Garage Door Openers: Which Type is Right for You?

Choosing your Ferrari is something you want to get right. The factors that determine which Ferrari to buy include model, colour, year, kilometres…

Hang on a second. Wrong blog!

While this post isn’t about choosing Ferraris, the subject matter is something that’s just as sexy and glamorous (and more reliable): your garage door opener.

Choosing a garage door opener is something you want to get right. Like buying a Ferrari, you wouldn’t just buy the first one you see… unless you’re Jeff Bezos.

So, here are some of the main things to consider when choosing a garage door opener that’s right for you:

What to look for in a garage door opener?

There are a few main things to look for in your Ferrar- err, we mean – garage door opener. While each home is different, your garage door opener should tick these boxes:

  • Reputable manufacturer
    Choose a garage door opener that’s made by a reputable, well-known manufacturer. Some great brands to look out for include Merlin, ATA (Automatic Technology Australia), BOSS, Guardian and Superlift. Don’t be tempted by the cheaper, unknown brands you see floating around on the internet. They might cost 100 bucks less but, chances are, they’ll only last a couple weeks before you’re back on the internet looking for a new opener again!
  • Adequate power
    Your garage door opener needs to have enough power to easily operate your garage door. Always ask a professional like the ones at Star Door Service about required power output before purchasing a new garage door opener.
  • Quiet technology
    Some garage door openers are quieter than others, so if you’re the type of person who can’t stand starting off the morning with garage door noise, then it’s best to opt for an opener with quiet technology.

Choosing the right type of garage door opener

Now, we come to choosing the right type of opener for your home. The type of opener you need depends on your style of garage door: tilt and sectional, roller or a gate.

  • Sectional and tilt door openers
    Sectional and tilt doors are stored horizontally below your garage ceiling. They require an opener that’s installed at the back and centre of your garage ceiling. 
  • Roller door openers
    Roller door openers are installed on the wall adjacent to your garage door, winding your roller door up and down.
  • Gate motors
    The right gate motor for your gate depends on the way it functions: sliding side-to-side, or swinging inwards and outwards.

Looking for a new garage door opener? Star Door Service have got you covered! They’re Perth’s team of choice for new garage door openers, door servicing, repairs and so much more. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, the technicians at Star Door Service have seen it all – and repaired it all, too! Get in touch with the team for a new opener today.

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