New Garage Door Openers, Remotes and Installation
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Overhead Door™ Brand • Liftmaster®
The garage door shuts and opens roughly 1,500 times per year. And while everything might seem fine one day, it may give way the next. That's just the nature of garage door openers. Sometimes they'll give you a warning sign, while other times, they decide to stop functioning.
Overhead Door™ garage door openers are powerful, quiet, and durable. No door is too small or too large. Here at Overhead Door Company of Huntsville™, we also carry and install the Liftmaster® brand. We offer a wide range of openers to keep all of our customers happy and your garage door safely operating day-to-day.
When it comes to choosing a garage door opener for your home, you might think they're all the same. That's not the case - we carry three categories, and each is designed to serve specific needs.
How Do I Select the Best Garage Door Opener for Me?
• Belt Drive Garage Door Opener/Operator
A belt drive garage door opener is extremely strong and features a durable Kevlar belt. This type of drive system offers a smooth operation providing the quietest option available. They are very reliable and incredibly quiet. An ideal choice for attached garages where noise is an issue.
• Chain Drive Garage Door Opener/Operator
A chain drive garage door opener features the traditional chain operation providing value with reliable performance. This type of opener is the most common garage door opener and operate similar to belt drives but with a chain pushing or pulling the trolley. The metal to metal function can cause these drives to be a little more noisy than their belt-driven cousins. The chain drive operator tends to be cheaper than the belt drive operator.
• Jackshaft Opener/Operator
An ideal choice when overhead clearance or high ceilings are an issue. These mount on the wall next to your door as opposed to above it. A jackshaft opener runs quiet and is very durable, but do tend to be more expensive than other types of drives.
When Do I Need to Replace My Existing Garage Door Motor?
• Urgent - 1993 CPSC RULE
To reduce the number of deaths and injuries to children and pets who became entrapped beneath garage doors with automatic openers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) established a new set of rules in 1993 for automatic residential garage door openers.
The rule was enacted as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 1990. It required that any automatic garage door opener/operator manufactured on/or after January 1, 1991, conform to the various entrapment protection requirements laid out in the legislation.
The 1993 CPSC rule contains a lot of information, but the primary substance is any garage door manufactured after the ruling is required to have a safety reversing mechanism. This feature uses two sensors on either side of the door. If at any time during the closing of the door an object, pet, or child interferes with the beam running between the two sensors, the door immediately stops and reverses.
If you have a garage door opener that was manufactured and installed before this ruling, then it’s time to replace it with a new one. If you have a garage door opener, it needs to be equipped with a safety reversing mechanism.
• Openers that do not have photoelectric eyes.
• Openers that have been recalled.
• Openers have been discontinued where parts are not available.
• When the cost to repair exceeds the value to replace. If you own a pre-1993 version – then you’ll be interested in learning more about the benefits a replacement can provide.
Providing quality garage door openers in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur and surrounding Metro areas for over 50+ years.