Your garage door opener may seem to be working just fine, however it’s important to replace your opener after a few years of wear and tear. The latest models offer better features including security, noise reduction, and convenience.
Listed below are several reasons why installing a new garage door opener will be beneficial for your home.
Newer models offer two light sensors on either sides of the door, just above floor level. This detects any object and keeps it from from getting hit when the garage doors are closing. For instance, if a child or pet were running through the light beam—the garage doors would automatically stop and reverse once the motion detectors sense any movement. This has been a requirement for garage door openers since 1993. If your opener does not have this safety feature, it is highly recommended to obtain a newer model.
Older Garage Door Openers have a chain-like drive that tends to be noisy and disruptive. They look similar to bicycle chains near the motor unit of the opener. If you see this, consider replacing your garage door opener with a screw drive or belt drive. You will be much more satisfied with the quieter levels of the newer models.
It’s important to invest in a quality garage door opener because the security of your home is on the line. The latest openers have high security value that older models do not carry. Valuables in your home should be protected, thus investing in a secure garage door opener should be a priority.
The latest garage door models offer a wide range of key-less options. Keypads are installed on the outside of your unit allowing you to enter your code to open the garage door. There are some keypads that are actually fingerprint automated, allowing only the members of the household to enter.
In case of emergencies like power outages, one of the biggest disadvantages is being unable to open the garage door. With a new battery backup system, you will be able to access your garage whenever you lose electricity.