Frequently Asked Questions

ALL Garage Doors and Gates FAQ's

If you have questions, you can find answers for them here: 

Reach out to the company and ask questions. Questions about the company, about the technicians, about the owners. Follow your gut instinct and when you feel comfortable with the person answering your questions, book an appointment. Professionalism and honesty go a long way

Garage door springs help to maneuver your garage door efficiently. Springs are under considerable tension. Working with springs under tension can pose serious dangers, including flying metal if a winding cone or spring breaks, risk of minor to severe cuts, garage door falling and activated openers by accident during replacement. There are many different sizes and best to replace by a local garage door professional.

With so any different designs, materials and thickness of doors and windows, reach out to your local garage door company. See what options they offer as far as sizing, 1 piece to roll up conversion, colors, designs and materials. Most offer glass garage doors, wood garage doors and steel garage doors. Also recommended to look online for pictures and try to vision your home with the garage door to your liking.

We tend to forget to give a little TLC to our gate or garage door with all that life has going on in it. General garage door and gate maintenance is highly recommended 1-2 times a year to lessen the chances of emergency issues rising. This includes alignment and balance of your gate or garage door, lubrication of all moving parts, hinges, etc. and inspecting the entire area including automatic openers for any potential issues that can be foreseen.

There are so many answers to this question. If its something serious (broken springs, door panel caved in, cable snapped or loosened, for example) you may need to call a professional. Somethings may be better off handled by a professional to avoid injury or further damage. Realigning safety sensors or replacing automatic opener lightbulb or accessory batteries can certainly be a DIY project. Programming a new remote can be assisted by calling the manufacturers customer service line to ensure proper program.

Automatic garage door openers tend to last an average of 15 years (depending on usage and care). They usually give you a warning (working on and off, having to hold down the wall button to work) before they stop working completely, so once you see the signs, call a pro for their professional option so you can avoid emergency garage door repairs.

Photo eyes, safety edges, induction loops, and other sensing mechanisms are intended to detect potentially dangerous circumstances, such as a vehicle or pedestrian blocking the gate path, and either stopping or reversing the cycle of the gate depending on the direction of travel.

The cost ranges due to the fact that there are many types of doors and automatic openers. Garage doors: depends on size, material and whether you add windows, insulation, knockers, etc. or not. Garage door openers: chain drive or belt drive (belt being quieter), come with a battery back up (required by law in CA SB-969) safety sensors, overhead or side mount, smartphone compatibility and even camera with live view and audio.

If your gate is not opening or closing, then you should check whether there is a power outage. If there is no power outage or any other electrical problem, then test your automatic gate manually to identify any operational issues. Hire the help of a professional if you cannot identify the cause of the problem. The gate can also get stuck in manual mode, the track may be worn or other factors may contribute.

Manual gates require manual opening and closing, and although can be locked by a latch or hard lock, offer minimal security. Automatic gates provide extra security and conveniency, can be opened with remote or your car push button rather then getting out of the car.

Converting your manual garage door to an automatic garage door doesn’t necessarily mean to replace the entire door (unless it’s in bad shape). You can simply add an automatic garage door opener to your existing garage door (provided there is space, electricity and other factors). Adding an automatic garage door opener will add security to your home and certainly make life a little easier.

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Maya RozovMaya Rozov
19:22 25 Mar 22
We absolutely love our garage door! We’re slowly updating and remodeling our house and this is by far one of the best experiences we’ve had with a vendor! They provided not only the best price, but the team was so professional, nice, easy to work with, accommodating and also funny and enjoyable to work with! We will definitely be using them again for when we replace our gate and I will highly recommend them to anyone who needs a garage door or gate in the future!!
sharon kaufmansharon kaufman
23:52 24 Mar 22
I had the most amazing experience with All Garage Doors and Gates!!! I had an emergency with my garage door where it almost dropped down on my car. A part was loose and the emergency lever was loose. I called them right away and Aidan was at my home within the hour. I can't believe how quickly he was able to help and fix the broken part. He is kind, compassion and a pleasure to be around. I will be calling him right away when I have any other issues going forward. I highly recommend this Garage Door company. Amazing service and super caring people!!!!
Marian EmmaMarian Emma
01:46 01 Mar 22
Best company to call for help when the garage door is stuck. Eli came out within an hour in the evening time and changed out the broken springs. He also checked out the other parts of the door and the opener to make sure everything was working fine. Gave me tips on caring for the springs in the future. Very honest and great pricing.
Paige ParkerPaige Parker
15:54 25 Jan 22
The whole experience was great. They arrived came up with a plan to work with my low ceiling Garage door and provided the quote quickly. Once I gave the go ahead the door arrived sooner than expected and installation was great. I would definitely use them again. As a plus, more professional and less expensive than the other quote I got.I will use them agai.
Eran HEran H
22:21 11 Jan 22
Thank you ALL Garage Doors and Gates. I live out of state and Dana and her crew have always taken care of my garage door repair issues on my properties. Never had a worry and always a perfect job! Best garage door repair company in North Hollywood - highly recommend them on.. very reliable and professional 👍
MJ MadisonMJ Madison
19:27 03 Jan 22
My experience with ALL Garage has been fantastic. Dana was very responsive and easy to work with. She was very understanding with all my changes. I really had a hard time just getting a quote from other companies. I don't understand why some companies would take the trouble to send someone out and not just send a quote. I was super happy with this company. They were happy to clarify things with me about the project and made sure I understood the scope of work. Thank You ALL GARAGE DOORS and GATES!!