5 Reasons Why Your Old Garage Door Opener Needs to Be Replaced

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Garage door openers don’t last forever, and many homeowners never consider the possibility of replacement.  The lifespan of most garage door openers is between 10 to 20 years.  This depends highly on the type of garage door opener you have, usage of the garage door opener and how well-cared for it is.  Like all machines, they eventually require repair or replacement.  Here are some signs thy your garage door is failing. 

Unusual Noises

During operation, if your garage door opener is making a grinding noise it may be related to the chain or belt on the door opener.  Older garage door models were made with larger and more noisy components instead of the much quieter chains and belts that the newer models have.

1993 Consumer Product Safety Commission Requirement for Garage Door Openers

January 1993, the CPSC issued final rules for automatic residential garage door openers.  The new rules require that automatic garage door openers manufactured must have two sensors on either side of the door to prevent the door from closing on an object, child, or pet.  Any interference with the beam running between the two sensors will cause the door to stop and reverse.  If your garage door opener was manufactured and installed before this ruling, it’s time to replace your garage door opener.

Battery Backup

Safeguard your family and garage with a battery backup garage door opener.  New garage door openers come with a battery backup system that is designed to open and close during a power outage.  Although you may only use this once or twice a year it’s worth the peace of mind.

Garage Door Keypad

Garage door keypad provides both security and accessibility.  Newer models have keypads located right outside the garage door on the side of the wall.  The outside keypad is used to open and close your garage door from the outside.  Garage door keypads are dependable, secure, and convenient. 

Home Security

Older garage door opener models have fixed codes that use radio frequency identification devices that can be stolen allowing burglars entry to your home.  Newer models use rolling codes which the code changes each time the door is operated enhancing security.  If your garage door is an older model, make sure to check its security features so your home is secure and protected.

Call A1 Affordable Garage Door Repair Services today for any garage door issues you may be experiencing. 

Whether you need a garage door replacement or repair, call us today at A1 Affordable Garage Door Repair Services and let us help with the best choice for you. Serving Plano and Surrouding areas like Frisco, Allen, Addison and more.

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