Garage Door Winter Maintenance

A garage door consists of more than just the door itself. It also requires a garage door opener, which is the device that actually pulls your garage door open and close. Without a garage door opener, you’d be stuck manually opening and closing your garage door everyday. 

Garage door openers typically need to be replaced every ten to fifteen years. The better you take care of it, the longer your garage door opener will last. Routine professional maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your garage door opener working properly. If you notice your garage door moving slower when opening, not opening or closing at all, or it makes unusual noises when opening or closing, then it may be time to replace the garage door opener. 

When replacing a garage door opener, you should always call a professional. The Overhead Door Company® has a variety of garage door openers to choose from, and we are always happy to help you pick the right products for your garage door. Here are a few different things to consider when picking out a new garage door opener. 

Drive Power

When it comes to garage door openers, there’s a few different types of drives you can choose from. The drive refers to the way the door travels along the guide, which is the part that connects your garage door to your garage door opener. There’s three main types of drive: chain drive, belt drive, and screw drive. 

Chain drives are commonly used for residential garage doors. It uses a metal chain to open the garage door. Belt drives are another great option for residential garage doors. Belt drive garage door openers use a rubber belt to open the garage door, and are the quietest of the three drive options. Screw drive garage door openers are a third option and are great for larger garage doors. 

If you’re feeling unsure about what type of drive you need, that’s okay. Our garage door experts at The Overhead Door Company® can help you pick out the best drive type for your door.

Garage Door Opener Features

Your garage door opener can have other features than just opening and closing your garage door. Lighting, security, and mobile control are other aspects to consider when picking out your garage door opener.

If you’re wanting more light in your garage, then you should look for a garage door opener with two bulb sockets. These will provide more light than a garage door opener with one bulb socket. You can also get garage door openers with motion detection lighting. That way a light will automatically turn on whenever you enter the garage. 

Garage door openers can also have security features, such as rolling codes, which randomly selects a new code every time the remote control is pressed. This prevents thieves from figuring out your garage door code and gaining access to your garage. You also have options for mobile control of your garage door. With the OHDAnywhere™ app, you can open and close your garage door from your phone or mobile device. 

The Overhead Door Company® has a variety of garage door opener features to select from. We can help find you the best garage door opener that meets all your garage and garage door needs.

Call Us Today!

If you notice any problem with your garage door opener or if you’re just ready for an upgrade, then contact The Overhead Door Company of Brunswick™ today! We provide on-site consultations and can help determine which garage door opener would be best for you and your home. So, give us a call or contact us through our website!

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