Most people don’t realize they need to replace their garage door opener until the day they’re garage door doesn’t open and their car’s stuck inside. This is an inconvenient hassle. But if you pay attention to the condition of your garage door opener and its performance, you should be able to spot the issue before it completely breaks down. Here are 3 reasons you might want to replace your garage door opener.
Your Garage Door Opener is Noisy
Any garage door opener will make a certain amount of noise. You’re lifting a hundred pound door, after all. But overtime the door will get noisier. Routine maintenance will help, but eventually you’ll just need to replace the opener. If peace and quiet is important to you, opt for a quieter model. Belt garage door openers make less noise than chain, though they are a little more expensive.
You Want a Smart Garage Door Opener
Stepping into the 21st century has its advantages. With a smart garage door opener, you can open the door with any mobile device, from anywhere. If you forget to close the door, you can close it when you’re stuck in traffic on your way to work. Delivery drivers can be given special instructions to call you so you can give them access to the door so they can safely tuck your packages inside. You can view the security of the door while you are away on vacation.
In California, battery backup is required on all new garage door opener installations. But it still might be a good idea to upgrade anyway. With battery backup, you always have access to your garage door even during a power outage. The law was inspired during the wildfires a few years ago when some people had difficulty evacuating their homes due to power outages.