6 Smart Reasons to Upgrade Your Old Electric Garage Door Opener


6 Smart Reasons to Upgrade Your Old Electric Garage Door Opener

How old is your garage door opener? Is it still living in another era unlike the rest of your home? When you think of home upgrades, the last thing on your mind is a garage door. Why should you replace your garage door opener? Well, why not?

  • Your garage door is the biggest and most frequently used access to your home.
  • It is the largest moving object in your home, so it’s hard to miss.
  • It leads to everything of value inside your home: your family and personal possessions.

If you haven’t ever changed it, it’s time you did so. It all boils down to safety. New technology allows conveniences that were never there earlier. As crime increases in the city and suburbs, upgrading safety measures is important to protect your home and family.

New Technological Upgrades in Garage Door Openers

Consider these reasons below to replace your garage door opener with a new model.

Garage Door Sensors

Electrically operated garage door openers manufactured before 1993 are not fitted with automatic photoelectric sensors. Since 1993, garage door openers have been equipped with two sensors about six inches above floor level on either side of the door. The sensors pick up sudden movements near the doors such as a child or pet running across while the door is closing, instantly reversing the process. The door stops closing instantly and rolls back, preventing serious accidents and injuries. Upgrade at once if you haven’t done so already.

Noise Reduction

Is your garage door waking up the household or your neighbours with squeaks, grunts or unwanted whirring sounds while opening or closing? We recommend you to invest in a new opener. The old doors operated with a clunky chain drive that made a lot of noise. New replacements are quiet or noiseless.

“Rolling Code” Security

Older garage door openers functioned with a fixed code that was easy for thieves to discover. New introductions have a “rolling code” security feature where the code changes after every use, making it hard to duplicate it for breaking in.

Keypad Access

There was no keypad in the older garage doors. A keypad lets you enter a code that opens the garage door without the use of keys. You can buy a keypad to install with your current garage door opener, but it may be a better idea to simply upgrade. New keypads do not require a code to operate. Instead, they are fitted with smart and safe fingerprint detection for door access.

Smartphone Access

New introductions are the smartphone, laptop or tablet compatibility to let you operate your garage door from anywhere in the world through internet connectivity. This technology also alerts you about strangers breaking into your home through your garage door with email or text notifications.

Emergency Battery Backup

Earlier, garage doors could not be operated in a power outage. Emergency battery access is now available with new garage door openers. They kick into effect automatically as soon as you lose electrical power.

Welcome to Easy Flip Garage Doors, GTA

Easy Flip Garage Doors Inc. specializes in installation and repairs of residential overhead garage doors, garage door openers and aluminium capping. We have been serving the GTA – Orangeville, Caledon, Halton Hills, Guelph, Burlington, Mississauga, Toronto, Vaughan and Markham with professional technicians who are trained to ensure full customer satisfaction.

Feel free to contact our specialists to change your garage door opener or for any other smart upgrades.


All credit goes to Easy Flip Garage Doors – Garage Door Opener Specialists.