Your garage door repair in Genesee is just around the corner. But just like any other mechanical device requires regular maintenance to perform its best day-in and day-out. This includes cleaning and lubricating your garage door hinges, rollers and track on an annual basis. Cleaning your garage door more or track is the first step. Don’t use water or other chemicals as this can cause build up and do more damage than good. Instead, use a broom to brush off any dust and debris. Be particularly careful to clean out spider webs and other insect nests that might capture other dirt and particles that can clog up the tracks and wheels.
For garage doors in consider doing this seasonally after the brown pine pollen has finished covering the ground. In other areas, the spring is a good time to do maintenance because winter vehicle traffic brings an abundance of dirt and grime into the garage.
The basic maintenance of a garage door
If you get your garage door installed correctly the first time, you shouldn’t have problems with it for a long while. However, sometimes a faulty part slips through, your garage door sustains some unexpected damage, or it’s been a long time and part of your door has passed its normal lifespan. Whatever the reason, you’re in need of residential garage door repair. We are here to help.
If you have an automatic garage door, repair may seem even more urgent. You may be tempted to try these repairs yourself, but you should never attempt to repair your own garage door for several reasons.
A garage door has a lot of moving parts. It’s a heavy piece of equipment, and fooling around with it when you’re not a professional can be dangerous. Sure, you can go on YouTube and find some instructional garage door repair videos, which may make it look easy. Do you think they’re going to pay your hospital bill when your hand gets mangled in a garage door mechanism or the door falls on you and breaks your leg? You can be sure they won’t. Letting a professional provide your residential garage door service means you don’t risk injury.
Prevent Additional Damage
You may be pretty handy around the house, but when it comes to automatic garage door repair, you just don’t have the experience the professionals do. There are people who are trained to avoid the mistakes that could make the problem worse. If you’ve never set about fixing something and accidentally created a worse problem, you’re a rare breed. If you make a mistake fixing your garage door, it could be an extremely costly one.
If your garage door has broken down, it may actually be time to get it replaced. A brand-new garage door can be much more attractive and even more functional than the one you already own. If you go about fixing your old door, you may miss an opportunity to upgrade. That old garage door will need to be replaced sooner or later. This could be the perfect situation to move on to a new one.
For these reasons and more, garage door repair service is better left to the experts – such as the professionals at Custom Door & Gate, who have been repairing and replacing garage doors for more than 25 years. Our professional team knows exactly what is required to do the job right and have your garage door functioning properly again in no time. We also provide advice when it’s time for a new door and which new garage doors would be a perfect fit for your home.
If you’ve got a garage door that needs repairing or replacing, put away the tool box and contact Custom Door & Gate to schedule a repair or find out what your options are for new garage door installation. If your garage door fails unexpectedly and needs to be fixed immediately, call for Custom Door & Gate’s 24/7 emergency repair service.
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Many people find they need to program the garage door opener on a HomeLink system that came with their car. Maybe you bought the car used and don't have a manual, or you do have a manual but find it hard to follow. In either case, it really is not difficult to program the garage door opener. It should require no more than 5-10 minutes, as long as you follow each step carefully. Having a helper will make the process go even quicker.
If you are having trouble operating your garage door opener, read Troubleshooting the Most Common Garage Door Opener Problems for advice on diagnosing the problem. The receiver, handheld transmitter, and in-car transmitter must all be in good operating condition to ensure success when you program the garage door opener.
The HomeLink system is available on a wide range of cars, and it can also be purchased as an aftermarket product. It is compatible with nearly all garage door opening systems, including Liftmaster, Chamberlain, Craftsman, Genie, Overhead Door, Allstar and Wayne Dalton. The primary requirement is that the garage door opener operates on a frequency of 288-433 MHz. You should be able to find the frequency of your unit on the back of the handheld transmitter.
Programming Your Garage Door Opener
To program the garage door opener, it will be necessary to raise and lower the door. So, to keep the process safe, make sure that children and pets stay away from the garage.
Once you are ready to begin, just follow these steps:
Always begin with a new battery in the handheld transmitter. If you're not sure how old the battery is, go ahead and replace it.
Turn the key to the accessory ("ACC") position before you begin programming the garage door opener.
For a first-time programming (or if you think the garage door opener has been previously programmed), press the two outer buttons on the transmitter for about 20 seconds, until the light starts flashing.
On the transmitter, hold the button to be programmed down until it begins flashing slowly (20-30 seconds). Keep holding the button down for the next step.
Grab the handheld transmitter in your other hand and point it toward the flashing light from about 2 inches away. Press the operating button on the handheld unit. Once the light starts flashing faster, the frequency has been entered into the HomeLink transmitter. Release both buttons.
This step is easiest with a helper. You will need a ladder and, quite possibly, a flashlight. On the garage door opener receiver (i.e., the motor, located inside the garage), press the training button (also called a "smart" or "learn" button). The button may not be labeled, but it will have a small light next to it that flashes when the button is pressed. (Note, if the indicator light stays on continuously, the programming is complete and the garage door opener should function.)
If the indicator light flashes (or if it flashes briefly before becoming continuously lit), you have 30 seconds to perform the following step (which is why this goes quicker with a helper).
In the car, with the key still turned to ACC, press the button you programmed earlier on the in-car transmitter for three seconds. Remove your finger from the button, then press again for another three seconds. If the garage door hasn't moved yet, press the button for another three seconds. Once the door moves, the garage door opener has been programmed.
If your garage door opener does not seem to respond to the programming efforts, unplug the receiver for a minute, then try again. Make sure your new battery in the handheld transmitter is installed correctly. If you still can't properly program the garage door opener, call the HomeLink== customer service department