Garage door openers can last for years without needing to be replaced or fixed. This is especially true with the proper care. However, like every object that undergoes wear and tear on a daily basis, garage door openers will eventually need replacing. Luckily replacing your garage door opener can provide improved safety, efficiency, and noise levels. Wondering if it might be time to replace yours? Read on for 5 signs your garage door opener needs to be replaced!
1. The Door Won’t Open or Shut on Command
This tends to be the most obvious sign that your garage door opener is malfunctioning. First, ensure the problem isn’t being caused by an object blocking the sensor or the door. Once you establish it isn’t an object, the problem either lies with the remote batteries or the track. Try replacing the batteries first. If the problem persists, then it’s time to call in the professionals!
2. The Garage Door Reverses
If your garage door begins to reverse while it’s opening, or suddenly reverses after closing, it may be time to replace or repair your garage door opener. First check that there isn’t an issue with the sensor. If the sensors are aligned and nothing is blocking their path, then the garage door opener will need replacing.
3. Inconsistent Functioning
If your garage door opener experiences intermittent and random functionality, it likely has an issue with the wiring. This random opening and closing creates a safety hazard, so be sure to get a professional’s opinion as soon as possible.
4. Noisy Garage Door Opener
While a little bit of noise is to be expected, grinding, scraping, screeching, and rattling are signs of an issue. Get your opener inspected to avoid any problems or long term damage to the garage door.
5. Garage Door Gets Stuck When Opening or Closing
Is your garage door stalling or, even worse, getting stuck? This could indicate a malfunctioning door opener. Get the door looked at as soon as you can by a qualified, trusted professional.
Overall, if your garage door is not opening smoothly and soundly in a timely manner, then there may be an underlying problem. Luckily, this malfunction gives you the opportunity to invest in a smarter and safer garage door opener. We hope these tips help! When in doubt, contact a professional at Info@adamsdoorsystems.com.