Is It Time To Buy A New Garage Door Opener?


The advent of garage door openers has brought about nifty devices for the easy accessing of this structure. But just like all other electronic gadgets, the opener is bound to experience some issues done the road that will warrant the need for replacement. However, how can you tell if the problem truly lies with the opener? This piece highlights three scenarios that demonstrate it being time for the purchase of a new garage door opener.

Odd sounds when you engage the opener 

Garage door openers of the chain drive variety are known for their noisy operation. Nonetheless, this does not mean loud noises should be ignored. As this opener gets older, the sound gets louder. The reason for this is that the opener is finding it challenging to bear the weight of the garage doors and this Strule will not improve. If you start to experience this issue, it is time to opt for a new opener for your garage. It should be noted that strange noises are not limited to the chain drive option. Electric openers will also emit odd sounds when they are in decline, so it is best to have a specialist come inspect your garage doors to determine if you need a new electric opener.

The garage door is not moving

When you do not receive any response from your garage door once you engage the opener, it could be for a couple of reasons. The most common cause of this problem is a dead battery. Thus, replacing the batteries with new ones should fix the problem. However, if this remedy does not resolve the problem, then the issue could lie with the circuit board. In typical cases, power surges could have damaged the circuit board, so this component will need resetting. Simply unplug the open from the power, wait for several minutes then reconnect it to electricity. If the opener is still not working, the circuit board could be fried. In this case, you will need to buy a new garage door opener to replace the damaged one.

The garage door is reversing

When you try to open or close your garage door, but it reverses in the opposite direction is not only frustrating but also this can be dangerous since you do not have any control over these heavy doors. Although this can happen when there is an obstruction under the door, it can also crop up if the opener's sensors are compromised or damaged. In some cases, the sensors only need some cleaning by a professional to restore their functionality, but in other scenarios, you may need to replace the opener.j


14 August 2019

Garage Doors: Dealing with Faulty Springs

When my garage door stopped working, I didn't have the first idea of what the problem might be. I contacted a local garage door repair service and they said they would send a contractor out to examine the door. Once the contractor had taken a look, he reported that the springs within the door mechanism were broken. He then got to work repairing the problem. Within an hour or two, my garage door was operational again. The contractor explained that he thought I had been opening the door incorrectly and placing too much strain on the springs. He gave me lots of useful tips which will help to avoid this problem in the future.