Reasons to Upgrade Your Garage Door Opener

Mar 1

Reasons to Upgrade Your Garage Door Opener

The average lifespan of a typical garage door opener is 10 to 15 years or more. For some people keeping an outdated garage door opener long past its prime is tempting. However, replacing an old unit is the best choice.

We invite you to learn more about the benefits of upgrading a garage door opener that still works.

ENHANCED SECURITY

Thieves can quickly break the code to an older garage door opener. And an unlocked garage door makes valuables in the garage and inside the home quite vulnerable.

Some newer garage door openers have a rolling code feature that changes every time you use the opener. However, you would have exclusive access to the garage door code as the homeowner.

LESS NOISE

Original garage door openers operate with a chain drive. It makes a loud clanking sound when the opener is activated. On the other hand, modern openers are made with screw drives and drive belts that operate quietly.

SAFETY FEATURES

Homeowners should replace the original openers in houses built before 1993. Units produced before that year did not detect movement beneath the garage door. Injury and death to children and pets were the unfortunate results.

Manufacturers were required to equip all units with a reversing mechanism after 1993. They work with two sensors placed on both sides of the door. The door immediately stops and reverses its direction if an object passes the light beam between the sensors.

NO LACK OF POWER

An outdated garage door opener will not work during a power outage. Also, the garage stays dark because the light on the opener cannot operate. However, modern garage door openers have a battery backup system, allowing them to function when the power goes out.

ADVANCED KEYPAD FEATURES

The keypad on an outdated unit functions when the homeowner enters a code. It was an innovative feature when these openers were first sold. But the same units can’t withstand time and experience frequent issues.

Sometimes they need replacement or repair. Often, the parts to repair them are discontinued. Or the opener may suddenly shut down.

Replacing the unit helps to avoid these issues. A new model keypad opener operates by touch using fingerprint detection and eliminates the hassle of remembering a code.

LATEST FEATURES

Current garage door openers come equipped with features that offer higher levels of security and convenience.

“Smart” garage door openers options include:

  • built-in controls to operate the garage door from a vehicle;

  • cellphone and Wi-Fi connectivity to operate the door remotely;

  • remote garage door monitoring via an app; and

  • programmable garage door lock-down periods.

Other features include a digital display of the time and temperature, and many models have motion sensor lights. Homeowners can have security alerts sent directly to their cellphones using the latest garage door opener technology.

AFFORDABILITY

Affordability is another good reason to upgrade your garage door opener. Installation costs are competitive and affordable, and you can choose an opener from various price points. Contact professional installers for more information on their services in a range of budget options.

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