FAQ

My garage door will not go down.

In instances where your garage door will not go down, the most common problem that in our experience with garage doors not going down is that the photoelectric safety sensors, also called safety reversing sensors or photo eyes, are out of alignment.

 

 

The lights keep blinking on my garage door opener and the door will not go down.

When you press the button on your garage door to get the door to go down, and the door only goes down part way and you see that the lights on the garage door opener starts to blink, then that typically means that’s the photo safety eyes are out of alignment. The best solution is to make sure that each of the safety eyes are powered on and are pointing directly at each other. If you’ve made those two checks, then you should contact us to come out for a service call.

 

 

My garage door remotes do not work.

When your garage door remotes are not working, then that could be a sign that either the battery on your garage door opener remote needs to be changed, or that the transmitter on the garage door opener is malfunctioning.

 

 

How do you change the batteries in a garage door remote?

Most garage door remotes take a small circular battery like the CR-2032. The exact type of battery you need can be determined by examining the battery currently in your garage door remote. Usually, it is a simple matter to open the back case of the garage door remote to remove and replace the battery. If for some reason that does not work, then you may need to replace the garage door remote with a new remote.

 

 

How do you reprogram a garage door keypad?

Depending on your garage door opener, start by finding the make and model of your garage door opener. Next, visit the website for your specific garage door opener manufacturer to search for garage door manufacturer’s manual and download a copy to print and use to guide you through the keypad programming steps.

 

 

Do I have to replace my garage door if one section is damaged?

In most cases, as long as the garage door was installed after 2006, then sections can be replaced on the garage door. It is best to contact us to make sure on site that the make and model of the garage door is still available.

 

 

How much is a new garage door opener?

The cost of a garage door opener varies on a number of factors, including the area of the country that you live in. Prices vary depending on your choice of either a chain drive or screw drive garage door opener, for example. If you are installing an opener for a previously manual garage door, then you’ll need a pair of photoelectric safety sensors. Options include a remote keypad and garage door openers that have emergency battery backup power in case of an electrical power outage. As a baseline, standard garage door opener installations range from $300 to as high as $800 installed for residential garage door openers.

 

 

How much is a new garage door?

Garage door prices vary, depending on the type and size of garage door you choose for your project. If you live in the greater Detroit area, garage doors start at $499 and go up depending on your choice.

 

 

How do I change the seal on the bottom of the garage door?

Every door manufacturer has a different type of seal for the bottom of their garage doors. For best results, please contact us to assess the type of garage door seal that you need, and to install it for you.

 

 

 

How often should I have my garage door serviced?

If you have a wooden garage door, then we suggest servicing the door every six months. The reason that wooden garage doors need more maintenance than steel garage doors is that the nuts and bolts that hold your garage door together can easily become loose through normal operation, and should be checked and tightened on a regular basis. If you have a steel garage door, then we recommend having your door serviced once a year.