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Garage Door Opener Repair in Huntsville, Madison and surrounding North Alabama Metro Areas

Your Garage Door Opener Repair Specialist

Whether your opener isn’t working correctly or completely broken, our team can help.

Local Since 1968
Overhead Door Company
of Huntsville/North Alabama™


Trust Your Garage Door
Opener Repair to the Experts

We are ready to help you navigate the sometimes-confusing garage door opener repair process.

Nothing slows you down quite like issues with your garage door opener. At Overhead Door Company of Huntsville/North Alabama™, we respond quickly to garage door opener repair or service.  We only send employed full-time technicians to work in your home, never subcontractors. We believe that our own employees are in the best position to deliver on our promise of service excellence.

While you may think that your garage opener needs to be replaced, it may simply need a quick repair. Our technicians service models from Overhead Door™, Genie, Liftmaster, Chamberlain, and other major brands, and we can fix your problem right – the first time. For more information, contact us today.

We service and repair almost all brands of electric garage door openers.

Serving Thousands of Satisfied Customers

Conveniently situated in Madison, just off I-565, we provide expert services across Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, Harvest, Hazel Green, Meridianville, Gurley, Toney, and the surrounding metro areas.
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Common Signs You Might Have a Broken Garage Door Opener In Need of Repair

  • Continued Motor Operation – Motor keeps running even after the door is open.
  • Automatic Door Reversal – The door begins to open again when it hits the ground or right before.
  • Limited Door Movement – Your garage door opens or closes only partially before getting stuck.
  • Unable to activate the opener using the remote or wall switch.
  • Your garage door randomly opening and closing means it likely requires a new door opener.
  • Lightning and power surges.
  • Chain or belt sagging.
  • Intermittence.
  • Noisy.
  • Wall-Button or remote not working.
  • Opener is blinking but does not move.
  • Door is making a humming sound but does not move.
  • For more information about troubleshooting a garage door opener visit this article
    Garage Door Opener Runs but the Door Won’t Open. 
  • Safety feature check – Sensors not working.
  • Stripped-out gear.
  • Broken, loose, or stripped-out belt or chain.
  • Did not pass inspection during a home sale


Let’s Get Started on Your Garage Door Opener Repair

A garage door opener is an important feature of any garage door.

While it is not responsible for the actual lifting of your heavy garage door because that is the purpose of the springs, the opener serves as its control mechanism for opening and closing and thus provides additional security to your home and garage. A garage door opener is technically a motorized, complex mechanism that can be connected to a switch on the garage wall or operated with remote control.

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Where to Begin

Visit our DIY Garage Door
Troubleshooting Guide

From the simplest to the most complex garage door problems, this guide will help. It will walk you through garage door troubleshooting to reveal solutions for the most common garage door malfunctions. You’ll understand the difference between simple solutions and complex problems with your garage door hardware and machinery.

Visit our troubleshooting page to learn more. 

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Contact our office

Discuss your garage door opener concerns with us. With the amount of usage your doors get daily, you know that one day it will need a helping hand. We will be happy to place you on our schedule. Most of the time we can offer same-day-services. At this time we will discuss pricing on operators available through us for purchase.

If you have a garage door opener that you feel might not be repairable, please take the time to discuss with us your options prior to scheduling a service technician.

Please note it’s not cost effective to repair an opener/motor over 15 years old when the cost to repair exceeds the cost to replace.  If you own a garage door opener that’s more than 15 years old —and especially a pre-1993 version—then you’ll be interested in learning more about the benefits a replacement can provide. We do not make opener repairs on anything over 15 years old. 

Each of our technicians carries an assortment of garage door openers on their service trucks. We always have in-stock garage door openers. We also special order any garage door opener that we might not have available in our inventory.

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Preparing Your Garage for Opener Repair

Important Preparation Steps

To ensure a smooth and efficient garage door opener repair, please complete the following steps before our technician arrives:

1. Clear the Area:

Remove vehicles, tools, and other items around your garage door. This provides unobstructed access and sufficient space for our technician to work safely, protecting your belongings from dust and debris.

2. Check the Power Source:

Ensure the electrical outlet near the opener’s motor is working properly.

3. Secure Loose Items:

Secure any loose items on shelves or storage near the garage door to prevent them from falling during the repair.

For any questions or assistance with these preparations, please contact our office.


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Your repair team will arrive on time and ready to begin your project. After your garage door operator repair, your team will clean up your garage, driveway, and any other part of your home that was affected. At this time we will ask you to pay for any outstanding balance you will have with us.

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Garage Door Opener
Repairing vs. Replacing

Deciding whether to repair or replace your garage door opener is a common dilemma for homeowners. While repairs can be cost-effective in some cases, replacing an older model often proves more beneficial in the long run. Here’s a guide to help you make an informed decision.

Key Factors to Consider

  1. Cost of Repair vs. Replacement: Evaluate the repair costs against the price of a new opener.
  2. Nature of the Repair: Some issues may be minor and easily fixable, while others might indicate a deeper problem.
  3. Age of the Existing Opener: Openers over 15 years old typically need replacement, especially if there are operational issues.
  4. Expected Lifespan: Frequent use can reduce an opener’s lifespan to around 10 – 15 years.
  5. Performance: Consider if the current opener still meets your performance expectations.

Expert Guidance

Our team of full-time, experienced technicians in North Alabama can diagnose your garage door opener problems and provide expert advice. We assess each situation individually to recommend the best course of action, whether it’s a repair or a replacement. Plus, our trucks are fully stocked and prepared to install a new garage door opener whenever you’re ready!

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Discover Our Range of Automatic Garage Door Openers

At Overhead Door™, we provide a wide selection of automatic garage door openers designed to meet various needs. Our openers are powerful, quiet, and built to last. Pairing an Overhead Door® opener with your garage door ensures a seamless, reliable system.

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Electronic Reversing System is a Must

Garage Door Openers are required to have electronic reversing systems and the accompanying sensors at the base of the door.

National standards were established in 1992.

If your opener dates before 1992, or your sensors are not properly mounted, your opener could be deemed “non-compliant” and subject you to significant liability should an accident occur.

Non-compliance has implications for the homeowner.

• Repairs to these machines cannot be completed. By law, service companies are prevented from maintaining these dangerous “non-compliant” openers. The standards encourage homeowners to replace these unsafe machines as soon as possible.

• By operating such an outdated opener, you face a significant legal liability by continuing to operate a garage door opener without the electronic reversing system. Serious injuries and deaths have occurred due to garage doors crushing down instead of automatically going back up when something is detected in its path.

The safety sensors must be installed properly for your opener to be in compliance.

• The sensors should be mounted 6” off the floor on each side of the door. Make sure these sensors are cleaned and aligned with each other. Cobwebs, leaves and dirt can prevent the sensors from operating properly.

• If the safety eyes are not present, the opener does not meet UL 325 compliance.

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Overhead Door Company of Huntsville™️ is standing by, ready to help you navigate the sometimes-confusing new garage door opener repair process.

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Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about your garage door opener repair.

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About Overhead Door of Huntsville/North Alabama™

Where the brand name does matter! 

Voted North Alabama’s #1 Best in Business Award Recipient in the Garage Door Service and Sales category, 2019-2024! We appreciate our continued repeat customers and all the new customers we add each day. Thanks for making us your number one choice for over 55+ years. Locally owned and operated by the Warren Family since 2004. As the only local authorized Overhead Door Company™ in North Alabama, we offer only the best garage door repair and service with the products you want and the safety you need.

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