Garage Door Opener Repair & Installation in Sharon, MA
Is your garage door experiencing troubles? Do you think it could be the garage door opener? If you need expert advice on your garage door problem, call Direct Hit Garage Door Repair.
We offer professional garage door opener repair & installation services in Sharon, MA and surrounding cities. Property owners in Sharon MA can trust Direct Hit with all of their garage door opener repair needs.
Call now if you need assistance with buying a new garage door opener. Our friendly phone reps can help you figure out which type of garage door opener is right for you. If you are wanting to purchase a new garage door opener, you will have to decide if you want a chain driven or a belt driven opener.
Garage Door Openers: Sales & Installation in Sharon MA
In the 19th century and into the 20th century, garage doors could only be opened and closed manually. Of course, the garage door is normally the largest and heaviest part of a home, so opening and closing the garage door was a chore. In 1926, C.G. Johnson invented the electric overhead garage door opener and brought increased comfort and convenience to homeowners everywhere.
It allowed the garage door to be opened using just a keypad on a post near the driveway, with a switch inside the garage. Of course, the electric opener did not actually provide the power needed to open and close the door. That came from a combination of counterbalanced springs and cables with a motor of up to one horsepower, but with the combination of electricity and motor power, garage doors began going up and down with great ease. Remote controls were added in 1931, along with courtesy lights inside garages that automatically went on and off as the opener operated. Safety was always maximized with garage door openers. Garage door openers of today very much resemble those early models.
There are essentially three type of garage door opener in use today. They are chain driven, belt driven, and screw driven. Jackshaft openers and and direct-drive units have been added over recent years, but the first three are still the most common types in use. They compare in terms of noise generated, cost, and simplicity of installation.
The chain driven model uses a chain to push and pulls a carriage or trolley that connects to a metal bar that is attached to the door. The door is pushed and pulled up and down by this device, but given the force required and the moving parts, they tend to wear out and become unreliable over time. Replacement will probably be needed about every ten years. The chain driven model can also be quite noisy and if the garage is near to or attached to the house, then the noise will be bothersome.