Garage doors have come a long way with their state-of-the-art technology, energy efficient materials and modern designs. However, for many years, we had limited choices when it came to garage door safety. It is important to keep in mind that your garage door is the biggest moveable piece of your house.
Nowadays, there are so many safety options that it’s hard to pick just one. You can choose a garage door opener that comes pre-equipped in your car. You can even control your garage door from your smartphone. When it comes to garage door innovation, it just keeps getting better.
Types of Garage Doors to Choose From
There are designer doors made of aluminum and glass which make your garage look fabulous. Garage doors now have built-in insulation, and can be made of steel for strength. Imitation wood finishes give the exterior of the door that old time classic beauty. Now let’s look at some of the best garage door features that make them even safer for everyone.
Safety Innovations for Garage Doors
Safety is paramount when purchasing a garage door if you are a parent or have pets. Protecting your family and beloved animals is a priority when making this important purchase for your home. The latest and newest garage door safety features are amazing.
If you accidently left your garage door open, no worries! You can now set the garage door to close automatically with a timer. You can program it to shut your door after five or ten minutes. This option is not available for all garage door openers. To see which openers have automatic timers, please see this link: http://www.liftmaster.com/lmcv2/accessorydetail/19675/myq-control-panel/.
Use Your Phone
You can now use smartphone apps to close your garage door from anywhere in the world. That is absolutely spectacular!
Light Up Your Night
You can prevent unwanted trespassing with motion detectors. When something or someone approaches your garage door at night, the lights will activate and light up the front of your house. This also makes it safer for you to come home when it’s dark.
For your convenience, you can get more information on these accessories and more when you purchase your new garage door. In most cases, you can also have your existing garage door upgraded with these new, advanced safety features by replacing your current door opener with a new one. For further information, contact one of our Garaga Expert.