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Can I Replace My Garage Door Opener?

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Neighborhood Garage Door Repair can replace your garage door opener seven days a week but for those men and women out there with the gift of home repair, you can probably handle it. Maintaining your garage door opener is necessary to keep your garage door running smooth and in order. 

If your garage door is slowing down, making noises, or has altogether stopped look further into replacing your garage door. If you have confirmed it is the garage door opener, follow these steps for a smooth replacement.

Check Various Parts 

Before you get started replacing your garage door opener it is a good idea to go ahead and check the rest of the garage door for any deficiencies. Check the springs and make sure that they have not broken. If they are broken you will notice a gap in the coil and you will need to call a professional to fix it.

Check for wobbly rollers and worn brackets. These things can actually create a lot of noise and trouble with the garage door. The point is that you want to make sure that it is your garage door opener that needs replacing and not something a bit more simplistic.

Choose The Proper Garage Door Opener

Garage door openers come in ⅓, ½, and ¾ hp which stands for horsepower. If you have a single garage door you will want to go with ⅓ or ½ hp and for double garage doors ½ hp. For a wooden door or one with a faux wood overlay, you will need an opener with ¾ hp will work best because they are so heavy.

Garage door openers also come with different types of drives ranging in prices and noise levels. Chain drives are probably the noisiest but they are also the cheapest. Belt drives are pricey but are very quiet. Screw-drives are priced moderately and require the least amount of maintenance.

Set Up For Easy Installation

Gather your tools and make sure everything is readily available. Place the opener on a ladder for easy access. Line up the opener’s rail with the center of the garage. Make sure the garage is open while installing it. From here you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Miscellaneous Tips

Buying an angle iron and installing the garage door opener on that instead of the strap that comes with it is a better bet and will give it a more solid foundation with less vibration. Do not use old components on your new opener but make sure that all the parts are replaced with the new parts you received at the time of purchase.

The doors opening force is an important safety feature that you can check simply by putting some pressure on the door with your foot while pressing the remote to open the door. If it doesn’t stop you will need to make adjustments.

We Can Help You

We can help you replace your garage door opener if the job is too much for you to handle. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair can get the job done in no time at all. Call us for all of your garage door’s needs today. 

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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