Garage Door Opener Repair & Service by Bay to Bay Garage Doors Pleasanton
Bay to Bay Garage Doors in Pleasanton is the authorized dealer for these two garage door opener products:
Garage Door Opener Repair and Service
We provide garage door opener repair, replacement and installation services for residential garage doors in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Walnut Creek and other bay area cities. We work with multiple quality garage door opener products. However, before we get into the different products, let's learn a bit about the history.
The electric overhead garage door opener was invented by C.G. Johnson in 1926 in Hartford City, Indiana. Electric Garage Door openers did not become popular until Era Meter Company of Chicago offered one after World War II where the overhead garage door could be opened via a key pad located on a post at the end of the driveway or a switch inside the garage.
So just what exactly is it that a garage door opener does? The garage door opener was designed specifically to guide a garage door to the open position and then back to the close position, that's its sole existence.
Never was the electric garage door opener intended to lift, pull, or drag the weight of a garage door, its design is to just simply guide the garage door. When performing garage door opener repairs, we've had many conversations with customers in which they were under the impression that the garage door opener was what lifted the garage door. An overhead garage door operates on a counter balance system and the ability to open the garage door is contained within the garage doors own operating system. If the garage door is neglected throughout the years it is the garage door opener that will suffer the most. Simple things like a door out of balance, aged torsion springs that are used well beyond they're life cycle, damaged panels or even misaligned tracks will shorten the life span of a perfectly fine garage door opener.
All garage door openers should last 12-15 years easily, even the lower cost units before needing garage door opener repair service. However, these days the garage door is used like the front door of the house. So it is important to service your garage door opener for proper functionality of all its safety features as well as its normal function of guiding the door open and closed.
From many years of servicing garage doors in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Livermore, Danville, and other cities, a few symptoms to look for when monitoring your opener are:
- sagging chain or belt,
- increase in noise or vibration,
- excessive bending of the rail,
- loud chattering when attempting to open the door,
- inconsistent opening levels,
- opening back up as the opener was just engaged to close,
- opening back up after the door just closed all the way.
These are just a few sign and symptoms of a garage door opener in need of attention. If any of these symptoms aren't corrected in an appropriate and timely manner a simple garage door opener service or repair can turn into an immediate replacement, that's the difference between a hundred dollars and a couple hundred dollars.
Garage Door Repair and Replacement Services
Here at Bay to Bay Garage Doors Pleasanton we do a complete or "full point inspection" of your garage door opener and door when we are called at to a garage door service. This is free, it's a courtesy garage door repair assessment to let you know the condition of your door and opener, if repairs are needed our trucks are equipped with enough parts to service 90 percent of today's openers, if needed we can order the rest. If an opener needs to be replaced we also keep our trucks stocked with an option of today's garage door openers.
When determining what type of opener is the right one for your garage door there are a few things to keep in mind like the weight of the door, is it wood, how thick is it? is it a sectional roll up or a one piece flip up wood door? other questions to ask, is the garage attached to the house or detached? is the house a single story or is there a bedroom above the garage? will a basic garage door opener work or is the house equipped with home automation? Do we need a belt drive, or chain drive, or screw drive? What if we don't have enough headroom to fit a standard opener? and the list of questions goes...
If your looking at getting a garage door opener for the first time or just upgrading give us a call we are more then happy to walk through your questions with you, we also offer free in home consultations to address the many needs and concerns that arise in today's day and age.