Integrity Garage Door Repair

The Most Trusted and Experienced Name for Garage Door Repair and Replacement in Portsmouth!

Integrity Garage Door Repair is an independently owned garage door repair company that specializes in repairing and replacing garage door. The company has been serving the residents of Portsmouth, VA for many years. Integrity Garage Door Repair is well-known for its top-notch customer service.
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Solving Opener Troubleshooting Issues with Ease

One of the most common calls our Portsmouth garage door repair technicians receive is regarding garage door opener troubleshooting. Over time, garage door openers can start to develop annoying quirks or stop working altogether. However, as a trusted local garage door company, we’ve solved virtually every opener issue out there. Here are some tips on resolving common garage door opener problems.

Solving Opener Issues

Does Your Garage Door Open Slowly?

If your garage door is taking an eternity to go up and down, the first thing we check is the garage door opener’s mechanics and motor. With use over several years, some lubrication may be needed or the motor could be gradually losing power. A good cleaning and adding some lubricant to moving parts often speeds things right up. We can also test the motor and replace it if it has reached the end of its lifespan. But sometimes a simple fix is all that’s required to return your garage door to normal operating speed.

Remote Stopped Working For No Reason?

Have the garage door opener remote controls suddenly stopped operating the door? Interference from other nearby radio frequencies is usually the culprit. We start by programming the opener to the remote from the learn button inside the garage. This clears any interference that may have blocked the remote’s signal. If that doesn’t solve it, we check all aspects of the remotes and unit itself to find any issues. More often than not a quick reprogramming is all that’s needed to restore full remote function.

Garage Door Won't Close All The Way

Perhaps the most common garage door opener trouble we see is failure to close fully. The first step is inspecting the door and tracks for any obstructions that could be preventing it lowering entirely. We also examine the optical safety sensors and their alignment, as these can sometimes become misadjusted. Finally, we perform a full inspection of the opener’s mechanics and force settings. Adjusting these or replacing worn parts usually allows the door to close flush to the ground as it should.

Does The Garage Door Open And Close By Itself?

Self-opening or closing of the garage door is rarely a good sign. This is often down to issues with the safety sensors being improperly aligned or dirty. We thoroughly clean these sensors and meticulously calibrate their position and sensitivity. The door’s internal logic board is also tested to ensure it’s not malfunctioning. In some stubborn cases a full safety sensor replacement is needed to eliminate unwanted spontaneous door movement. But a sensor calibration by our technicians usually does the trick.

We hope these tips on some common garage door opener issues have been helpful! At Integrity Garage Door Repair, we offer honest diagnostics and proficient repairs for any garage door or opener trouble. Feel free to give us a call if you need a garage door tuned up or are facing problems with your system. Our knowledgeable and friendly Portsmouth-based team is ready to help resolve any garage door related concerns.


Yes, garage door openers can almost always be recalibrated if needed. Our technicians are equipped to recalibrate the optics on the safety sensors, force settings for the door and opener’s operational limits. This can resolve issues like the door not closing fully, opening or closing too quickly, or hitting the ground too hard. A recalibration ensures all components are optimally adjusted to prevent problems and extend the garage door system’s lifetime.

Garage door opener lifespans can vary depending on the brand and level of usage, but on average homeowners can expect to replace an opener every 7-10 years. Lighter residential use may allow one to last 10-15 years before needing to be serviced or replaced. Heavy duty commercial openers in a high cycle setting may only go 5-7 years. The motor is usually the first component to show wear and eventual failure. Our technicians can determine if repairing or replacing makes more economic sense on a case by case basis. Regular maintenance can also help maximize an opener’s lifetime.