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Making Life Easier With Automatic Garage Openers

Aug 17, 2007
The concept of a garage opening system arrived during the Second World War. Garage Openers have been saving Americans from back injuries for over 35 years, yet there have been few new modifications or major innovations in these door openers. Believe it or not some people have voice activated door openers instead of you having to place your finger over the button when you walk from your house to the garage.

Garage door can keep the home safe because when they close the doors are locked automatically, this way you don't have to worry about locking the doors. Garage doors are important features in a security system for a number of reasons and those who use openers, however, need to be mindful of a few things. The main parts in a garage opener system are: transmitter, the remote control, safety sensors, key pads, receiver/remote kits, screw drive and much more.

The door openers are automatic and so convenient they are standard in most garages today. An automatic opener is not just a convenience; it's an investment in your house, and an important home appliance that will get daily use for many years to come. An automatic door opener is a terrific convenience and it may give you a sense of security as well.

When building a home it is sometimes confusing when trying to figure out the opening of the garage. The rough opening for a garage door, simply put, is the actual size of the door itself. You should make sure the door is properly balanced you can do this by slowly opening and closing the door, when the bottom of the door hits the floor evenly and the door doesn't sway back and forth the door is balanced.

The reason garage door openers do not burn out is because the springs allow the door to open easily by pulling the door up so the opener has less strain on the motor, the springs also help if you need to open the door manually. Usually two types of springs are used linear expansion and tensional springs. The springs on your garage door can pose a safety hazard. These kinds of springs are installed over a shaft that helps roll the door up to the open position. Garage springs are very dangerous, even when the garage is closed, as they contain large amounts of potential energy (that's just waiting to be suddenly converted to kinetic energy, ie movement) and have killed or seriously injured many people.

Some garage door openers offer heavier steel or a sturdier design. Some openers do not use the steel chain pulley system; they use a screw threaded steel rod that turns to move the garage door up and down. If you are deciding on which type of garage door to purchase keep in mind the differences between wood and metal, the wood doors need to be taken care of just like a deck, you need to stain or paint it so it doesn't rot, a steel door is easier to maintain. If you decide to get a steel door the main thing to check is that it has been properly prepared to prevent rust.
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