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You may need a replacement garage door opener if your opener has stopped working or has malfunctioned, or even worse, been lost. Of course, there are other reasons to replace your opener as well. For example a simple home update is needed a new garage door and remote can provide that update. However, sometimes only part of the garage door opener needs to be replaced as opposed to the entire unit. Hollywood garage door repair has 4 steps to determining what to do when a remote needs to be replaced.
Step 1 – Determine the Need
Start by deciding if you may need a replacement garage door opener. Although some openers will continue working for many years, Hollywood garage door services knows that some new openers have safety features not found on old doors.
For example, doors made before 1993 did not come with the electric eye safety reverse feature that causes a garage door to stop going down if the light beam is broken by a pet, child, or some other object. If a current door opener system does not have this feature and a home has pets or small children, it would be wise to replace the system.
If your old opener is extremely noisy, it is probably an older chain drive unit. If the noise level bothers you or you would simply like to have a less noisy opener, you could replace the old chain drive unit with a newer belt or screw drive. Both are known to be quieter than the chain drive. But, if you prefer the old chain drives system, a newer opener will likely be quieter than the old types.
Of course, if the unit is not working, it may be time to consider replacing it.
Step 2 – Consider Type of Opener
If you are buying a replacement garage door opener, then you’ll need to decide between the three main types: chain, belt, and screw drives.
Chain drives are the oldest; therefore they are tried and true. This type is best for heavy doors or industrial doors.
The screw drive is somewhat of a design improvement over the chain drive. Some people prefer this type of the chain drives because of the difference in noise level. However, others fail to hear the difference in sound levels between the two types.
The belt drive is the quietest model on the market. A rubber belt, as opposed to a chain, raises and lowers the door.
Step 3 – Choose the Features
There are some features you may want on your replacement garage door opener.
A handy feature that is found on some newer models is a battery backup. This feature allows you to open your garage door with a remote, even when the power is off in the house. If the power is off because of a storm or outage, this is a very useful feature.
Keyless entry pads are a very popular feature that you may also want to consider. These pads are mounted on the exterior of the door, and you use a code to open and close the door. This can allow you to get in and out of the garage without a key. Many people like this feature, and it will help you if you lock yourself out of the house or lose your keys. This is also a great option for when the remote is accidentally lost or broken.
For security, you’ll want to look for a unit with a rolling remote code. Fixed codes are vulnerable to thieves, so most new models feature a rolling code.
Step 4 – Decide on Installation
Sometimes the homeowner can install a replacement garage door opener all on their own. Fortunately, for those who aren’t all that handy Hollywood garage door service also offers installation.
You should have a good idea of your abilities if you are going to undertake the task yourself, and you should feel confident that you could install the safety features.
Whether a home or business is looking to install a new remote or remote opener or repair an existing one, garage door repair services in Hollywood can help.