Knowing When to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

Knowing when to replace your garage door opener is essential. When you notice the signs that your opener is on its last legs, you should replace or repair before opening your garage door becomes inconvenient or causes a safety issue.

By heeding these moments, you can save yourself an expensive rush repair job and complete your repairs or replacements on your schedule before a small problem becomes a serious issue. Signs you need to replace your garage door opener include:

1. Vibrations

If your opener’s motor is vibrating in its housing, it may be worn out or have mechanical defects that could affect your door’s safety. It’s crucial not to ignore this sign because the motor could vibrate enough to shake loose and fall on your car or someone standing in your garage.

2. Mechanical Problems

When your garage door doesn’t open correctly or becomes less reliable, it’s time to call in the experts. Any parts falling off can also signal there’s something wrong that a professional should handle immediately.

3. Loud Noises

You’ve likely become familiar with the sound of your garage door. If the opener suddenly sounds different, something could be wrong with the parts. You will want to get the door and opener looked at before any pieces fall off and the door stops working altogether.

4. Sudden Reversing After Opening

If your garage door starts to open and then reverses, there may be a problem with the sensors. Remove any debris, and clean the lenses of each sensor. You can consult your owner’s manual to find out how. If cleaning the sensors does not help, you will need to call repair services for help.

5. Outgrowing Your Garage Door Opener

Whether you have a new car that requires a better system or you have smart home technology that you want to link to your garage door opener, sometimes an older system works fine but still needs replacing. If your old garage door opener no longer meets your needs or you want to update for new features and options, feel free to replace your opener with a newer model.

With a new garage door opener, you can add new features such as rolling codes, outside keypads, battery backups and more to ensure your garage is as secure and convenient as possible.

6. Unreliable Opening

When your garage door opens sluggishly or not at all, even with fresh batteries in the remote, there may be a wiring problem or mechanical issue. Repairs are one option. However, you may find it more cost-effective to replace the entire garage door opener since there may be multiple problems.

Are You Ready for Garage Door Repairs or Replacements?

Liberty Door and Awning has decades of experience with garage doors. Our friendly and professional team knows all the latest features and can help you find the right fit for your convenience and peace of mind.

Contact us today to get help with garage door opener repairs and replacement. Or, request a free estimate or service online or at (732) 783-5664. We answer calls promptly and work to provide you with reliable, trustworthy service.

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