Garage Door Openers, The things that close the deal

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Technology has drastically improved the quality of many home trends, including garage door opening systems. Gone are the days of boring old openers you Velcro to the visor in your car, only to be pressed and forgotten. There are many new features available, and you deserve every one of them! But how do you pick which one is right for you?

Both garage doors, and openers can last for different lifespans, and can be customizable for your needs, so they are sold separately to make sure you are getting what you want and need during your journey. Here are a few things you can prioritize to help find the right garage door opener for you:

  • Account for the size and weight of your door, and what that will require power-wise from your opener
  • Consider the location of your garage in terms of living (or more accurately, sleeping) spaces
  • Consider the lighting in your garage and if you need a motion-sensor light
  • Do you have more than one garage door in the mix? If so, you may need to consider getting an opener with more than one transmitter
  • Assess how often you open and close or start and stop your door

So many things you never knew you should think about!

Another thing to take into consideration is the kinds of garage door systems available. We carry the full line of LiftMaster Operators, so whether you’re looking for a chain drive or belt drive, we’ve got you covered! Ask our staff if you need help deciding what kind of system is best for you. Many new operating systems have great state-of-the-art features that allow you to use them with your smartphone, have battery backup, and work with Amazon Key so you can get packages delivered without having to worry about valuable items sitting outside all day!

Once you’ve decided which opener is right for you, comes the next step: installation. From ordering your new garage opener system to installation, South Dakota Overhead Doors is here to help. Installing an opener incorrectly can adversely affect the way it functions, and can even in some circumstances, create a safety hazard! Nobody wants to be flattened by their brand-new garage door, no matter how pretty it is!

If you’re just looking to replace your current operating system, or you’re ready to face the music and re-evaluate your whole garage door situation, we’re here to help! We can help decide what will be best for your lifestyle, budget, and taste! Stop into our showroom today on West Chicago Street in Rapid City to see our selection of top-of-the-line brands like Clopay Door, Liftmaster, and C.H.I., or give us a call at 605-355-1500 for us to get you started on the path to a whole new garage door and opener experience!


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