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How Often Should a Garage Door and Opener be Replaced?

Posted in Garage Doors

If you own a home with a garage, you also own garage doors, and most likely, an automatic opening system. Depending on how old you are and how long you have owned your home, you may not have needed to replace a garage door or opener in your lifetime. Most homeowners will only replace a garage door one or two times during their lives, while openers may be more frequently. For those that have not needed to replace either yet, here is when you can expect to replace these garage components.

Garage Door Replacements

A quality garage door can last 20-30 years if it is well-maintained and not damaged from an accident or storm. Lesser quality doors may need replacement at about 15 years, or doors that are not maintained as suggested. You may decide to proactively replace your garage door to improve the curb appeal of your home, or to improve the quality with an insulated or wind-resistant door.

Garage Opener Replacements

Garage door opening systems are more frequently replaced than the door itself, which makes sense since it contains moving, mechanical parts. Most garage door openers can last about 10-15 years with good maintenance.  However, openers are constantly improving with new technology, so even if your opener still works, there are advanced options available when you replace an older model.

If you are not sure whether you should replace your existing garage door or opening system, schedule a tune-up and inspection from your local garage door company. They can check to make sure everything is working as it should and discuss the newer options available when you are ready to replace your doors or opener.

Posted on behalf of:
Liftmaster Garage Door Atlanta

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