Is it better to repair or replace my garage door opener?

Is it better to repair or replace my opener? I get that question all the time. My answer is always the same: it depends. There are a lot of factors in determining whether to repair or replace. Age, quality of the machine, cost of the repair, type of door, and even household members are all factors.

I had a customer that wanted his Stanley garage door opener in poor condition repaired regardless of cost. Why? Because his beloved cat was named Stanley as well. We kept that thing running for years!

In some cases, due to the age of the machine, the condition it’s in, and the amount of parts necessary to make it operate properly in a safe manner exceeds its value. But many times garage door openers that are even 15 years old just need one part replaced and with proper know how, your opener will continue to run for many more years.

New garage door openers have never been safer and have more features than ever before. Some sense you walk into the garage and turn the lights on for you. Some still work when there’s no power with a battery backup system. Others allow you to control them from a computer or smart phone and tell you how long your door has been shut. Some are so quiet that you can’t hear them open or close inside your house.

So, if you are faced in making a decision to repair or replace your garage door opener, we can provide you with an unbiased opinion that will help you decide which is better in your situation.