Signs It’s Time for Garage Door Opener Installation
Like any household item, garage door openers will eventually reach the end of their lifespan and need replacement. If your opener is reaching the 15-year mark or displaying any of the below signs of an issue, it may be time to consider a new garage door opener installation.
- Garage door works inconsistently.
- Garage door starts to open and reverses.
- Garage door makes unusual noises.
- Garage door opener is 15+ years old.
- Garage door remotes and keypads don’t work.
- Garage door is running but won’t open the door.
Benefits of Smart Garage Door Openers
Smart garage door openers are WiFi-enabled to put the power of monitoring and controlling your garage door into your hands. Through an app on your smartphone, you can open and close your garage door from anywhere and keep a log of all activity. You can even set a daily schedule for your overhead door to close and lock. New advancements in smart garage door openers also allow you to use two-way voice control and video monitoring to take control of your garage door security.
The industry’s leading brands, LiftMaster and Genie, offer versatile, easy-to-use options for smart garage door openers. LiftMaster’s myQ offers secure control and monitoring through your smart device, video monitoring, Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery, and even video keypads. Many LiftMaster garage door openers come standard with one or more of these features. Genie’s Aladdin Connect provides many of the same features, including smartphone control and voice command, and also integrates with popular existing smart home providers like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the quietest garage door opener?
If you want a quiet garage door opener, we recommend investing in a belt drive. These garage door openers operate on a rubber belt, meaning they produce fewer vibrations and less noise. We perform a lot of garage door opener installations with belt drive openers! To get an even quieter garage door system, you can also invest in an insulated garage door.
How often do garage door openers need to be replaced?
We recommend investing in a new garage door opener every 15-20 years. Because garage doors operate 2-4 times a day on average, your opener can develop wear and tear quickly. That’s why it’s important to invest in a quality new garage door opener and keep up with regular maintenance.
What is the strongest garage door opener?
If you have a heavy insulated, real wood, or glass garage door, you’re going to want to invest in a strong garage door opener. Our favorite options are chain drive and jackshaft garage door openers. Chain drive garage door openers operate on a metal chain to provide maximum lifting power. Jackshaft garage door openers are installed beside the garage door and attach directly to the springs to ensure strength and durability.
Which garage door opener brands do you install?
We sell and install LiftMaster, Genie, and Linear garage door openers. Over the last 40 years in the industry, we’ve found these garage door opener brands to provide the best products.