Does your entire house shake when you hit the garage door opener, and does everyone wake up because it's so loud? If so, it's time to replace the system you've got. There are new systems that won't be a disruption throughout the home.
If you don't like your opening system and you don't like your garage door, you may want to consider replacing both at the same time. Here are a few things to consider when you're ready to get estimates from local providers.
Belt Operated Opening Systems
Overhead garage opening systems that operate with a belt instead of a chain are very quiet. The door will open and close smoothly and quietly, and you don't have to worry about the belt getting rusty or needing oiled like a chain would.
If your garage door system is old, you may not have wireless control options. A new system will allow you to open the door from controls within your vehicle, so you don't have to hang the opener on your visor. You may also be able to open the door from a smart device, like a phone or computer, in case someone gets locked out of the home.
An insulated garage door isn't just going to help keep air inside an attached garage, but it will also help keep out moisture. It will also prevent condensation. This is going to prevent your garage door cables from getting rusted. The insulation in the door also minimizes noises from getting out or coming in, like wind, neighbors and more. Your heating and cooling bills will benefit from the insulation, and your garage will be more comfortable.
If you're getting a new garage door installed, make sure you can hook it up with an existing security system. This way you can tell if an intruder is trying to exit out of the garage, or you are alerted if the door is activated by an intruder.
You don't want to wake up the entire house when you get home late, or have to leave for work early, because your outdated garage door opener is so loud or off track. Have a garage installation company come and evaluate the cables and components of the garage door and track, to see what is worth keeping, and what other components need to be replaced. Get multiple estimates to make sure you get the best deal. Talk to your local garage door experts, such as Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services, for more information.