How Often Should a Garage Door Chain Get Replaced?

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Answering the question of how often a garage door chain should get replaced is not as easy as saying every 10 years, or every 15. Although most will tell you 10-15 years is the average lifespan of a garage door chain, there are many variables to consider.

How many times is it used? How often do you complete maintenance on the garage door? What were the quality of the garage door opener, its chain and its installation?

What Factors Determine the Lifespan of a Garage Door Chain?

The more often a garage door is opened and closed determines the wear and tear on the chain. If you hardly ever use the garage door, the chain for the opener could last much longer.

The more often you perform maintenance on the door opener and, perhaps more importantly, how well you do the maintenance will establish a possible timeline for replacement. It is only logical that any mechanical device that causes the metal to rub against metal needs lubrication. Without proper lubrication, the parts wear down quicker. Likewise, a well-lubricated garage door chain is more reliable and quieter.

The quality of garage door opener also determines how long it will last before it needs to be replaced, the LiftMaster® garage door openers are some of the best on the market. LiftMaster parts have been proven to last much longer, provided those parts were installed and maintained correctly.

Many older garage door openers were not installed well. Furthermore, contractors who built a group of houses in a housing complex sought to save money by using off-brands. The place many chose to save money was on garage doors and garage door openers. The contractors knew the doors would rarely be operated until after the houses were sold. Therefore, they used off-brand doors and openers. The garage door chain installed with those off-brand openers need replacement much sooner.

Give Us a Call for Maintenance and Replacement of Your Garage Door Chain

Your Houston area Garage Door Doctor has the most trusted garage door tune-up specialists. We install more LiftMaster garage door openers than any other brand for a reason, and that is dependability. When your garage door chain is making enough noise to wake the neighbors, it’s time to give us a call at (281) 855-9300 or (281) 578-7659 to make an appointment for a 21-point maintenance tune-up and inspection.

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