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How Long Will it Take To Put in A Garage Door Opener?

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  • 03 Jul 2018
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Has your garage door opener stopped working? If so, you will need to replace the entire unit to get your door working again. How long will it take to put in a garage door opener? The team here at Garage Door Repair Services of Tampa knows exactly how to make this repair.

How Long Will it Take to Replace The Opener

How long should you plan for our team to be there to make the installation? Generally speaking, it will take us anywhere from 4 to 6 hours to make the repair. However, the job might take longer if we run into problems with the distance of the outlet from the cord.

How We Estimate The Time

To start off with, we must determine if we are replacing the old model with one that is similar, or installing a new system altogether. It will not take our team as long to install a similar opener because we should be able to use the existing supports.
If our techs are installing a different type of opener for you, they will need to remove the old brackets and install new ones. This will add time to the job.

How We Install a New Opener

While every model has its own set of instructions, there are some basic steps we take to install a new model. These steps are:

  1. Put the rails together- the rails are what holds the opener in place. Generally, the rails are broken into 5-6 pieces for shipping purposes.
  2. Attach the rail to the motor.
  3. Put the chain on the trolley- the chain of your open works like a bike chain, but it isn’t installed the same way. There is a cable that competes the chain loop that must be put together the right way.
  4. Install the supports.
  5. Put the opener on the supports.
  6. Install the arm and the door bracket.
  7. Wire the safety sensors and door button.
  8. Sync the opener to the remote.
  9. Test the door after installation.

These are the basic steps to get the new opener in place.

What We Do After Installation

Once we have the new equipment installed, our technician will check to see if the door is balanced. Anytime a repair is made to the system, it can cause the door to get off balance. When malalignments happen, the door can become damaged from general use.

We Give an Honest Quote

When our technician comes out to your home, they will evaluate your opener. After they use the principles we have outlined, they will give you an honest quote for the job. The quote will be based off of how long they think it will take to do the work plus the part.

Call Us Today For a New Opener

If you need to have an opener installed, call the team here at Garage Door Repair Services of Tampa. We will get one of our techs out to you ASAP. We know how important it is to be able to use your door. Call now so we can make the repair. We look forward to hearing from you!

You Can Trust Us for the Job

positive reviews

They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

positive reviews

We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

positive reviews

My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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