How Long Do Garage Door Openers Last?

Posted on: June 01, 2023
How Long Do Garage Door Openers Last?

How Long Do Garage Door Openers Last?

Your garage door opener does some heavy lifting – literally – every day! It is responsible for safely and efficiently opening your garage door at your home or business as many times as you push the button. So how long do garage door openers typically last? Is it the same amount of time as a garage door? 

Here we examine factors that may contribute to the lifespan of your garage door opener and why it may be time for a new one:

Age and installation: Your system’s age is a big contributor to when you need a new garage door opener. If you are not sure when it was installed, there are typically stickers on the opener when it was installed or the model information that you can look up to see when it was manufactured. You can expect a garage door opener to typically last about 10 to 15 years. If you cannot find a sticker, it is good to note that a garage door opener requirement that started in 1993 is the placement of photoelectric sensors that help protect people, pets and property.

Usage and lifting: If your home’s garage door opener is used on a daily basis, then the 10 to 15 years should apply, but if you have a garage door opener at your business, then it could be used many, many times a day. Even though commercial garage door openers are built for a different setting than homes, they still will be affected with the more they are used.

Technology and upgrades: Even if your garage door opener is less than 15 years old, you may want to replace it with the latest models. The innovations in the industry have offered additional offerings of security and safety. Our team at Affordable Garage Door works with the LiftMaster series and there are many options depending on the needs at your home or business. The latest models have more reliability and energy efficiency and additional safety features.

Noise and connectivity: The latest in garage door openers are even more quiet than they were before. If you are hearing noises from your old garage door opener, then it may be time to replace it with a new model. There are advances in connectivity as well with the ability to “talk” to your garage door opener through wifi capabilities. With this feature, you can access your door from anywhere through your phone. This is especially helpful if your neighbor or a friend is stopping by to drop something off and you are not at home.

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Our trained technicians can discuss with you the garage door options as well as repairs and maintenance on your garage door. We work with both residential and commercial clients throughout the region. We can also help guide you if you are in need of a new garage door. Reach out through our online contact form

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