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Tips to Increase the Life of Your Garage Door Opener

by Aug 14, 2019Garage Tips

Your garage door opener can mean the difference between secure storage for your belongings and an open door for thieves to enter. That’s why it’s so important to have one that works reliably every time you use it. If your garage door opener is reaching the end of its lifespan, call A-1 Garage Doors to replace it! Our family has been in the garage door and opener business for more than 20 years. We get the job done quickly so that your garage can be a safe place again. Our service area covers Denver, CO and all the outlying areas.garage door installation denver

Common Garage Door Opener Problems

A well cared for garage door opener (the wall or ceiling-mounted unit, not the remote control) can be expected to last 10 to 15 years. That’s if you maintain it and take care when operating your garage door. If yours is in bad shape or nearing the end of its lifespan, watch closely for the following signs of trouble:

  • Squealing or Grinding Noises
  • New or Worsening Sounds from Opener
  • Wall Unit Stops Controlling Door
  • Garage Door Won’t Close All the Way
  • Garage Door Closes, But Immediately Reverses
  • Garage Door Doesn’t Open All the Way

If your garage door opener is exhibiting any of these symptoms, it’s time to consider replacing it. At A-1 Garage Doors, we repair and replace all makes and models of garage door openers. We also sell and install Chamberlain LiftMaster Garage Door Openers. As the leader in residential and commercial access, LiftMaster delivers the safest, smartest garage door solutions, bar none.

How to Extend Your Opener’s Life

There are some steps you can take to help your garage door opener last longer.

First, make sure everyone in your home operates the door opener with care. It’s a piece of machinery with delicate parts and electronics built in. Slamming it or mashing it repeatedly won’t do it any favors. If you have younger children, teach them to ask for help if they have trouble operating it by themselves.

The second thing you can do is keep the garage door system clean and maintained. Check the door’s tracks and safety sensors to make sure they’re not blocked by debris. Keep the rollers clear of dirt and well-lubricated. This will help your garage door move easier and keep your opener from overworking itself.

Next, pay attention to changes. Is your door suddenly struggling to make its way up the tracks? Is it making a noise you’ve never heard it make before? Call a professional to perform a thorough inspection.

Finally, get your garage door and opener an annual safety inspection and routine maintenance. We recommend having your doors maintained and inspected by a professional once a year. They can detect problems early before they turn into bigger issues later on.

A-1 Garage Doors Has What You Need

Garage doors protect the things we cherish, and garage door openers help us operate them safely and efficiently. We know homeowners need their garage door openers to be dependable. If you have a broken garage door opener that you want repaired or replaced, call A-1 Garage Doors today! With over 20 years of experience, we can fix any type of opener or install a Chamberlain LiftMaster opener. For your added security, we even walk you through programming your remote controls. It’s the least we can do for our loyal customers who have helped us become so successful in the Denver Metro area. Call us today to learn more about our outstanding garage doors, accessories, products and services!