Garage Door Opener

When it comes to your garage door opener, you want it to work smoothly and reliably—and, for the most part, it does. At some stage, however, the system will break down. If you’re lucky, it’s just a broken gear to replace. If not, you may need a garage door opener replacement.

LiftMaster–The Best Garage Door Opener

LiftMaster is an option that we’re proud to offer our clients. Why? Because it:

  • is jackshaft-driven
  • is quiet
  • is reliable
  • has a very smoothoperation
  • comes with a range of additional features, like Wi-Fi, a backup battery, and a locking mechanism

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s look at other possible options for you.


Different Types of Garage Door Openers

Not all garage door openers are created equal. The best option for your garage will vary based on the size of the door, your budget, and noise level requirements. For example, a large commercial freight bay can’t use the same opener as a single-car residential garage. Likewise, a rural single-family home can tolerate a noisier opener than a townhouse.

Let Jacob’s Garage Door Repair Help

Of course, you’re not expected to become a garage door opener expert just because you need a replacement or are planning a new installation—that’s what we’re for. At Jacob’s Garage Door Repair, we have a team of highly trained experts ready to help you choose to best garage door opener for your home or business.

Choose Your Garage Door Opener

We service and install all major garage door types—all you need to do is pick your favorite.

Chain Drive

If you were to peek inside most garages in the states, you’d see a lot of these. They’re effective, easy to install, and durable. The downside is that they make quite a bit of noise. If you’re aiming to sneak quietly into the house, park your car on the road instead.

Belt Drive

If you were to ask an expert in the field, a belt-driven system is always preferable to a chain-driven one. Not only are they quieter, but they also last longer. The friction of all the metal bit working together with a chain-driven system works against you here.

Jack Shaft

This is the newest tech and also the most effective. It uses a system of pulleys, torsion springs, and cables to ensure that that the door opens smoothly and quietly. LiftMaster is an example of a Jack Shaft opener.

They’re a great option for those who want maximum durability and space. On the downside, they’re usually more expensive.

Belt vs. Chain

If you’re on a tight budget, the chain-driven system might seem like a better bet. If you’ve got some money to spare or could wait a little longer, the belt-driven option is a lot better. The belt-driven system costs more up-front but runs whisper quiet and will outlast any chain system.

Broken Garage Door Opener Signs

Let’s go over the signs that might indicate that you have a garage door opener replacement in your future.


Opening Is a Hit and Miss Affair

If you find yourself having to say a prayer or perform some funny dance in the hope that the door will open, you need some professional assistance. Try changing out the batteries first. If you’re lucky, that’ll fix it.

If it doesn’t, then it means that something’s wrong with the wiring. You don’t want to fiddle with that, so let us take a look for you.

Garage Door Moves on Its Own

Before you call the ghostbusters, check whether anyone might have accidentally activated the door. If not, give us a call and let us see what the problem is.

You’re Trapped Inside or Outside

The first thing to try is to replace the battery. If that doesn’t work, then you’ll need to give us a call. This could be a serious issue and one that can be dangerous to fix.

The Door Closes Partially and Then Opens Again

This could be because something is getting in the way of it closing. Take a close look at the area beneath the door and to either side of it. Most doors have a sensor for safety reasons that can, in cases, be triggered by small things like leaves.

Door Won’t Close All the Way 

When this happens to you, we recommend that you call us in. There are a number of things that could cause this. It could be a problem with the rollers, or the tracks, or the fasteners.

Strange Noises

If you hear strange noises when you try to open or close the garage, or even when there’s no one in the garage, it could be a sign that you need our help. Clicking, banging, loud snaps, and so on are all sounds that indicate a serious problem.

Your Remote Keeps Sticking

Assuming that you didn’t spill anything on it, this could mean that it needs to be replaced. You can try opening it up and gently blowing away visible dust with some canned air. That might help. If it doesn’t, then you need a new remote.

Jacob’s Garage Door Repair
2540 S Val Vista Dr Unit B5,
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Phone: (480) 531-835

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