Give the Gift of a New Garage Door Opener this Holiday Season in the Twin Cities
- Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:58
Do you have a family member or close friend that has often complained about their Garage Door Opener or maybe a tech savvy friend who would like to be able to control their door from anywhere? Well at Garage Door Repair Company we may have a solution for you! It may not be something you are thinking about right now but the technology of Garage Door Openers has advanced to a degree that giving the gift of a new updated Opener with a built in gateway could be the perfect gift for a friend or family member. Many of our customers around the Twin Cities have recently updated their openers in light of the cold weather coming, contact us to find out what we can do as a gift for a loved one.
Our Selection of Openers and Features
When we talk about updated technology with openers we are of course talking about smart phone integration. These days you can do pretty much everything right from the palm of your hand with a smart phone so why not be able to control your Garage Door from around the world. Here are some different openers we have available along with different features:
- DC Chain Drive Openers for a much quieter but cheaper option
- Belt Drive Openers, something quiet but quality that will last
- Jackshafts that will mount on the side instead of overhead leaving more space for storage
- MyQ Smart Phone integration with built in wireless gateways
- Built in battery back-ups so if the power goes out the opener continues to function
- Wireless Keypads for easy access from the outside
- Multi-button remotes to control all your doors from one remote
Whatever feature or type of opener your friend or loved one may want for this coming holiday season; Garage Door Repair Company has them all. Call today to find the best gift for yourself or friends and family, we will even include installation of the unit within the pricing and a minimum 5 year warranty.
Included with any installation of a new Garage Door Opener we will inspect your entire door to make sure it continues to function for years to come. We always offer options as solutions and will never push anything on you that you may not want. Check out our reviews page just to see the quality of our service and then visit our contact page to fill out a website appointment form or call 612-886-9606 today!
Garage Door Remote Range Issue Eagan, MN
- Monday, 07 March 2016 18:14
Recently we came across an opener that had been working great for years and then all of a sudden the door would only work if the remotes were within a couple feet of the garage door opener. This can often be the issue if a bad battery is being used in the remote, but what has been becoming more common is Frequency Interference. This can be caused by a multitude of reasons and is and extremely tough problem to resolve without changing either the radio board or the entire opener. After going over all the options it was decided that replacement opener that runs on a new frequency would be the best bet. After the Garage Door Opener Replacement the door worked better than ever and our Eagan customer was happy to be back in business.
What is Radio Frequency Interference?
Radio Frequency Interference or RFI is a common problem do to the fact that Garage Door Openers are at the bottom of the food chain when it comes to the FCC Regulations on licensed radio controls. They operate on limited power and have limited range to begin with typically a maximum of 50ft. Garage door openers can only respond to 1 signal at a time and can become easily blocked by devices that operate near or on the same frequency as their Remotes. So if you are having to get closer and closer to your opener in order for your remotes or homelink to work, you are most likely experiencing RFI. Here a just a few of the many examples of devices that cause RFI:
- Appliances Typically within 25ft of the garage door opener
- Cell phone towers
- Radio or television towers
- Cordless house phones
- Copy or fax machines
- Ham Radio’s
These are just a few of the many culprits that cause RFI, trying to track down the specific one can be a very daunting task. Often times the easiest answer is to replace the Garage Door Opener. LiftMaster has recently changed the frequency that their openers operate on to a much less busy Frequency, and for now seems to have far less issues regarding RFI. If you are having issues with your garage door remotes call 612-886-9606 today! We offer free onsite estimates and same day service is always available in the Eagan area.