Four Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door Opener
Improve your safety
Since 1993, most door openers have used the technology of rolling codes. This means that each time you press on the remote, a completely new code is generated for the subsequent use. In 1993, Chamberlain Group (including the brands Chamberlain, LiftMaster and Craftsman) started equipping its remotes with the Security+ system which allowed for many millions of codes. This was followed by its Security+ 2.0 system in 1996 offering more than 1 billion possible codes. The newer your opener, the harder it is to breach.
Take Advantage of Technology
Today, you can open and close the garage door from your smartphone. Many new garage door opener systems use Wi‑Fi technology, meaning you can use your smartphone, tablet or laptop to open and close your garage doors from anywhere.
Older garage doors can be very noisy, and this is annoying especially if your bedroom is located over the garage. If your door opener operates with a chain drive, like that on a bicycle, or a system made up of a chain attached to a steel cable, you understand. Today, there are door openers that use rubber belts (reinforced with metal fibers similar to the way car tires are made) that are proven to be much quieter.