Garage Door Opener
There is nothing quite like the feeling of sitting in your car on a freezing Colorado winter’s day, pressing a button, and having your garage door open on its own to welcome you inside.
If your current opener isn’t working, Moonlight Garage Door can analyze the problem and either repair or replace it. If you don’t have an automatic opener, we can install one in less than half a day.
When Your Opener Needs Attention
If you already have an opener and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, give us a call. We may be able to fix it at a fraction of the cost of replacing it.
Opens and shuts on its own
Loud or strange noises
Won’t go up or come down
Visible vibrations when the opener operates
Door stalls or gets stuck
Door reverses when opening or closing
New Opener Options
If your old opener needs replacing or you are getting a new one installed, there are a number of options we will discuss with you.
AC vs DC
There are two types of motors for garage door openers, DC and AC power. DC-powered garage door openers have become the standard in the garage door industry for good reasons.
Drive AC motors are loud, large, and heavy compared to DC. They are more complex and have more components. Garage door openers powered by a DC motor are quieter and lighter than traditional AC motors. DC motors also allow more features on the opener like soft start and stop which reduces wear and tear on the door and motor.
When the power goes out many DC motors even offer a battery backup option.
DC motors are smoother, quieter, and longer lasting. It’s why we recommend them.
Chain, Belt & Screw Drive
A chain drive garage door opener uses a chain to pull the door open and closed. Most garage doors use this type of drive. Chain drives have been around for a long time. With a bit of routine maintenance, they are dependable and long-lasting. They are also the cheapest of the three.
Belt drive garage door openers are quiet. The reinforced steel rubber belt makes for a smoother and quieter journey up and down the main track. Homeowners with attached garages will choose belt drives if they are easily bothered by the rattling and vibration of a chain drive. There is an increase in price though.
Screw drives are usually reserved for large, industrially sized garage doors. Doors that are 14 feet high or one-piece 8-foot doors need the extra torque that a screw drive provides. Screw drive openers feature an exclusive direct drive system that transfers more power from the motor without using a gear reduction system.
At Moonlight Garage Door we make the entire process as hassle-free as possible. Here’s what you can expect when you call us.
1. We will get as much information as possible over the phone. The more information we can gather about what is wrong with your current opener and what you want in a new one, the faster we can get your installation done.
2. Together we will schedule a convenient time to visually inspect your current door. We will be looking to see if repairs are possible or if the entire opener needs to go. We will take measurements at this time.
3. Once we determine the opener needs to be replaced, or if you are getting a new one installed for the first time, we will go over design options that fit your priorities and budget.
4. Depending on your choice of opener we will schedule the replacement for the soonest slot we have available. This is a good time to start clearing out room for the installers to work. The more room they have, the faster the job goes.
5. Our team will arrive on-site in the morning. Our goal is to be done by the evening so that you have a secure garage by nightfall. Many of our installations are complete in 2-3 hours or less.
6. The first step is the removal of the old opener and if necessary. This is followed by installing the new opener. We will haul the old opener away as part of our service.
7. Once everything is installed, we thoroughly test all mechanisms. Then we’ll give a quick tour and instructions for operating and maintaining the new opener.
8. Finally we do one last walk around to make sure every bit of garbage, nut, bolt, and screw is cleaned up.
9. Congrats. In less than one full workday you now have a smooth-gliding, automatic garage door.