When looking at new garages in your new place, it’s common to overlook features such as the garage door opener while putting the overall space into top priority. The garage door opener that comes with your new garage, however, is an imperative feature that should be examined thoroughly before you move in. This also goes for those who are looking to add a new door to a recently built unit. An example of what to look out for is the horsepower. Most are 1/2 horsepower, but for a more powerful lift, try 3/4.
- It will be a mistake to go out to buy a new garage door opening without analyzing one’s needs in terms of power, installation and safety features.
- The amount of horsepower that one needs for the garage door depends on how heavy and large the garage door is.
- Another consideration that should be taken into account is the speed at which the garage door has to open and close based on the opener’s horsepower.
“There are so many options available now in terms of garage door openers from chain-driven models to belt-driven and even some openers that can be activated through a smartphone app.”