Garage door openers today are kind of like our cable TV, internet, or smartphone. They’re a piece of technology we totally take for granted. You have to be of a certain age to remember when you had to grab a handle and haul the garage door open, and then get underneath it and push it up until it was fully open. The advent of automatic garage door openers made garages themselves more common, and made it easier for homeowners to utilize the garage.
Although automatic garage door openers have been around since 1926, when C.G. Johnson invented the first overhead garage door opener, they didn’t become ubiquitous until much later. Now, most homes with garages have an automatic garage door opener.
Affordable Garage Doors LLC is an authorized dealer for LiftMaster garage door openers. LiftMaster manufactures some of the best garage door openers in the industry. For a newgarage door opener installation, we highly recommend LiftMaster.
There are three main types of garage door openers:
Deciding among the three types of garage door openers is a personal choice. If you’re in the market for a new garage door opener, you may want to check out this garage door opener selector tool.
Garage door openers are now available with WiFi technology, meaning you can use your smartphone to remotely open and close the door. Never worry about leaving the garage door open again! And of course, there is still your basic model for the budget-conscious.
We also offer garage door opener repair services for homeowners throughout Anne Arundel County and Calvert County. Like any piece of mechanical equipment that gets used every day, your garage door opener is going to need maintenance and occasional repair.
If your garage door won’t open, before you call for garage door opener repair, check a couple of things. If the wall unit or keypad opens the door but the remotes don’t you probably just need new batteries for the remote(s). Also, check to make sure the garage door opener is plugged in. Garage door openers do occasionally come unplugged.
Many times, a garage door opener repair technician can get your old garage door opener working again. But you should know that garage door openers typically last 10-15 years. If yours is that old and it has stopped working, the motor may have burned out. If that’s the case, it’s time for a new garage door opener.