Raleigh Garage Door Opener: How long do they last?
You might be thinking ten years isn’t a very long time. In fact, you’re right. Do keep in mind though, this is an average. There are a lot of factors that lead to the quality life of a garage door opener. The most important factor though in determining how long an opener might last is how well the garage door works.
- Check The Door’s Balance: A door that is balanced properly will reduce the bulk of the strain on the garage door opener. A garage door specialist states, “You’ll need to pull the red disconnect cord on the trolley (do this while the door is in the closed position). This will release the trolley so the door can be opened and closed manually. You should be able to lift the door half way and it will stay there. If the door slams back to the floor then spring tension needs to be added and if the door flies open then the spring tension needs to be reduced.’ The springs can be very dangerous and cause injury. It’s a best to let Hanson Overhead of Raleigh do the balancing and adjusting, as needed.
- Grease The Door: lubrication of the moving parts on the door will make the door work smoother. Grease the hinges, rollers, springs and pulleys to ensure that they can move easily. A silicone based lubricant will work best. Anything else will get sticky and attract dirt.
Annual maintenance should be done to extend the life of your Raleigh garage door and its opener. By showing a little attention to the door and opener you’ll get a few more years out of them. You’ll also have peace of mind, knowing that they are working properly and safely.