There are many features that are fairly standard with garage door openers. A garage door opener comes with a remote, so you can easily open and shut the door. The opener comes with a light, allowing you to have light as you get into your car or exit your car in the garage. Many come with a keyless pad that allows someone standing outside the garage to type in a code and enter the garage. And most have sensors that can sense if something is in the path of the door closing, preventing it from closing and damaging or injuring whatever is below it. However, there are other features that are relatively new that you may want to consider as you shop for your new garage door opener. Here are a few of those features.
Rolling Code System
When you use a remote control to open or close your garage, the remote control sounds out a code to your garage door through radio frequency. Unfortunately criminals can use technology to intercept this code. They can then program a remote with the same code and frequency, granting themselves access to your garage. In order to combat this, many garage door openers now feature a rolling code system. The code for your garage door remotes randomly changes each and every time you use it. This helps prevent thieves from gaining access to your garage in this manner.
Remote Location Control
Another feature that you may want to look for in a new garage door opening system is remote location control. This allows you to open or shut your garage door using an app you download on your smartphone or accessing the company's website with a username and password you create. If you get to work and wonder if you remembered to shut the garage door, or if your kids forgot their key and need to get in through the garage, remote location control allows you the ability to do this.
Side Mounted Garage Door Openers
The last feature that you may want to consider when selecting a new garage door opener is a side mounted garage door opener. Traditionally, garage door openers are mounted on the ceiling in your garage. However, many people are know hanging racks, pallets or hooks from the ceiling in order to create more storage space. A garage door opener can be a hassle to work around as you create this storage system. Side mounted garage door openers can be mounted on either side of the garage door, freeing up more space on the ceiling of your garage.
Once you have selected the features you want in a garage door opener, you will be able to narrow down exactly what garage door opener best meets your needs. A garage door company can then install it for you, helping to ensure your door opens and closes without any effort on your part. To learn more, contact a company like J & D Door Sales Inc.