Electronic Garage Doors
In 1926, C.G Johnson invented the electric garage door opener. In the decades that followed his revolutionary invention, advances in technology have allowed the electric garage door to become the modern convenience we enjoy today – a quick and safe way to park our cars and get into our homes at the click of a button.
Benefits of Electric Garage Doors
There’s a reason most modern homes are equipped with automatic garage doors – quite a few reasons, actually. They’re convenient, quiet, equipped with essential safety features, and can add significant value to your home.
The most obvious benefit of an electric garage door is how easy it is to use. Without getting out of your car, you can press a button to raise or lower your garage door in seconds. Pouring outside? Stay in the car, press a button, and drive on in. Simple, quick, easy. If you’ve always had an electric garage door, it can be hard to imagine life without it – once you go automatic, you never go back!
Some of you might be scratching your heads at the notion that these garage doors can be quiet because your current garage door makes a loud clunking sound every time it opens or closes. If that’s the case, it’s probably just old – new electric garage doors have improved to be nearly silent. Long gone are the days of waking up the whole house when you get home at night.
Modern Safety Features
Today, all electric garage doors are required by law to have motion sensors to detect anything that might be in the way, including kids and pets. While they might glide effortlessly up into your ceiling, garage doors are heavy and pack a lot of force, so a good motion sensor is a necessary safety feature. If anything is in the garage door’s path, it’ll stop its descent and immediately go back up, preventing serious harm to anything or anyone that may have been underneath.
Back in the early days of electric garage doors, there was no automatic motion detection, and there wasn’t a secure opener system either. Decades ago, one automatic opener could work for multiple garage doors. If an intruder had one, they could get into any garage of the same brand! But with today’s technology, this is no longer a problem – each garage door opener sends a unique signal to your garage door so that only your clicker can open it. With an electric garage door, you can feel confident that your home and family will be safe from an intruder.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Aside from making your daily life easier, upgrading to an electric garage door can increase the value of your home. Nine times out of ten, it’s in your best interest to invest in the modernisation of your home. Home buyers love modern conveniences, like appliances with the latest bells and whistles or an updated bathroom, so they’ll love the convenience of an automatic garage door too.It might just be the thing to set you apart from the competition!
Types of Electric Garage Doors
Electric garage doors are usually made from steel or aluminium – automatic wooden garage doors are rare. Of these materials, aluminium is the lightest, meaning it can be automatically raised the fastest.
Up and over garage doors don’t need an electric motor, but having one is certainly more convenient. The name sort of says it all – the door lifts up, and then hangs out and over the garage like an awning.
Roller garage doors go up as if you were rolling up a poster or a curtain. Because automatic roller garages open and close vertically, they take up the least possible amount of space, making them perfect for packrats and larger vehicles.
Sectional electric garage doors open up and into your garage instead of swinging outwards. At the touch of a button, the horizontal panels quickly fold up into the ceiling, saving more space than an up and over but a bit less than a roller – it’s a compromise between the two.
Whichever type of electric garage door you choose, you’re sure to love how easy it is to use. No pulling or shoving or unlocking is ever required, just pure and simple button pressing bliss.
Call Prestige Garage Doors Today to Receive a Free Quote
If you’re looking to install a new electric garage door or repair an existing one, the professionals at Prestige Doors can help. We specialise in installing and repairing electric garage doors in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. Every installation comes with an automatic garage opener and our 24/7 maintenance guarantee. Call us today for more information and a free quote!