Garage Door and Gate Automatic Openers

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Many homeowners don’t realize that there are a several types of garage door and gate openers to choose from. Depending on the size and weight of the garage door and gate and its functionality, spacing and your budget – you have several to choose from. You now have the option for steel (with or without insulation), full view glass garage doors and semi and full custom wood garage doors. Fence and Gates can be fabricated from iron, wood, chainlink or vinyl.

With each different material used to manufacture your garage door or gate, this changes the weight of the garage door and gate, requiring options of different automatic openersSee below for information which may help you determine what you want and need.

Garage Door Openers

Chain Drive

The chain drive garage door opener is ne of the most common types of garage door openers. It is also the most affordable and very dependable which makes it a popular choice among homeowners. The metal chain and gear are reliable even for heavy doors.  In past years, they were much noisier then available on the market today. Unless there’s a bedroom or office above the garage door, your chain drive opener should be perfect in your garage.

Belt Drive

Belt drive openers have very similar functions to chain drive openers, which makes them just as reliable. These openers are a bit more expensive as they are quieter then chain drive openers.  With the additional benefit of less noise, they can be less disruptive if the garage door is operated in the middle of the night. 

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Wall Mount 

Side wall-mounted garage door openers are also called jackshaft or side-mount openers. These are ideal when there is little space for a traditional, overhead garage door opener, or if you simply want a sleek, not-too-much-in-the-eye automatic garage door opener. The side-mount opener uses a system of pulleys and cables to properly raise and lower the door. These automatics openers are dependable and some of the quietest openers available. Depending on your needs, and budget, they may be abit more costly then the belt-drive, so if you’re upgrading, be sure to consider a wall mount as well.

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Automatic Gate Openers

Swing Arm Operators

 for your swinging driveway gates…where sturdiness and speed are important. This style of operator can open a large swinging gate in an average of 12-15 seconds depending on length and weight and will usually come with a manufacturer warranty. Most popular are Viking, LiftMaster, DoorKing, Ramset.. just to name a few. The newer models will typically use a 24VDC motor with a set of batteries to provide backup power in case of an electrical outage. Most models require a concrete pad to be poured that is approximately 2’x2’x2′ and finishing 4-6″ above grade – on average. The exception to that rule would be a bottom mounted swing arm operator like the DoorKing 6100. These units have the option to be mounted to a set of posts and the output shaft for the swing arm comes from the bottom of the opener and allows for a more aesthetically pleasing installation. Cutting and welding of the swing arm will be required on all swing arm operators. 

Slide Gate Operators

are used for sliding commercial or residential gates. These are an excellent choice for residential driveway gate automation when the site has steep grades prohibiting the use of a swing gate. Slide Gates use V-track with wheels and gate roller guides that are used to guide the gate and keep it upright and in place. A gate catcher is located on the opposite side post to stabilize the gate in the closed position. There are two types of slide gate automatic openers: Front Mount (Standard) and Rear Mount (End-Of-Track). With a Standard style install, the gate operator is mounted by the gate opening with the chain visible on the inside bottom of the gate. The Rear Mount or “End-Of-Track” installation requires slightly more work and additional chain. The advantage to a Rear Mounted installation is the operator and chain are out of sight which is much more visually appealing.

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If you are replacing your garage door or gate opener, thinking of upgrading it, or installing one for the first time, you should consider all your options. Call the professionals today at 747-261-0570 to schedule a consultation.

ALL Garage Doors and Gates is family owned in the heart of North Hollywood, CA with years of experience in the garage door and gate industry. Taking the experience and knowledge with each year that passes, our company has one goal: building our client long term relationships ethically and professionally. 

Trust in our professionals that we will go above and beyond to manufacture the perfect new garage door or gate for your home. All our repair services come with warranties and you can be sure you are in good hands. We will do all we can to make sure you are fully satisfied with our garage door and gate services.

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What Our Clients Say

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!!
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