What You Need to Know About Your Garage Door Opener

No doubt a must have accessory, garage door openers make our lives a lot easier.

However, like other electrical appliances, issues may take place, and when they do, you need to know what the experts are talking about! This article will assist.

What you should know regarding the door opener:

Does your overhead door opener run with a belt drive or chain drive? A chain drive employs a metal chain, and a belt drive employs a rubber belt shatter proof with steel fibers. Belt driven openers are quieter.

Does your overhead door opener use AC or DC? Most people use AC door openers, but if your door opener is equipped with a backup battery, it will be a DC opener.

What type of trolley does your garage door opener use? A 1-piece, the sturdiest option, or a 3-piece that need to be bolted together solidly.

What power level does your opener have?  1/2 HP or ¾ HP? Possibilities are it’ll be 0.5, if your overhead door is properly balanced, that is more than adequate power to elevate 8-10lbs.

Overhead door experts may also talk about other main components, such as gears, made from sturdy hard nylon and electronics including the logic board, travel modules etc.

What are the accessories?

There’re many overhead door opener accessories on the market, all overhead door opener today use remote controls that are equipped with rolling code technology to prevent other people from accessing your overhead door opener. When it comes to safety electric openers are equipped with mechanical reversal systems as standard, ensuring that your overhead door never closes if there’s something in its way or if it senses resistance.

door openers these days come with control panels which are an excellent option as you can set them up to block any remote access if you are going to be away from your home for a while.

There’re plenty of other optional accessories that will not cost you an arm & a leg, for example Wi-Fi connectivity, enables you to run your overhead door from an app on your mobile device. Laser parking sensors that will assist you park your vehicle in the right spot, and exterior keypads that don’t let you to worry about your children losing their keys again.

Contact Thrifty Garage Door Repair for any type of garage door repair in West Vancouver BC. Weather it’s an opener issue or problem with your spring – we can fix it all. Call us on (604)901-7676.

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Beverley Winnipeg
Beverley Winnipeg
06:42 12 Jan 20
Thank you thrifty garage doors for a fast effortable service!! Adam came quickly and replaced our motor. He was knowledgeable and professional. Now I can use my phone to open my garage 👌read more
Dean
Dean
05:15 12 Jan 20
Just another fly by night fake company with a fake address. Beware and only use real businesses that actually have a retail location.read more
matthew song
matthew song
20:57 31 Dec 19
Adam was very friendly and quick to respond. Job was done fast and well. Would recommend!
Will Choi
Will Choi
05:38 16 Dec 19
Good and reliable
Jovy Reyes
Jovy Reyes
02:21 14 Dec 19
Great service and friendly technician. I would recommend to everyone Thanks Adam
Jasvir Garcha
Jasvir Garcha
02:27 08 Nov 19
We are satisfied with service
Dave Z
Dave Z
00:16 27 Aug 19
Same day service, fast and professional.
Tamar Shmueli
Tamar Shmueli
07:24 20 Aug 19
called on the weekend either every other garage door company was closed or just wanted a ridicules amount just to show up Edi from thrifty was fast courteous and the final price was reasonable, and had no surprisesread more
Eddy Kravtzov
Eddy Kravtzov
06:55 20 Aug 19
5 star service 5 star quality parts 5 star price was one of the best experiences with a service provider/contractor no pressure to buy parts of other services. the tech explained everything and showed us how to check the different parts and the garage door opener thanks for being so awesome!read more
Tom William
Tom William
15:17 22 May 19
Not much help on the phone. and when they Called back they put me on hold for a 30 min. Glad I hung up and yelp someone else.read more
Ehlam Zaminpaima
Ehlam Zaminpaima
01:47 01 May 19
Every step of the way was a headache with this company. The technician was rude throughout the different transactions and was not respectful of other people's time. Once he got the work done, him and his company proceeded to harass me for payment every single day and multiple times a day until I got fed up and paid for it within two days of service. Normally, companies provide a week of time to allow customers to pay for their bill, but this company prefers to harass its customers until they get fed up with them. No courtesy or consideration whatsoever. This was definitely NOT a friendly and respectful company. Please avoid them.read more
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