Does my garage door opener need to be replaced?

Garage door openers are crucial to the function of your entire garage door system, and they tend to last a long time. But eventually, they’ll require repair or replacement. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to repair or replace yours, take a look at the most common garage door opener issues below to help you determine the best next steps. 

Your Garage Door Won’t Open or Close

One of the most obvious signs that your garage door opener needs to be replaced or repaired is if you press the button to open or close the door and it doesn’t budge.

Your Garage Door Works Intermittently

If your garage door operates with a mind of its own, not consistently opening or closing when you press the button (and you’ve already ruled out faulty batteries), there’s likely a wiring issue at fault. This is also a safety and security concern and should be addressed immediately.

Your Garage Door Opens Then Reverses

Another common red flag from your door pointing to an opener issue is when it opens partway or all the way and reverses directions.

Your Garage Door Opener Makes Unusual Noises

A telltale sign of a damaged garage door opener is a strange sounds.

Garage Door Opener is an Older Model

If you’ve been having frequent problems with your garage door opener and it’s an older model (15+ years), it’s a good idea to consider replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.

Ready to replace your garage door opener? Ramirez Overhead Custom Overhead Doors carries top-of-the-line openers from leading manufacturers including LiftMaster. Let our experienced team help you choose the best garage door open for your home.