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Replace Your Garage Door Opener
6 Great Reasons to Do It Now

“Modern safety and security features, more power, ultra-quiet operation, 
and remote monitoring are just a few of the latest improvements.”


If you are waiting for the perfect time to replace your garage door opener, your wait is over. New technology, more conveniences, quiet operation, improved safety, power and security make this an excellent time to upgrade.

Here are 6 great reasons to consider a new garage door opener:


1. Next Generation Garage Door Remote

The Door Report remote is an innovative accessory from Overhead Door that answers the nagging question, “Did I close the garage door?”

Once the garage door closes, the Door Report remote will emit a beep and flash a green light as an assuring confirmation. if the garage door does not close properly, a warning tone will sound and a red light will flash.

No more wondering whether you should turn around and go back. This unique feature provides additional convenience, security and peace of mind for every outing.


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Overhead Door Door Report

2. Replace Your Garage Door Opener for Convenience

Modern garage door opener technology offers many new conveniences from motion sensors to remote operation. Here are some of the notable options:

Motion sensing light controls that automatically turn your garage door opener light on when you enter a darkened garage.

Push button garage door opener adjustments. This is a big improvement over screw-based adjustments of the past.

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 Overhead Door Odyssey® 1200 Belt Drive 

Compatible with HomeLink® and Lear Car2U®. Many newer models will integrate with home automation systems, allowing you to open and close your garage door, turn on house lights and more with built-in controls in new car models.


3. Quieter Operation

The number of quite garage door openers on the market continues to grow. Belt drive garage door openers have been the quietest choice for years. Now that DC garage door openers are available, your choices have expanded even further.

Here are a few of the benefits of DC garage door openers:

Quiet. DC motors are the quietest available, operating almost silently.

Constant monitoring and adjustment. DC powered openers have the ability to monitor and adjust the garage door opener throughout the opening and closing cycle.

Soft Start and Stop. DC motors actually slow the garage door travel at the beginning and end of the opening and closing cycle, making for quieter operation and less wear and tear on your garage door.

Improved efficiency and lower energy use. No, garage door openers are not known as energy hogs, but every little bit counts.


4. Replace Your Garage Door Opener for Safety

If your garage door opener was manufactured before 1993, anti-entrapment measures were not required. Today’s modern openers have at least one, and often several safety options to protect you, your kids, grandkids or neighbor kids, your pets and your stuff.

With a growing number of DC garage door openers on the market, safety has also improved. Here are a few of the latest notable improvements:

DC power not only makes for a quite garage door opener, most DC garage door openers have a constant monitoring feature that makes continuous adjustments during the opening and closing cycle. If your garage door encounters an obstruction, it will stop and reverse to the open position.

Infrared garage door sensors. This has been the standard for years.

Door sensing technology that will stop and reverse the garage door if it encounters a person or object in its path.

5. Replace Your Garage Door Opener for Power

The days of under-powered 1/3 HP models are long gone. Today’s heavy solid wooden garage doors and carriage house doors often demand a more powerful opener.

Most brands now offer 3/4 HP AC and DC powered models, with some available up to 1 HP.


6. Better Security

If you own a modern garage door opener with rolling code remotes, the likelihood that a “code grabber” will access your garage by stealing your garage door opener remote code has been virtually eliminated.

There are literally billions of possible code combinations with the latest generation of garage door remotes. Plus, Overhead Door has added dual frequency technology.

Auto Seek Dual Frequency technology chooses between 315 Mhz and 390 Mhz to determine which will have the least possible interference. Many manufacturers have also upgraded their rolling code technology with improved encryption to thwart would-be intruders from opening your garage door.


Final Thoughts

This is a great time to replace your garage door opener if you have ever considered an upgrade. Modern safety and security features, more power, ultra-quiet operation, and remote monitoring are just a few of the latest improvements.

Call Overhead Door Company of Brookfield now at 203-740-7691 or click the link below to get a free estimate.