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How do I know which logic board my opener needs?
In: Opener & Accesories

If your garage door opener is not working properly there are a number of things that could be wrong. If your logic board has gone bad it can have numerous symptoms. Your opener might not recognize the programmed limits, it might not be sending the signal to open and or close your garage door and it could be a reduced range for your garage door opener remotes. (just to list a few of the symptoms) Logic boards are often damaged during electrical storms and during power surges, the logic board is basically the motherboard for your garage door opener. Logic
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What type of opener is best for a heavy wood garage door?
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When considering the best option for a heavy wood garage door there are many options on the market. In the past the Liftmaster 3240 screw drive opener was the go to opener for heavy wood doors. LiftMaster has discontinued the screw drive opener, and have replaced it with what I believe are better options with the features like MyQ and battery backup that customers want in today’s market.   The first option I would recommend is the 8550W opener this opener has a ¾ horse power 12V-DC motor and is belt drive. This opener is very quiet and strong. The
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How to select a Garage Door Opener | Veteran Garage Door
In: Opener & Accesories

There are many brands of garage door openers on the market today that offer new features designed to make life easier. In the beginning garage door operators performed one simple function, they allowed you to open and close your garage door with the push of a button. The automatic garage door opener simply replaced the physical action of opening and closing the garage door with a machine that did it for you. Safety concerns with automatic garage door openers brought about changes to automatic garage door openers and since 1993, all garage door openers must be equipped with safety sensors
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What Type of Light Bulbs Should I Use in My Garage Door Opener
In: Opener & Accesories

There have been many times we have gone to a service call where the remotes for the garage door opener are not working or have a very short range. This can be caused by many things like weak batteries in the remote, some appliance causing interference, a bad receiver in the opener and yes even an LED light bulb in the garage or garage door opener.   We recommend standard, not LED, light bulbs for garage door openers. LED light bulbs emit a signal that can interfere with the garage door opener remotes. Both Liftmaster and Genie are now manufacturing
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Can I Convert my Overhead Garage Door To a Roll Up Door ?
In: Door

If you are thinking about converting your overhead sectional garage door to a roll up door, yes this can be done, but there are a few things you need to consider. Roll up doors are generally heavier than sectional overhead doors and may require more support in the header above the garage door. Roll up garage doors require more headroom than sectional overhead doors due to the coil of the roll up door. Maintenance and repair costs are typically more for roll up doors. If the spring breaks on a roll up door, you must take the roll up door
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Things You Must Know About Garage Door Repair
In: Repair

It is a terrible feeling when you hit the button for your garage door opener and the door does not open or worse when the door goes off track. This situation is compounded when it happens and your car is stuck inside the garage and you should be at work or have an appointment.   There are some very important components in the garage door system that are often overlooked, but can cause serious issues with your garage door. Serious issue doesn’t always mean spending lots of money. Spending a little extra for the repair to be done right can
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How to Choose a Garage Door Repair Company In Dallas/Fort Worth
In: Repair

There have been many articles written and even hidden camera reports about dishonest garage door service companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area alone. This can leave the consumer with the feeling that every garage door company is out to rip them off. There are reputable garage door service companies, you just have to take the time to find them. Many people go to Craigslist, and while you will find companies there, it is hard to know who you are actually dealing with and what their reputation in the industry is. With a little diligence and research you can find a
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Can I Replace a Damaged Panel On My Box Truck Overhead Door?
In: Door

  If you have a damaged panel on your box truck overhead door, it is possible to replace just the damaged section, though often times it is better to replace the entire door.   When you are considering replacing the overhead door on your box truck, you will need either the product serial number off the plate on the inside of the door, and/or the exact measurements of the panel. You will also need to know if the door is wood, wood overlaid with steel, or some other material. The best way to get information about your door is with
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How Can I Replace The Rollers On My Box Truck Overhead Door ?
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Box truck overhead door rollers should be replaced as any wear and tear item. Regular inspection, lubrication and replacement will keep your box truck overhead door rollers working properly and will help with the overall function of your door.   For most box truck overhead door rollers, replacement is a fairly simple project requiring minimal skill level and the proper tools. The design of the hinges for most box truck overhead doors allows for the roller holder to be unbolted from the hinge itself, without requiring the removal of the hinge. Once the roller bracket is removed from the hinge,
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My Box Truck Door Has a Broken Cable: What Should I Do ?
In: Door

If you have a box truck you use for deliveries, then the overhead door may be opened and closed many times each day. This constant use can lead to many maintenance and repair needs, One of the common repairs required is, cable replacement, due to a broken or frayed cable. The cables work in conjunction with the drums and counterbalance springs to allow you to easily open and close the overhead door. If you have a broken cable, then the counterbalance springs are not properly assisting in the opening and closing of the overhead door. If only one of the
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