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Should You Replace Pre-1993 Garage Door Openers?

How old is your garage door and opener? Although garage doors are generally reliable and can last a long time, there is one thing we’d like you to know about old openers. If you have a garage door opener that was made before 1993, it probably needs to be replaced with a newer and safer one.

About Pre-1993 Garage Door Openers

In the early 1990s, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) enacted into law new rules that ensured that all garage door openers manufactured after 1992 had external entrapment protection devices, such as infrared sensors or sensing edges, in addition to the internal contact reverse mechanism.

Garage door openers made prior to 1993 can be safe and reliable if correctly installed, regularly tested and properly maintained, but many of them aren’t equipped with infrared sensors or other external entrapment protection devices and don’t meet the standard today for garage door safety.

Overhead Door is dedicated to ensuring the highest degree of safety and customer satisfaction. For this reason, we believe that pre-1993 garage door openers should be replaced—rather than just repaired. We have also stopped supporting the repair of pre-1993 openers, including technical service support and the sale of replacement parts. We believe this will provide homeowners with the latest safety technology.

Need Garage Door Replacement in Cincinnati?

If you have an old opener and need a new garage door for your home in southwestern Ohio, Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati can help. We want you to have the best garage door possible in terms of both safety and aesthetics—and we look forward to helping you find the perfect one.

Contact us online or call us at 513-394-6938 today to learn more about our garage door installation services!

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