A new garage door opener could make your life a lot easier.
Electric garage door openers have been around nearly 100 years! It’s true! The electric garage door opener was invented in 1926 by C.G. Johnson. I doubt the one you have now is quite that old, but even if it’s not, it may not have all the best features available today.
You may be surprised at just how much you can improve your life with a replacement garage door opener. Read on to find out how!
1. Improved Safety
Newer garage door openers will better protect your home.
They do this with rolling codes. To understand rolling codes, we’ll need to understand first how garage door buttons work. The visor clip you have in your car sends a radio signal to your garage door when you press the button, turning your unit on and opening the door.
In older models, that radio frequency is always the same.
That means if thieves have a way to detect which frequency your garage uses, they could open your garage without needing to have access to your visor clip.
With rolling code technology, every time you open your garage door you use a different frequency. This protects your garage from being susceptible to thieves.
2. Battery Backup
If the power goes out, it can be a huge inconvenience to have to manually open and close your garage door. You may even have to leave it unlocked so that you can manually open it when you get home during a power outage, which leaves you vulnerable to thieves.
Many newer garage door openers come with battery backups so that they can continue to function during a power outage.
3. Smart Tech
Many new models of garage door openers come with smart home technology. This means that they have wifi capabilities so that you can control them with your phone.
Having your garage door smart home enabled means you won’t need to use visor clips if you don’t want to, and that you can have your phone open the door with voice commands. You also can open your door from anywhere in the world, so if you are on vacation and need to let the neighbor in, it’s easy.
Better yet, if you have the bad habit of occasionally forgetting to close your garage door, you are in luck!
These smart garage door openers can often be programmed to notify you if the garage door has been open for a certain length of time. Then, with just the click of a button on your phone, you can close the door no matter where you are.
Most old garage door openers are loud!
If your garage is near your bedroom or an area of the house you spend a lot of time in, that noise can get annoying. A newer model garage door opener will certainly be quieter.
Older models use a chain drive. If your garage door opener has what looks like a giant bicycle chain, then you have a chain drive opener.
Getting a newer model with a screwdriver will be quieter, and the quietest models are the belt-drive models.
5. Keypad Entry
Keypad entry did not come standard with older garage door openers.
These days, most units can accommodate them. Having a keypad entry is a very convenient feature, allowing access to the garage by entering a code.
Some new units can even use fingerprint detection instead of a code so you know who’s coming and going all the time.
A Replacement Garage Door Opener For a Better Life
A replacement garage door opener is a great home upgrade. It can improve convenience and safety around the home, and what’s not to love about that?