Liftmaster RemoteRecently 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
  • Airports
  • Cell phone towers
  • Radio or television towers
  • Computers
  • 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.


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Navigating COVID-19

We are still open as an essential business

To our valued customers,

Recent news about COVID-19 is unfortunate for many of our customers and our local businesses. As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start the Pause phase of the recent Executive Order, our team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors would like to express our concern for all those who have been affected. Our employees and our customers are our top priority , and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of each.

We have been closely monitoring the situation since it began and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Rise & Shine Garage Doors has remained open and in full operation as we understand how important it may be to your daily lives to have a fully functional Garage Door. We continue to follow the plan we set in place in March when this pandemic began and will continue to do so. These are the changes we have made to our policies to help prevent the spread:

  • Our technicians will practice social distancing rather than shaking hands at the door.
  • Estimates and repair recommendations will be done remotely or over the phone while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • Preferably all payments will be made by credit card rather than by check.
  • We will continue to clean up after ourselves, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer often.

The nature of our industry allows us a lot of flexibility in these times as most of our technicians are working in one to two man crews which is well under the guidelines that have been laid out before us. We even have the ability to complete all work without any face to face interactions and take payments over the phone.

We thank you for working with us as we navigate this situation.

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher and Alex Johantgen

Rise & Shine Garage Doors Team

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