4 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

4 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door OpenerIf you are reading this, chances are that you currently have a dated garage door opener and are looking for the push needed to invest in a new one. There are many different reasons that homeowners will invest in a new garage door including safety concerns and updated functionality. These are some reasons that you may need to replace your garage door opener.

Less Operational Noise

One common complaint that homeowners have about older garage door openers is the amount of noise that the unit makes during operation. Keep in mind that your garage door opener is running in a small sound-prone garage and some noise is expected. However, newer garage door openers have paid particular attention to how much noise their units make during operation and have cut back excessive noise drastically.

Security Updates

In recent years, garage door opener manufacturers have invested in rolling code technology. The purpose of this technology is to keep compromised codes from being used to open the garage door or any other keyless entry system by a would-be intruder. Rolling codes can help encrypt your data and keep your garage door, and home, secure.

Safety Features

Prior to 1992, garage door openers weren’t required to have safety features that keep the door from closing on objects or people. Any garage door openers manufactured after this time are required by federal law to contain auto-reverse mechanisms that operate off two aligned sensors. If you are missing this important safety feature, it's definitely time to upgrade your system.

Smart Home Technology

With new features like MyQ® technology or the use of an Aladdin Genie, homeowners now have the option to control their garage door opener like any other smart home equipment. These devices allow users to operate their garage door from anywhere with just a mobile device. This means homeowners can be sure their garage door is secure even away from home.

If you are trying interested in a new garage door system or you are experiencing issues with your garage door opener, give us a call! In the greater Tulsa area—including Broken Arrow, Owasso, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, Bartlesville and more—you can call us at (918) 234-DOOR. In the Oklahoma City area, you can call us at (405) 525-DOOR. In Southern OKC—including Moore, Norman and more—call (405) 848-6700. In Edmond or Stillwater, call (405) 348-2000.