These days, your garage door can be so much more than just the door that keeps your garage closed! Tons of convenient features have been added in the last few years, so if it’s been a while since you replaced your garage door opener, it may be time for a second look.
Garage security is important; your garage door opener can help make sure that your family, property, and possessions stay safe.
Today’s openers use rolling access codes, which change each time the remote button is pressed. This means opportunistic burglars won’t be able to access your garage, even with a remote control code scanner.
Another newer feature is Vacation mode, which disables the remote controls, meaning that your garage door can only be opened from the inside. Many systems also allow you to set a temporary guest keypad code. This eliminates the need to continuously change your own garage door code to ensure security. Instead, you can create a guest code any time someone needs to enter your garage with your permission while you aren’t home.
In addition to the vacation mode and temporary guest code, some automated garage doors also have built-in automatic lights to deter robbers and increase visibility in bad weather.
One of the main benefits of an automatic garage door opener is convenience. You can stay in your car until you’re in or out of your garage, which means that you don’t have to get out of your car to open or close your garage. You won’t need to leave your children or dog in the car, or go outside in bad weather just to open or close the door. Automatic closing also means that you’ll never forget to close your garage door or drive away worrying that you may have forgotten.
Modern garage door openers are available with smart features that utilize wifi to provide you with even more convenience. Modern garage door openers can be operated via an app from your smartphone, and even automated so that your door opens for you automatically when your phone arrives in the area. These apps give you peace of mind by enabling you to ensure your door is closed, wherever you are, or to sound an alarm to let you know your door is open.
Like with any home improvement, replacing your manual garage doors with automatic ones adds value to your home. If you’re looking to sell your home in the future, be aware that buyers appreciate the convenience. You can elevate your curb appeal and increase your property value at the same time.
With so many exciting new features on the market, you are sure to find the perfect new garage door opener
to make your life easier. We at Midlothian Garage Doors
are happy to help.