Precision Overhead Garage Door Opener Repair of Tampa, FL
Serving Tampa & Surrounding Areas
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Garage Door Opener Repair Vs. Replacement
Often, your opener can be repaired. Fixing your existing motor may be a less expensive option than buying a new garage door opener. We often recommend repair over replacement for this reason.
There are also times when we recommend replacement:
Federal Regulations (UL 325) were updated in 1993, which made garage door openers safer. If yours was manufactured prior to that date it is unlikely your house would even pass an inspection with it, so we recommend to replace in this situation.
Safety concerns with a brand- If a manufacturer has been successfully sued for safety defects, we will not repair that model.
No safety eyes - if the safety eyes are not present, the opener does not meet UL 325 compliance: therefore we will typically recommend replacement.
If the brand no longer exists, parts for those openers will be unavailable and replacing is usually the only option
Why Do Garage Door Openers Fail?
Precision technicians performs a Balance Test on your door as recommended by DASMA. The Balance Test is easy... you can do it yourself. Watching the short video below will show you how.
If your garage door is out of balance, as shown in the video, it will put an inordinate amount of stress on the opener and can cause your opener to fail over and over again. The usual reason a garage door becomes unbalanced is because the wrong size spring is used on the door. Precision's professionally trained technician will always let you know if this is a potential problem and if it is, let you know as a part of your free 18-point inspection.
Call us to learn more. We will be happy to answer any other questions.
We service all major brands of garage door openers.