Steps To Be Considered Before Installing A New Garage Door Opener
Purchasing a garage door for your residence is as exciting as purchasing the right paint color for your new house. You got to keep in mind that the garage door goes along with the exterior decor and paint color of your house. Easing a last minute rush of picking a garage door can be avoided if you plan on picking one while you pick other items for your house. There are numerous models of garage doors available in the market these days, which make your purchasing more confusing and tedious and not to forget there are a few companies that do customized doors for their customer requirements too. So why wait for the last moment, just try purchasing the door of your choice when you have time in hand.
Now, once we are done with the shopping of the garage door our next and most important step will be to fix a garage door opener. Well, garage door openers today are more of a fashion statement for your garage door and one without a door opener is considered traditional. Well, the method of manually opening a garage door is conventional and today, we see more and more people are opting for automatic garage door openers as they are not only easy but are more secure when compared to the traditional ones.
Garage door openers are available in two types: electric overhead garage door opener and remote operated garage door opener.
An electric garage door opener is one which could be operated with the help of a key pad located either inside or outside the garage. A usual electric garage door opener consists of a power unit that encloses along with the electric motor. The power unit affixes to a track. A trolley linked to a section that attaches to the top of the garage door falls backwards and forwards on the track, thus ensuring in the closing and opening of the garage door.
Whereas a remote operated garage door opener can be operated with the help of the remote (which works just like a television or air conditioner remote).
Our next step to consider will be the motor power needed for affixing along with the garage door opener. Many of the garage doors available these days come with an overhead motor of either ½ or ¾ HP. However, the key element that helps the garage door opener to function is torsion springs connected to the motor and not the power of the garage door. Depending on your door size and weight you can opt for the overhead motor.
It is important to consider the height of the garage door while purchasing a garage door opener. Generally garage doors are available with a height measuring a maximum of 8’7 inches while we do come across custom made garage doors which are much higher than the regular ones. In such case an extension for the garage door will be required which can be got with the help of a service professional.
Our last step for choosing a garage door opener includes opting other options like mechanized lighting, extra safety breaks, super fast or noiseless opening garage doors, etc. Whatever your option is, just ensure to pick the right door for your requirement. Also, in case you plan to install the garage door all by yourself , then read the instructions carefully as per the manual before installation.