Categories: Garage doors

Homes will often use electric door operators to open up garages doors automatically. This can help to save time and effort, allowing your door to open without you having to do so manually. This can be very beneficial if you have mobility issues, if you are short of time or if you need to make access easier. There are lots of different option on the market and you can add a door opener to many different kinds of doors, including canopy, swing and roller doors. They can transform your garage and give it the makeover it needs to feel like an integral part of your home.

How do electric door operators work?

You will have the door opener fitted to the door and it will work as part of an electrical system. Some openers are larger than others and operate as an arm – these will usually be used with canopy doors. Others are smaller and will work as part of a remote control system – these might be more suitable for a roller door system. You will need to make sure the system is fitted perfectly by someone who knows exactly what they are doing, in order to gain all the benefits these kinds of doors can bring. If you don’t have a professional fitting, you risk the door opener not working, but you also risk it malfunctioning, which could cause you problems and could lead to further damage to your door or building.

Is my garage door suitable?

It is entirely likely that there will be a door opening system that will suit your door, especially if it is a canopy door or roller door. These types of manual doors are the easiest to automate and you will be able to enjoy maximum benefits from it. If you would like to see whether there are suitable electric door operators for your current door, talk to the brand or chosen retailers. This way, you can be sure that the product you select will be compatible. If you find that your door isn’t compatible and you won’t be able to automate it, you might want to think about getting a new automatic garage door instead. Openers are not cheap products, so buying a new automatic door could potentially be a better investment than buying a manual door and then fitting an opener retrospectively.

Why should I choose to use a garage door opener?

Everyone will have their own reasons for choosing an opener, but here are some of the most popular:

  • You find it difficult to open your garage door. You don’t have to struggle – an opener will do all the hard work for you.
  • You don’t have a lot of time. This streamlines the process of gaining entry to your garage.
  • You keep a vehicle inside your garage. You will now be able to drive your vehicle straight into the open garage, without having to get out and open the door.
  • Safety is a concern. Everything about an opener is controlled, so it is suitable for use near children or pets.