Many homeowners that experience trouble opening or closing their garage doors with elecric motors called the operator, are often surprised at some of the reasons the door won't open or close. There can often be multiple explanations for this problem but two really stand out among the rest.
Before you call a repair man or the neighborhood handyman, first go to your garage and face your garage door from the inside. Then look at the bottom left and bottom right areas of the door. You should see a red light on one side and a green light on the other. These are the photocells of the garage door. They are part of the safety system of the door. If one light is blinking then an object is obstructing the laser beam that crosses the opening under the door, or the photocells are not aligned.
If the door will not close all the way down or raise all the way up, then your operator's limits are off. These "limits" are settings in the operator's circuit board that tell the motor when to stop the door up or down. If this is the case, consult your operator manual, the installing company should have left it with the door, to read on how to re-set the limits. If these steps do not help with your problem then call the experts here at Overhead Door Co. of Monroe and we'll be more than happy to ride out and take a look to see how we can help.
Most homeowners do not know that the noise pollution on their garage door can be easily and quickly fixed without having to call a service man. Generally, the majority of noise from garage doors comes from the springs and hardware such as the hinges. Neglected springs and harware can easily rust over causing strain to be put on the parts. This strain is the source of the grinding, grating, and "screechy" noise. The good news is this problem is easily preventable and easy to fix!
First off beware that the springs have an immense amount of tension on them at all times, especially when the door is in the down position, so be careful and be sure to not mess with any screws or bolts!! Next, apply oil to the springs and wipe it down real well with a rag. This ensure the oil gets in between the coils. Any oil will do, but we have found the best lubricant for these springs is motor oil. After you have lubricated the springs, take a light spray oil (WD-40 is perfect) and apply to the hinges and track (where the rollers are on the side of the door). Wipe away any excess oil on the hinges that might run down onto the door. Be sure to repeat these steps every 3-6 months! This will keep your door quiet and you happy!
The final touches have been added and the end result has been posted! Now our customers are able to "meet" the technicians they will have working on their garage doors or seamless gutter. The page includes pictures and brief descriptions of each of our installers and technicians with the amount of experience each man or woman has! We want our customers to feel comfortable with us so that they can trust the Overhead Door Co. of Monroe. We feel our customers deserve to know that they have the best and most experienced people working hard for them, and not just hard but working thoroughly and correctly with no shortcuts taken. So please feel free to check out the new page at your convenience, and see why we are Monroe's top garage door and gutter installation company!
VIEW OUR "MEET THE EXPERTS" PAGE!
Lightning storms can be tough of small electrical appliances, especially the severe one that just rolled through north Louisiana and south Arkansas. There is a very good chance your garage door operator might have been affected by a power surge due to a lightning strike. This is not the end of your operator and by no means time to get a new one!! Call the Overhead Door Co. of Monroe to come fix your operator problem. We are the only garage door company in the NE Louisiana and SE Arkansas areas with over 133 years experience in repairing garage doors! Our technicians have the knowledge to fix your operator that other companies do not have. If you have any problem, big or small, with your garage door or operator then don't hesitate to call. We will get you back up and running in no time. Did that storm damage your rain gutters as well? We can take care of that too! Just give us a call and see how well we can help you today!
We are the genuine, the original, the Overhead Door. Trust only the experts to work on your garage door or seamless gutter systems. Our installers and repair men have over 133 years of experience combined. We have the know-how, resources, and equipment to ensure every job we do is properly and efficiently done to keep our customers happy and coming back for any of their garage door or seamless gutter needs. Our website will soon have a "Meet the Experts" section for all of our customers to see a brief profile of who is working on their door or gutter. Feel free to check it out!