Garage gate opener in some recent years is the most popular equipment in every house, which help people a lot by saving time and effort to open the garage door fast and easily. Some of the most common garage gate opener in the market such as liftmaster 3800, Chamberlain WD832KEV Ultra Quiet and Strong 1/2 HP, etc. is the most effective and useful stuff in your garage. But whether the most popular is the suitable for every case? The answer is obviously not. You need to understand about the electric gate opener and its functions or it need to be the professional advices to get the most suitable one. Below are some tips for you to choose the suitable one for your garage.
- Identify what you want from the garage door opener?
It is the capacity of the opener that can satisfy your garage door and lift it up. You need to understand the different between the single door, couple door and sliding door is need different of capacity power to work with it. So depend on the door size and type to choose the suitable garage door opnener. Then your need of using remote control or automatic opener, it is up to you if you want more about safety or trendy door. Next is your demand is a new door opener or replace the old one? It is important because it will affect your choice and the needed capacity. After analysis process, you need to list the type of opener that fit your requirements and see if you need the extension kit (in case your door is taller than standard, you can make the extension up to 6 inches.
- Chossing manufacturer brand
It is clearly that the famous brands can provide better quality of maintenance, and larger range of product lines, butyou need to depend on your financial situation to to choose the manufacturer, because each brand will has its own main products line. The next step is identify the suitable product models, you should choose from 2 to 3 different models for the same brand to compare them, and then choose the most suitable one.
- Style and function of the door opener
There are 3 different types of garage door opener in the current market which are Chain drive opener, belt drive opener, and screw drive opener. Where:
Chain drive opener: Is the most popular garage opener in the market, suitable to lift heaviest garage door so it can satisfy any other kind of garage door. Howerver it’s disadvantage is very noiy when working.
Belt drive opener: This kind of opener can solve the noise problems of the chain drive because it is used the rubber belt to operate the system. Offering quality work and peaces for living space is the advantage of this drive, but you need to replace the rubber belt frequently.
Screw drive opener: its take the middle place between 2 above drive opener about noisiness and costs. It is just used for the single door, easy to install and need less maintenance than others.
- Working capacity of the opener
There are 3 choices for you of motor capacity, thery are ½, 3/4, and 1 horse power model. The ½ horse power is use for standard doors, ¾ one is suitable for use to wooden doors, and the 1 horse power model is the best choice for the industrial and oversize doors. In addition, you can choose the AC or DC motor up to your needs. An advices for you is that you should choose the opener providing stronger capacity than required to protect the motor and provide better work quality. The price of different capacity is not change much.
- Comparing the feature
You should compare those following factors among the different choice to choose the right garage door opener: dimention, weight, feaures, quality, durability, aompability, security system, battery backup, remote controlation, warranty, and the last one is price. Depend on your need, financial situation, and ability, you can choose between the Pro or DIY products, however, if you want to install the opener by yourself, you need to learn all about the structure and technique to work with it.