Automatic garage door openers are definitely convenient. By pushing a button or entering a code, you have easy access to your garage without having to worry about bending over and lifting the door up on your own. But like anything else, your garage opener is prone to abuse. Normal wear or tear coupled with things banging into it can take its toll. The most common place for a basketball net is to put it above your garage. Think about how many times a ball hits the door of your garage. That increases the decline of your garage door opener. Therefore, repair is often necessary.
Automatic garage door openers have been around in some form for over 70 years. Once you push your button or enter your code, a system of cables and springs lift your door. Like closet doors, a garage door sits on tracks. Anyone who uses their closet frequently knows how easy it is to knock it off the tracks. The same thing can happen with the door of your garage. While placing the closet door back on the track is a quick process, doing it with your garage door is a little more involved.