Tips for your garage door

The new generation of garage doors is reasonably priced,
safe and easy to install and they are no longer a
convenience for only a select few. You should consider
changing your garage door if it is too old or if it has an
old motor or pulley system.

The garage doors can be selected by the type of the chain
System they use: screw-drive system, chain drive system or
computer controlled system. The screw drive system has
a mechanism that moves the length of a steel rod; it is a
lifting mechanism that is mounted in your garage ceiling.
The chain drive system is made of a chain that moves the
door along a pair of tracks; this is the most common and
affordable system but also has the disadvantage of being
extremely noisy. The computer drive mechanism doesn’t
use any screws or chains; the system’s body is mounted
above the door.

The speed and the type of power are other factors used in
selecting a new garage door. A faster door means a more
expensive one, but this feature reduces the waiting time
on your driveway. Even though it opens quickly, a door
usually closes pretty slow for safety. The power
of the motor is important in choosing a door because it
has to have enough power to raise the door; a large motor
is likely to last longer. Also the quietness of the motor
should be another decision factor.

Enhanced security features can be found in a newer
generation door that uses random codes. A new random
code is generated each time the remote control is used to
open the garage door. This security code prevents you
from opening another garage and vice versa. The remote
control may be found in several models with a different
number of buttons. A multiple button remote control is
the best choice for someone who has several garages. The
fixed controller is mounted on the wall either inside or
outside, near the garage door and it allows the garage
door to open without a remote controller. The keypad
allows to close the door for a specific period of time and
it provides enough time to exit the garage without

Safety features are present on every garage door. These
features prevent the door from crushing objects or people by
reversing the direction if it hits something. This safety
feature is triggered by an electronic beam and it is
mandated by law. A computer-controlled mechanism can
detect or compensate for varying conditions, for example
if the door is coming in contact with an obstruction or is
closing too fast.

(word count 437)