A Guide for Opener Selection07/01/2014 Back To Blog
You don't have to be technology freaks to go for electric garage door openers. They're actually a must these days and truth be told most consumers have already installed electric openers at home. Though, you must not forget that the technology of openers changes fast. What you bought about a decade ago has nearly nothing to do with the current openers on the market. Don't take this the wrong way. You don't throw your money away when you invest in such important garage door parts even if their development is fast. When the home opener is relatively new, you can always upgrade it with new accessories. So, whether this will be your first time selecting an electric opener or you just want to replace the older one, just make sure you take the right decisions and make the right choice.
Examine the garage door opener features
It will be good to buy a garage door opener with useful features that will help you operate the system fast and properly. Most of them have timers, detectors for the automatic turning on of lights, use encrypted technology, and the power of the garage door motors usually ranges from approximately 7 to 12 inch/sec. It is also critical to choose openers, which will guarantee you safety. They must have safety sensors and will probably bear a label underlining that they comply with the UL 325 guidelines. This is perhaps the most important thing! Don't get openers without a reliable reverse mechanism.
Don't get no-brand openers; invest in good brands. This way, you will have a warranty and be sure of the quality of the product. If you don't like noisy garage doors, get a belt drive opener and don't forget that the garage door clicker must also use rolling codes and be compatible with the new opener. Of course, there are supplementary accessories and perhaps the best of all is the device for battery backup. It will be useful during power outage since the door will continue to work automatically. Though, you must never miss to ensure that the opener has a release rope as well. It comes handy in emergencies!