Without the opener (the motorized device that is part of the door system, not the remote control or keypad), your garage door wouldn’t be able to operate. However reliable your garage door opener may be, it probably won’t last forever.
So when should you get a new garage door opener? If yours is broken and your garage door isn’t working properly, call 301-358-6411 or contact us online. You can also keep reading to learn more about the average lifespan of openers and when you should replace them!
How Long Does a Garage Door Opener Last?
On average, a garage door opener should last about 10 – 15 years. This isn’t to say your operator won’t last longer than this. Remember—it’s an average. Some openers last longer and some last a shorter amount of time, but keeping up with maintenance can help increase the lifespan. If moving parts aren’t lubricated, the door isn’t balanced correctly, etc., the opener tends to wear out much more quickly.
The best thing you can do to ensure your garage door opener lasts as long as possible is to keep up with professional maintenance. This typically includes:
- Visual inspection of the springs, rollers, cables, track and pulleys
- Lubrication of moving parts to ensure smooth operation
- Door balance
- Reversal test
- And more
If your garage door opener is older than 10 or 15 years and has never had a major problem, it’s still a good idea to start thinking about replacement. After all, modern openers tend to be:
- More convenient
Garage Door Services in Upper Marlboro & Hagerstown, MD
If you need garage door opener service for your home (or commercial building) in Upper Marlboro, Hagerstown or a surrounding area in Maryland, Accurate Insulation can help. We have experience working with all types of operators and can help you with garage door repair, maintenance and replacement.
Get in touch with our experienced team to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation!