When to Get a New Garage Door Opener
You may not know this but your garage door is the largest entrance into your home and the largest moving part of your home. That’s two great reasons to seriously consider professional garage door opener repair as part of your yearly home maintenance list. After all, your garage door can weigh as much as 200 pounds. You don’t want to risk it ever falling down. Calling a local garage door repairman is one thing. Knowing when to call to replace your garage door opener is quite another. You don’t have to think to hard on this one, because we’ve outlined what you need to know in order to make an informed decision when replacing your garage door opener.
Did You Hear That?
Your garage door opener shouldn’t be making a tremendous amount of noise. Now, the older models are a lot noisier than the new models, but you shouldn’t hear any straining noises. If your garage door is making a lot of straining noise, it’s probably time to have a new one installed. If it’s been unceremoniously loud since the day you got it, then you should upgrade to a new one just for a more peaceful home. After all, who wants to hear a boisterously loud garage door opener every day. The only thing that should be cranking is your music playlist for the day, not your garage door opener.
Where’s the Keypad?
If you have an older model garage door opener the only way to open your garage door from the outside without your clicker is by using a key. Lose that key and the key to your front door and it’s going to be a while before you get back in your home. So, not only is it more convenient to have an opener complete with an outside keypad, it can save you from being locked out at night. If your local garage door repair company doesn’t offer 24 hour emergency services it could be a long night before you get back inside. Save yourself the embarrassment of trying to get in your home through the doggy door and have a new garage door opener professionally installed. You’ll be glad you did if you should ever find yourself without your keys.
If It’s Made After 1993 It’s Got to Go
There’s no easy way to say this, but if your garage door opener was manufactured after 1993, it’s got to go. Wow, that was easier than we thought. But seriously, if your garage door opener was made before 1993, it’s not safe and needs to be replaced immediately, if not sooner. That’s because before 1993 garage door openers could be manufactured without a safety reversing mechanism. It’s a crazy thought for sure, but it’s not something you want in your home if you value the safety and well being of your family. Besides, you don’t need a garage door opener of legal drinking age.
No Battery Backup
If you lose power and you have an old garage door opener, you won’t be able to use it, because it most likely doesn’t have a battery backup. Upgrade to a new one as soon as you can. If you live in a storm prone area this is a must for your safety.
This guest post was written by Bobby. at:
Customer's Choice Garage Doors and Openers, Inc
2807 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34947