We all know that buying an automatic garage door opener Sydney wide is a long-term investment. That’s why in today’s blog, we would like to list a couple of important factors you should consider before choosing the right automatic garage door opener for your home.
Doors, whether are sectional, roller or tilt based, pre installed, new or old, or any other types that you must be aware of, don’t promise any trouble free maintenance post installation. Be it sectional doors, garage doors or roller doors, they need to be attended from time to time.
Most of the modern automatic garage door openers feature a fairly efficient low voltage motor. However, the amount of power consumed while the door is in motion is of little consequence as the motor only runs for about 15 seconds to operate the door. The significant figure here is how much energy the unit consumes while it remains on standby. Operators with low energy type transformers offer considerable savings in running costs due to the improved efficiency of transformers.
We recommend choosing a motor capable of lifting in excess of the force required to move the door so that the machine is not constantly working at the limits of its capabilities. It’s very important that the garage door is properly balanced. To check this, open the door half way by hand and let go if it sinks the door is ‘under sprung’ and requires attention.
This is obviously of great significance, an automatic garage door is a large heavy object and you want the garage door motor to stop immediately if the door is obstructed. Australian safety regulations require garage door motors to be fitted with an additional Photo Beam safety device that stops the operator immediately if an obstruction is detected. This will ensure the highest possible level of protection for your family and pets while saving money and time.
Coded radio control signal provides the most common way of accessing garages. However, operators with anti-scan remote control systems offer the ultimate protection by eliminating the possibility of “code grabbing” (copying or duplicating).
The warranty period for remote automatic garage openers varies from 1 to 10 years. As a general rule the longer the warranty, the more confidence the manufacturer has in their product. Merlin is the first company of its type to introduce an exclusive 7-year warranty on its automatic garage door openers in Sydney.
Availability of spare parts
You’ll rely on the product for many years so make sure you choose a manufacturer that will continue to provide a full range of spare parts long after the product has ceased production such as Merlin. Sadly most other manufacturers will leave you with no alternative than to scrap and replace the entire machine if a minor component fails outside the warranty period.