Your garage door opener is essential for providing access to your garage as well as the rest of your home. Needless to say, when this device isn’t working properly, it poses a significant inconvenience, and begs this important question: Should you repair or replace your garage door opener?

The answer depends on the specific problem you are experiencing. Whether you need a full replacement or a simple repair, TGS is happy to help. Read on to learn more about the most common garage door opener issues as well as the solutions to each.

Is It Time to Replace a Garage Door Opener?

The answer depends on the specific problem you are experiencing. Whether you need a full replacement or a simple repair, TGS is happy to help. Read on to learn more about the most common garage door opener issues as well as the solutions to each.

Dead Batteries

Before you jump to the conclusion that there is a problem with your garage door opener, check to make sure that the batteries in your transmitter are working. We can’t tell you how many times we are called out to a New Jersey home or business to repair a faulty garage door opener when the real problem is a dead battery in the transmitter. Once you have ruled out the battery as the culprit, you can move on to other common issues.

Sensor Mismanagement

If your door opens but won’t close, it could be that the sensors are misaligned. These are the lasers on either side of the garage door, just above the floor. Their primary purpose is to detect if anything is in the path of the door as it closes. If there is something in the way, the door won’t close for safety purposes. When the sensors are not properly aligned, it tricks the system into thinking something blocking the door. This is a relatively easy fix that won’t require you to replace your opener unless the sensors are actually broken, not just misaligned.

Broken Torsion Spring

If your door is closed and won’t open, your torsion spring may be broken. This spring helps the opener motor lift the heavy weight of the garage door, but it wears out over time under this intense pressure. When your spring is broken, the door will not budge, so you’ll need to replace the spring. This can be incredibly dangerous, especially if you are inexperienced, so you should always entrust this task to a professional.

Repair or Replace With A Reputable Garage Door Company

What if you have exhausted all of the above options and your garage door opener still isn’t working? In this case, it is likely that the problem is with the motor itself, and you’ll need to replace the entire system. However, this will also give you access to the latest safety features to protect you and your family, not to mention that newer openers are much quieter than those of the past.

The team at TGS Garages & Doors can identify the cause of your problem and advise on whether or not a garage door opener replacement is necessary. We are experts in this area, and will get the job done right the first time. Moving forward, we can handle ongoing maintenance for you as well to help prolong the life of your opener.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your garage door or opener to think about proper garage door maintenance. Contact us today to book an appointment for a free consultation, and we will assess the condition of your garage door.