Expert Garage Door Opener Installation
An automatic garage door opener is a critical part of your garage door system.
Garage doors can be quite heavy and having a reliable opener is important for both safety and convenience.
So it’s important to consider all your options when selecting a new opener for your particular situation.
Our technicians are experts and can recommend the best model to fit your budget.
We provide sales and service on all the top brands including:
Wall Mount Garage Door Openers
In some situations, a traditional ceiling mount opener doesn’t work. If your garage ceiling is too low or you want to use the ceiling space for something else, a wall mount opener may be just the thing.
A wall mount opener is mounted on the wall beside the door, eliminating the need for any extra ceiling space.
Wall Mount Considerations
Safety and Security
Wall mount openers come with all the same safety features as a ceiling mount opener including photoelectric reversal systems and obstruction detection.
In addition, most modern wall mount openers feature enhanced remote security eliminating any issues with open code hacking.
Wall mount openers are typically going to need at least 8 inches of space available on at least one side of the garage door.
The opener will also need to be installed at least 2 feet below the ceiling.
Our garage door technicians can assess your situation to make sure a wall mount opener can be installed in your location.
Wall mount openers are typically more expensive than the ceiling mount counterparts.
Prices vary, but you can count on at least $200 more for a wall mount unit.
Battery Backup Systems
Homeowners should consider a battery backup system as part of any new garage door opener installation.
During an emergency situation, it’s not at all uncommon to lose power. A wildfire, tornado or thunderstorm can all knock out power. And it may be in these situations you need your garage door opener the most.
A battery backup system will provide power for several garage door cycles allowing you to open your garage door reliably when every second counts.
If you’re looking at garage door opener options, we highly recommend a battery backup system for peace of mind.
This is a great upgrade on a new door installation or your existing door.
Garage Door Opener Installation Buying Guide
Choosing the right garage door opener is an important decision for any homeowner. Automatic door openers not only provide convenience but also enhance the security of your home.
When selecting a garage door opener, there are several factors to consider, including the type of opener, power, and features. In this buying guide, we will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.
There are three main types of garage door openers: chain-drive, belt-drive, and screw-drive. The type of opener you choose will depend on your preferences and budget.
Chain-drive: This type of opener uses a chain to lift and lower the door. It is the most common and affordable option, but it can be noisy and vibrate the door.
Belt-drive: This type of opener uses a belt instead of a chain, making it quieter and less likely to vibrate the door. It is more expensive than a chain-drive opener.
Screw-drive: This type of opener uses a threaded steel rod to lift and lower the door. It is the fastest and most powerful option, but it can be noisy and require more maintenance.
The power of the garage door opener is measured in horsepower (HP). The size and weight of your door will determine the amount of horsepower you need. Here are some guidelines:
1/2 HP: Suitable for single-car garage doors up to 350 pounds.
3/4 HP: Suitable for larger single-car garage doors or standard double-car garage doors up to 550 pounds.
1 HP: Suitable for heavy double-car garage doors up to 750 pounds.
There are several features to consider when selecting a garage door opener:
Remote control: Most garage door openers come with a remote control that allows you to operate the door from your car or inside your home.
Keyless entry: Some garage door openers come with a keypad for keyless entry, allowing you to enter a code to open the door.
Battery backup: A garage door opener with a battery backup can still be operated during a power outage.
Safety features: Look for a garage door opener with safety features such as automatic reversal and infrared sensors that detect objects in the path of the door.
Wi-Fi compatibility: Some garage door openers can be controlled through a smartphone app, allowing you to open and close the door remotely.
Choosing the right garage door opener can enhance the security and convenience of your home. Consider the type of opener, power, and features when making your decision. A garage door opener is an investment in your home, so choose wisely.