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5 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door Opener
5 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

Garage door openers today help make your life & garage more safe, secure, and convenient.

Garage door openers today help make your life & garage more safe, secure, and convenient.

Garage door openers have come a long way since the first was invented in 1926. If only C.G. Johnson could see ‘em now! Since then, garage door openers have evolved into helpful appliances of our home that we probably don’t give enough credit to. How else do we get into the garage with the click of a button on a smartphone?! Oh, you didn’t know you could do that? Then it’s probably time for a new garage door opener. That right there is one of many reasons to replace your garage door opener and opt for one that makes your family, life, and garage more safe, secure, and convenient.

A new opener can make your home quieter.

Garage door openers can be noisy, and if you have a living space adjacent to your garage, it can cause a disturbance. Upgrading to a belt drive garage door opener will help reduce noise as your garage door opens and closes. Belt drive openers run on a steel-reinforced belt and are virtually silent.

Better yet, you can opt for an even quieter jackshaft opener. A jackshaft opener is mounted on the wall to the right or left of your garage door and connects directly to the torsion tube. It doesn’t have a belt or chain so it’s the quietest opener. Additionally, because it’s wall-mounted, there’s no need for a motor rail to run along the ceiling, eliminating vibration disturbances to occupants above the garage.

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Be better connected to your home.

Garage door openers today have more technology than ever before. myQ allows you to control your garage door right from your phone. You can receive real-time notifications when your garage door is opened, closed, or left open, set a schedule for your garage door to close at a specific time, and even integrate other smart home products for total garage control. Key by Amazon allows in-garage deliveries to keep your products safe from theft, damage, and the weather. If convenience is important to you, you should consider replacing your garage door opener.

Improved safety keeps everyone safe from harm.

Since 1993, every garage door opener sold is required to have safety eyes. Safety eyes are mounted on the bottom of each garage door track near the opening. If the garage door is closing and there is a person, pet, or object beneath the door in the opening of the garage door, the safety eyes send a signal to the opener to reverse and return to the open position to avoid injury. If your garage door system doesn’t have safety eyes, you should replace your opener sooner rather than later. It’s a great safety feature that can keep you, your family, pets, and objects safe from injury from your garage door.

Choose one with improved security features.

With older garage door models, intruders can hack your garage door opener by copying the code that your remote sends your opener to open or close the garage door. However, Security+ 2.0 prevents that from happening. LiftMaster equips their remotes with millions of codes and with each click of the remote, a new code is sent to your opener so intruders can’t copy the code and use it to burglarize your garage or home. A unique code is sent each time. You can also choose an opener with a camera which allows you to see and hear what's going on in your garage door right from your phone. 

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Get peace of mind with battery backup.

A garage door opener with battery backup can give you peace of mind during a power outage. Battery backup allows you to get in and out of your garage during inevitable storms or unforeseen power outages.

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