When was the last time you thought about a garage door opener? If you’re like me, it was probably the last time yours stopped working. Like fridges, air conditioners and other big appliances, garage door openers usually last for a decade or more, which means that by the time you go shopping for a new one, things have changed so much that you’ll have no idea what anyone is talking about.
The process of finding a new opener is pretty daunting, especially if you’re not the DIY type (like me). Technology is moving so fast, and if you don’t understand the sales pitch, you’re not going to know whether you’re getting a good deal or just emptying your wallet.
Back in the day, a garage opener was noisy and worked with lots of shudder and drama. These days, you have a bunch of products whose manufacturers boast about how smooth and quiet they are while bragging about connecting to the Internet … the Internet for crying out loud!
Speaking of the Internet, thank goodness we can now watch videos and read customer reviews before going face-to-face with the salesperson. Still, getting all the relevant information means a lot of browsing around — believe me, I’ve done the legwork.
So after I’d figured out the most important stuff, I decided to start this site where I list the openers and their features, and explain why I think you should consider buying or avoiding them. I’ve gathered information from all over the web to help you understand some of the trickier aspects of these products, the terminology and common pitfalls.
I enjoy shopping around and comparing stuff. I’m a nerd like that, so why not save everyone else the trouble, right?
I hope you find this resource useful and have a smooth road ahead in your search for reliable garage door automation. I appreciate your visit to the site and hope you’ll refer your friends here.
Remember: Measure twice and cut once. Getting the wrong garage door opener is a major waste of time, money and your sanity. With this site it’s my mission to save you all three.