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What is the latest technology on garage openers?
More sophisticated garage door openers are currently out in the market. The latest kinds have several sensors, remotes, and other high-tech parts and accessories to make them work even more effectively and efficiently. Our specialists say that they really work better and faster than the older ones.
What should I do when my garage door gets stuck?
First of all, check for the cause of the jam. If you own a sliding garage door, for example, inspect if there is a tiny pebble that may have gotten in the way. If it’s an automatic opener, check if the power source got cut or if the system failed.
Which parts of my garage door should I lubricate?
Lubrication maintenance is beneficial to garage doors but it’s important to remember that not all parts of the garage door can be lubricated. Our experts say that some parts, like the garage door tracks, should not be exposed to lubricants. Lubrication should only be limited to the chains, hinges, fasteners, and other moving metal parts.
How do you open your garage door from outside if you lost your remote control?
By design, door openers should only be opened by the wall button or the remote control. There should be no other mechanisms for opening the door externally. Additionally, our experts advise homeowners to always have garage door locks installed. The door may only be opened by going inside the garage through other entry points.
What is the difference between AC and DC opener motors?
The DC motors use extra components for running with AC power from the house grid. However, they have smoother start and quieter operation. Some models have higher energy efficiency as well. The AC motors, on the other hand, tend to have a longer useful life. When you have to choose between the two, you should consider your priorities and budget.