Signs you need a new opener


There are many tell-tale signs that you need a new garage door opener and if you don’t act upon them, you could be the one that suffers as well as your wallet. If there are clear signs that you need to replace your door and you fail to do so, it increases the risk of the door breaking and potentially falling on to you or a family member/pet. Therefore, it’s extremely important that you pay attention to the points listed below.


As your garage door gets older, it will find it harder to open and close the same garage door, just as an elderly person will find it harder to open the same door as someone younger and fitter than themselves. But if your garage door starts to make noises that are out of the ordinary and you find slightly worrying, it’s time to call a professional.

Sluggish speed

No garage door should be moving at any significant speed as it could be harmful to those around it. But if your garage door is moving slower than usual, it could be a sign that it’s struggling to cope with the weight of the door and would therefore need a replacement.


If your garage door hasn’t been updated in a decade or so, you will be seriously lacking on the relevant technology. Features such as remote operation, backup batteries and security enhancement could make your garage door opener seem like a massive issue.

If you still have any questions or require any further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our team. Bradford Garage Doors have been working in the garage door industry for over 30 years, meaning the team will be able to assist you with any of your garage door needs. Call today on 01274 352 303.

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