Installing a garage door opener is a moderately difficult task that can be done in an afternoon with the essential tools you probably already have in your home collection. Garage door openers are fairly simple mechanisms that tend to last a long time. The average lifespan is 10 to 15 years, but if you keep up with the maintenance of rollers and springs, you can get 20 years or more out of a good garage door opener. But even if yours is still working well, there are good reasons to consider replacing it.
Newer models offer greater safety and convenience, and these benefits may be reason enough to buy a new garage door opener. The time it takes to install a garage door opener depends on a few factors, but you should have at least half a day or approximately 4 to 6 hours. It is one of those jobs that takes much longer to do the first time because you have to familiarize yourself with all the parts and peculiarities of the specific model of the opener, in addition to the fact that it can be a complicated job that is better suited to those who have some experience in electrical work. If you install more than one opener, the second one may take about half the time of the first opener.
The half-day time estimate assumes that you have a proper electrical outlet installed on the roof of your garage. Most openers need a grounded power outlet a couple of feet from the motor unit, and you can't connect the opener with an extension cable. Replacing the garage door opener is a matter of convenience and safety. Overhead door openers make it easy and easy to enter and exit the garage, reducing physical strain and saving time.
In addition, losing the remote control of the opening device could affect the security of your home. People can pick up and use the remote controls, giving them access to the garage and the house. The openers have a set opening speed, so installing an opener with higher power will not open the door faster. To close the garage door without the upper remote control, you'll need to secure the garage lock bar.
Erasing the memory and resetting the code on the garage door opener will secure your home and allow you to rest easy knowing that you, your home and your family are safe. See the helpful LiftMaster guide that shows you how to erase a remote control from the memory of the garage door opener. Because their remote controls worked with a fixed code, someone with a special device could sit outside their house and find the code, allowing them to open the garage door. The most common problem with garage door openers is that the door reverses when closed, even when there is nothing obvious to hide the photoelectric eyes.
No matter the circumstances, losing the remote control of a garage door is problematic and can leave you wondering what is the best way to fix the problem. Check if anything else was stolen from your house or car and report any missing items along with the remote control on the opener. State-of-the-art garage door openers offer Wi-Fi and mobile phone connectivity that allows you to close or unlock your garage from a remote location, or alert you when the garage door is open, no matter where you are. Have the necessary garage door tools ready for this DIY project before you start, it will save time and frustration.
Keep the door open when installing the opening device (place the locking pliers on the rolling track under a roller to prevent the door from closing). Follow the manufacturer's instructions to install the opener and mount the rail to the head support located above the door. Once this is done, you will have to delete the remote control from the memory of the opening device and buy a replacement remote control. If the cables that go from the opener to the eyes in the photo and the button on the wall are exposed, replace them as well.