What Type of Garage Door Opener Should I Get?

You don’t want to come home from a long drive on a cold, dark evening and have garage door issues. The last thing you should worry about is your garage door opener malfunctioning. It’s important to identify the source of the problem before you decide to replace your garage door remote or motor. You don’t want to spend money on a garage door motor if your garage door remote is the only problem.

In this guide, you’ll learn all about the types of garage door openers available on the market.

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Low Noise

When your garage door is frequently making loud noises then it’s time to replace it with a less noisy garage door opener. Your pets may be sensitive to noise so you can do them the favor by replacing your garage door opener today. Your less noisy garage door opener can give you peace of mind and you’ll be happy to come home late in the evening without making a huge ruckus that can wake your whole family from a quiet slumber.

The best possible garage door openers that generate low noise are belt-drives, direct-drives, or screw-drives.

Get a Reliable Garage Door Remote Control

After a long drive home, you make it to your garage and you’re about to park your car. You click on the “open” button as you drive forward to the front of your garage. You look over to see your next door neighbor’s garage door open as you’re about to drive in your garage. You drive into your garage and then you get out to walk over to your neighbor’s to talk about the Cleveland Browns “Hard Knocks” episode.

However, you don’t see your neighbor anywhere and then you’re left wondering about your remote control. This happens more often than you think…your garage door remote control is the problem. Your remote control interferes with your neighbor’s garage. In a more densely populated area like Chicago, you’ll notice that a reliable garage door remote control is the number one product for garage homeowners.

You’ll want to look for a dual-frequency garage door opener with a battery-powered remote control which automatically switches between two frequencies to reduce interference.

Rolling Code Security

Did you know that a burglary happens every 20 seconds? Luckily, we are moving towards innovation and home security is the optimal market for homeowners. You don’t want to be that person who worries about their possessions after hearing that your neighbor’s motorcycle was stolen from their garage.

Garage burglaries can happen with a hack kid toy. You heard that right. Traditional garages have a keypad and they all use a fixed code system to open and close garage doors. OpenSesame is a toy that is used by burglars to hack your garage door. This toy tries every possible combination for those garage doors.

Rolling code technology is the latest invention to keep your garage door locked at all times and keep burglars away from your garage. Rolling code is a built-in technology and after every single use of your garage door, the code on your transmitter changes. This technology has about 1 million possible code combinations and it’s integrated with your smartphone. Your smartphone sends out a code every time you use your garage door.

Power Outage Backup

It’s 7:45 am and you’re about to leave for work. You notice that your home doesn’t have any power after a long night of lightning and thunderstorms. You walk towards your garage and you try your garage door keypad. Your luck ran out because you can’t open your garage because of the massive power outage on your block. You’ll have to call your boss and tell them that you’ll be late to work because your car is in your garage but you can’t open the door due to a power outage.

In times like these, you’ll need to buy a battery backup which allows you to keep using your garage door opener during power outages. You can also manually open and close your garage door in case you don’t have the money for a battery backup. Battery backup for your garage saves you lots of time and your boss will be happy to know that you can make it to work on time.

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Internet Connectivity

Since the 1990’s, the internet connected the world and it’s growing exponentially. The Internet can be used for Skype communications between individuals located in the United States and across the globe. The internet can be used to find answers from car troubles to medical advice (don’t trust everything you read on WebMD…you should definitely speak to your doctor about it). It’s surprising how the internet impacted our lives and we are still learning about all the wonderful things that we can do with it.

Smart/connected homes are becoming the new wave of internet connectivity. For example, you can connect your garage door opener with your internet. It will make your life easy because you’ll always have a device to check if your garage door is open or closed. You can monitor your garage when you’re at work or you’re out with your family or friends. This technology can also open and close your garage door remotely.

For example, your kids get out of school and they text you for the code. They want to take out the ATV for a joyride. Now you don’t have to share the code with your kids, you can simply open the door remotely from work.

Danley’s Garage Sizes and Styles

Are you tired of your garage? You don’t have enough garage space for your ATV and you’re afraid that the roof of your garage will not hold up the extreme winter storms. Danley’s has all the garage styles and sizes you’re looking for. You’ll get a customized garage so you can fit all your possessions. In addition, the strong roof will allow the rain and snow to slide off so you won’t have to worry about your garage collapsing.

Danley’s has been around since 1959. We’ve built over 100,000 garages and have been the #1 choice for Chicagoland homeowners. Speak to a product specialist and get a free quote today!



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