Best Reasons You Need to Get a New Electric Garage Door Opener Now

Best Reasons You Need to Get a New Electric Garage Door Opener Now

Do you have an old garage door opener that was put up decades ago? Maybe your opener is only 10 to 15 years old, and you think that it can still last for a while. Still, when you have an old garage door opener, it has the potential to cause some problems and be less efficient. It might be time to make a change.

The following are some of the top reasons that you are going to want to consider getting a new opener so you can move into the current century! There are some great features out there that will help to make the door opener easier to use, and safer, as you will see.

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The Danger Inherent with an Aging Garage Door


You use your garage door every day to get in and out of your home. You wince as you hear that strange rattle yet again, and promise yourself that you’ll have it looked at eventually. In the meantime, it’s no big deal, is it?

Actually, an aging garage door can be both an eyesore and a source of hidden danger. It can even detract from the value of your home.

So, yes, you can wait on that garage door maintenance, but think about the risks you are taking, and the danger you’re exposing your children and pets to.

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Does the Make of Your Garage Door Impact Your Utility Bill?


 
 

When you take a look at two garage doors with the same or similar R-values (or RSI), it’s easy to think that they’ll both perform about the same when it comes to energy efficiency. However, that is not the case at all! When you look closer, you may see that one of the doors isn’t equipped with effective thermal breaks or top-performing weatherseals, which means that you may be unnecessarily losing heat to the outdoors.

If you need a new garage door, or you’re desperate to do anything to lower your utility bills, here are a few things to know about garage door options.

If you want to see bigger reductions in your heating and air conditioning bill, look for these features:
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Get Inspired by These Carriage House Garage Doors

Carriage house style

When you think the words “carriage house”, do you picture a house with a gracious, classic feeling of warmth and luxury? Do you picture the beautiful countryside and upscale craftsmanship?

The country-style swing garage doors of the 50s and 60s is making a big comeback in the last decade. It has become a way to capture that feeling of a rural life while maintaining all the comforts of an urban life. Manufacturers of garage doors as Garaga have followed the trend and adapted their doors to give the appearance of wood, but without the drawbacks of that material, such as the difficult maintenance.

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Indications that a garage door business isn’t legitimate

When you first come across a garage door business, it can be difficult to determine if it is legitimate and serious. What’s worse is that having one bad experience with a single company can leave you wary of all the others that are out there. One company that doesn’t handle itself professional can undermine all of the other garage door specialists out there who are professional and capable of providing you with excellent work.
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Garage Door Opener Basics from All-Mont Garage Doors


We might easily under appreciate our electric garage door openers…until they are not available when we need them most. The pouring rain when we arrive home, the bitter cold when the car is full of stuff, or the night we want to just get inside and relax…if the door doesn’t work, it becomes a major upset. Garage door openers typically last a very long time and don’t need to be replaced frequently. They do, however need maintenance and even the occasional service call. Some may even need to be replaced after years of service.
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Garage flooring: what are my options?


The floor of your garage gets quite a daily workout, meaning that it shows signs of wear long before other floors in your home. There are tire marks, oil stains from various types of equipment stored in the garage, bikes, sporting equipment…and that’s all before we even get to the dirt that your car tracks in!
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