Your garage door opener makes your life really easy. But a malfunctioning opener can be dangerous, not only leading to inconvenience and but also increasing the risk of accident and injuries. Is your garage door opener working fine? Is it giving you functional issues? Here are some reasons why you may need garage door opener replacement.
- Increased security
Is your existing opener has rolling code or a fixed code? Thieves may have special equipment called code grabbing devices that can help these crooks to get access to you code used to operate your garage door. Remotes that have rolling code technology use different code each tome you push the button on your remote. This makes it virtually impossible for any machine to catch the varying codes, making your garage door safe against a break-in.
- Less noise during operation
Regular, old school openers are driven using a chain drive, which makes them louder. In addition, daily use and resulting wear and tear might worsen the noise that will not only disturb your family but your neighbors too. If you don’t look forward to this unnecessary sound every day, it is better to consider garage door opener replacement. Go for belt drive opener if you are looking for less noise during garage door opening or closing.
- Better, high tech features
The latest garage door openers are equipped with better, more advanced features. For example, latest openers allow for mobile connectivity, making it easier for you to operate your garage door from remote. In addition, latest openers may also offer the advantage of keypads. This prevents garage door lockout and also saves you from the worry of keeping or losing a key. You can open of close the door by simply punching in a code into the keypad.
Newer openers are also available with battery back-up, which is extremely useful during power outages.
- Additional safety features
If you have a really old garage door, chances are your garage door is not equipped with photoelectric sensors. These safety sensors, as the name suggests, can sense the presence of an object or a body that is in the way of your garage door, and make the garage door in the reverse direction if it detects something. These units are located on the either side of the garage door and are perfectly aligned to each other to do their job well. Photoelectric sensors are installed at a height of no more than six inches above the floor to ensure that kids and pets are also noticed if they are standing in the way and obstructing the garage door.
Sometimes your garage door may start to open but reverses even when there is nothing present in its way. It could be because of any leaf or debris across the threshold that is causing this issue.
Don’t allow kids to use opener remote and educate them how improper use of automatic opener can be detrimental to their safety. Have the access control panel installed at least five feet from the ground. This will refrain kids from using it. If your opener is damaged and need repair or replacement, make sure you have disengaged or detached the opener from the garage door to avoid any untoward incident.
Looking for garage door opener replacement? Look no further than Premier Overhead of Tyler. Our technicians are trained and skilled in garage door repair, garage door installation and replacement. For timely, affordable and high quality garage door services in Tyler, call us at (903) 532-0330.