Installing a garage door opener is a great way to save time and hassle. It can be a side project or part of a larger garage remodel. The cost of installing an average garage door opener depends on the size of the door, the accessories, the quality of the finish, and the labor rate. When it comes to choosing a garage door opener, there are several options available.
Chain drive openers are the most common, but they tend to be louder than other models. Screw-drive openers use a threaded metal rod that rotates like a screw to open and close the door. Belt drive operators are quieter and more durable than chain drive models. The power level of the motor is also important.
Most garage doors can be opened with ½ or ¾ HP motors, but more powerful motors tend to last longer. If your garage shares walls with living spaces, such as a bedroom or living room, you'll want the quieter option with a strap, screw, or direct drive. For added security, you may want to add an automatic lock to your garage door opener. This will close the garage door every time it is closed.
Additionally, you can add your garage door opener to your home network and respond to commands such as: “Hello, Google. Open my garage door”.A new garage door opener normally comes with two remote controls, but you may want to buy more or replace a lost or broken one. Installing a new opener can take two to six hours, depending on whether you need to remove and dispose of existing infrastructure.