When most people think of garage doors nowadays, they think of automatic garage doors that are almost always overhead garage doors. Because of their simplicity and protection, automatic garage doors are preferred over other styles. From the comfort and convenience of your car, you control the automatic Plano garage doors with a garage door opener.
You simply click a button on the garage door opener as you reach the automatic garage doors in your car, and the automatic garage doors slide smoothly open. After you’ve parked your car and turned off the engine, you can use another signal from the garage door opener to control the automatic garage doors. You have the option of using an on-site garage door opener or a mobile device that remains in your vehicle.
When the weather is poor or you’re going home to an empty house, automatic garage doors are a big help. You don’t have to get out of your car if you have a garage door opener and automatic garage doors because the automatic garage door closes and secures itself.
However, there are some drawbacks to using automatic garage doors, especially with a garage door opener. You must have batteries for your remote garage door opener unit because the power in the remote unit is battery powered. Second, some signals could be close enough to your neighbor’s to trigger more than one garage door opener at the same time.
Third, automatic garage doors sometimes “fall off the track,” meaning they no longer go up and down correctly on the rails. Without an extra pair of hands, putting the automatic garage doors back on the rails may be challenging, and in the meantime, the automatic garage doors can need to be left open so that they cannot be locked. While garage door repair is a specialised service, it should be done by the manufacturer of your automatic garage door opener unit.
Another safety feature for automatic garage doors is required. They should always have a built-in automatic stop feature. This will prevent the automatic garage doors from crashing into the back of your car or a toddler’s neck or face. Some units have a panic stop button to avoid further damage to vehicles or other items in the way of the door.