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When and How to Replace your Garage Door Opener?

Garage door opener replacement is a worthwhile investment for enhanced safety and security as well as high door performance. But when exactly should you have the replacement done? Well have a look at this:

Old and worn out opener

An opener is charged with a responsibility of lifting the door to open or close. They’re prone to aging, wear and tear processes. This may lead to them underperforming or fail completely hence need to replace them.

Reversal mechanism

Some older models of opener may not have the reversal mechanism which is an important safety device. Installing an opener with a well operating reversal mechanism is highly recommended. Contact a Fort Lauderdale garage door repair technician for more details.

Smooth and quieter operations

One major difference between the different types of openers is that some provide smooth and quiet operations while others are super noisy. If you have the noisy one installed in your residential, guest house or a hospital, you may need it replaced with a modern belt drive opener for smooth and silent operations.

Enhanced security

Replacing an older model opener with a newer model that operates using the rolling codes enhances your home security. Such openers produce a new code every time the door is opened hence keeping the intruders off your home as they can’t master the security code.

Keyless entry

The traditional openers provided for entry using a key. However, the newer models are automatic using a remote control. Others come with a keypad on the outer part of the door whereby the door is opened after entering a code.

Home Link Connectivity

Replacing an older opener with a newer model compatible with home Link Connectivity is highly recommended. This enhances security as you can easily connect your Smart devices with the opener for prompt alerts on door activities via SMS. Call a professional at Eden Garage Doors for guidance.

How much should it cost to replace a garage door opener?

Total replacement of a door opener ranges anywhere between $217- $638. However, these figures should not scare you as there’re several things that are factored in to constitute the above cost. On average, most trusted companies are likely to give a quote amounting to $327 with others charging a minimum fee of $217 while others may ask for $487 and above.  This varies from one company to another. However, the factors below accounts for the difference in the cost:

  • The opener’s operating system for example; a chain drive is cheaper compared to a belt drive.
  • The ability of the opener to provide smooth and quieter operations.
  • The Horse power for example whether it’s 2HP or ½ HP.
  • Whether the opener comes with a clicker, remote or a keypad.
  • The brand or manufacturing company.

What type of garage door opener is best?


Pros: Provides smooth and quiet operations.

Cons: Can be pricey

Chain drives

Pros: It’s affordable

–  Can easily be operated manually when power is out.

Cons: They’re noise


Pros:-Provide quieter operations compared to a chain drive.

– Are durable due to less movable parts compared to other two types. 

Cons: Requires a lot of maintenance.

What is the average life span of a garage door opener?

Generally, a door opener should have a similar lifespan with the door and other major parts. Therefore, it may last between 10-15 years with proper maintenance. Contact a Fort Lauderdale garage door repair expert at Eden Garage Doors for more details on how to prolong the lifespan of the opener.