Automatic garage doors are great, right? You press that little button on your remote or on the wall of your garage, and voila! The door opens! Until, of course, one day you press the magic button and nothing happens. So now what?
Well, now you should hire a professional to do your garage door opener repair. It’s not always immediately obvious what is wrong with your garage door when the button on the opener just won’t work. There may not be anything visibly wrong with your garage door or the motor, and without experience it may be difficult to repair it yourself. Repairing the garage door opener might require replacing the remote unit, which in some cases requires reprogramming of the motor to connect with the new unit; not something most people know how to do.
Before hiring someone to come out and fix your garage door, be sure to ask what kind of experience they have. There may or may not be a dedicated garage door repair Alameda CA professional in your area. A general contractor might know how to fix your garage door opener, but then again they might not. Ask what other garage door repairs they have done in the past, and consider checking references before you allow them into your home.