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Which is better overall, a remote or keypad for your garage door?
Either system has its pros and cons - we usually opt for both. Keypad codes can be changed often to maximize security, but if you just have a keypad, you won't be able to open the door from a distance. Remotes are very convenient but can be lost relatively easily - we usually suggest having a remote handy then keeping the keypad in place as a backup.
If my opener breaks, can I still open the door?
Yes. Most garage doors can be opened manually, so in case the opener is damaged or there is a power outage, you can still close and open the door. if you're not sure where the manual release feature is, the first step should be to consult your owner's manual.
What are the difference between opener drives?
We usually recommend the screw drive type for heavier doors since it is powerful, fast, and quiet - however, it isn't the quietest model on the block. The belt drive, on the other hand, is quiet, smooth, and ideal for garages adjacent to living rooms. Lastly, the chain drive is reliable and suitable for most doors - it presents somewhat of a middle ground between the other two. To find out more, just get in touch with our experts.