A Guide To Garage Door Openers

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Garage door openers make your life convenient when you most need it. If you're rushing to work in the morning, you don't want to spend time getting out of the car to open the door. They also enhance your family's safety. If you have children who like to go in and out of the garage to get their skateboards, basketballs, and bikes, you can have pace of mind by installing an automatic opener.

There are different kinds of openers, so choose one according to your needs. Here's a guide to garage door openers-

1. Chain drive, belt drive, and screw drive are three types of garage door openers. Chain drive openers use a chain fixed to a metal trolley. Ones where the chain is hidden will be less noisy.

2. Screw-drive openers have lesser moving parts, and use a threaded-steel rod. They are low maintenance, and quiet in operation.

3. Belt-drives use belts to open the door, and are the quietest of all. However, the other two kinds are more affordable.

4. An outdoor wireless keypad can be useful in case you accidentally lock yourself out of the garage. Simply punch the security code in to gain access once more.

5. Safety features you should check for are sensors that detect if anything is in the way when the opener is working. You should test them from time to time to make sure that they are working properly.

6. Check how long it takes the door to open when you use a opener. If you're an impatient person, you will prefer an opener that is faster.

7. Confirm whether the motor uses AC current or DC current. DC current motors are quieter, so you may prefer them if you have a bedroom over the garage.

8. Use the vacation setting when you are away to disable the opener. Thieves cannot open the garage in your absence, regardless of the transmitter they use.

9. The force guard control should be used to set the force required to open and close the door, for additional safety.

10. In case you lose power, the manual emergency release can help you enter the garage. You can pull a cord which separates the door from the opener.
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This article was published on 2011/04/09