Newer model garage door openers offer increased safety, security and convenience, making upgrading a worthwhile expenditure. If you are ready to purchase a new garage door opener, here is what you need to know to help narrow down your choices.
Garage Door Opener Drive Systems
Chain Drive: This opener uses a thick, bicycle-like chain to pull or push a trolley. This moves your door up and down. The downside is that they are the nosiest option available. If you have an attached garage, you may want to consider choosing a different model.
Belt Drive: Featuring an ultra-quiet, steel-reinforced rubber belt, a belt drive garage door opener is a good choice – especially if you have an attached garage with living space directly above or adjacent to it. Belt drive openers do require some maintenance; albeit less than chain drive openers.
Screw Drive: Looking for something powerful but don’t want it to be too loud? Screw drive openers provide optimal, maintenance-free, quiet performance no matter what the climate. These openers are great for wider, heavier doors such as insulated steel, full-view glass or solid wood.
Horsepower: Although a 1/2 horsepower garage door opener should be sufficient to operate all but the largest/heaviest door, higher horsepower (3/4 or 1 1/4) openers can move a door with less strain.
Battery Backup: The best thing about this feature? When, and if the power goes out, the opener has enough power stored in the unit to allow you to operate the door as usual.
Internet Connectivity: Can’t remember if you left the garage door open? If you have a smart garage door opener, you can check the status of your door from anywhere, anytime.
Rolling Code Technology: This technology selects a new, non-repeating access code from about 1 million possible code options every time you click your remote control ensuring your safety and security.
Keyless Entry Keypad: One of the most popular garage accessories, a keyless entry keypad provides convenient access to your home should you or other family members leave your keys behind.
Wall Mount: If the height of your garage doesn’t allow for a traditional, ceiling mounted opener, a wall mounted opener is a great choice. A powerful, 24V DC motor provides ultra-quiet operation.
At Phoenician Garage Door and Repair, our experienced, licensed and insured garage door service technicians are ready to help with garage door opener installation and garage door opener repair, as well as new garage door installation and garage door repair. Contact us at (602) 304-1313 for a free installation estimate.
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