Commercial Overhead Door Openers FAQs

Commercial and industrial doors are essential to many businesses, and here at GNB Doors, we receive a lot of questions from business owners regarding their overhead door openers. Our goal is to provide you with the best information, and the following answers may be handy in this regard:

How long do Overhead Door Openers Last?

Most overhead door openers will last between ten and fifteen years, but your operator can last even longer. It’s also possible for some operators to last a shorter amount of time, so this answer will vary and keeping up with maintenance will help increase your door openers lifespan. When moving parts are lubricated and your door is balanced correctly, your opener will not wear out fast, so it is a must that you keep up with professional maintenance. This will ensure your door opener lasts as long as possible, so complete a visual inspection of the springs, rollers, track, cables and pulleys and do a reversal test. Do not forget to lubricate the moving parts to ensure smooth operation. If your door opener is older than fifteen years old, it’s still recommended that you consider a replacement, even if you’ve never experienced a major problem. Modern openers are safer, quieter and more convenient, so it’s worth the investment.

What Businesses need Overhead Door openers?

Firehouses, auto service centers, warehouses, commercial buildings, gated communities, industrial buildings and cold storage units will require commercial door openers. We have years of experience helping different businesses, so do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the ideal operator. We will provide you with solutions specifically designed for your business needs and help keep your logistics and operations running smoothly. We will do whatever it takes to ensure your business stays safe and secure!

Do I Need to Reinforce My Door if I Am Installing an Automatic Door Opener?

Yes, you must reinforce your door if you are installing an automatic door opener; otherwise, your door can become damaged, and failure to properly install opener reinforcement may also void the warranty. Keep in mind that the reinforcement configuration will differ based on the model number and size of your door.


This aspect will depend on your current power availability and the size and weight of your door. We will discuss the power, voltage and phase of the door operator that would be best for your overhead door specifically and will guide you in selecting the best opener for your commercial needs. If you have more questions or require additional information, do not hesitate to contact us. We are always ready to help, so give us a call today to find out more about commercial door openers.