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A Reason To Get An Electric Garage Door

April 30, 2010

Are you tired of having to get out of your automobile just to open or close the garage door?  Are you fed up with having to open or close the garage door for someone else?  Well, either way, the solution for you may be electric garage door openers.  These are motorised devices that attach to your garage door and open and close it with only a push of a button.  It saves a bit of time, a fair bit of effort, and a lot of hassle for you.  These can make going out and coming back home so much smoother and more comfortable.

That’s not to say that you can only install an electric garage door opener in your home.  You can install them in your workplace garage, or even have these automatic marvels in an industrial setting.  They will minimize times waiting for people to open the doors, and improve efficiency.

You can use your old door or get a new garage door along with your new electric garage door opener.  Because of the variety of configurations and sizes, it is possible to find the system that suits your needs and wants.  You can have a door that opens forward and out, or pulls up, or even rolls up, depending on the type you choose.  Because the mechanical components of electric garage door openers stand independent of the actual doors, they can be attached to existing garage doors.  Even an ages-old garage can be modernised with these mechanical marvels.

Now you might be wondering what happens when the power goes out.  Any contemporary electric garage door opener is built to automatically provide a secure lock when the power goes out, so no one can force their way in.  At the same time, these systems are equipped with emergency release mechanisms, which allow the door to be opened or closed manually when the need arises.

Most electric garage door opener models are operated by either a control panel mounted on a wall inside the garage or by a remote control unit that the driver of the vehicle carries on his or her person.  It is also possible to activate the door via optional biometric fingerprint readers, as well as over the Internet using secure protocols.  The only thing that you need to do to ensure the security of these methods is to keep your remotes, keys, and passwords away from prying eyes,  which you are already doing, anyway.

The garage door is the single largest moving object in the home, or at least in most homes.  Anyway, considering the heft of these objects, you might be concerned about safety.  Not to worry, most current models are equipped with automatic cut-off systems.  The electric garage door openers will suspend operation and go to default positions if an impact or obstruction along an integrated infrared beam is detected.  Some of these safety features count as extras, so make sure to ask! An electric garage door opener is convenient, secure, and safe plus there is always something nice about having