Residential Garage Door Openers
When it comes to garage door openers, we are the experts. We believe there are many factors to consider when purchasing or upgrading a new garage door or garage door opener, and homeowners throughout Santa Barbara County and Ventura County have come to trust us for this guidance and advice. Among other things, customers need to consider: power, door size, safety features, security options, type of drive, battery back-up, warranties, price, and more. Purchasing a new garage door or new garage door opener an important decision with critical safety and security implications, if not made correctly.
Replacing an Existing Opener
When is it time to replace an existing garage door opener? The two most obvious answers to that question are – when the garage door opener is either unsafe or unsecure. But there are other answers to that question as well: noisy garage door opener operation, rusty springs, lack of convenience/options, and more. Most newer garage door openers offer increased safety, security, features, and convenience. If your garage door opener does not have a safety reversing feature, replacing the garage door opener is a must – do not put your family’s safety at risk. Also – if your garage door opener does not have a “rolling code” security feature, you may be leaving your home vulnerable to break-in.
Types of Garage Door Openers
There are three main types of garage door openers: belt drive, screw drive, and chain drive. Each type has its pros and cons, and our garage door opener consultants at Santa Barbara Overhead Door would be happy to talk with you about which type of garage door opener makes the most sense for your family. Belt-drive garage door openers are great because they offer extremely quiet operation, long lasting performance, and maximum security (security codes change automatically each time the system is activated.). Screw-drive garage door openers are great because they are very powerful units and they require very little maintenance (although they are not quite as quiet as belt drive units and they are generally slower moving.). Chain-drive garage door openers are probably the most common, and they are great because they are typically the least expensive, but they are also usually the noisiest. Each type of garage door opener has its benefits. It is best to speak with one of our garage door and garage door opener consultants to find out which type will be of greatest value to you and your family.
Key-less operation is a feature that has become increasingly popular with homeowners in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and surrounding cities. Homeowners enjoy the added convenience of keypad entry, mounted outside the garage to operate their new garage door opener. In fact, newer keypad units operate by touch, using fingerprint detection, so it increases entry security and eliminates the need to remember a code.
Garage Door Opener Battery Back-up
For anyone who has ever been inconvenienced by the inability to operate the garage door in a power outage, you understand the value and importance of battery back-up. Buy a LiftMaster garage door opener with EverCharge Standby Power from Santa Barbara Overhead Door and never worry about being stuck during a power outage. Every month 100,000 homes experience a power outage which makes entering and leaving your home a challenge. Many of us solely depend on our garage door openers to access our homes. Be smart. Be secure. Call us today at 877.647.DOOR to find out how to not get left in the dark.