Is my Garage Door Opener Broken?

There’s nothing more convenient than being able to enter and exit your garage without exiting your car, particularly during periods of inclement weather. Gone are the days when you had to stop, climb out of the car and open the garage door before you could pull in. Now you simply press the button on your garage door remote and the door magically opens and closes. Unfortunately, garage door remotes can sometimes malfunction or go bad, leaving you scratching your head as to the reason why. What are some of the indications that your garage door remote needs repair or replacement?

Remote Control Garage Door OpenerWhen you hit the button on your garage door remote and the door fails to respond, it is obvious that there is a problem. A garage door that opens or closes only partially or opens and closes continuously, may also indicate a garage door remote problem. If you’ve noticed that you must be much closer to your garage door before it responds to your remote garage door opener or that you must press the button repeatedly to get the door to respond, there may be a malfunction within the remote.

While it may be tempting to troubleshoot your garage door remote yourself, it is possible to create more problems than you fix when you don’t know what you’re doing. While a garage door may seem like a harmless device, if it happens to malfunction when you or your car are in its path, serious damage and injury can result.

Rather than trying to fix the garage door remote control yourself, your best bet is to call a fully-trained professional who can safely troubleshoot all aspects of a garage door remote problem to track down the source of the issue. Once the problem has been diagnosed, you can rest assured that the proper fix will be put in place to ensure the safety and reliability of your garage door and its remote.


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