Garage door openers last up to 10 and 12 years, but after that, it will be time to get a replacement garage door opener or repair your old garage door opener.
It is important to stay on top of the condition of your old garage opener and upgrade it when necessary. Continue reading to find out 5 reasons why you should replace your outdated garage door opener as soon as possible.
No More Loud Operation Noise
Older models for garage door openers were made with a chain drive that can cause a loud noise when the garage is opened or closed. However, you can get rid of the peace in your house being disturbed by your noisy garage door or your neighbors knowing when you open or close your garage to leave or come back home.
Newer models are made with a belt-drive, that provides a quieter operation experience.
Less Security Protection on an Old Garage Door Opener
It may sound rare but your old garage opener doesn’t protect your belongings as a new garage opener would. There are different ways thieves can break into your garage door as well as stealing the passcode.
There is a special device that thieves can use to figure out your code once you’ve used the remote to operate your garage door. That is because remote controls function by using a fixed code.
You can prevent a thief from figuring out your code by getting a new garage door opener that comes with a feature that changes your passcode every time it is used.
Most new garage door openers come with a keypad entry and you won’t have to use an actual key to lock and unlock the garage door. Your old garage opener could work with just adding a keypad, but it may not function as well as it would with a new garage opener that comes with the keypad entry.
Getting the keypad device is another reason to upgrade your garage opener. It can even add another source of security with the option of using a touch on the keypad that may require you to use your fingerprint.
Save on Energy
Your old garage opener may not be properly insulated, that means every time you open or close your garage hot or cold air is escaping your house. The hot or cold air can make your AC unit work harder which in due time will increase your energy bill each month.
Improve Overall Functionality
Getting a garage door motor replacement will come with your new garage door installation, which will also come with new functions that will make operating your garage stress-free.
You would want to be sure that you are in control of your garage door and your garage door isn’t in control of you when it comes getting in and out of it for work or any other important events.
Don’t wait to replace
If any of these reasons sound appealing to you, why wait to replace your old garage door opener? Contact us now for your free estimate.