In Southern California -A Garage Door Matters
Curb appeal means everything in Southern California, and if you do not understand that it is most likely your neighbors are not fond of you. The garage door is part of the house and it is important to consider this when upgrading your garage door or if you are remodeling your home. You want to make sure to keep visual consistency when making this home improvement. The garage door is an accent and should compliment your house.
Now-a-days their are various options and shopping for a new garage door can be fun. A simple upgrade can really add value to you property, help out with curb appeal and hopefully help you become a better neighbor. In addition here are some other perks of upgrading that sad garage door.
Older garage door openers can be vulnerable to thieves. Because their remote controls functioned with a fixed code, someone with a special device may be able to sit outside your house and find the code, allowing them to open the garage door.
New garage door openers have a “rolling code” feature, which changes the code every time the unit is used. Thieves can no longer duplicate the code and get into your garage uninvited.
Older garage door openers did not offer keypads that could be mounted outside the garage. This handy feature allows you to enter a code into the keypad that will open the garage door. No keys required. You may be able to buy a keypad to install with your existing garage door opener. If not, though, this might be a good reason to upgrade. Newer keypad units even eliminate the need to remember a code. They operate by touch, using fingerprint detection to open the door.
One of the big inconveniences of a power outage is often the inability to operate the garage door opener. Garage door openers are now available with battery backup systems that will kick in automatically when you lose electrical power.
Newer garage door openers make it possible to program and control a garage door from the Homelink feature built into many new automobiles. No remote control units are necessary with these systems; controls built into your car can open or close your garage door when programmed to recognize the garage door opener.
Wireless “Smart-Home” Features
The latest generation garage door openers offer wifi and cell-phone connectivity that allows you to lock or unlock your garage from a remote location, or alert you when your garage door is open, no matter where you are located. A cell phone, computer, or pad device equipped with the proper app can monitor and control the garage door. Such garage door openers often come with digital controls and read-outs that offer time and temperature display, motion-sensor light control, and programmed lock-down periods for the garage door.