Currently, the best buy on the market in electric garage door openers is the 8550W


Is your garage opener starting to feel its age? Could this be the time for you to change it? But which garage door opener model should you choose? With so many makes and models, and with the prices varying between single and double doors, it’s easy to be lost. If you’d like to purchase the best electric garage door opener currently on the market, here are the reasons why LiftMaster’s 8550W will both meet all your needs and last a long time.
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Which LED bulbs can I use in my garage door opener?


LED and compact fluorescent light bulbs have become very popular with homeowners because of the energy savings they provide. For electric garage door openers, it is much better to use LED lightbulbs because they last 25% longer than compact fluorescent bulbs and don’t disrupt the communication signal between a door opener and its remote control.
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Why do I need a backup battery for my garage door opener?


Have you had any power failures in your area in the last couple of months? Has it happened a little more often than normal? As a precaution, did you know that you could equip your garage door opener with a backup battery for this type of situation?
 
It is just the thing when you need to get your car out of the garage during a power failure… So, what is this backup battery and what type of door opener can it be installed on?
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June: It’s Garage Door Safety Month

The International Door Association (IDA) and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) have designated June as Garage Door Safety Month.

The IDA and its affiliated dealers will be working to increase awareness of the possible hazards of garage doors and automatic opener systems, and the need for periodic inspection and maintenance to insure they are safe. Give your garage door a safety check to be certain it’s in proper working condition by using these ten garage door safety and security tips.
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Preparing Your Garage Door for the Summer


The cold winter months are behind us and summer is quickly approaching. So the time is just right to start on some garage door maintenance.

Winter’s icy conditions and cold weather can be tough on garage doors, so some repairs and touch ups may be needed. And the inside of the garage will need some maintenance done as well.

You may think your garage door and door opener look fine. But checking the parts, cleaning and repairing any damage can save you a lot of money later on. Here are some general tips to keep your garage door in top shape for the summer months.

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