Back in the day, no one thought twice about having to exit their car to open and shut their garage door. That’s just the way life was. No matter how hard it rained or how deep the snow, they had to get out into the weather if they were going to get their car inside. Those old doors were heavy and sometimes balked when people tried to move them. In addition, it can be dangerous getting out of your car in the dark. A friend of mine tried to do that and was assaulted, right in her own driveway.
There are a lot of advantages to having an automatic door opener for your garage. To start with, some doors weigh as much as 600 pounds. If you should have to manually open one like this, you might injure yourself, or you might not be able to open it at all. In addition, an opening system locks your garage up tight each and every time. You don’t have to worry about not getting the door all the way down or go out to check and make sure you locked it. Your car and everything else in your garage will be secure. If you have a security system in your house, your door opener can be linked to it so that an alarm will sound if anyone tries to break in.
A garage door that matches the style of your home with the built-in security of an automatic opener will increase both the curb appeal and the value of your home. The most commonly-used doors are made of steel. Steel doors are almost maintenance free, and they’re nearly impossible to break through. Garage security is a must for most people because of the number of possessions that are stored there. Some people prefer the look of a wooden door. After all, wood can be finished to appear very rustic or extremely elegant. There’s nothing wrong with a wooden door, but it will be more work maintaining it.
Doors with automatic open and close used to be somewhat dangerous for family use. Many children, and even adults, we crushed when they came down unexpectedly. If used responsibly, there is no reason to worry about a garage door accident any longer.