Any person who is considering or who wants to buy garage doors is almost always torn apart with choosing or going for manual or electronic doors. Their dilemma lies in choosing something that virtually does not need maintenance versus convenience. See a lot of DIY fans tend to think that while electronic door openers are convenient they can also be quite troublesome in the long run.
Where will the trouble come from? Well they are afraid that when wear and tear starts to come in, some malfunctions on the mechanism may start to arise, making your garage door more susceptible to burglars and other people who may want to forcibly enter your home. In addition, they think that malfunctions on operators are enough to cause their garage door to fall on them while they are parking their car. And as if that is not enough, they are also afraid that maintenance of electronic door openers can cost a lot of money. They believe that keeping the openers running may cost too much that maintenance may end up being more expensive than the unit itself.
But here something that everybody should know. Not all of these so – called problems are true. Well that is if you invest in the right electronic garage door operator of course. Now, the thing to ask is, how can you choose “the” right electronic door opener? What would you have to consider and what specifications would you have to zoom in?
To answer those questions, here are some tips that we can share you:
1.Look for convenience and versatility. Try to identify units that are suited for sectional and up and over garage doors, and those that are easy to use and easy to fit. This way, if you happen to have enough skills and perhaps tools to match, you can easily install the electronic operator itself. And if you are planning to do just that, make sure that you follow manual instructions to a tee and measure your garage door sizes. Otherwise you will be at risk of either creating damage to the unit or worse voiding out your warranty.
2.Find something that requires virtually no maintenance on your end. By the words “no maintenance” this simply means that the only thing you should be doing as the owner is to make sure that it is clean and dry. So as you read specifications, you find that the “maintenance” part is going to take a lot of your time, then drop that opener from your list and start looking for something else.
3.Spend time reading through security specifications. This is important because this will tell you how much protection your garage door can really give you. Do not compromise with something that falls below your standards because doing may cause more trouble in the long run.
4.Finally, try to strike a good bargain by looking for a unit with a reasonable price. Some examples of which are Hormann Ecostar, Easygates and Seip TM60. All of them fall under the £150 - £300 range. Do not worry because looking for cheap but quality openers should not be that hard. You just have to canvass stores for prices and that’s it. Now if you do not have that many stores in your area, then you can always bring your search online.
Those are some tips that you can keep in mind when choosing a garage door opener. Hope that makes your “search” a little bit easier.