Garage Doors/Experts

ExpertAverage RatingsExpertise

Mike Whitacre

I will not answer questions about garage door openers 20 years old or older as they are unsafe, PURCHASE A NEW ONE. How many cell phones have you owned in 20 years? I have 40 years in the garage door industry and have seen almost everything. I sat on the Wayne/Dalton dealers board in 1986,1987,and 1988. I am on the IDEA board of directors ( and am accredited by same. I will, to the best of my ability answer your questions on doors or openers. I will not deal with shinbuster type doors. Replace it if you have one! If your question is about stretch type springs, call an IDEA accredited dealer and have torsion springs installed.

Recent Answers


Hi Kenny,     If you have extension springs that stretch from the back of the open door to the front wall, you have to lift the door to full open and support the door from falling down. The easy way is

2017-01-31 garage door can't be opened with remote:

Hi Aaron,     Not knowing which brand opener you have isn't helping, however, on your wall station that opens the door from inside the garage, there may be a "lock" button which shuts off the remote controls

More Answers in Category Garage Doors

Garage Doors

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


©2017 All rights reserved.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]