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Electric Garage Door Opener Technology

In 1776 there was the shot heard around the world commencing the Revolutionary War, in 1944 there was D-Day, and in 1926 there was the invention of the electric garage door opener.

The first two examples clearly stand out as significant moments in American history, but for anyone who is the garage door industry, the electric garage door opener propelled the industry forward.

Electric Openers Come Into Fashion

In 1926, inventor C.G. Johnson created the electric garage door opener. Following the birth of suburban communities across the United States post second World War in the 1940s and 1950s the overhead garage door opener gained significant traction making life easier for Americans coming and going home.

Today around 80% of homes nationally include at least a single-car garage, and some 20% of newly constructed homes include three-car garages. Given a garage’s convenience, in many cases it serves as the equivalent to today’s front door for many families.

3 Substantial Benefits

New garage door openers may not be at the top of mind for a home improvement projects, but if you’ve lived with a manual garage door opener for years, you may want to consider these three benefits electric garage door openers can bring.

  • Photo eyes: The photo eye is a pair of sensors on either side of the garage door that is connected with a light beam. If the sensor goes off, the door will not close. This will protects you from the garage door close. This safety feature alone should be enough to install an electric garage door opener.
  • Remote: The benefit of a remote is clear. Now you don’t have to get out of your car to open the door. You won’t have to worry about the keys to lose or share to open up your manual garage door. This can certainly save you time on cold or hot days.
  • Light: An electronic garage door opener system also comes with a light that automatically goes on when you activate it to open the door. This makes it easier to get into your home at night and can deter potential theft at your home.

For safety, convenience, and efficiency, it’s hard to beat the electric garage door opener. With 24 years of experience, Accent Garage Doors, a Utah based company specializes in garage door repair, installation, and ongoing service. To get that electric garage door opener, please give us a call at 801-898-3667. We stand ready to help you.

When you think garage doors, think Accent Garage Doors!

Keep Children Safe With Garage Door Maintenance

Utah enjoys the nation’s largest average household size, youngest population, and fastest population growth rate in the nation. The beautiful contrast of the valleys to the mountains make Utah a great place to live.

According to, the median home in Utah is now priced at just under $245,000. As spring moves forward and you look to have a great spring, please be careful to avoid any preventable injuries.

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Spring Break and Child Safety

Spring break may be a great time of year for children as they get time away school. It can also be a great time for parents to bond with their children. Spring break for children can go way too fast whereas parents may have another opinion. You will still want to make sure that you are exercising safety in and around your garage.

If you have kids, and they happen to get into everything, you will want to make sure that you and they are careful. Any extended period of time in the garage with the door moving up and down can be potentially dangerous. Garage door eyes and new pinch minded garage doors can help alleviate some of the concern but should not be considered the catch-all solution or the only watch guard for safety.

Remember that the garage door is the heaviest and largest moving part in your home. Garage doors can easily weigh more than an average sized grown man. This can be risky if you have kids playing around the garage door. Garage doors are very important in keeping the elements out of your home, but they should not be considered things for horseplay.

Added Features Increase Safety

As you consider ways to better maintain the safety of your home, please consider adding safety features for your garage door such as garage door eyes and pinch minded doors if you do not have them. Prior to the 1980s garage door eyes weren’t common for the garage door.

Moreover, regular checks can ensure that the garage door is operating properly and help reduce any potential safety challenge in your home. Accent Garage Doors can further help you in putting in an insulated door to help moderate temperatures in your garage.

When you think garage doors, think Accent Garage Doors! To make sure that your garage door is operating in the safest manner possible, please give us a call at 801-898-3667. Accent Garage Doors can quickly diagnose and identify any potential safety hazards in your garage door system.

Partner with a Garage Door Pro

Positively, the construction industry continues to heat up this spring enjoying a positive outlook in 2017.

Building permits, housing, starts, and housing completions remain strong across the country and in the state of Utah. A recent March article by Trading Economics indicates that housing starts are up. The article goes on to say that nationally housing starts rose 3% from the previous month and that it is the biggest rate in four months as construction of single-family houses hit a near 9-1/2 year high.

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That’s great news for builders, contractors, or homebuilders.

A Garage Partnership May Benefit You

Are you a contractor, home builder, big box store, or realtor? Are you looking for a partnership with a longstanding garage door company that could last for years? Are you looking for a company that has stood the test of time? One that you can trust and rely on?

This spring and always, Accent Garage Doors is your best choice in Utah.

Accent Garage Doors loves working with individual homeowners in installing and servicing their garage door. In fact, Accent Garage Doors does a ton of business with individuals. However, we also enjoy enduring relationships with big box retailers, contractors, and builders.

Whether it’s five garage doors or five hundred, Accent Garage Doors has the capability to assist your needs. With preferred installer status with its manufacturer partners, Accent Garage Doors can provide that quality service for all of your construction, retrofit, or development needs.

Why Accent Garage Doors?

Accent Garage Doors replaces, installs, and maintains garage doors. We replace and adjust garage door springs, and install and repair electric garage door openers. Essentially we do all things garage doors. It’s the last and only garage door company you will ever need!

Accent Garage Doors stands ready and poised to assist your clients all across the Wasatch Front. With 24 years of experience, Accent Garage Doors is a Utah-based company specializing in garage door repair, installation, and ongoing service.

If you are a contractor, home builder, or realtor and have many garage doors that you are looking at installing/retrofitting a garage door, give us a call now to start a relationship to assist your organization for years to come. We are ready to partner with you! We can be reached at 801-898-3667. Our friendly and professional staff will promptly attend to all of your needs.