Motorise your Garage Door
Automatic garage doors are becoming popular, but there are advantages and disadvantages of using this technology. If you are wondering whether you should go ahead with traditional doors or motorized doors, read on.
A garage door that needs to be opened by hand is inconvenient.
Think – Dark. Cold. Raining. Tired.
An automatic garage door is both practical and convenient in all these situations. Simply push a button and enter the premises without leaving your car.
An automatic garage door also provides you with increased security – as they can only be opened by pressing a button or by entering a passcode. This is particularly important if your garage is attached to your house.
For enhanced security, remote controls often use technology that regularly changes the passcode preventing hackers from accessing the code.
A manual garage door can go crashing to the ground, even if something or someone is in the way. This could cause serious injury.
Automatic garage doors on the other hand, have sensors that can detect an obstruction and cause the garage door to stop and remain in place or return to the ceiling.
But what happens when there is a Power Cut?
So what happens to an automatic garage door if there is an electricity outage?
A power outage can render an opener useless.
However, an emergency release cord can disengage the garage door from the automatic opener, allowing you to manually operate the door until the power returns.
And what about the Cost?
Automatic garage door openers can be complicated to install, should be installed by a professional and require regular maintenance. So cost-wise they are more expensive.
Homeowners may put off the decision to buy garage door openers because they think the cost won’t be worth the value.
Most homeowners find it is not so.
Think about including a garage door opener when you install a new garage door, or contact us to retro fit, replace or upgrade your existing garage door remote controller.
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