3 Tips Before You Get a New Opener11/23/2013 Back To Blog
You might find an excellent salesman in a store in Texas or a good advisor at garage door repair Galena Park in order to gather more information about current openers, but you should know a few things about openers and their specifications before you talk to anyone. Many decades ago, automatic garage door openers invaded our lives and change them completely. People stopped opening the door manually and began entering their homes much faster. Technology has progressed a lot since these early days and today openers are inexpensive and of high quality. There are several types, brands and sizes, but they are all durable and offer you great convenience as long as you take exactly what you need for your home.
How much power you need
Average garage doors need a mechanism with ½ horse power and if the door is heavier, you should choose ¾. If you don't know the requirements of your door, you should ask an expert or get a stronger opener that will certainly cover your needs today and tomorrow. The prices are similar and you must think about your future, too. Tomorrow you might want to enlarge the panel and reconstruct the garage, but you wouldn't have to replace the opener, too.
- Which one is best for your house?
Some people want to know what time their family members return home or when an intruder is trying to break in. In these cases, you would need a chain drive motor, which is actually very popular because it is durable and cheap. Though, it's noisy and if you prefer silence you should get a belt or screw drive garage door opener.
- Get as many features as you can
- The best safety feature is the sensors that activate the reverse system and can save your life.
- You should also get sensors that can detect smoke in the garage and sensors that light up the garage and the surrounding area.
- Prefer remote controls with the rolling code that will make you feel safer.
- Place a switch high on the wall in case the remote is lost or damaged.
- You can connect the opener with the central alarm system of the house and a timer for the times you forget to close the garage door behind you. The opener will remember to do it for you.