Garage Door Openers and Replacing the Remote

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Garage doors and their openers can be wonderful things to ease a homeowner's life and believe it or not, they are healthier for the garage door, too. Human manpower is imperfect and tends to utilize odd jerks or tugs while opening and closing, but the consistency of a mechanized garage door opener can surely alleviate that.

The Reinforced Rubber Belt, the Screw Drive System and the Chain Loop type are three different options of drive systems that will perform the task of opening and closing your garage door.

The Reinforced Rubber Belt type is the most costly and is fairly quiet. It operates by the use of a reinforced rubber belt in order to move a trolley which hoists the door.

The Screw Drive System is the slowest. It uses a long screw to move the trolley and is louder than the reinforced rubber belt type. This is the strongest method, however. If your garage door is extremely heavy, this might be the type of system you should select. The Chain Loop type is the least costly. It is also the loudest. It uses a chain to pull the trolley which moves the door up and down.

Early garage door opening systems used a transmitter and receiver to send out a specific frequency which caused the garage doors to open. There were a limited number of frequencies available initially, however, which became a problem as a remote could maneuver a number of neighborhood garage doors.

Not such a good security feature! Eventually, this system was revised over time in order to have the frequencies coded in order to adequately allow for security protection and safety.

But what happens if you need to obtain a new hand held remote device? If your former remote was lost or stolen, you will need to change the codes or a thief may have instant access to your garage and home. The first thing you must do is to erase the current codes and controls.

The next step is to reprogram it in order to reset it to a new coding. If you are simply adding a new handheld remote to your collection due to the purchase of a new vehicle or in deciding to give one to a friend, you will just need to set the new device to your existing code. The instructions for coding and controls will appear in your manual.

When you purchase a new control or set of controls, ask the dealer to help you select one compatible with your existing one. Bring the brand name and model number along to the shop when you are ready to make your purchase.

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This article was published on 2010/03/26