5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Manual Garage Door

30 June 2016
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If you are tired of having to get out of your car and manually open your garage door every time your approach your home, perhaps it is time to consider installing an automatic garage door. Below is a guide to the benefits of an automatic garage door.

Increased Security

Automatic garage doors offer increased security compared to manually operated versions. This is because automatic garage doors do not feature external weak points such as handles or keyholes. This reduces the opportunity for a thief to enter your property via the garage. Many automatic garage doors will automatically lock themselves when in the closed position, which means you no longer have to worry about forgetting to lock the garage.

Increased Safety

Automatic garage doors are fitted with sensors which will detect if a person or object is in the path of a closing door. This can help to prevent injury when the garage door is in operation and is much safer than manual doors, which will attempt to fully close no matter what is in the way. This is particularly useful if you have small children in your household.

Increased Convenience

The biggest convenience an automatic garage door offers you is that you will never again have to stop your car on the drive, engage the parking brake and fumble for the right key to open the garage. You can simply press the button a remote control and the garage door will open, allowing you to drive straight in.

Reduced Chance of Injury

While some people might say that lifting a heavy manual garage door is a good form of exercise, it can in fact lead to serious injuries to your back and muscle, which can soon outweigh any benefit this form of "exercise" is providing. By taking the physical work out of the equation, an automatic garage door reduces that chance that you will injure yourself.

Increased Property Value

An automatic garage door is a great feature of any home. Upgrading your garage door to an automatic model can increase the value of your property, which is likely to offset the cost of the new garage door.

If you are interested in enjoying these benefits by upgrading your manual garage door to an automatic version, you should get in touch with a professional garage door contractor, who will be able to offer advice before carrying out any work needed to replace your garage door.