Is It Time For A New Garage Door Opener?
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WHY PAUL ?
Let's talk about "Why Paul". Number 1 is Job Done Right, for a reason. Most of the door openers that I see are not installed properly and a large percentage of them were professionally installed. The installation instructions that come with a door opener are very specific about how the door opener should be mounted, although the instructions do not explain why it should be done that way. I will go through the mounting process and explain why it should be done that way.
First, if you open the door just far enough to where the top roller is right at the top
of the curve in the track, this is the point where the top edge of the door is at it's
highest point. The instructions say to use a level to mark a horizontal line on the wall
2" higher than the top of the door when it is in this position.
Third, the bracket that goes on the door should mounted where the pin that attaches to the
J shaped bar is roughly in line with the top rollers on the door.
Finally, the J bar gets assembled. The curved part should be attached to the door bracket and the straight part should be attached to the "trolley" (the part that moves along the rail), usually with the solid part at the top and the row of holes at the bottom. The choice of holes in the J bar parts allow you to adjust the length of the bar, and consequently the angle that the bar pulls on the door at. If you draw an imaginary line from the pin in the door bracket up to the pin in the trolley you would want that line to be at the same angle that the track is (tangent to the curve) at exactly where the top roller is located. This way the door opener is actually pulling on the door in the same direction that part of the door is actually moving. Usually the top hole in the curved part will line up with one of the top three holes in the straight part and the straight part will be very close to vertical (straight up and down) with the door in the closed position.
Sorry about this wordy diatribe but, as you can see, having someone install your door opener that never read the instructions or doesn't care could cost you a new door. So, getting the "Job Done Right", especially at a very competitive price is a real no brainer.
I can supply a Liftmaster door opener for a 7' high door, with 1 remote, for $270 installed, OR I can install one that you purchase for $120. I can also supply extra remotes or a wireless keypad at reasonable prices. If you are buying the door opener I recommend that you purchase a Chamberlain chain or belt drive unit from Lowe's or Home Depot or the Craftsman chain or belt drive from Sears. All three of these, Liftmaster, Chamberlain, and Craftsman are made by Chamberlain and with the same features are identical units. I like these door openers because they always work right out of the box, and they will give you the longest trouble free service life. Also, Chamberlain has always been good about keeping parts available for that far distant time when you do finally wear the thing out. If you check online for sale prices you may be able to save a little money by just having me install your door opener. For some of you the convenience of having me supply everything is the motivator. Either way you will get the "Job Done Right".
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