Magnum Garage Doors offers a wide range of garage door service and repair:
Springs are the most common repair for a garage door. Springs come in different lengths, wire sizes, and internal diameter. These three factors add up to what is called the IPPT ( Inch Pounds Per Turn ). IPPT's are calculated to lift a door that has a specific weight, which is why we stock enough different springs to balance all of the main doors on the market. A door with a broken spring will not open as once the spring, that counterbalances the door, has broken the door is essentially dead weight. When the spring has been replaced, the door should be well balanced. A well balanced door will give you years of reliable use while decreasing wear on the motor used to open and close the garage.
Springs come in different sizes and styles. The most common spring used today is a torsion spring as seen above. Other styles include extension springs and Torque Tubes. Extension springs are more common on single piece doors and older DIY door bought from "Big Box" stores such as Home Depot and Lowes. Most manufactures no longer use these springs as they are less safe than the standard torsion system used today.
Torque Master Springs are another style of spring system made by Wayne Dalton. With these systems, the springs are contained internally within a tube. The give a clean look above the door. These springs are proprietary to doors made by Wayne Dalton only and are available for all of their most common models. These systems require a customer make sure safety stop functions on the motor are set properly in order to not damage the door when the springs break as it is impossible to see a broken spring contained within the tube.
Motors come in different makes and models. Here are the ones we like the most!
Transmitters come in different shapes and sizes. Some are Universal and can program to many makes or models. Some are proprietary, meaning they only work on the model series of the operator installed.
As Indicated, these remotes only work on the models that they are designed to work. Pictured above are three examples. The first, LiftMaster, is an 893LM which will operate all of the 8XXX series model of LiftMaster openers. It will not work on older 3XXX and 2XXX series LiftMaster Models as they are different frequencies and code sets.
The next is a Genie Remote that can operate only Genie Motors and the third is a Linear remote that does the same for it's models. These remotes are not interchangeable between manufactures. Instructions can be found on the Manuals Page
Circuit Boards are the controller for your motor. Often times, they will fail due to the heat in the Phoenix area. The most common failure happens when the receiver in the board stop functioning. At this point, all of the programmed remotes will stop working at once. Something to take into consideration when deciding whether to replace the circuit board or the entire unit would be the age of the operator. If the operator is more than 15 years old, it is advisable to replace the entire unit due to other potential failures such as the motor core. When a unit is less than 15 years old, a new board is a solid fix for remotes not functioning issues. Most makes and models still offer circuit board replacements for all units save a few, such as Wayne Dalton and Quantum motors. If you have any questions or suspect circuit board failure, give us a call at 480-416-1903
for a free diagnostic inspection and estimate.
Sprung Garage Doors are not the end of the world! A garage door that has come out of the track is what we call a sprung door. This issue can have various causes so it is important to find the reason in order to prevent the issue from coming back. Doors that have been hit by cars are a common reason for the door to release from the track. Usually this can be repaired with new hardware to replace the broken or new panels depending on the make and manufacture of the door. Other times, a sprung door can be caused from the door being in poor running condition. As doors get older, the parts that ensure the proper running, start to wear. As these parts are no longer performing up to spec, the door can throw a cable. A thrown cable is when the door, while in the up position, looses spring tension. The lack of tension allows the cable on either side of the door to come off of the drum. Once this happens, the door is impossible to shut as on side of the door will lower faster than the other causing the door to fall out of track. As you can see in the picture to the right, the cable has lost its' perch on the drum, leading to the door no longer having an effective counterbalance on one side. The good news is that this issue is typically a fairly easy fix. When the door is put down, it is possible to re-seat the cable back on to the drum and level the door back out. A common cause, loose springs, can let the cable throw itself off when the door is up. The spring can be adjusted to remove that slack and prevent further issues. If the spring is too old, replacement may be advisable. Once the issue with the drum assembly is fixed, the door will be back up to running in no time. On occasion, the sprung door may damage the panels and the track assembly. If this has happened, please consider replacing or re-enforcing the panels as they may be prone to failure. A door that has come out of track is not always broken for good. With the expertise of a trained professional, the door can be re-assembled in good working order in the same visit. Sometimes it is fairly quick, sometimes the door will need to be carefully removed and re-installed. Please do not attempt a sprung door repair on your own as there are aspects that can be dangerous when dealing with a few hundred pounds of dead weight dangling by a few rollers. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us out for a free estimate on repair.