With a new year comes the time for new changes and improvements to your home. One way to make your home more advanced and efficient is to add a garage door opener. The following discusses the benefits of having an opener and some maintenance tips to keep it running smoothly.
Benefits of an Automatic Garage Door Opener
There are several benefits to owning an automatic garage door opener. The first is convenience. Getting in and out of your vehicle during inclement weather can be a hassle. It’s also safer to be able to open the garage door from inside the car and then close it once the vehicle is safely inside the garage. This type of door also provides safety if you have small children or pets. Most automatic garage doors have sensors that will keep the door from closing if animals or children are close by.
Maintaining a Garage Door Opener
Properly maintaining a garage door opener will depend on what type is purchased. There are several types of openers. These include chain-drive openers, belt-drive openers, and screw-drive openers. Lubricating the door’s tracks, rollers, and hinges should be done about every six months. The chain on chain-drive openers should be lubricated as well. Screw drive openers tend to require the least amount of maintenance. A general tune up for most openers would include checking the alignment, adjusting the safety settings, tightening all bolts and screws, and then the lubrication.Written By: Nic Koff