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When Do I Need to Replace My Garage Door Opener?

The team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair gets occasional calls from people asking when they need to consider getting a new garage door opener. Garage doors are designed to last a long time, 10 to 15 years normally; however, if you maintain your garage door opener they can last 20 years or longer.

If your garage door opener is functioning properly, do you need to consider changing or updating it anyway? In the course of 20 years, major changes have occurred in the manufacturing, safety and technology areas. Here are some reasons to consider upgrading your system:

Safety Improvements for Safety Sensors

People and animals were getting hurt when they were caught under a closing garage door. In 1993 the Safety Commission passed a law requiring safety sensors that would stop a garage door from closing if a person or animal was under it. If your door does not have safety sensors on it, upgrading to a safer garage door is something to seriously consider.

Security Improvements for Keypad Security

Depending on the age of your garage door opener, you might be able to increase your security with a keypad upgrade. With a keypad, you can gain access to your garage without even having a remote control. The newest keypads have fingerprint recognition capability, so you don’t even have to remember a security code!

Comfort Improvements for Quieter Operating

If your garage door’s operation is disturbing to people a different style of garage door opener may help. This is especially a problem for those that might have a bedroom over or beside the garage. Most garage door openers are chain driven, however, a screw drive or a belt drive opener can operate significantly quieter.

Battery Backup

Some new garage door openers have a battery backup system that will kick in if a power outage occurs. If your area is prone to power outages, a battery backup will allow you to get in our out of your garage when the power isn’t running. It’s one of those things you don’t think about until you really need it!

Technology Improvements With HomeLink Compatibility

Most new cars have HomeLink built into them. Program the HomeLink sensor to your garage door, and you can access your garage door opener without even having a remote. No batteries, no wires, no dropping or losing the remote.

‘Smart Home’ Capability

The newest garage door openers have ‘Smart Home’ capability. Using an app on your cell phone or your computer you can open, close, lock and even view what’s going on in your garage. You can even be alerted every time your garage door opens or closes. You’ll never have to wonder if you remembered to close your garage door before leaving. It’s technology at it’s best!

Call Us for More Information

These are just a few of the many reasons to upgrade your garage door system. Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team can answer any questions you might have, and show you more advantages of a new garage door system. So give us a call, we are here to help in any way we can.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

positive reviews

They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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