Garage Door Openers  

Today’s garage door openers provide a quieter and more reliable operation than their predecessors. Even though the functionality is basically the same the price of todays openers are very affordable. Advanced models of garage door openers have advanced features like internet capability. This feature allows you control your garage door and garage door opener almost anywhere you have a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Another feature that is gaining traction is the battery backup feature. This allows you the use of your garage door opener even if the power is out. How long after outage will it operates depends on the manufacturer of your opener. The main function of a garage door opener is to open and close your door at your command. LiftMaster and Genie are brands that excel in this area. DC motors offer even quieter operation so you may peacefully rest without the opener bothering you.

Here is a list of many of the openers we at Legacy Garage Door proudly offer our customers. Please note, however, that our selection is always changing. That is why we recommend you contact one of our experienced sales reps to ensure the model(s) you’re interested in are available to purchase.

A garage door opener is a tool used for opening and closing garage doors. Most of designs are push-button control. Garage door openers are very useful however simple devices. So much so, that it’s hard to picture living without them now.

The first garage door opener included a radio transmitter, a receiver and an actuator to open or close the door. In this the receiver would find a modification in the amplitude and would close the door or open. There was a security concern with these sort of garage door openers. They might be opened by anyone with a transmitter. There were unanticipated openings of garage doors by next-door neighbors attempting to open their doors. The later models of garage door openers made use of a shared frequency to conquer the unexpected opening by other users. Utilizing dipswitches an overall of 256 combinations were made to prevent disruption from other garage door openers. Nevertheless the security problem was still an issue.

The present day garage door openers use rolling frequency or hopping code technology. With these the frequency of opening is look ahead type, that means each time the door is opened then the next time the door will be opened by utilizing another frequency.

The technology for garage door openers is fairly fundamental. Three kinds are used, chain drive, screw drive and belt drive. Chain drives are loud as they use a metallic chain in addition to a metal trolley.