It’s a frustrating scenario. You get home after a long day at work, pulling up into the driveway. You press the open button on your door opener remote and wait. Nothing happens. The garage door remains firmly shut. You press the button again, harder this time, but still nothing. What’s going on? You might even get out of the car, thinking that the batteries in the remote are weak and you need to get closer to the opener, but it does no good. Your heart sinks as you realize the truth – you’ve got to reprogram your LiftMaster or Chamberlain garage door opener.
Whether it’s a thunderstorm that batters your area or you are covered in a mountain of snow, there’s a chance that you might end up having a power outage. It might even be due to an accident with a transformer, or the power company could be doing work on the lines. Regardless, not having power is a problem. You can try to make the best of it, but that only goes so far. What happens if you have to get out of the house for work or an emergency and your garage door won’t open?
Are you currently in the market for a new electric garage door opener? Are you not sure exactly what option will be the best for you? You aren’t alone. Many people have this question since there are so many different types of openers available. The drive mechanism on the door openers could be a screw model, the new Jackshaft model, a chain, or a belt-drive.
Most people don’t spend much time thinking about the opener for the garage door. However, if you’ve been holding off on replacing yours for many years, there are good reasons to bite the bullet and upgrade.
We’ll look at five reasons that you should consider a replacement garage door opener. Not only will you get better safety options, but you will also have the chance to use modern technology in a way that simplifies your garage door use.
We get it. You have questions about garage door openers. We’ve compiled the 10 most commonly asked garage door opener questions and their answers in a FAQ format so that when it comes time to purchase a garage door opener, or upgrade your current system, you have the information you need.
You probably already know that electric garage door openers make life easier. This is especially true when a storm decides to open up as soon as you open the door to your vehicle. Most electric door openers last a long time and don’t need to be replaced very often, but sometimes an opener reaches the end of its life, requiring you to get a new one. Sometimes a part may also go out and need replacing. In that case, knowing the terms used by a garage door specialist can make it easier to discuss what you need.
Have you ever heard of a Jackshaft garage door opener? What exactly is it, and how does it work?
Most garage door openers are installed on the “trolley bar” concept. This is an opener that’s installed just above the top center of the door. The Jackshaft opener is a more recent innovation, and is often used commercially. So how does it relate to residential garages?