Garage Door Openers

Garage Door Openers for South Jersey

Garage Door Opener Buying Guide

Garage Door Opener Buying Guide

Automatic garage door openers are all about efficiency. They allow you to open or close your garage door from the comfort of your car using a remote and a motor. While openers can last several decades, you'll eventually have to replace your entryway's motor. If you're on the lookout for a replacement opener, use this guide to explore garage door openers in New Jersey.

Garage Door Opener Safety Features

Automatic garage doors are convenient, but they should also be safe. Openers of garage entryways offer safety features that protect the valuables in your living space. LiftMaster Elite, Premium and Contractor series motors give the best in-home connectivity. With remote access, you'll have easier security monitoring and improved daily living. Our residential models include the following garage door security characteristics.

1. Automatic Reversing

Your garage's covering contains one photo eye on each side of the door's opening. These photo eyes send laser beams that detect obstructions in the path of the entryway. If an object or person obstructs the view of the photo eye, the opener will reverse the movement of the door back toward the ceiling. The design of this automatic reversal feature prevents the door from crushing a person or an object.

2. Random Access Code Generator With MyQ Technology

Each model we offer comes with MyQ, which allows you to track the activity of your home's garage door activity from a wireless device. MyQ technology also features enhanced communication technology that extends the operating range.

Thieves can break into your home by manually disengaging your automatic garage door opener or trying to guess the access code on your keypad. Garage door motors connected to Wi-Fi have the option to create a different combination every time you clear the entryway. The technology featured in our LiftMaster opener models sends you a unique access code when you're ready to go inside the house.

3. Automatic Disengagement for Manual Function

You can disengage the automatic setting of the garage door to open it manually, so you can still have access inside your house. If the opener breaks or you lost power in your home, you could always open the door by hand. Having a manual release on the garage door also protects you from harm during repairs and inspections. The spring system can offset the weight of a heavy garage door when opened without the automatic function.

4. Backup Battery Power

In case the electricity in your home goes out due to a storm or a power surge, your garage door opener can switch to battery power. The backup battery has a limited number of times you can use it, so make sure you conserve energy and only open your door during emergencies. Once you gain power in your home again, you would need to charge the backup battery so that it works in an emergency.

5. Horsepower

The horsepower (HP) of your garage door opener will determine its functionality. Too much HP will lower the opener's energy efficiency, yet too little will damage your garage. Most standard-sized garage units use 1/2 HP openers to function, but you could use a garage opener with 3/4 HP for more massive doors. Consult with your local garage door installation company in South Jersey to find out the best horsepower for your home's garage system.

Garage Door Opener Horsepower

6. Security Lighting Under the Motor

As the garage door opens, a light will turn on underneath the motor of the opener. This lighting is helpful if you're using the garage as an entry into your home. You can see the way to your indoor living space to avoid tripping on clutter. Security lights also deter intruders who try to break into your house without anyone noticing.

Types of Garage Door Openers

At Hunter Door, we offer the most reliable LiftMaster openers available for garage doors. As a ProVantage Dealer for LiftMaster, we provide dependable, helpful and friendly service to our customers. Explore the various garage door opener types we have available.

1. Chain-Driven Garage Door Openers

Chain-driven garage door openers contain an industrial chain that lifts the gate via a trolley attached to a J-bar. They are affordable and durable, saving you money over the life of the entryway to your garage. They can connect to Wi-Fi for optimal accessibility and security. To prolong the life of your chain-driven garage door opener, you will need to lubricate the chain.

2. Belt-Driven Garage Door Openers

Belt-driven garage door openers function with a reinforced belt that lifts the unit instead of an industrial chain. They make less noise than chain-driven garage doors due to their Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®). This type would be better if you have a bedroom or living room adjacent to the garage. You can choose from a variety of materials and colors for your belt-driven garage door opener.

3. Screw Drive Garage Door Openers

These garage door openers use metal rods that rotate like screws to maneuver the system. Fewer moving parts means more reliability and efficiency. To prolong the life of your garage door opener with a screw drive, make sure you lubricate the screw to counteract wear and tear damage. 

4. Jackshaft Garage Door Openers

While the design of most systems allows for installation on the ceiling, installing a jackshaft garage door opener means mounting it on the wall next to your garage. These door openers are more secure than ceiling-mounted ones because of a deadbolt that automatically locks every time you close the garage. You should consider a jackshaft garage door opener if you have a small living space to give you more headroom from the ceiling.

JAckshaft Garage Door Opener

5. Direct-Drive Garage Door Openers

Direct-drive garage door openers use a stationary chain to lift as the motor moves along the track above the garage. This type of garage door opener is quieter and more reliable, since there are fewer moving parts. To maintain your direct-drive garage door opener, you would need to lubricate the moving parts.

Choosing a Professional Garage Door Opener Installer

Once you've selected a garage door opener for your home, a certified technician will install it. Instead of trying to take on this dangerous task by yourself, trust a professional garage door opener installer to set up your system. We guarantee the correct installation by one of our expert garage door opener technicians.

If you choose to order your garage door opener from us, here is what you can expect.

  • Prompt, professional service: One of our uniformed, background-checked and trained technicians will arrive promptly at your home. We will set up your LiftMaster garage door opener to operate quietly and smoothly.
  • Thorough inspection and repair of your current system: During the process, we'll also inspect the garage door for proper balance and operation. Our skilled technicians will set up your garage door opening system and repair any damage to your garage door. That way, you can experience all its benefits and features for many years.

At Hunter Door, we strive to provide dependable installation and repair of garage door openers in South Jersey. We offer a selection of automatic systems that will accommodate your daily needs. We will answer any question or concern you have about a garage door system.

Contact Hunter Door for Information About Our Garage Door Openers

Trust Hunter Door with your garage door opener installation, service and repair needs. Our knowledgeable staff and skilled technicians will give you a prompt and professional experience from start to finish. To learn more about garage door openers, fill out our online contact form. If you prefer, you can call us at 856-482-2325 to speak to one of our team members.