Don’t wait until your garage door opener breaks to replace it! A new opener could provide significant benefits.
Most people probably assume that as long as their garage door opener can raise and lower the garage door, it doesn’t need replacing. However, burnt out opener motors, broken drive chains, and other mechanical failures are not the only reasons to replace a garage door opener. Here are 5 additional reasons to consider replacing your garage door opener with a newer model, even if it isn’t broken.
Add Safety Features
All garage door openers sold since 1993 are equipped with an automatic safety reversal feature to prevent them from trapping people, pets, or property under the door. If your garage door opener was installed before 1993, or if you have a newer model with malfunctioning safety features, you will want to replace your garage door opener to keep your family and your property safe.
Many older garage door openers feature chain drives, which can produce a significant amount of noise as they operate. If your chain drive opener creates excessive amounts of noise and disturbs members of your household, you will want to consider replacing it with a newer, quieter model. Any type of opener with a screw or belt drive will be quieter than a chain drive. You may also want to opt for one of the high-end models promising “whisper-quiet” operation if noise is a really big concern.
Improve Home Security
The first remote control garage door openers were not very secure. They worked by transmitting a fixed code from the remote to the opener, and thieves were able to capture this code and use it to gain entry to the home. Today’s generation of garage door opener systems are more sophisticated and use a rolling code, which changes every time the remote is used. This provides protection against thieves and improves your home security.
Add a Keypad
Almost everyone has a remote control for their garage door these days. But do you have a keypad? A keypad enables you to open the garage door by typing in a code on a panel mounted near the door. This means you don’t have to carry your garage door opener around with you everywhere, and it’s very convenient for people who like to go jogging without carrying keys or for households with more vehicles than remotes. Upgrading to a new garage door opener system will allow you to enjoy this convenient feature.
Get a Battery Backup
Many older garage door openers don’t come with a backup battery, or if they do it is a small or weak battery that doesn’t provide much power. By upgrading to a new garage door opener, you can take advantage of in advances in battery technology and get a compact yet powerful backup battery system for your garage door opener. This will enable you to operate the door as normal even in the event of a power outage.
Ready to replace your old garage door opener and enjoy these 5 new benefits? Just give Carroll Garage Doors a call and we’ll be happy to help.