Do you know how old your opener is? Looking for installation help? For openers older than ten years, it’s time to install a new one. We’ve put together below five benefits to think about installing a new garage opener.
New Garage Opener Installation Benefits
Safety plays a vital role when it comes to replacing your opener. Also, how the door gets used plays an important role, and of course, new doors and openers today utilize the highest technology and have personalized features that many folks enjoy.
Garage Opener Safety
Attached garages are an entryway to the house. You’d be surprised how many times folks go in and out of garages. From children coming home from school or running errands back and forth from your home in around town. Because of this, a strong and sturdy opener is best. All openers after 1993 now utilize photo sensors to detect anything coming between the garage in the ground as it’s closing. Older models use the mechanical system that automatically goes back up when it touches anything. To make sure you have the highest level of safety, having both of these safety features on your door is vital.
Secure Garage Door
Home safety and security is important with garage doos. Openers made after 1993 now have advanced options to prevent burglars from gaining entry. Every time the remote is used, it makes a new security code. All the latest big-name opener manufacturers have this feature. Units from Chamberlain, Craftsman, and LiftMaster also have this Advanced Security Plus system.
Smart Garage Technology
One big reason people are upgrading their Garage openers is also for convenience. Today’s latest smartphone technology and Wi-Fi connections bring about an endless amount of options on how you can customize your opener. Want to close your garage door while lounging on the couch watching the Sunday game? Use your Smartphone, laptop Uor tablet. One of the latest advancements in smart garage technology is also the ability to use voice commands to open and close the door.
Low Noise Belt Drive Openers
One reason to replace your old unit with a new model is noise. The newer models today run and operate very quietly. If you’re old door still uses a chain to open and close, consider using a new opener that has rubber belts. These run much quieter. They also are durable because they have metal fibers within them like a car tire.
Open and Close Door During Power Outages
New garage openers today also have battery backup, so when the power goes out, the battery back up kicks in, and you can still go in and out of your home. The newer Liftmaster garage opener models 8500, 8500W, 8550w, and the 8360w models all utilize battery backups.
Greater Austin Residential Garage Door and Opener Services
If it’s time for you to replace your garage opener with a newer model, we’re here to help. We make garages safer and smarter. We have many years of experience, and we’ll make sure we get the best garage opener installation that works best for your Austin area home.