FAQ’s

My garage door doesn’t go down all the way. It only comes part way and reverses. How do I fix this?

Check your door’s photo eyes for obstructions, and remove anything that is blocking their beam. If the problem persists, contact First Choice to schedule a service call.

Why is my garage door is making a screeching noise?

Garage doors require lubrication. Contact First Choice to schedule a service call for necessary adjustments and lubrication of all moving parts.

Can I replace a damaged section of my door, or do I need to replace the whole door?

Yes, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases. However, depending on the damage involved, the entire door may need to be replaced. If you email in photos of the damage tony@firstchoicegaragedoorsinc.com we can reply with a pricing quote on service.

Can my garage door be painted?

Yes, many of our residential and commercial doors can be painted. Please refer to your owner’s manual for specific painting instructions.

What does it mean when the light on my garage door opener blinks?

When your garage door opener light blinks it means that your photo eyes are out of alignment or there is something blocking them. Make sure they have a clear path to see each other or slightly adjust till the LED light on the photo eyes are lit and remain solid.

Why is my motor only making a humming noise or clicking?

If your garage door opener just hums or clicks when you engage it this is a sign that you have either a bad circuit board, or a stripped gear and sprocket. If you take the cover off the unit and see plastic shavings, your gear/sprocket needs replacing. If there is no plastic shaving it is most likely a bad circuit board. Contact First Choice to schedule a service call and we’ll address the issue for you.

Can I add a keyless entry to my existing garage door opener? Can additional remotes be purchased?

Depending upon the age and model of your garage door opener a keyless entry and additional remotes can be added. Contact First Choice for assistance.