Garage Door Openers
As technology is continually advancing, the new technology that is available in garage doors has also dramatically improved. The new garage door openers are safer and simpler than ever before. With our experienced professionals, we offer a wide variety of opener options and choices.
Our Los Angeles family business has been working with garages since 1979. We know how the old systems work and how to update yours to the newest and safest openers on the market.
There is an array of brands on the market that we can help you with, including, but not limited to:
Choosing us for the install or repair of your garage door opener will give you the most knowledgeable and professional technicians in the entire Los Angeles and surrounding area. We aim to meet all of your needs when it comes to connectivity, security, and the performance of your garage door opener.
If you are looking for the most economical and energy efficient garage door openers, we can provide you with the solutions you are looking for. As attention to sustainability and energy efficiency has become the trend for home ownership, we can provide you with the information and openers that you are looking for.
Types of Openers
You may wonder what kind of garage door openers are currently on the market. Here is a rundown.
- Chain-driven opener: This is similar to a bicycle chain and it carries a trolley that is connected to the garage door. This is pretty noisy and needs to be taken into consideration if your garage is attached to your house.
- Belt-driven opener: Like the chain opener, but instead of a chain, it uses a belt to move the trolley. They are just quieter than the chain.
- Jackshaft opener: This mounts on the inside of the garage on the wall next to the door. It uses pulleys and cables that move the torsion bar to raise the garage door, powered by a 24 volt DC motor.
- Direct-drive units: These have only one moving part, which is the motor itself and are often claimed to be the quietest openers of the garage door units. The motor itself moves along a stationary chain which is inserted in an above rail.
As opposed to the AC motors, DC motors are known to have a smoother operation, moving quieter, faster, and more efficiently. They often have a variable speed, which will allow for soft-start/soft-spot technology. These garage door openers also can have a backup battery system, meaning they will still function when the power is out. In the newest type of unit, the battery is actually part of the opener motor. If the power does go out, the opener usually will still work for up to 48 hours, depending on the frequency you use it while the power is out. The backup battery will give you even more time and let you use your security system, the garage lighting, and other functions. It is true that the DC motors that have brushes do not have the same longevity as the AC motors, but they do make a brushless DC motor that can compete with the life expectancy of the AC motor.