Garage Door Openers
Battery Backed Garage Door Opener in California
Starting on July 1st, 2019, all residential garage door openers sold or installed in California are required to be equipped with battery backup. This Senate Bill (CA SB 969) was introduced in response to the 2017 wildfires that left people trapped in their garages with no power to the garage door openers. A typical garage door can weigh between 80-250lbs. Manually opening your garage door at a time of crisis can be challenging, if not impossible. For your safety, call us now to ensure that your garage door is properly maintained.
Types of Garage Door Openers
There are a few different types of garage door openers. Newer models now include a backup battery system to continue working if the power goes out which is a great safety feature. The main differences dictating price are the drive operating systems and convenience features. For example, smartphone capabilities offer remote access when away from your home. All garage door openers come equipped with safety features including photo eyes and auto reverse to avoid crushing humans, pets or your valuables. At Garage Door Medics, our professionals will help you decide between the various types of garage door openers.
Screw Drive Openers
Screw drive openers use a lifting device that slowly moves along a threaded steel rod. These openers have been discontinued by a few manufacturers, yet we are here when you need us to repair these garage door openers.
Chain Drive Openers
Chain drive openers use a metal chain to open and close garage doors with maximum lifting capacity. They operate similar to a bicycle chain. These kinds of garage door openers are strong, durable and work well with heavy doors.
Jackshaft openers are commonly used when there isn't sufficient headroom such as having a structural beam preventing the installation of a traditional opener. Custom garages that have car lifts also benefit from these types of openers.
Belt Drive Openers
Belt drive openers are our “go-to” at Garage Door Medics based on their high horsepower and reliability. These garage door openers are quieter than others and are more suitable for a garage that has an adjacent living space.
We Only Recommend What You Need
Do you need help figuring out which opener is right for you? It’s best to talk to our friendly, expert technicians about your needs. Our team will explain the pros and cons of each type of opener and help you choose the best one for your property.
Convenience and Quality
Our skilled technicians arrive with fully equipped trucks, will accommodate your schedule, and can provide same day service for garage door opener repair or installation services. We can normally install or repair a garage door opener on the first visit.
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