Other Features to Consider

Garage door openers either use a portable remote control unit or, in some cases, respond to remote control units that are built directly into the car.

According to Consumer Reports, you should be sure that your garage door opener comes with remotes that use rolling-code technology and change the signal code after each use. If you don't have another door into the garage, you may want to buy an opener that includes an exterior keyless entry pad. This feature will make it more convenient to enter the garage directly instead of walking through the house with muddy shoes or dripping wet clothes.

If your area experiences frequent power outages, consider a unit with a battery backup for up to 24 hours.

The type of opener you choose depends on the garage's location, your budget and, possibly, the height of your vehicle. By considering the advantages and disadvantages of the four basic types of openers, you will find the garage door opener that fits your needs.

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