There’s nothing quite like having a garage door opener. It’s so helpful to have the ease of just pushing a button to open your garage door, whether you’re coming home from a hard day at work or rushing out the door in the morning.
Not all garage door openers are the same, though. If you’re thinking of investing in one for your home, we have some tips to help you make a great choice.
Automatic Reversing Feature
Every year, 30,000 people are injured by automatic garage doors, many of them being children. It makes sense to invest in a garage door opener that will keep you, your family, and any visitors that come to your home, safe.
Automatic reversing is a feature that has been standard in garage door openers since 1993 in the United States. There are different ways of incorporating this technology, but it works by reversing the direction of the door if it is coming down and an obstacle gets in the way.
This feature alone has probably prevented thousands of injuries since it was first implemented.
Rolling Code Technology
Like most homeowners, you probably use your garage to store your cars, lawn equipment, and other essentials. Your garage is tasked with keeping these items safe and secure.
Your garage door opener should include rolling code technology. The way it works is really very simple. Each time you use your garage door opener, the remote and the opener choose a new code when the button is pushed to open it. There are more than a million possible codes, and this ensures that your garage is only opened by you.
This technology is just one reason why it’s never a good idea to buy a second-hand garage door opener, especially one that was made before 1993 when rolling codes weren’t standard.
Power outages may be rare, but they do happen. If you experience one in your neighborhood and you don’t have a generator in place, you’ll need something to power your garage door opener.
Battery backups allow your garage door to continue to function in the event of a temporary power outage. A battery backup can power your garage door several times during a temporary outage. If you are conservative about how much you use your garage door, the battery may be able to power the opener during an extensive outage as well.
Once your power has come back on, the battery backup will start to recharge so that it’s ready for when you need to use it again.
Choose Overhead Door Company of Yakima™ for Garage Door Openers
The great features our garage door openers are endless and we haven’t even mentioned security lights, manual releases, and other features, There are a lot of options to consider when you’re shopping for a garage door opener.
At Overhead Door Company of Yakima™, we take great pride in what we do. We want our customers to have the exact products they need to make their lives easier, stay safe, and keep their garages and everything in them secure.