Garage Door Openers

Garage Door Openers

Are you looking for a new garage door opener, or did your garage door opener conk out? Perhaps you lost it somewhere along the way? No fear, Door Power is here. We offer a full line of garage door openers that we can match to your existing system or use to install a completely new system.

Garage door openers are an essential part of the service we provide. We offer new installations, featuring LiftMaster® openers and service and repair of all brands and models of existing units, which includes Sears, Craftsman, Chamberlain, Genie, Stanley, and Wayne Dalton.

We choose to offer residential garage door openers that give a broad selection in performance, features, and durability – more so than any other opener brand. All models offer the ultimate safety and security features and are available with a variety of horsepower levels and drive systems for all types of homes and applications.

There is a proper model for all applications and needs, from ones with rooms over the garage to those with heavy doors, as well as a series of openers that require little maintenance. All the residential garage access systems are designed and proven to withstand even the harshest of elements we experience here in Minnesota and provide years of extended use with minimum maintenance. Call us at 763-383-6008 or 952-467-3199 to get started!

How Does a Garage Door Opener Work?

A garage door opener is an electric motor appliance that opens a garage door at the push of a button. The button can be one that's wired into the household electrical circuit or one that's on a battery-powered remote-control unit usually carried in a car. Most garage door systems have both. The button sends an infrared or radio signal to the control unit that, in turn, activates an electric motor with a track-and-pulley system that moves the door. Most garage door opener units also have a light that goes on automatically and shuts off after a pre-set interval.

When it’s needed, garage door opener repair can vary widely in scope, from the simplest thing like replacing the batteries in the remote opener, to adjusting the drive and pulley system, to having to replace and/or rewire the entire system.

Though these products are built to last, there a variety of problems that may occur with your garage door opener over time:

  • The opener may not respond when the remote or wall button is pushed.
  • The opener may raise the door but not close it.
  • The opener may run but not open the door.
  • The opener may operate without a command.
  • The door may not open or close completely.
  • The door may reverse when closing.
  • The opener may have to work too hard.

Routine maintenance can prevent tragedies. Take a few minutes to inspect and test your garage door opener system. For the safety of your family and yourself, make a monthly inspection and testing a part of your regular routine.

When it’s needed, we provide expert garage door opener repair and service in Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Bloomington, Edina, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Chaska, and Shakopee.

 

What Models and Systems Do We Offer?

At Door Power, we offer several garage door opener models and systems, so you can choose what’s best for your home or business. The higher-end models are equipped with the patented Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) that eliminates powerhead vibration for smooth, quiet operation and comes with cutting-edge accessories for the ultimate in garage access.

They are also available with innovative accessories designed to make home access even more convenient. One of these is the EverCharge® Standby Power that continues to operate even when the power goes out.

The models we offer include:

8365W-267

This garage door opener is a heavy-duty door opener that has a keyless entry system and has an industrial chain attached to it. We offer the LiftMaster 8365W-267 for heavy-duty doors that need more power. You can control this model using an app on your phone, and we know it will work for you. Contact us today to learn more.

8550WLB

We offer the LiftMaster 8550WLB for a variety of reasons. Its quiet function and smooth operation make it one of the best options on the market. Similar to other models we offer, this model is battery operated and great for when the power goes out. Additionally, the door can be controlled by an app, and you can add an automatic lock to enhance security.

8500W

This garage door opener functions as a backup opener that is battery powered, which allows you to get in and out of your garage even when there’s no power. Additionally, you can sync the opener with an app on your phone, which allows you to monitor when the door opens. The 8500W garage door opener by LiftMaster operates quietly and offers high security to protect your home or business.

There are four main types of access systems, and each one has a different drive system. These systems include:

Chain Drive Openers

Over 70% of garage door openers sold today are chain driven, and we offer the widest variety available on the market. They are durable, reliable, and offer lasting performance. Designed specifically to lift even the heaviest custom wood and carriage house garage doors, these chain drives are rugged, reliable, and deliver all-around lasting performance. Our line of chain drive systems is the most comprehensive on the market and can fit a variety of different site requirements.

Belt Drive Openers

Our belt drive systems offer the ultimate in quiet operation. Our heavy-duty belt drive is as tough as a steel-belted tire and delivers smooth-running power and reliable performance year after year. They are the perfect choice for homes with living space above or next to the garage.

If you have a room positioned above or adjacent to your garage, this model is the ideal choice. These belt drive garage door openers are the smoothest, quietest, most reliable systems you can buy and are as tough as a steel-belted tire.

Screw Drive Openers

Our screw drive openers are specially engineered to run smoothly and quietly, even in extreme temperatures. The one-piece solid steel rail reduces friction and eliminates binding. It contains an electronic component called a thermistor that adjusts and increases force as it gets colder, delivering superior performance, whatever the temperature during our Minnesota winters.

Residential Jackshaft Openers

Specially designed for garages that don't allow for a traditionally mounted garage door opener, our jackshaft opener is perfect when you need to save space or have an oversized door, a cathedral, or very low ceiling, or an obstructed ceiling. It mounts on the wall beside the garage door.

Safety Features

For new installations of garage door openers, consider the following safety features. All models sold since 1993 have been required to have a safety mechanism that stops and reverses a closing door when some object passes beneath it (thereby blocking a beam of light across the opening), which should be maintained and tested regularly.

Additional safety features include:

Reversal Test

Make sure your opener has a reversing feature. If a reversing feature is not present, it should be replaced. Garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, are required by federal law to have advanced safety features that comply with the latest U.L. (Underwriters Laboratory) 325 standards. Test the reversing feature every month. If it is not functioning properly, call us for this critical garage door opener repair immediately to prevent any injuries.

First, test the balance of the door. If the door is properly balanced, then proceed.
With the door fully open, place a 1-1/2" thick piece of wood (a 2"x4" laid flat) on the floor in the center of the door.

Push the transmitter or wall button to close the door. The door must reverse when it strikes the wood. (Note that the bottom part of "one-piece doors" must be rigid so that the door will not close without reversing.)

If the door does not have a reverse function, have it repaired or replaced. Call our team of professionals to adjust, repair, or replace the opener.

Force Setting Test

Test the force setting of your garage door opener by holding the bottom of the door as it closes. If the door does not reverse readily, the force may be excessive and need adjusting. Call us to perform this important garage door opener repair. We will then test the reversing feature after any adjustment.

Additional Safety Devices

Many garage door openers can be equipped with additional safety devices. If one is not already installed, consider adding a photo eye or edge sensor as an extra measure of safety to prevent entrapment. Keep in mind that adding more safety devices will not make an old opener meet current U.L. standards. As part of the garage door opener repair, we will ensure that the additional safety devices are properly installed and adjusted.

Call us at 763-383-6008 or 952-467-3199 for prompt garage door opener installation and repair.

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