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4 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Garage Door Opener

Are you thinking about getting a new garage door opener? You’ve got some important decisions to make. If it’s been years since you last made this kind of purchase, you might be amazed at how many choices there are to consider.

Below are some of the factors that will come into play when you’re trying to decide which garage door opener to purchase.

1. Smart Features

Some garage door openers now connect to WiFi and can be controlled by a push of a button – your cell phone button! This means you can open and close your garage door anywhere at any time, as long as you have access to WiFi or cell phone data.

Your garage door opener can also alert you when your garage door is left open at night – so you won’t forget to close the door before going to bed.

2. Drive Style

The first garage door openers were controlled by a chain drive. Chain drives are effective but can be noisy, and don’t work for every type of garage door. Now there are multiple drive styles that you can pick from, so you can choose the type of garage door that’s right for you.

  • Chain drive. This tried and true technology has been around for years. Chain drives are cost-effective and inexpensive.
  • Belt drive. Belt drives bring luxury to your garage because they have smooth action and quiet functionality. This is the perfect type of garage door opener if you’ve got an apartment over the garage.
  • Screw drive. Screw drive openers are heavy-duty and can lift heavy doors easily. For heavy wooden doors and heavy double-width doors, screw drives are a perfect choice.

3. Noise

Some garage door openers are noisier than others. If your sleep is regularly disturbed by the sound of your garage door opening in the middle of the night, then talk to your garage door replacement professional about getting a garage door opener that will work for your lifestyle.

4. Capacity

How big is your garage door? If you have a big or heavy garage door, that will make a difference in the type of garage door opener that’s right for your home.

A garage door with lesser capacity may be able to function for a while but will burn out quickly. Your garage door replacement professional can help you choose the right opener for your door size.

Don’t buy a garage door opener with lesser capacity to save money. You may find yourself replacing your garage door opener quickly, and that could negate any savings.

Need a New Garage Door Opener? Get Started Today

If you’re in need of a new garage door, work with the professionals to get the right door for your home. Call Overhead Garage Door Company of Oklahoma City. Our professionals can help you choose a garage door opener that fits the size of your door, your lifestyle, and your needs.

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The Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City
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Based on 55 Google reviews
Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
2022-12-21
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
2022-09-13
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
2022-06-29
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
2022-03-22
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
2022-01-28
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.
Julie Franco
Julie Franco
2021-08-24
Excellent and always count on them. Take care of you right away. I will always recommend them.

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