Whether you have just installed a new garage door or you have had one for a long time, the door opener that you choose is important for the most effective operation. Garage door openers can last a long time and even though your current opener is in good condition, you may want to replace it with a newer model. There are several reasons to consider changing your current opener and they include security, convenience and increased safety.
Ensuring increased safety
One of the best reasons to install a new door opener is to take advantage of the safety reversal mechanism. New openers come equipped with the mechanism, which uses two sensors on each side of the door about six inches above the ground. With these safety features if a child, pet or object moves through the doors as they are closing, the light beam created by the sensors stops the motion and immediately reverses it. It is important to have a door opener that comes with this safety feature.
Install a quieter model
If your current garage door open is noisy and it disrupts the entire household when in operation, you have a good reason to install a new one. The older openers often relied on the chain drive mechanism for opening and closing. A new opener will definitely be quieter as it is more likely to have belt drive or screw drive operation, but even a new chain drive model will still be quieter.
The security features
Security is essential when choosing a garage door opener especially when you consider the fact that the garage is often vulnerable to thieves. The old openers work with a code system that is easy to compromise. Anyone who has a special break-in device can steal your code and use it to open the garage door. With the new “rolling code” feature, you can change the code with every use and this means that burglars cannot duplicate the code to gain access into your garage.