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Garage Door Opener Company Serving Chicago, IL, & the Surrounding Areas

Contact the garage door professionals at AG Smart Garage today for all your garage door openers needs.

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Garage Door Opener Installation

 

Although opening a garage door manually is acceptable under some circumstances, most homeowners and businesses will certainly want to have the capability to open their garage doors automatically with a custom garage door opener system. Here at AG Smart Garage, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you with anything related to new or existing garage door openers.

  • Experienced & Educated Technicians
  • Bonded and Insured
  • Carry most springs on hand
  • Equipped with the best tools
  • Safety inspection with any spring repair

Popular Garage Door Openers

We work with most garage door openers brands and models.  Here are a few of our top selling openers.  Click on each one to learn more.

LiftMaster 8165W

½ HP AC Chain Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

LiftMaster 8155W

½ HP AC Belt Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

LiftMaster 84505R

Secure View™ Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Smart Opener with Camera and Dual LED Lighting

LiftMaster 87504

Secure View™ Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Smart Opener with Camera, LED Corner to Corner Lighting™ and Battery Backup

LiftMaster 8500W

DC Battery Backup Wall Mount Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

Choosing Your Garage Door Opener Type

 

If your garage door needs to be outfitted with automatic opening capabilities, there are four primary garage door opener systems to choose from.  Selecting the right system for your garage is critical to ensure it serve your family well and fit your home conditions.  For example, while chain-driven garage door openers are generally very durable, they are normally much noisier than a belt driven opener.  Therefore, it need to be considered in case a bedroom is located above the garage.  Our trained and educated technicians will be happy to help you select the best fit for you.

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Chain-Driven Garage Door Openers

Certainly the most popular type of garage door opener, by far! Firstly, chain-driven opener systems are inexpensive.  Secondly, they are easy to install.  And Thirdly, easy to maintain. However, since the chains are made of metal, chain-driven openers are also quite loud. Therefore, if noise levels are an important concern for you in particular, you may want to make the upgrade to a quieter system.

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Belt-Driven Garage Door Openers

Belt-driven opener systems operate similarly to chain-driven systems with one major difference. Instead of metal, the belts are made of rubber.  As a result, the opener is much quieter. If you’ve ever gone to a friend’s house and his or her garage door seemed to open silently, chances are, he or she had a belt-driven system installed. To sum it up, though more expensive than chain-driven systems, a small investment towards a belt-driven system can make for a far more peaceful home.

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Wall Mount Garage Door Openers

Wall mount garage door openers gained popularity for residential use in recent years.  It is certainly ideal for homeowners and business owners who would like to free up some ceiling space and reduce operation noise and vibration.

AG SMART GARAGE SOLUTIONS

Whether it’s to install a new garage door opener or fix problems with your existing one, you can certainly count on AG Smart Garage to take care of the problem quickly and efficiently. Give us a call at 224-306-2985 to speak with one of our qualified team members.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Reviews & Ratings

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  • Avatar John Wierzbicki ★★★★★ a year ago
    I couldn’t possibly write a long enough review to express how happy I am that I used Adi and AG Smart Garage for my garage door opener install! From our initial phone conversation I knew right away I wanted to work with Adi. He was very … More professional and took the time to discuss with me all the different options I had available. He even took additional time to take a follow up call with me to discuss more questions I had before even agreeing to provide him business. It was a clear indication that he is passionate about what he does for a living and truly cares about taking care of his customers/clients. Once agreeing to work together, Adi was very clear to communicate when he would arrive and even gave a courtesy text with his ETA. He was professional, fast, efficient, and clean with all aspects of his work once he arrived at our home. At the end of the day, Adi and AG Smart Garage were everything I thought they would be and more. I no question will use them again for any future garage door needs in the future and I would highly suggest you look no further as well. Thanks Adi!!
  • Avatar Linda Ly ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Adi is a great. He is very, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He answers and returns calls very quickly. He doesn’t overcharge me. He even made the time to come out to service my garage himself since the schedule is booked. I would recommend … More having AG Smart Garage fix your garage. Sean did a fabulous job installing the weather seal for my garage as well. He was diligent. This whole team shows that customers come first and they will tell you what’s broken and not make you feel obligated to fix it in order to earn your business.
  • Avatar Brent Blank ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Very easy to work with and quick communication to setup estimates and schedule the job. Jay and Adi were very helpful in explaining all the details and Sean was a great installation pro! He walked through the setup, told me about some issues … More and was able to make it all work. Highly recommend AG Smart Garage!
  • Avatar Matt Kabelitz ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    The entire team that help me with getting an estimate, walking me through the options, for my situation. The alternative choices, with Pros and Cons was very helpful. I was very happy with the scheduling, as well as the expert installation … More by Shawn. I am very happy with the result and would highly recommend AG Smart Garage to anyone needing a new door, or repair.
  • Avatar Svetlana Zharovsky ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Great crew, great job! My door never looked that beautiful! Every little detail was explained and demonstrated. Installation was fast and seamless.
    The owner, Adi, is unbelievable! He is going above and beyong to make you happy with his
    … More product and services. Truly EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS! Would never think about any other garage door companies, AG Smart Garage is the one to stay with!
  • Avatar Susan Yoo ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Our garage door torsion spring broke and we found AG Smart Garage through a friend recommendation and I am glad we did! Requested a quote online and the receptionist called pretty quickly and the receptionist was super friendly (which is … More always a big for us) and it was easy to make an appointment. Adi came the day I called to repair our garage. He was really nice again friendly and professional. Adi explained everything and did a wonderful job! We are very satisfied with the service and how fast we were able to repair our garage door!
  • Avatar Fred Weichselbaum ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Showed up in earlier than expected knowing we were leaving for a trip just a few hours later in the day, which was great. Fixed the door for a very fair price. Excellent service and work done. Would highly recommend.
  • Avatar Matt Wilson ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Great service! Efficient, professional, and made sure everything was addressed and in good working order. It was great they were able to come same day and on the weekend to fix my broken garage door.

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Troubleshooting Your Garage Door Opener

If your garage door opener seems to be “broken”, that might be the case. However, more commonly, there is just a problem with the opener system. We will check for all of these potential problems when we come to diagnose your garage door opener troubles.   On the other hand, if you’re a savvy homeowner, you may be able to fix the problem yourself.  Firstly, follow the tips below.

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Safety Sensors

Since 1993, all garage door opener systems in the USA are required to have two photo eyes.  The safety sensors face each other, about six inches off the ground, on the two opposing sides of your garage door. These photo eyes “look” at each other when the garage door is closing. Most importantly, if something blocks the path in between the two photo eyes, the garage door will not close. Therefore, be absolutely certain that nothing is blocking the path between the two photo eyes — not even a spiderweb. In addition, if the garage door still won’t close, something or someone may have put the photo eyes out of alignment.  So once the photo eyes are properly re-aligned, the garage door will close.

Emergency Release

If your garage door opener system seems to be functioning perfectly, but the door isn’t moving (for example, it’s making noise and nothing seems to be wrong).  There is a good chance the emergency release is activated. To clarify, once activated, this feature keeps the garage door in place. For most systems, the emergency release hangs down from your garage door trolly.

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Vacation Lock

Certain garage door opener systems give you the capability to completely disallow opening and closing. This feature is frequently called a “vacation lock”. Be sure you have not accidentally activated the vacation lock. For most systems, the vacation lock is mounted somewhere on the side of the garage.

Power Source

Any garage door opener system certainly requires a source of electricity. The breaker that is connected to the opener system might not be working. If this is the case, you may need an electrician. However, we’ll be able to tell you for certain if the problem is with the power source, and we may be able to help you fix it if the problem is simple. In conclusion, once you fix the source of power, your garage door opener system will work again.

Gear

It happens. Sometimes your garage door opener system just breaks.  As a result, the entire system might stop working. Give us a call at (855) 556-4433 or submit a free estimate request. We’ll be able to tell you which part broke and why. Then, we’ll get to fixing that part so that everything is running smoothly again.

Batteries

We hate to ask, but have you changed the batteries in your garage door opener remote recently? Sometimes, the solution to a big problem is very small. What a relief!

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