Editor’s Note: From time to time we entertain guest articles. Today’s guest article was written by Patrick McTosh.
With all the different garage door opener models out there, getting one that fits can be hard. The quantity of information available can make the decision even harder. However, these are the 7 most deciding factors when choosing your first garage door opener.
1. What kind of garage door do you own?
Garage doors are usually either tilt-up, roll-up or sectional. Not all garage door openers will work well with all designs, so be sure to check if it can work with your door.
2. How heavy is the door?
3. How high is your ceiling?
If you have a reduced ceiling, you might have a tough time setting up usual garage door openers. You might want a wall mounted unit that runs straight on the torsion bar. Having a really high ceiling can also be problematic. In that case, a wall mounted unit might also be the most preferable opener for your home.