The capacitor, its purpose and when it should be replaced…

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Capacitor, Garage Door Opener Capacitor, Misc. Garage Door Information in Plano, TX

Capacitor

Capacitors in garage door openers serve to provide the additional power required to operate most garage door openers.  This is needed because electrical outlets lack enough voltage to operate motors as large as those typically found in residential door operatorss.

When a capacitor is “blown”, the garage door opener will not function properly.  Some auxillary functions may work since the unit may still get power, but the most common symptom that indicates a faulty capacitor is when a homeowner states that nothing happens when they press the button.

Plano Overhead Garage door supplies three types of capacitors: 1) Model B430391 with a height of 3 3/8” and 1 7/16” in diameter with 220-250V and 53-64 MFD’s. 2) Model B3530393 with a height of 3 3/8” and 1 13/16” in diameter with 220-250 volts and 64-77 MFD’s 3) E213054 with height of approximately 4” and 1 13/16” in diameter with 250VAC, 50/60Hz 40/85/21.

Call or visit the showroom today for assistance in replacing your capacitor today. 972-422-1695

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

LiftMaster 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Misc. Garage Door Information in Plano, TX

Chance to Win $50,000!

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When entering the LiftMaster 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes, you are increasing your chances of winning $50,000 + you get free remote light controls. Between April 17th-June 30, 2017; receive two free remote light controls when you purchase and have a professionally installed a LiftMaster Wi-Fi Garage Door Openers. The models include:

8550W DC Battery Backup Belt Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

8587W AC Chain Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

8557W AC Belt Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

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If you have one of these models installed, in order to get your free products and be entered into the $50,000 sweepstakes, customers can fill out an original entry form provided by our installers, or visit LiftMaster.com/Promo to submit online. Plano Overhead Garage Door is a Pro-Vantage LiftMaster Master Dealer. Call or visit our office. We are happy to assist you.Liftmaster

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

What is Window Caming?

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Misc. Garage Door Information in Plano, TX

Newport Caming

Caming is the metal banding that joins panels of glass together in a unique design. In simple terms, it is the lead in leaded glass. Customers have the option of choosing a caming finish that will coordinate with their door hardware, outdoor fixtures and interior furnishing to fit their personal style, preference etc. The caming options include: 1. Brass and 2. Platinum.  It is worth noting that this ONLY applies to these window designs offered by C.H.I.: Hawthorne and Somerset (short or long panel) and Somerset (short and long panel).

When considering caming all finishes are an important, as they contribute a great deal of visual style to your door design. Call or stop our office to see your different options on new garage doors.  972-422-1695

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Universal Remotes and Keypads

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Misc. Garage Door Information in Plano, TX

Universal Keypad and Remote

Will a Universal Remote or Keypad Work With My Garage Door Opener?

The LiftMaster 387LM and 877MAX universal keyless entry are compatible with all major brands of garage door openers. With these devices, you can open or close a garage door without a remote control or key. You can refer to the lid of the keypad for programming instructions as they are slightly different between the two models mentioned.  Start by making sure your garage door opener falls into one of the 4 criteria below:

 

(1) Chamberlain, Sears craftsman, LiftMaster, or master mechanic garage door openers or receivers with: 3 position dip switches.

(2) Genie, Linear, and Moore-o-matic garage door openers or receivers with 2 position dip switches.

(3) Chamberlain, Sears craftsman, LiftMaster, master mechanic garage door openers, or receivers with: yellow (old style), white or grey smart/learn buttons.

(4) Chamberlain, Sears craftsman, LiftMaster, master mechanic, Genie intellicode, Overhead Door, Stanley, Wayne Dalton, or Linear garage door openers with smart/learn buttons.

 

The LiftMaster 375UT 2-button universal garage door remote control is also compatible with most major brands of garage door openers, gate operators and commercial door operators. With this device, you can program up to two different brands of garage door openers, gate operators and commercial door operators. Programming for the remote is as follows:

(1) start with garage, gate or commercial door closed.

(2) Open remote –press and hold the program button until led light comes on.

(3) Press and release the smart/learn button on your product or match the control dip switches to the existing receiver or remote control.

(4) Press and release the remote control button, when light stops flashing-continue to press and release the button until a click is heard from the opener, a light on the garage blinks, the garage door opens/closes…or a beep is heard. Number of times vary based on type of unit-**see programming instruction guide.

(5) Press program button to exit program mode.

(6) press programmed button to activate product.

 

 

 

All devices above can be purchased at Plano Overhead Garage Door. Call or stop by for your universal garage door keypad or garage door remote needs today!  972-422-1695

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

First Time Garage Door Buyer?

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Misc. Garage Door Information in Plano, TX

Buying a garage door/opener is like buying a project, though most people don’t look at it this way. investing wisely in this project that an individual will only partake in, once or twice in a lifetime on an average; will save you time and money now and for the long run…. let’s get started with some brief buyers q & a’s that make the process a little simpler:

 

Q. What kind of door/opener should I get?

A. What kind of door/opener do you currently have? Do you like it or are you looking to change it up a little bit? Does the current door meet standards, needs and functions of your demand? Based on your answers to these questions you will be able to move forward quickly.

 

Q. Why should I get a new garage door/opener?

A. If your garage door/opener is damaged beyond repair (whether by natural or human cause), you should probably get a new one. Maybe you’re selling your home and want increase the value of it by installing a new garage door or garage door opener.

 

Q. What factors should I consider when purchasing a new door?

A. When buying a door always consider cost, size, material, insulation levels and decorative elements; not to mention the overall purpose for usage of the garage. Also consider the type of weather exposure your garage door will have to survive, and any accessibility needs. Also, don’t forget to consider the warranty!

 

Q. What are the benefits of getting a new garage door/opener?

A. Getting a new door can improve the appearance of your home, increase value of the home, result in less maintenance to your home and personal property by adding security and aiding in insulation to your door and overall home(like a bedroom that sits above the garage) it.  Getting a new opener can improve functionality and support to your door.

 

Q. I am a visual and hands on person. Where can I go to see or touch my purchase, before I actual buy it?

A. There are retailers that provide opportunity for you to come in a showroom and view samples or models of most types of doors and openers available. some folks like to drive around the neighborhood and look at what others have to get a feel of what they may like… try to learn as much as you can because the more you learn about the upkeep of the garage door and opener, the more money you can save in the long run as well.

 

Q. What is your budget for this project? How can you save cost?

A. Try to stick you your budget as much as you can, with the least amount of out of pocket cost as possible. Chances are that you can save more on a garage door/opener bundle. Always see what your options are. Maybe you can purchase one at a time if you budget does not allow…..get a quote from your dealer and ask how long the quote/estimate is good for.

 

Projects don’t have to be a big hassle. They have actually be a lot of fun with the right sources and guides…you may even consider yourself to be garage door and opener knowledge certified when you’re done!  The more you know before you buy, the better off you will be in the long run!

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

New Color Option: Driftwood!

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Misc. Garage Door Information in Plano, TX

What’s new with C.H.I. Accents Woodtones?

Driftwood

You may be familiar with the cedars, oaks and mahogany…well the newest addition to the woodtones family is driftwood. Driftwood is an earthy gray tone that is similar in nature to actual driftwood or reclaimed barn wood. These garage doors are meticulously designed and manufactured using full color digital imaging and insulated steel to create a colorful and authentic real wood look. So if you if you are particularly fond of the aging wood/weather-worn look and love the feel of nature’s surrounding; then driftwood would may be the look for you.

Click here to learn more about Accents garage doors, or call us today at 972-422-1695.

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Genie and Liftmaster Couplers

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Misc. Garage Door Information in Plano, TX

Garage Door Opener Couplers

Couplers

The coupling is a rubber sleeve that connects the motor unit sprocket to the rail sprocket. Sometimes this can become worn and damaged and needs to be replaced. On most Genie screw drive openers the motor shaft is connected to the rail screw with a coupler. This allows the motor to turn the screw, which moves the trolley to open and close the garage door. Sometimes the coupler wears out and the motor will turn, but the screw doesn’t turn. As a result the door does not open nor close.

The coupler is used for attaching the screw of Genie screw drive rail to the motor head. This coupler is made to break away if the door hits a hard obstruction, thereby protecting the motor. If the motor of the screw drive Genie runs, but the screw is not turning, this coupler needs replaced. For Genie’s with split-rail screw drives, make sure you are looking at the rail screw nearest to the motor to determine the need for replacement. A grinding noise coming from your screw drive Genie or Overhead probably means you need to replace your coupler.

Plano Overhead Garage Door offers three types of couplers.

(1) Genie old version-which is grey color and is approximately ¾ inch wide and 7/8” tall.

(2) Genie new version-which is silver in color and is approximately ¾ inch wide and 1 inch tall.

(3) LiftMaster version-which is approximately 1 ½ inch wide and 1 1/8 inch tall.

Call or stop by the showroom for your coupling needs today.

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Yes, We Sell Parts!

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Misc. Garage Door Information in Plano, TX

Parts for Homepage

Do you like saving time, money and headaches?  If you are the “fix it yourself” kind of person; then we’ve got the parts for you!  We’re not just your average garage door and opener dealer. We’ve got garage door parts….. pulleys, nose pieces, safety sensors, hinges, drums, fixtures, chains/belts, circuit boards, tow arms, cables, weather seal, tracks, stiles, struts, rollers, bearings, couplers, capacitors, carriages, limits switches, master chain links, gear kits, sprocket kits and the list goes on…..

Plano Overhead Garage Door proudly maintains one of the largest garage door parts inventories in the DFW metroplex. Why go through the hassle of googling parts to order that take weeks of shipping and may not work?  Click here to visit our parts page.  Stop by or call our office for assistance today!

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Keypad Entry Options for Garages

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Garage Door Keypads

If you are looking for one less thing to carry, one less thing to lose and one less way to get locked out; then we have a solution for you. Try a compatible wireless keypad!  Keypads offer a safe and functional way to enter your garage door entry way. Plano Overhead Garage Door supplies three main types of keypads:

Keypads

(1) The LiftMaster 387lm is a universal keyless entry keypad that is compatible with all major brands of garage door openers. It is completely wireless, so you are to open or close a garage door without a remote control or key.

(2) The LiftMaster 877max is a wireless keyless entry keypad that is compatible with all garage door openers manufactured by LiftMaster since January 1993. Open or close a garage door without using a remote control or key. Not to mention the ability to program a temporary code for friends and service people to access.

(3) The Genie wireless keypad is compatible with Genie intellicode and several other Genie models. With this keypad you have the ability to control up to three openers. This keypad has a convenient flip cover.

Other models are also available, so go ahead add entry to your life today!  Give us a call to come install it for you, or stop by our showroom to buy it today!   972-422-1695

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

 

Garage Door Lubrication

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Misc. Garage Door Information in Plano, TX

 

If you want a garage door to continue to run as smoothly and quietly as possible, it is very important to perform adequate maintenance. A garage door should be lubricated at the least once a year. With all the dust, wind and water exposure that it has to with stand; it is easy understand why. But what type of lubrication should be used?

WD40 Door Lube

Plano Overhead Garage Door offers two types of lubrication in its showroom. The 3-in-1 garage door lube is a high performance lubrication with a quick dry no mess formula that prevents rusting.  Our technicians use this lubricant on hinges, springs, and any moving part that doesnt have steel ball-bearings such as bearing plates and the inside of the rollers.

Lubriplate

Lubriplate is a multi-purpose lithium grease with a thicker viscosity that prevents wear and corrosion. Either lubricant comes highly recommended and both have been used by our technicians for many years.  Lubriplate is ideal for screw driven garage door openers to dampen the sound it makes as the screw inside the rail spins at high revolution.  You can use lubriplate on ball-bearings, but remember that a little goes a long ways!

Pick up can or tube today at our showroom and start protecting the single largest moving part in your home!  Click here to learn more about servicing garage doors, and what we offer during our services.

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

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  • September 23, 2016:

    "We've used Plano Overhead many times since the late 1990's and have been pleased every time!"


    -Sally R.    Plano, TX
  • September 7, 1987:

    "Prompt, courteous, and took care of the job in a very professional manner.  The enthusiasm to do the job right was refreshing to say the least."

    -Jared F.    Richardson, TX
  • January 2, 2017:

    "The customer service of this company is great.  They go the extra mile to make things right.  Use this company.  They fix your problems correctly and have quick service too."

    -Richard S.    Dallas, TX
  • March 14, 1995:

    "Plano Overhead quickly diagnosed my problem, made the necessary repairs, and adjusted the door for proper operation.  All I can say is, again, thanks for the excellent service and very professional service personnel.  The cost was very reasonable as well!"

    -Lynn P.   McKinney, TX
  • December 4, 2006:

    "Great service! I couldn't be happier!  I'm just amazed that in today's hurry up, make a quick dollar and get out world, this kind of expert service and friendly attitude still exists.  I don't mind paying for this kind of service and attitude.  I'll never call anyone other than Plano Overhead!"

    -Steve S.   Wylie, TX
  • January 27, 2017:

    "My garage door spring broke this morning.  I had used Plano Overhead before and was really impressed with their customer service and the professionalism of their technicians.  They stand behind their work and their products.  I have always recommended them to people I know and will continue to do so!"

    -Mark Z.   Allen, TX
  • January 14, 2004:

    "Thank you for your timely and professional service and your reasonable prices!"

    -Emmett W.   Garland, TX
  • December 6, 1993:

    "As a small business owner myself, I would like to commend your company for taking the extra step many business fail to take these days. Please feel free to add me to your list of references."

    Johnathan T.    Plano, TX
  • March 12, 2011:

    "Great service, great price, great company."

    -Chris H.    Plano, TX
  • August 13, 2006:

    "I cannot believe I got a Thank You Note from you guys!  Your promptness, courtesy, sympathy, and efficiency all made my situation a little easier."

    Richard W.   Murphy, TX
  • June 27, 2013:

    "The entire process was fantastic.  I walked into their showroom, and a representative was more than ready to help!"

    -Tony B.    Plano, TX
  • February 23, 2017:

    "Technician arrived on time on very short notice.  He worked efficiently and completed work in about one hour.  He even took time to answer questions and go over the work!"

    -Viadhe T.    Carrolton, TX
  • May 7, 2014:

    "Everyone from the technicians to the receptionists are always so pleasant to deal with.  You will not be disappointed with this company!"

    -Betsy Y.    Allen, TX
  • May 30, 2015:

    "Service was great, very professional and helpful!"

    -Steve J.    Frisco, TX
  • August 8, 1997:

    "I appreciate the fast service.  It's great to find a company I can rely on.  I'll recommend you every chance I get!"

    Stephany R.   Richardson, TX
  • January 5, 2012:

    "It is great to find a local company that you can depend upon.  I will definitely recommend your company to others who may have problems with their garage door."

    -Christina L.     Allen, TX
  • October 31, 2014:

    "About as good an experience as you can get, the installer was professional about his business, showed up on time, and completed the job in the time estimated."

    -Mark M.     Frisco, TX
  • August 19, 2014:

    "Plano Overhead Garage Door runs their business the way consumers wish all businesses were run.  They are simply a premier service provider."

    -Arlene M.    Plano, TX
  • January 6, 2017:

    "Scheduling was very responsive both via email and over the phone.  They were very professional and timely during the install, and even programmed my vehicles to the garage door opener before leaving.  I will continue to hire Plano Overhead Door in result of my experience today and will highly recommend them to my neighbors!"

    -Jon M.    Plano, TX
  • June 17, 2014:

    "Punctual, knowledgeable, and fast."

    -Dawn H.    Richardson, TX
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