Garage doors are very important parts of homes, and homeowners are beginning to realize they should maintain and even possibly upgrade the garage doors just as they do to other exterior and interior doors. Some homeowners even use their garage door as entry doors, making them even more important to the family and friends as well as visitors. This means that the garage door opener must be kept in good working condition as long as the garage door is going to remain underuse. For this reason, maintaining home safety and convenience demands that the garage door opener be kept in good working condition through routine repair or replacement to upgrade the machine.
Any machine and equipment are usually capable of elongated operation as long as it is well taken care of. Garage door openers are similarly able to remain operational even much longer than their manufacturer’s expected lifespan as long as they are used responsibly and are put under routine checks and maintenance. However, older opener models, especially those manufactured in the 90s, lack upgraded features such as those that improve the functionality of your garage door opener. Such openers may require replacement in order o upgrade their functionalities.
A few reasons that justify why you should upgrade your garage door opener are discussed below.
Improved home security
Older opener machines use a set of remote codes to control door operations. However, modern door openers use a rolling code feature. This code keeps changing as long as the door is opened and may, therefore, not be copied by intruders. It, therefore, offers improved home security compared to the traditional openers, which can easily be manipulated by intruders leading to security issues.
Traditional garage door openers did not have security measures such as photosensors. Modern garage door openers are well integrated with these features, making them safer. The openers are fitted with photo sensors making them able to detect the presence of obstacles such as pets and children. When these sensors identify an object, the door opens back, preventing or reducing the chances of accidents and injuries to family members and even pets.
The modern door openers are quite silent. The belts and jackshafts are quieter compared to the older chain operated openers.
More convenience features
Upgrading your door opener makes it easier for you to access the latest technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This means you are able to monitor and control your garage door from anywhere using your handheld smartphone.
Old traditional garage doors did not have any power backup features. This means that without power, the door would remain closed or open, exposing you to security issues and inconveniences. Upgrading to modern models makes it possible to open and close the door with or without power.
With the upgrade, you are now able to choose from a variety of opener options.
Modern garage doors come with alarm and timer features allowing you to set or program the garage door to close after or at a particular time. This option is very important as you can be sure that the door is always closed and secure.