call. We’ve been installing and repairing garage door opening systems in the Greater Los Angeles area for more than 35 years, and we promise to provide the best quality garage door services to you.
New and Improved Opener Garage Door
Your garage door opener is a vital component of your garage door system. There are three basic types of garage door openers, chain-driven, belt-driven, and screw-driven openers. These types of garage door openers are named as such because they reference the different types of pulleys inside the motor that moves the trolley back and forth on the track. This action is what allows your garage door to open and close smoothly.
Over time, especially without regular maintenance, your garage door opener can begin to experience issues of wear. This wear can result in issues as innocuous as low-pitch noises or squeaks when your door is opening and closing, but severe garage door opener wear can also cause your opener to fail to operate. But don’t despair. Just because your garage door opener isn’t operating properly doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a replacement opener. Faulty signal sensors connected to access devices and receivers or some component of the opener’s complicated assembly may be the culprit. But the good news is these can easily be repaired. Just one call to G & G Garage Door, and one of our expert garage door technicians will be on the way to take care of all of your garage door repair needs.
Garage Door Repair Scams Exposed
One of the reasons G & G Garage Door has been around for more than 35 years is because we treat our customers with respect and honesty. Unfortunately, not all garage door companies operate in the same manner. Many companies compensate their garage door technicians through commission rather than paying them hourly. And, some of these techs simply upsell homeowners things they don’t necessarily need in order to inflate the repair ticket and put more money in their pockets. Below are some of the most common scam upsells.
Bad Circuit Board
If your garage door refuses to close when you push the remote, the most likely cause is that the safety sensors are blocked. But, an unethical garage door tech may insist that problem is circuit board related and that you need a new one. This can cost you upwards of $300 dollars in unnecessary costs.
Torsion Spring Replacement
Some garage door companies may tell you the reason you’re experiencing problems with other components of your garage door opening system is due to failing torsion springs, and that you need to replace them. When the reality is you only need new torsion springs once they have broken, or if they are close to the end of their useful life.
Additional Fees On Your Bill
One thing to look out for is additional fees added to your bill that were not discussed prior. The most common of these is disposal charges, but there may also be money tacked on to your bill under the disguise of environmental fees, or surcharges. Simply question the additional fees and usually they’ll be dismissed.
Upselling “High Quality” Parts
While there are grades of garage door rollers that last longer, for the most part, all garage door companies have the same quality parts and equipment on their trucks, or at least have access to them. So, don’t fall for the line that special coatings or other fancy terminology is going to make your parts last much longer.
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G & G Garage Door Co.
2335 Abalone Ave #108, C
Torrance, CA 90501
Replacing Your Garage Door Opener
If your garage door opener is over 10 years of age then it’s a good idea to look into having it replaced. Other reasons you might want to consider replacing your garage door opener include, needing an opener that is much quieter, replacing an existing garage door opener with one that is a door opener with battery backup, or one that has other newer features such as internet access for remote opening. Depending on the model of garage door opener you currently have, it may last longer than 10 years, but the average life of a garage door opener is usually 10 years. Wherever you are in your decision-making process G & G Garage Door can help you determine which garage door remote is best for your demanding needs. Contact us for a free in-home consultation.
Soft Start – Soft Stop Openers
One way to increase the useful life of your garage door opening system is to choose a garage door opener that utilizes a technology called “Soft start – Soft Stop.” What garage door openers equipped with this technology do is allow your garage door to start opening slowly, then speed up, then stop softly. And, they operate the same way when closing the doors. This smoothness of operation is incorporated into your opener to reduce the overall wear and tear on your garage door system, therefore, increasing its useful life. If you’re interested in learning more about these garage door openers, contact G & G Garage Door for more information.