Many garage door owners end up having some questions about their system. Well, we want to help anyone we can, so feel free to check out the following FAQs to get some useful and informative answers.
How long does a garage door opener last?
You can expect a lifespan of about ten years from your garage door opener. That is provided that it receives regular maintenance, which involves visual inspection, adjustment, lubrication, and the replacement (when necessary) of various of the mechanical and electronic parts, including the motor gear and the circuit board. The safety sensors should also be tested every so often, to make sure the opener properly reverses when something is blocking the path of the door.
What are the important factors to consider when choosing a new garage door opener?
When choosing a new opener, you need to consider the weight and size of your garage door to determine the horsepower the motor will need to produce. Our experts advise that you consider the proximity of your garage to your bedroom or living room as well, as it will help you decide what level of noisy you feel comfortable with. Of course, there are also all sorts of special features you need to consider, like smartphone compatibility and emergency backup battery power. Give our team a call to consult with our experts.
Why does my door keep opening back up when I close it?
This sounds like a textbook example of misaligned safety sensors. The photo-electric eyes your opener uses to keep your door form hitting anything or anyone can falsely detect an obstacle and cause your door to reverse seemingly for no reason. These are delicate components, so it's best that you leave the realignment procedure up to us.