How to Find the Best Garage Door Opener for Your Home

Posted on: July 28, 2014

When you want to find the best garage door opener for your Clearwater home, it can be overwhelming when you look at all the choices. While there isn’t going to be one specific kind that is the best for everyone, there is one that will be the best fit for your home. When looking to get a new opener, you should consider a number of different features and characteristics, including power, type, battery backup, and safety and security features.

No matter if you want to hire a professional company in Clearwater to install the best garage door opener for your home, or if you attempting to DIY, here are some things you should consider before purchasing one:

  • Power: The amount of necessary power will depend on the type of door you have, as well as if it is a one or two-car garage. The standard two-car garage should only need ½ horsepower; however, if you have a heavier style door, you may need more power.
  • Type: The three main types of openers are chain, belt, and screw. While chain is the oldest style, it is still very popular. Belt openers are the quietest option, since it uses a rubber belt instead of metal. The screw style requires very little upkeep and maintenance.
  • Battery Backup: Here in Clearwater, we are used to heavy storms that will knock out the power, at LiftPro, we believe that the best garage door opener for you will have a battery backup. That way, no matter what, you will be able to either open or close the garage.
  • Safety/Security: Safety features such as preventing the door from closing if something is underneath it will keep children, pets, and cars safe. Security options such as a rolling code feature will keep unwanted people from entering your home through the garage.

At LiftPro in Clearwater, once we help you choose the best garage door opener for your home, our skilled technicians will install it for you. We also offer 24/7 emergency repair, so you will never have to wait until normal business hours if you have a problem with your garage door. For more information, call us today at 727-799-3667.