What to do if you Lose a Garage Door Opener

Garage-Door-OpenerThere is no denying the fact that newer garage door systems are more secure than ever before. With a code based system, security is never a concern. That being said, there is reason to worry if you lose a garage door opener. After all, you don’t want to give anybody easy access to your home.

As frustrating as this may be, it is not the end of the world. Above all else, you need to deal with the problem as soon as possible. The last thing you want to do is wait around, hoping that your opener pops up. While you are waiting, somebody may have access to your home with the click of a button.

Do you have the instructions that came with your garage door system? If so, you can refer to this information for programming a new opener. This is relatively simple, especially with the most modern systems.

Tip: when purchasing a replacement door remote control, make sure you get one that is compatible with your particular make and model.

What if I don’t have the instructions? What if I am unable to figure this out on my own? Rather than put yourself through additional stress, contact a local garage door repair company. A service technician can offer all of the following:

  • A replacement door opener
  • Programming of the new opener to work with your existing system
  • Advice on how to program any additional garage door openers in the future

During this time, you can also ask your service tech to inspect your system to ensure the highest level of safety and security.

Believe it or not, some people think that a lost garage door opener means that their entire system needs swapped out. Nothing could be further from the truth. All you need to do is purchase a replacement opener, program it to work with your existing system, and then use it as you always have.

If you are concerned with the security of your garage door for any reason, it would be in your best interest to contact a professional.

An active opener in the hands of the wrong person can lead to a lot of trouble, including easy access to your home. Rather than take any risk, follow this advice to ensure your long term safety. Replacing a lost garage door opener only takes a few minutes if you have the right parts and knowledge.


About Neb Aleksic

Neb grew up in the garage door business. Since joining Doorcare he has moved up in the ranks, and now oversees a team, in addition to Doorcare's marketing efforts. He is passionate about what he does, and enjoys the small things in life.
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