Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about garage door and gates sign

If I’m Replacing My Garage Door in Houston, Texas, How Do I Remove the Torsion Springs?

Torsion springs for garage doors are under extreme pressure and, if not handled properly, could release with enough power to kill you! You need specific tools and training. Therefore, it’s highly recommended that you have a professional do this job.

Do I Really Need a New Door?

For many, this is a simple question to answer. Wood garage doors rot, metal garage doors get banged up, track hardware falls apart. If that’s the situation you face, there’s probably not much choice in the matter. You need a new door.

Why Should I Use a Professional Garage Door Installer?

At Houston Garage Door & Gate, we firmly believe that the installation of a garage door is not a do-it-yourself job. A garage door is the largest moving object in your home and because of the large number of small parts, its installation is highly technical.

What’s the Best Type of Garage Door Opener for My Garage Door?

When deciding on the right garage door for a particular home, it’s important to keep in mind the type of drive the garage door opener will be running on. Garage door openers have 3 different types of drives to choose from: chain, belt and screw. Naturally, a homeowner would be curious about which kind of garage door opener is right for them.

Can I Program My Car in Houston to My Garage Door Opener?

Yes, if you have a built in transmitter in your car you will need to follow the owner’s manual since the programming differs between vehicle manufacturers.

What are the types of gate openers and which is the best?

Some examples of gate openers include the push-button remote type, Bluetooth remote, keypad-secured opener, infrared sensors, and others. The best type would depend on what your needs are as a motorist and as a home-owner. Our experts believe that sufficient research and consultations should be made before choosing.

Should I go for an automated gate?

If you have the budget for it, installing an automated gate opener system is definitely a great investment. It makes vehicle entry and exit more convenient and in some ways, even more secure than a regular gate. If you don’t have the money for it, you shouldn’t be worried. Most gate types can be fitted with an automatic opener, so you can just choose to get one installed later.

How do I program my new gate remote?

Gate openers have a learn button which you can find when you remove the light cover on the gate opener. To program a new gate remote into the system simply hold the learn button until the indicator light on the opener blinks. Press the button on your remote while the indicator light is blinking. Test the new gate remote by pressing it once to see if the door moves.

What will I consider when choosing a swing gate operator for wrought iron swing gates?

The type of swing gate operator or opener you should get will depend on the length and height of the swing gates, as well on whether it is a single swing gate or dual swing gate. Long and heavy gates like your wrought iron swing gates need heavy-duty gate openers while light-duty openers are best for narrower gates of lighter material.

What are swing gate safety loop sensors?

Driveway loops are important parts of automatic gate systems. Safety loop sensors command a gate to open or prevent a gate from closing on a vehicle in the path of the gate. Typically placed 4-5 feet away from the gate on both the outside and inside of the gate, the safety loops that are also called reverse loops will reopen a gate when sensors are tripped when the gate is closing.

Do you install battery back-up systems?

Yes! We suggest that our customers have a battery backup system installed. With the power grid being so unreliable, it is a smart idea to have a backup unit installed. Keep the gate opener working even during a power outage.

Do I have to be home for a service call?

Most of the time you will not have to be home for service. That said, it helps to know what the problem is so we can do the repair quickly. Of course, our gate technicians are troubleshooting experts. Professional gate experts are able to diagnose and repair the problem on the spot. If we need to have access to your property, it helps if you are home to let us into your property.

Do you repair a sagging gate?

We repair all gate problems. A sagging gate is one issue that we can fix to have your gate looking like new. In addition to a sagging gate, we also specialize in fixing a sliding gate track or a gate that is having trouble opening.

Do you offer fence service and repair?

Yes! While we specialize in gates, we are also adept at fence repair, installation and service for homeowners in Houston as well as industrial and commercial properties. Call us for a free estimate on fence service and repairs.

Is gate maintenance a good idea?

Absolutely! Routine gate maintenance can prevent minor problems from becoming huge disasters. We offer maintenance packages that are designed to prolong the life of your gate, opener and other gate parts.