Garage Door Opener Repair and Installation

Your garage door provides you with additional security as well as improves the aesthetic of your property. A door that does not open properly can become more of an inconvenience than an asset, though. Ensuring that your garage door opener is in proper working condition reduces the risks of you encountering issues with it. A damaged opener should be repaired or replaced as soon as you begin to encounter any problems with it.

What is the Garage Door Opener?

A garage door opener is a device that opens and closes a garage door. It is a device that runs on a motor and is controlled by switches on the wall or, in some cases, a remote. The motor allows you to move the door along the garage door trolly without completing the process manually.

Garage door opener installation is a process that can be done by any of our skilled technicians and can be completed as quickly as possible. The remote also functions over short distances only, and because of this, the door cannot be opened unless you are in its vicinity. The motor also contains an emergency release. This comes in handy in the event of a power failure or malfunction in the motor. By activating the release, the door can be operated manually.

Garage Door Opener Repair

An opener can become damaged or worn out for multiple reasons. Should this be the case, garage door opener repair may be required. Opener repair is necessary should your door not be functioning properly. Garage door installation processes can be costly. For this reason, you do not need to do an entirely new installation, but rather just repair the opener. This is the case, especially if there is no damage to the door itself.

Some of the reasons that your garage door opener may require repairing are:

  • Broken gears
  • A faulty motherboard
  • Damaged or missing sensors
  • A loose chain
  • A non-functioning wall unit
  • A non-functional remote
Garage Door Opener Installation
Garage Opener Repair

Garage Door Opener Installation

Although there are many circumstances in which repairing the opener is possible, new opener installation is necessary in some cases. Garage door installation involves an entirely new opener being installed for you. This can be more costly than repairing an already existing motor but cannot be avoided sometimes. The reasons you would need a new installation instead of a simple repair are more severe than those that require repairing.

The reasons why you may need a new installation are:

  • An old unit may become too old for repair and may need replacement
  • There are certain opener brands that we do not work on, such as Genie, Overhead, Guardian, Skylink, and a few others. Should a homeowner require repair on one of these, a replacement opener may be necessary
  • If a homeowner has a home inspection before selling a house and does not have the sensors for an opener brand that we do not work with, a new installation is required
  • If the homeowner wishes to upgrade their opener to a newer or better one, then a new installation can be carried out

Our Garage Door Opener Repair Best Practices

Our technicians are all very skilled and professional. Because of this, they always offer the best repair and installation services. There are many reasons why you may require them to come and have a look at the problems you are experiencing with your garage door opener. These reasons are discussed here in further detail.

The Garage Door Opener is Not Closing Normally (Sensors)

When a garage door opener does not close normally as a result of the sensors. There are a couple of things we look for. The first thing that we check is the alignment. Poor alignment can result in the door encountering obstacles and not closing properly.

The next check we carry out is the adjustment and height of the sensors. This carried out along with checking the switch (close limit) helps us to see if the sensors are not calibrated correctly and, as a result, do not close the door properly.

Grinding Noises

Should there be any grinding noises when the opener either closes or opens the door, we check that the gear inside the opener is in proper working condition. A damaged gear causes the opener to make a horrible grinding noise that can be worrying.

Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t work

Should the opener reversing feature not work, it is a serious safety concern. It is important to carry out a garage door safety check should this be the case.

The Remote Keypad or Control of the Garage Door Opener is not Responding

The garage door keypad can sometimes become faulty. A wall mount opener or even universal opener can sometimes not respond, and this can be inconvenient. Should this be the case, we check the garage door’s programming and functionality and any keypads that open and close the door.

Emergency Release is Pulled Down

If the garage door emergency released is pulled down, the door won’t open. This is because when it is pulled down, the opener becomes disengaged and cannot move the door along the rails.

Types of Garage Doors Openers

There are a variety of garage door openers, all with their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. These are namely a chain-driven opener, a belt-driven opener, and a wall-mounted opener.

Chain-Driven Garage Door Opener

This opener type uses a chain that connects the trolley to the motor to move the door along the rails.

Chain Drive 8365W 267


A very very strong and reliable opener that can open any door.

Belt-Driven Garage Door Opener

These garage door openers make use of a rubber belt rather than a chain.

Belt Drive 8550W Opener


quiet and reliable opener that will last you for years. It also comes with a battery backup.

Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

These types of openers are also referred to as Jackshaft garage door openers. This type of opener is mainly installed for commercial garage doors or residential high lift doors.

Brands We Work With

There are a few openers that we install and repair. When it comes to installing a new opener, we work with a Liftmaster opener.

In terms of repairing openers, our technicians are licensed to fix:


Why Trust Us as Your Professional Garage Door Repair Company?

When trusting our experienced, licensed, and professional technicians with your opener installation, you ensure that the installation is done properly and adheres to safety regulations. This is important because a faulty installation can result in serious damage and even injury. Trusting Garage Doors of Boston with your installation or repair saves you both money and inconvenience in the long term.

If you have a broken opener, leave us a message today or reach out to us at (617) 500-2165

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