Five Things to Look for in Your New Garage Door Opener

Five Things to Look for in Your New Garage Door Opener

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If you are looking at new garage door openers, you will find a huge range of choice. However, there are five key things to look for in door openers to ensure you purchase a quality product with a long lifespan.Five Things to Look for in Your New Garage Door Opener


A great number of manufacturers tempt potential customers with a cheap price tag but you may find the materials are also very cheap. This can usually result in a poorly made product which can easily break. Your new opener should have the durability to withstand daily use and extreme weather conditions. A guarantee is a good indicator of the product’s durability. Longer guarantees show the manufacturer is confident about the durability of the product and that it will last at least as long as the guarantee.

Manufacturer Reputation:

Just as you would be unlikely to buy a new vehicle or major appliance for your home from an unknown manufacturer, it is important that you research your potential garage door opener to check the reputation of the company who manufactured it. Take the time to do a little internet research. Look at the company’s official website and check out forums or independent review sites. These will provide a more balanced view about products and the level of customer service the company provides.

Security and Safety Features:

A new opener can create additional security and safety for your home. Ensure you check your new opener has all the security and safety features you require.

Other Features:

Many systems come with remote controls but the features on these can vary widely. Think about what features you would like on your opener and check to see if your chosen model is compatible.

Ease of Installation

You may wish to have a garage door contractor install your new opener, but some models are very easy to install by yourself. If you are interested in DIY installation, then look for a model with a good ease of installation.

A new opener can be a great addition to your home, so it is worth taking the time to fully consider all your options before you commit to purchase.

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