Can My Garage Door Opener Be Replaced?
Garage Door Repair
Garage Door Opener Replacement
The simple answer to this questions is yes. Garage door openers can be replaced, but they can also be repaired and upgraded as well. These door openers can last from 10-15 years, depending on how much they are used and how well they are maintained. If you have an older door opener that is still working fine but lacks some new conveniences, you can have it upgraded and save the cost of replacing the entire unit. At San Antonio Overhead Pros, our team of expert technicians has the skills and equipment to upgrade or replace any door opener you have. Listed below is a brief description of the door openers available and some great features that come included or can be upgraded to existing openers.
Types of Garage Door Openers
Chain drive openers utilize a chain that moves the door to open and close it. This type of opener is the least expensive and is suitable for most garages.
Belt drive openers are the quietest models, making them the best garage door openers to have if it is attached to your house. The reinforced steel rubber belt used in this type of opener allows it to operate with less noise and vibration when compared to belt and screw drive models. In addition to reducing noise, the reinforced steel rubber belt is stronger and more durable, so it lasts longer.
Screw drive openers are the fastest and most powerful garage door openers available. These openers have a unique feature that transfers extra power from the motor without having to utilize a gear reduction system.
Garage Door Opener Repair
Unfortunately, older model door openers are not as secure as the newer models and were easier to break into. Most earlier models utilized the same signal or code, and potential burglars could simply drive up and down a street with a standard remote and see which doors would open. This is especially troublesome if it is attached to your house and provides access to the house. New models utilize codes that change automatically, making it virtually impossible for potential burglars to gain access providing more safety and security.
A new and upgraded feature available for doo openers is keypad entry. Keypads provide easy entry and can be accessed by code, touch, or fingerprint detection, making them safer and more secure, and you no longer have to carry a key with you.
Today many home features can be accessed using your smartphone, and garage door openers are no exception. New openers offer Wi-Fi and cell-phone connectivity allowing you to lock and unlock the door remotely. Other great smart-home features include time, temperature, motion-sensor lights, and lock-down modes. By connecting to your smartphone, homeowners can access these features anywhere.
If you are unsure what garage door opener is best for you, contact the experts at San Antonio Overhead Pros today we have technicians available to provide you will the answers to any questions you have and provide same-day estimates.
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