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Let us talk briefly about garage door openers or garage door operators. There are a few things that it is a good idea to know about that wonderful mechanism that opens and closes your garage. We believe that having as much information as possible is better for both us and our customers.

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Manual Push Up Mechanism

The most basic mechanism that opens a garage door is the manual push up. This mechanism allows the garage door to be lifted by hand and pushed up to open and pulled down to close. Springs are often used as part of such a mechanism to facilitate the door motion because very often the garage doors are quite heavy. In garage doors that are tall, a pull-down rope is used to pull the door from above into hands reach.

Even though this mechanism is relatively basic, proper installation is essential. There are details, such as lift handles and step plates, that must be located and installed in a certain position and in a proper manner in order to ensure the proper functioning of the garage door.

Manual Chain Hoists

A garage door that has a shaft element and compression spring bumpers as part of its mechanism, can be installed with a manual chain hoist.

Commercial or industrial garage doors that are equipped with a shaft are usually operated by a chain hoist mechanism. Especially High lift or Vertical lift garage doors, for which this mechanism is very well suited.

Before installing or even ordering a new garage door it is essential to know either a chain hoist mechanism is going to be installed on this door or not. Since if the chain hoist mechanism is to be installed, it requires a door with a solid keyed shaft. It is a good idea to consult a garage door technician who will be able to provide you with a detailed explanation about this subject.

There are two types of chain hoists for sectional doors:

Direct Drive Unit which mounts directly to the garage door. It functions in a one-to-one reduction manner, which means that one revolution of the chain hoist is equal to one revolution of the door shaft. This mechanism works best for smaller and lighter doors.

Gear Reduction Unit usually functions in a three-to-one or four-to-one manner. This mechanism is best suited for larger, heavier garage doors. This hoist can be mounted in several locations: on the wall, track, or directly on the shaft. An experienced technician will know which position of the hoist will suit a particular door best. Especially that some chain hoists are equipped with an electric operator.

Residential Electric Operators

Commonly referred to as “residential openers” they often come with a remote control so that the garage door can be opened from outside the garage and from a distance.

There are four main types of operators: chain, belt, and screw drive.

Chain Drive consists of a roller chain and sprocket system. It is the cheapest out of the three but also the one to produce the most noise, which makes it non-suitable for attached garages because of the noise it produces.

Belt Drive applies a cogged and a pulley system. Most common out of the three. Not as noisy as the chain drive but also more expensive.

Screw Drive is equipped with a worm gear and a threaded shaft that resembles that a screw has. It is the least common, you would rarely see one attached to a modern garage door.

Direct Drive does not have a rail and connects directly to the shaft. Considered to be the high end because of the higher price, and it is also the quietest unit since the mechanism has fewer moving parts. You may consider this type of opener if you are interested to have more headroom space.

It is important to verify that those mechanisms are certified by UL or ETL because that would mean they are the safest for residential use. The certification ensures you that they are designed in a manner that is “fail-safe.”

Talk to your garage door technician

An opener makes the garage door more convenient for use, but it does not ensure its functioning. A garage door should function and be handled manually when disconnected from the operator. The operators that are designed for standard lift or low headroom garage doors required to be positioned in a certain manner and in a specific distance from the door arch. An experienced technician will know how to properly position and install the opener.

Ask your technician to show you how to disconnect the drawbar operator, so that the garage door can be opened manually. That will come in handy in case of a power outage.

A residential jackshaft is another type of electric operator during the installation of which it is crucial to follow manufacturer instruction with high precision. Those operators turn the counterbalance shaft in order to move the door and must be installed with a cable tension monitor.

We at Titan Garage Doors believe in sharing our knowledge with our customers. We apply this knowledge daily when we come and work with your garage door. Give us a call if you encounter issues with your garage door opener or have questions. We are here for you and your garage door.

Garage Door Opener Maintenance and repair

To ensure that your opener and remote are functioning well you should inspect them regularly, monitor their performance. If you do notice anything out of the ordinary or sluggish response to the garage door remote you should contact a member of the Titan Garage Doors. we service the following:  Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Surrey, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, White Rock, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond.

The garage door opener is a necessity in particular if you happen to live in a place with extreme weather.  Having the convenience of staying in your car until you are in your garage with the door closed. So having peace of mind knowing that an experienced garage door technician is at reach 24/7. If you are in need of an opener repair we are just a phone call away. If you do need one of our dedicated, highly-trained specialists to repair or replace your remote or opener then contact us at 604 313 0108.

With many years of experience handling the repair and replacement of all of the components of an opener or remote replacement or repair.

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Reviews For Titan Garage Doors Coquitlam

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
04:41 09 Feb 20
My old garage door opener failed on Saturday afternoon. I called Titan Garage Doors in Coquitlam and was amazed to... learn that they could have someone available to look at it that day. Technician Adam was at my door shortly after 6:00 pm. An hour and a half later, I had a brand new opener installed, the spring rebalanced, and door joints lubricated. I was very pleased with the prompt and professional service. Titan will be my “go to” for all of my garage door needs going more
Simon Hardy-Francis
Simon Hardy-Francis
02:08 17 Jan 20
One of our two, relatively new, garage door springs broke after about 5 years. So googled and found Titan Garage Doors... to fix it. They turned up same day within 1.5 hours to fix it. Alex, the technician was a super nice and super skillful guy, and it was obvious he had done the job countless times. He had to work in cramped conditions because the cars were struck in the garage, but he did a great job. The final price for two new springs was C$420 including tax. I'm only taking a star off because the person on the phone initially -- not Alex -- said a different price range; $150 to $250 ish. They must replace pairs of springs all day long... so why not just quote the real prices charged over the phone? Summary: Loved Alex. Hated the phone person in more
Chris M
Chris M
20:37 31 Dec 19
Needed a new spring replacement. I was able to make an appointment same day and the technician was excellent. Great... customer service and stayed true to their estimate that was quoted over the phone. I would use them more
Kevin S
Kevin S
23:07 28 Dec 19
My garage door spring snapped. Called these guys first thing in the morning. When the mechanic arrived 30 minutes... later, I was anticipating getting ridiculous quote like those locksmith scam (paid $260 for 1 minute of job because locksmith knows you are desperate about getting locked out). Later I realized garage door repair isn’t the same as locksmith. I was given a reasonable quote for one hour of labour and it includes the price of the spring. After the mechanic got the door fixed, I was able to pay by credit card and was given a receipt. And on top of that, there is warranty for their repair work. I hope I don’t have to called them any time soon, but if I have to I will. Highly more
David Ronald
David Ronald
20:21 14 Dec 19
Customer service phone response was excellent. Service tech , Alex, arrived promptly, surveyed the issue, provided... options , made adjustments and debriefed very professionally. Management of payment was fast and fair. This was an overall excellent more
Rob C
Rob C
02:54 11 Dec 19
Very prompt service. The technician, Eli, was pleasant, courteous and professional. He assessed the problem that we... were having with our garage door opener, opened the unit up and showed me the parts that had failed. Upon my approval of his price quotation, he went to work replacing the defective/failed part which I was pleased to find out that he carried in his vehicle.Very happy with the experience and highly recommend this technician and the more
Bebe Z
Bebe Z
04:37 10 Dec 19
We're very happy with the service. Dan did a great job fixing our garage door. He also updated all rollers and... installed door seals on the sides and top. Would recommend to anyone who needs their garage door fixed or more
Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
01:49 26 Nov 19
I would NOT recommend this company!We called Titan to come and do a service, maintenance and any necessary repair on... our garage door. The technician showed up, spent maybe 10 minutes at our place, balanced the door, took his $120 bucks and basically that was it. We asked if there was anything else that needed to be done and we were told no.Our installer arrived the next day and we were told that some of the rollers and hinges would need to be replaced prior to the installation of our new garage door opener. We were not told by Titan that any of this needed to be done.Titan returned the next day to give us a quote for the rollers and hinges... They quoted $40 dollars for each hinge, and $15 per roller. We have 12 hinges/rollers! At this rate, we'd be better off buying a whole new door!We had another company come in and replace only what was broken for a fraction of the cost and they did an amazing jobI would not recommend this company, unless you have money to burn and want to overspend!read more
Rennie Durgapershad
Rennie Durgapershad
22:48 02 Nov 19
This was great and most expeditious service. The installer Adam was great and knowledgeable. Impressed with speed of... the service!read more
Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
18:16 18 Oct 19
I am very happy with the service. Adam from Titan Doors did a great job fixing my garage door. He found the problem... right away (broken spring) and replaced the part quickly which he already had with him. Arrived within half an hour of me calling at 9 in the morning and fixed it all before 11am! Garage opens smoother and quieter than it did before! Thank you!!read more
Keni Casti
Keni Casti
23:38 01 Oct 19
We had Mario respond fast, (within the hour) he was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work and explained... step by step everything that was repaired. Excellent all more
Frances Jans
Frances Jans
18:38 29 Aug 19
Convenient, called last night with a garage door issue, made an appointment for between 8-9am the next morning. Kim and... his team showed promptly within the time frame given, and completed within the hour. I would recommend this more
Sarabjit Sehmi
Sarabjit Sehmi
01:15 29 Aug 19
Excellent service provided today along with the parts supplied. Best people to deal with regarding the repairs of any... garage doors requirements. Called them in an hour and were at my house within the specified time. Recommend this company for any repair more
Flora Lai
Flora Lai
20:45 26 Aug 19
These guys are great. They worked hard. Polite and nice. It is a good job.
Farid Jamal
Farid Jamal
21:11 04 Jul 19
These guys were great for speed and quality of service . They came in the first part of time window provided, reviewed... the work, provided a quote, which was just as well, as the their dispatcher had provided much lower quotes, I was happy with the quote and recommendations and they proceeded with the job. They were efficient, courteous and clean.. I would not only use them again, but also highly recommend more
Sonia Workman
Sonia Workman
23:11 02 Jul 19
Garage door busted today and Kim was here within an hour and even called to let me know he was running a bit late so I... was waiting around. Was fast, efficient and thorough! Even fixed something else that I didn't notice. Would definitely recommend Kim and his services to anyone that needs any sort of garage door repair!!!!read more
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