If you have a garage door, chances are you have a convenient opening system that makes your life a lot easier. But over time, garage door openers can wear down and start to malfunction.
Here’s everything you need to know about the lifespan of garage door openers and how to recognize the signs that it’s time to replace yours.
How Long Does a Garage Door Opener Last?
On average, a garage door opener will last between 10 to 15 years. How long your opener system lasts will depend on a few different factors, including the model you purchased and whether or not it has received regular maintenance.
Most commonly, garage door openers begin to deteriorate if they’re used more frequently than normal. This is especially common when you use your door for commercial purposes, or if you have a multi-car garage that opens and closes frequently.
When to Replace an Opener
Although garage openers can last up to 15 years, they can stop working properly for a number of reasons.
If your garage door is over 10 years old and exhibiting any of these signs, it’s probably a good idea to get it replaced:
- Making unusual noises
- Not opening or closing smoothly
- Stops working altogether
If your garage door opener is less than 10 years old, it may be possible to repair it. This is especially true if you simply have a faulty remote control. However, you should keep in mind that newer models will offer more security and safety features than older garage door openers.
If you’re not sure whether you need a replacement, we recommend calling in a garage door professional. They’ll thoroughly inspect your system, including the chain drive openers, belt drives, and battery backup system, to pinpoint what’s causing the problem. Once they’ve determined what’s wrong, they can help you decide whether repairs or a replacement will be more cost-effective for you.
Upgrade Your Garage Door
When it comes time to replace your opener system, turn to the experts at Select Door Service. We offer the latest opener technology, including smart garage door products. We’ve provided the Athens, GA community with high-quality commercial and residential garage door services for over 18 years.
Call us today at (678) 977-1866 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our products.