There’s a lot more to know and understand when it comes to garage door openers than you might expect. That’s why we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about garage door openers, including when you should call in the experts from American Garage Door. 

What kind of garage door opener is best?

First, it’s important to note that a garage door opener does a lot more than, well, open your garage door. While they all function similarly, there are a lot of different features and options to consider.


We personally recommend Genie and LiftMaster brands, as we feel they provide the highest quality garage door openers. When it comes to choosing a specific opener, remember to consider these features:


  • Quiet operation
  • Light options
  • Backup battery
  • Code encryption
  • Dual-frequency remote


For more help choosing the right option for your home, check out our guide to choosing the best garage door opener.

How do I program a garage door opener?

Depending on the brand of opener you have, the instructions on programming your remote control will be a little bit different. 


If you have a LiftMaster garage door opener, refer to this how-to for programming a LiftMaster remote control. 


For Genie garage door openers, check out this helpful FAQ for programming Genie remotes and wireless keypads.

How do I install a garage door opener?

Installing a garage door opener takes a lot of time, tools, knowledge, and expertise. In other words: You should leave this one to the professionals. In addition to offering garage door openers, American Garage Door will also help with installation, servicing, and repairs. That way, you can feel good knowing the job is done right.

How do I replace a garage door opener?

If your garage door opener needs replacing, you’ll likely want to call on garage door experts for this one, too. But first, make sure you’re not experiencing one of these common garage door problems. You may find that your garage door or opener just needs a simple fix. If your garage door opener is still the culprit, call American Garage Door to walk you through the steps of choosing a new opener and replacing your old one.

How do I fix a garage door opener?

There are a lot of reasons why your garage door won’t open — many of which don’t have to do with your opener at all. First, check out this helpful guide to identify and troubleshoot why your garage door isn’t opening. Some issues can be fixed at home, but others are more serious (and dangerous) and require an expert’s help. If you’re still unsure what the problem is — and suspect your opener is the issue — call American Garage Door’s 24-hour emergency service line to get help quickly. 

For anything and everything garage-door related, American Garage Door is here to help. We’ve been servicing the Denver metro area for over 30 years. From garage doors and openers to services and repairs, we have you covered. No matter your next garage door needs, you can request a free estimate to get started.