How Many Years Does A Garage Door Opener Last?

“My garage door opener is broken and I don’t know if I should repair or replace?”

This is a common question we hear from our customers.  We say that nowadays, with our increased use of our garages, a quality garage door opener will last 9-10 years.  Some they will last longer, some will be shorter.

If your garage door opener is broken here are some good questions to ask before repairing or buying new.


Top Questions To Ask Before Buying A New Garage Door Opener

  • What BRAND garage door opener do I have?
  • What DATEwas it installed?Liftmaster 2
  • How OFTEN is it used? (once up and once down is a typical cycle, so each time you open and close the door to leave or come home that would be one cycle)
  • What is the PROBLEM with the garage door opener?
  • How much will the REPAIR Cost? (How much life will it add to the garage door opener?)

Some problems can be extensive and it makes more sense to go with a whole new opener.  ex: A lightning strike that has fried the circuit board and the photo eyes on an older opener is more than 3/4 of the way to the cost of a new opener installed.

Some problems can be fixed easily and add many more years of life to an opener. ex: The issues is a stripped gear inside the opener.  In this case the gear can be replaced more inexpensively than a new unit and the opener life will be extended many more years.


How To Figure It Out

If you currently are having garage door opener issues and you are looking to see if you should repair or replace it give us a call and we can help diagnose your problem over the phone and give you some prices on different options to help you make the best decision.


About All Seasons Garage Door’s Services

For new garage door openers check out our Residential Garage Door Opener page for more information.  We install Liftmaster Garage Door Openers. We also service and repair all other brands that meet code. For service on your existing garage door and opener visit our Service page.