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Choosing the right garage door opener for your needs

Choosing the right garage door opener for your needs

13 September 2018

Roller Door Openers

If you have a roller garage door or you’re thinking about installing one, there’s a large selection of openers for you to choose from. One of the most popular products we stock is the Glidermatic GRD from Gliderol, a state-of-the-art opener that can be retro-fitted to most roller doors and comes standard with any new Gliderol roller door. The Glidermatic GRD is ideal for converting manually operated roller doors to a remote-controlled automatic access system and comes in three models to cater for different sized garage doors.

We also stock a range of roller door access systems from Merlin, one of the world’s premium manufacturers of openers, all of which offer advanced technology, high standards of environmental efficiency and can be fitted to all major garage door brands. For example, the Merlin MR655 QuietDrive Pro is a slimline door opener with a powerful 24-volt DC motor that can lift single or double roller doors up to 16.5m2. Using less than 1 watt of electricity in standby mode, the Merlin MR655 QuietDrive Pro is super quiet when in operation due to the adaptive technology in the drive. This also means that the opener adapts to natural changes in the door spring and hinge operation, as a result of things such as the weather and usage, ensuring the reliability of your door over time.

B&D have been one of Australia’s best known and trusted brands for decades, and their latest Controll-A-Door range of openers builds on this reputation for reliability with the addition of state-of-the-art safety and security features. For this reason, if you’re looking for a market-leading roller door opener, you can’t go past the B&D Controll-A-Door Power Drive with its powerful but quiet 600N motor and gentle stop/start that reduces the stress on your garage door. Other standard features include long-lasting LED automatic courtesy lights, two Tri-Tran+ Premium Remote Controls and a Wall Mount Remote Control. Best of all, the Power Drive is completely compatible with B&D’s Smart Phone Control Kit, which gives you the ability to monitor the operation of your garage door from anywhere in the world, at any time.

Sectional & Tilt Door Openers

For those with a sectional or tilt garage door, there’s no shortage of options available to you in terms of automatic access systems, whether you’re retrofitting or installing a new garage door. As above, Best Doors stock some of the most reputable brands in the world, such as Gliderol, Merlin and B&D, all of which combine reliability with the highest standards of safety and security.

With its digitally coded mini-transmitter, fully enclosed chain and electronic sensor, the Gliderol Genesis is one of the safest overhead door openers available. Its solid 24-volt belt drive motor ensures that your garage door is not subjected to unnecessary strain and provides smooth, whisper-quiet opening and closing. The Genesis also features a slimline design, an auto-reverse safety function and LED lights for energy efficiency. Alongside this is the locking feature, that prevents the door opening in the event of unauthorised entry, and the Glide•A•Code security encryption with a choice of 16 million code combinations, making the Genesis a highly secure and safe option for those with a sectional or tilt garage door.

Another great choice of opener for sectional or tilt doors is the Merlin MT100 Tiltmaster, providing powerful, quiet and reliable operation for residential garage doors up to 20m2. Like Merlin’s QuietDrive Pro above, the Tiltmaster combines a 24-volt motor with sophisticated safety and energy-efficient technologies, making it one of the most popular openers in Australia. It also comes with a 7-year warranty and Merlin’s Security+2.0 encryption rolling code technology, giving you the peace of mind that your family, home and possessions are safe.

Finally, the B&D Controll-A-Door Advance overhead sectional door opener provides the smooth, reliable operation you’d expect from B&D, plus the ability to alter the speed and power output according to the size and type of your garage door. Add to this the Tri-Tran+TM remote control technology that comes standard with every Controll-A-Door automatic door opener, and the Advance represents an exceptional choice for those with sectional doors up to 18m2. As with the B&D Power Drive above, the Advance is also compatible with B&D’s Smart Phone Control Kit, making it one of the most technologically innovative and secure products available. All B&D openers come with a 5-year/20,000-cycle manufacturer’s warranty, as long as they are installed by an approved B&D installer, such as the qualified technicians at Best Doors.

Fundamentally, things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for an automatic access system are the size and type of your garage door, the power needed to open the door, your security and safety requirements, and the need for energy efficiency and reliability. The other thing to weigh up is the length of the warranty against the price — sometimes it might be worth paying more initially for the peace of mind of an extended manufacturer’s warranty.

Still unsure about what garage door opener suits your needs? Give the experts at Best Doors a call on 1800 066 142 or visit the website to find out more.

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