Deciding whether to repair or replace a garage door opener depends on the specific circumstances. Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Age: If your garage door opener is over 10-15 years old, replacement is usually more cost-effective because newer models offer improved technology, safety features, and energy efficiency.

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  1. Repair Costs: If the cost of repair exceeds half the price of a new unit, it’s typically better to invest in a replacement.
  2. Safety and Security: Newer models include advanced safety features like rolling code technology and automatic reversal, which provide more security than older units. If your existing opener lacks these features, a replacement might be worthwhile.
  3. Frequent Repairs: If your garage door opener requires frequent repairs, it’s an indication that the system is aging and might soon fail completely.
  4. Noise: Older chain-driven models are noisier compared to new belt or direct-drive systems. Upgrading can significantly reduce noise.

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In summary, if the opener is old, lacks modern safety features, or frequently requires repair, replacement is generally the best choice.