Man Power Vs. Horsepower

The Advantages of Motorized Garage Doors

It’s no fun to get out of the car every time you need to open or close the garage door. On sunny days, it’s just an inconvenience, but when it’s cold or rainy, wouldn’t you much rather be able to drive straight into the garage? Upgrading to a motorized garage door could make your life much easier.

Remote Operation

When you switch to a motorized door, all you have to do to open the garage is press a button on a remote control. The door slides open and you can drive into the garage without having to face bad weather. When you’re working in the garage, a motorized door makes it easy to get in and out even if you have your hands full of tools.

Special Safety Features

Manual garage doors can be iffy when it comes to safety. You can never be quite sure if they’ll stay up or shut all the way when they’re supposed to. Motorized doors are usually outfitted with features such as sensors that cause the door to open back up immediately if it encounters resistance or to stop closing if something crosses its path. With these measures in place, you can relax knowing that your family is safe when entering and leaving the garage.

Better Security

How many times have you had to go back home to make sure that you closed the garage door? You can stop worrying if you choose a motorized door with an auto-close feature and automatic locking. To add to the security of both the door and your home, look for controls that offer a “vacation mode” setting that disables certain functions while you’re away from home so that no one can open the door even if they have the remote.

Other Reasons to Upgrade

In addition to these benefits, there are many other reasons to upgrade your garage door. A new door makes the entire house look nicer and operates without catching or sliding out of place. New garage doors have fresh seals that modulate interior temperatures and keep your energy bills down. Plus, upgrading your door reduces the need for maintenance and repairs.

Don’t spend another day struggling with a manual garage door. Contact us at Overhead Door Company of Portland to schedule an upgrade and start enjoying the simplicity of a motorized model. Our online “DoorView” tool makes it easy to see how each of the doors we have available will appear when installed. Once you know the style that you want, our specialists are ready to install at your convenience.