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.
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