When it comes to properly maintaining your home, the list of fixes and upgrades can get a little overwhelming – and we get it. A few obvious things that are on this list typically include kitchen appliances, fresh coats of paint and new flooring. Often what gets overlooked however, is the garage door.
As often as a garage door gets used, we often take it for granted. It almost seems like an out of sight, out of mind type of situation, so it’s understandable that it is not always at the top of the list – but it really should be.
Being in the business of garage doors, we see issues (and costs) that could have easily been avoided and we’ve put together a list of the top reasons why you should be considering investing in a new garage door opener alone, in 2020. Check them out below.
- Enjoy the Tranquility of Quieter Operation
It probably isn’t uncommon for a noisy garage door to wake you from a deep sleep if it is operated late at night or early in the morning. Indeed, many garage door openers are excessively loud and disruptive, but many newer models eliminate this inconvenience and make operation quieter than ever.
This means you never have to worry about unnecessarily disrupting your neighbors, others in your household, or even trying to speak over the sound of the garage door opening and closing.
- Ensure You Have the Latest Safety Features
In addition to quieter operation, most new garage door openers include safety features that provide a vital layer of protection to your family and anybody else who may be near your garage door.
It is mandatory that new garage doors include light beam sensors that detect any object that may be underneath the door. If a child, pet or something of value happens to be under the garage door as it is closing, this sensor automatically stops and reverses the door.
- Improve Your Home’s Security
Everybody should be proactive in protecting their home from potential threats. Crime is on the rise in many places, and a lack of security makes you all the more vulnerable. The first step to safety is securing all of the entry points in your home, including your garage.
If a thief happens to know your security code or obtain your remote control, they have easy access to your home. Newer garage doors prevent this with features such as rolling entry codes.
- Opt for Keyless Entry for Easy Access
Of course, one of the most important considerations is simply convenience. You do not want to be stuck entering long codes or repeatedly using ineffective remote controls just to get into your garage.
Most newer garage door models include keyless entry options such as a passcode, fingerprint or even facial recognition.