Garage door opener replacement
If you have an automatic garage door opener, doesn’t it make life easier getting your car in and out of the garage? No more getting out of the car in the cold or rain to lift a heavy door. Then, out of nowhere, the remote doesn’t work, even after replacing the batteries. Or you can’t find the remote, even worse! Now you’re asking yourself, “Can I buy a replacement garage door opener?”, and the answer is yes, in most cases.
Most automatic garage doors have replacement garage door openers available and while a non-working remote control for the garage door isn’t as urgent as busted water pipes, it is somewhat urgent to get repaired or replaced.
Can you buy replacement garage door openers?
The remote to your automatic garage door is much like your house key. While it is recommended to keep a spare house key for an emergency, the same is said about a spare opener for the automatic garage door, but we don’t all do that do we? Or even the few of us that do have both a spare house key and a spare opener for the garage door, if we lose either one, we want it replaced. So, is replacing a garage door opener easy? Yes, just as you can have a spare house key made, you can purchase a replacement garage door opener too. Keep reading as we answer more questions about replacement garage door openers.
Can I buy a universal garage door opener?
As we have mentioned, having an extra door opener for the automatic garage door is handy and helpful as having a spare house key. When it comes to replacement garage door opener, you must be sure you get the right one, which can get confusing. Every garage door opener manufacturer has its own replacement remote, but you can purchase a universal remote as well, just like for your television, DVD/VCR player, etc.
First thing is to determine what features of your replacement garage door opener you need/want. Then decide if you want a full-size remote that clips onto the sun visor of your car, or do you prefer a mini remote that snaps onto a keychain? Both have pros and cons, one may be more convenient for you than the other, it is truly a personal decision.
You need to know the manufacturer of your garage door system and the model information. This can all be found on the motor unit that is on the garage ceiling. With this information at hand, you can purchase an exact remote replacement garage door opener either from an authorized dealer or the garage door opener manufacturer. Some older automatic garage door systems, a universal remote may not be available.
Are garage door keypads universal?
More than ninety percent of all universal garage door openers in America are made by Chamberlain, making it easy to get a replacement garage door opener. They have made easy to regain access to your automatic garage door system by using a wireless keypad that can be reprogrammed with a custom four-digit code easily.
How much is a replacement garage door opener?
Pricing will vary based on the make and model of your automatic garage door system, but a simple remote cost typically starts around $30 up to $40.
Can a smartphone open a garage door?
Smartphones are the way of the world these days, aren’t they? We are doing everything but the dishes and laundry, including, opening the garage door. Today, garage door openers have a logic board with a receiver-built in that allows a wireless keypad or wireless remote to open the garage door by transmitting a radio frequency signal to the remote opener.
Your Android or iPhone can be programmed to open garage doors that are set up for wireless access. Using an app-integrated receiver, with just a tap of a button you’re your mobile device, you can open the garage door. In the past few years, several automatic garage door companies have introduced receivers that can be wired into an existing garage door opener and paired with an app on your Android or iPhone device.
Automatic Garage Doors and Openers
Just as with the computer you’re reading this article from, you may need a replacement garage door opener receiver, which is available. Many can be installed by the homeowner, but if you aren’t comfortable with this, hiring a professional garage door installer is recommended. It can be easy to blow the replacement out if wired incorrectly.
Same as to be said about a replacement garage door opener button, which isn’t as delicate as the receiver may be and can be done in 7 easy steps:
- Step 1 – Purchase a replacement button, preferable an exact make and model of the old one.
- Step 2 – Turn off the power at the main switch.
- Step 3 – Using a cordless drill or screwdriver, remove the screws holding it in place.
- Step 4 – Carefully disconnect the wires between the wall control Wires and the electrical wiring.
- Step 5 – Carefully connect the electrical wiring and the new button.
- Step 6 – Using the cordless drill or proper screwdriver, reattach the new button to the wall control.
- Step 7 – Turn the power back on at the main switch.
When you have lost a remote to your automatic garage door, you need to erase the opener’s memory and reset the code. This will ensure that the lost remote doesn’t work in case it falls into the wrong hands, much like replacing the lock when keys are lost. Call (720) 340-7916 today for your garage door opener replacement in Aurora, CO