Automatic garage door openers – most garages have them these days because they are just so convenient. However, they are only so useful when they are actually working. When the garage door opener isn’t working, it can be beyond frustrating. However, before simply making the leap to a new garage door opener, you need to first find out if it is broken beyond repair.
Testing the Garage Door Opener
If your garage door opener isn’t opening your garage door, it doesn’t necessarily mean the garage door opener is broken. If the unit in your car isn’t working, try inside the unit on the wall. Sometimes it can be something as simple as the car unit is out of batteries or having some other dysfunction. This is an easy, and much cheaper fix if you can discover it.
The Sounds of an Opener
After years of opening and closing a garage door, you should be familiar with what it sounds like. Does it sound like that now? Listen closely for louder than normal sounds or other ones that are out of place like screeching or grinding. Even if your opener isn’t completely broken, out of place sounds can be the first warning sign that it is coming.
Opener Working, but the Door Won’t Budge?
If your garage door isn’t opening no matter what button you push, listen to see if your opener is at least trying. If it is making noises and trying to open the door, then the issue may not be the garage door opener, but rather another facet of the garage door itself.
If your garage door opener is showing signs of breaking, it may be time for a preemptive repair or even a new garage door opener. If your garage door is having problems, contact us today so we can work on helping you.