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All your garage door repair questions are answered here in a plain, simple way! So, check out the differences among motors and systems and learn to deal with sensor problems.
How do I know that the sensors are working correctly?
The garage door opener sensors typically have small slights which indicate their condition and operation mode. Check your owner's manual to find out which state of the lights indicates normal functioning and which indicates issues. You should clean the sensors to keep them in good condition.
Are there differences between garage systems?
There are certainly differences among garage systems in the way they move and in regard to their garage door parts. For example, overhead doors do rely on garage door tracks while roll up garage doors do not have tracks. The cable drums are also different and they will need different size, type and number of springs.
What are the differences between motors?
Garage door motors are distinguished by their power and noise levels. Most residential garage doors would need ½ horsepower while the heaviest ones – like carriage or commercial gigantic doors – would need ¾ or 1 horsepower. Our company in Avondale recommends chain drive motors if you don't care about the noise, otherwise you should get belt drive ones.