How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Garage Door Opener?
Every time a vehicle enters or exits the garage, the garage door opener has to activate and lift or close the garage door. It is estimated that the average garage door in America opens and shuts 1,500 times a year. All of the up and down motion will cause the garage door opener a lot of wear and tear, eventually resulting in a mechanical or an electrical problem. The cost to repair a garage door opener depends on the type of opener as well as any associated electrical problems that require rewiring of the garage.
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The Average Cost of Repairing a Garage Door Opener
On average, homeowners report paying $210 to have a garage door opener repaired by a handyman. Most homeowners pay between $170 and $250 for the cost of such a repair project. The minimum reported cost to repair a broken garage door opener is $50, while the most costly repair may amount to $350. If an electrician is needed to repair faulty wiring, the cost of the repair will increase. Automatic garage door openers cost less to repair compared to multi-code openers. Multi-code garage openers require additional programming and more expensive technology to repair.
Types of Garage Door Openers
Most homes are outfitted with electric garage door openers. The garage door can also be opened manually in the case of an emergency or power outage. Automatic garage door openers come in different horsepower to handle different weights of doors, so it's important to be sure that the right opener is installed for the door. Most electric garage door openers are controlled from the vehicle by using a remote. Sometimes the remote control becomes faulty, and a new battery or remote is all that is needed instead of a repair or replacement of the garage door opener.
Maintaining a Garage Door Opener
Performing proper maintenance on the garage door opener can reduce the need for repairs and extend the opener's lifespan. Keep stored items in the garage away from the garage door opener's sensors and tracks. Use the owner's manual for advice on how and when to lubricate the tracks. Check the garage door on a monthly basis; it could have damage affecting the opener.
Last updated on May 17, 2016
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