We are fairly used to most things in our life wearing down with age, becoming outdated, or both. Your garage door opener is likely experiencing a need for more repairs as they get anywhere from 10-15 years or so, depending on the quality and model opener, as well as if you are diligent with routine maintenance. In any case, people may come to think their garage door opener could do with a replacement. At this time, we at United Garage Door Company would like list a few examples as to why an upgrade will better serve you.
Garage Door Safety
Commonly, homes in the Vegas desert have an attached garage and the primary access to your home is with the garage. With the coming and going activity, not to mention any play or garage use, safety is a concern. Garage doors manufactured before 1993 only had one safety system. This mechanical option would cause a closing door to ascend if it comes into contact with anything besides the floor. Unfortunately, too many people did not ensure the safety mechanism was functioning, and there were too many incidences, many of which involved kids. This issue caused the American, as well as the Canadian, government to intercede and enforce a backup secondary feature. The photo eyes are a requirement to garage door openers which will cause the door to retract if an object passes through the light beam.
Make Garage Door More Secure
Garage door openers before 1993 have remotes is programmed using DIP switches that are set to a -, +, or 0 position. The issue is that intruders can hack these systems and gain access to your home. After 1993, the garage doors feature advanced security measures that is rolling codes; this will generate a new code each time someone clicks on the remote. After 1996, major garage door brands upgraded to a security 2.0 system, offers more than a billion of codes.
Upgrade to a Smart Garage Door Opener Remote
There are many features in your home that is Smart compatible. Where we can operate the thermostat, security, and other features with the laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone, many openers can be included in this category. Since 2013, some brands have embraced and included smart-technology for your garage door opener. By 2017, the openers are offered with WIFI technology allowing you to use voice control.
Reduce a Noisy Opening Garage Door
Garage door opener with a chain drive, it resembles much like the chain found on a bicycle, and steel cables are probably use to the noise that is created when they operate. Advanced garage door openers frequently replace these noisy applications with rubber belts that are similarly made like vehicle tires of reinforced with metal fibers, making for a quieter performance.
Increase Power & Energy Efficiency of Garage Door
Power outages can cause garage door opener to be useless. Many brands have a backup battery that is available when the power is out to ensure your garage door can open close.