If you have owned the same garage door opener for an extended period of time, it is time to consider upgrading to a new garage door controller system. There are a few smart reasons for you to upgrade to a new garage door controller
Reason #1: Your Opener Doesn't Work Properly
If the garage door controller no longer seems to respond when you push the button and you find yourself having to sit there and press the button five times in order to get the garage door to open, it is time to upgrade your garage door opener to something that works more reliably. The garage door controller system should be something you can rely on. Contact a garage door repair company for help.
Reason #2: Power Outages Are a Frequent Occurrence
Many older garage door controllers are not built to handle power outages. When the power goes out, so does the garage door opener. Modern garage door openers include a battery backup, so even if the power goes out, the garage door opener will continue to work.
Many newer garage door openers also have a backup system that allows you to open the garage door a set number of times after the power goes out.
Reason #3: Enjoy Smart Home Integration
If you are moving toward having a smart home, you need to have a smart garage door. With a smart garage door opener, you can control the garage door opener with more than just the remote control that you keep in your vehicle; you can also control your garage door remotely via a Wi-Fi connection.
That means you can make sure the garage door is open and closed when you need to do it remotely. For example, if you want someone to drop something off at your home, you can remotely open the garage door so they can drop off the item and then remotely close the garage door to keep things secure.
A new garage door opener will allow you to further the integration of smart technology throughout your home.
Reason #4: Experience a Quieter Garage Door
When you upgrade the garage door controller system, you may also upgrade other parts of your garage door. Many garage door controller systems now operate on systems that are driven by rubber belts instead of the old metal belts that used to be common.
When you swap out the metal belt for a rubber belt for your new garage door opener system, you can also change out the rollers from metal rollers to nylon rollers. These upgrades will create a much quieter operating environment.
If your garage door opener isn't working right, instead of repairing your garage door opener, consider upgrading to a modern garage door controller system that will connect with your smart home system, work during power outages, and operate more quietly.