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Are all garage door openers basically the same?

When you need to purchase a garage door opener, it can be hard to figure out which kind is right for your specific garage door. Perhaps you’re replacing your garage door and opener at the same time, or maybe your opener neared the end of its service life before the door did, so you’re just replacing the opener. Whatever the case may be, you need expert guidance to pick the right garage door opener for your door.

4 garage door opener styles

Many people think that all garage door openers are basically the same, but they’re not. There are 4 different garage door opener styles (direct drive, screw, belt, and chain). Plus you’ll also need to figure out how much power your garage door opener needs to power open and close your door effectively, day-in and day-out. If you have a smaller, one-car garage door, you can get away with having less horsepower in your garage door motor, but if your garage door is larger, you need to be sure to get an opener that can handle the extra power requirements.

Safety is #1

The various safety protocols of garage door openers should also be taken into consideration when choosing a garage door opener. This is a device that you’ll be using every day for many years to come, so taking some extra time to think through the various options is a very wise decision.

Don’t go it alone

Thankfully, you don’t have to make these decisions on your own. You don’t have to spend loads of your free time googling to figure out all the pros and cons of various garage door opener types, brands, and horsepower gauges. Just call on the garage door experts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties – Carroll Garage Doors. Call 888-578-2360 and we’ll be happy to send one of our garage door experts out to your home to evaluate your current garage door and opener and offer you personalized recommendations. We’ve done all the research and we have the experience to give you recommendations you can really trust.

Selecting a remote control

Another important aspect of selecting the right garage door opener is selecting the ideal remote control for you and your family members to use every day. To suit your exact needs, Carroll Garage Doors offers various remote control styles including:

  • Mini
  • Multi-door control
  • Premium remote that lights up
  • 3 button remote
  • One button remote
  • Multi-function remote for garage doors, gates, lights, and even small appliances
  • Wireless keyless entry
  • Multi-function control panel
  • Motion detecting control panel
  • Keychain remote
  • Car visor remote
  • Universal remote

Here for all your garage door needs

Carroll Garage Doors is your go-to source for everything garage door related in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. We’ve been serving this area for over 2024 years with impeccable garage door services including the sale of standard and custom garage doors, repairs and maintenance, and the sale of openers and remotes. Enlist our expertise with all your garage door needs, anytime! Call us at 888-578-2360 today.