Warning Signs of a Failing Garage Door Opener

Garage Door Opener

Having an automatic garage door opener is a real convenience, but these devices do not last forever. If you rely on your garage door to protect your property and safeguard your home, you need to maintain your automatic opener properly, but even the best maintenance cannot extend its useful life indefinitely.

That is why it is so important for homeowners to know the warning signs of a failing garage door opener. If you recognize the warning signs, you might be able to schedule a timely opener repair – before a small problem becomes a much larger and more expensive one.

 Here are some garage door opener warning signs you should never ignore:

Strange Noises

When it is operating properly, your garage door opener should be nearly silent. You should never ignore loud noises, especially if they come out of nowhere.

 Squeals, squeaks and grinding sounds should always be cause for concern. If your formerly silent garage door opener is louder than it used to be, it is time to investigate and find the problem by calling us to have one of our certified San Diego technicians come out and evaluate your opener.

A Stretched Cable

The cables and pulleys that operate your garage door opener do a lot of work. In the course of a typical day, the opener will be asked to lift that heavy garage door three or four times a day – sometimes even more.

Over time, that normal wear and tear can stretch the pulleys and cables, leaving them sagging and out of shape. If you see such sagging, it is time to contact one of our qualified technicians and have the garage door opener inspected.

Unexpected Slowdowns and Hesitations

If you find yourself sitting impatiently in your car waiting for the garage door to go up, something is probably wrong. The garage door opener should operate swiftly, pulling that heavy door up and out of the way.

A sudden slowdown in the speed of the garage door or an unexplained hesitation should be cause for concern – and a reason to call a technician.

 If the garage door has already slowed down, the problem will only get worse over time. The sooner you address the problem, the easier it will be to resolve.

The garage door is the largest door in your home, and it serves most San Diego homeowners as a vital function. You rely on your garage door opener to do its job – and you cannot afford to have it break down.

If you recognize any of the above warning signs, it is time to do something about it. As San Diego’s top choice in garage doors, we will assess the issue and provide you with the best and most efficient solution.

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