Signs That Your Garage Door Opener Needs To Be Replaced
Even the best made products that has received proper maintenance will eventually require replacement. If your garage door opener has started acting up, it may be time to replace it rather than repair it again. You need to know what to watch for, so you can decide when it is time to replace or upgrade.
- Vibrations – If your garage door opener tends to vibrate and it is an ongoing issue, it could be at the end of its functional lifespan. Older motors that have worn armatures or bent shafts can vibrate inside the housings.
- The door reverses – If the garage door opens then reverses, it could have issues with the security sensors at the garage door frame bottom. Check the sensors to see if there is an alignment issue, and if that does not resolve the problem, it may be time for replacement.
- New and unusual noises – If your garage door has a traditional chain drive, it will naturally be noisy. If you have a belt drive opener that is noisy, then you should be worried. Problems with the logic board or wiring could be complex, and it may be more economical to get a new garage door opener.
- Battery backup – Battery backup allows you to use your garage door when there is a power outage. If your garage door opener does not have battery backup, then you may want to consider updating and getting a garage door open with battery backup.
If you notice any of these issues, or any other problems that are unusual or bothersome, call an experienced garage door technician to assess the situation. Larry Myers Garage Door will inspect your garage door and garage door opener to determine the root of the problem and to help you decide if it is time to replace your garage door opener. Call us to today to schedule service.