Why I don’t like automatic garage doors

automatic garage doorsAutomatic garage doors (garage door openers, in fact) offer convenience more than anything else to home owners. Everyone has his/her preferences, of course, which is why some of us like automatic garage doors and some of us don’t like automatic garage doors.

There are a few advantages of automatic garage doors I can think of right off the top of my head. The first and most common advantage people will mention is that automatic garage doors make opening and closing easier. The remote control or all other means are convenient. Operating automatic garage doors is easy and can be done while holding other things. Security for automatic garage doors is also reliable. They are great for keeping unwanted people out. Automatic garage doors also reduce the chances of operators getting injured. This is an ode to their easy operation.

Automatic garage doors aren’t all fun and games, though. They are extremely convenient but also have some downsides. These downsides are the reasons I don’t like automatic garage doors (which doesn’t mean I wouldn’t invest in one. The upsides are also a factor towards buying them).

So, what are the downsides of an automatic garage door?

Since installation of these things is tricky and potentially dangerous (because of all the nooks and crannies necessary for proper functioning), it has to be done by experienced technicians like garage door opener repair Reno. You can’t and shouldn’t do it by yourself.

Purchasing, installing and maintaining automatic garage doors is a lot more costly than it is with manual garage doors. On that very same note, automatic garage doors need regular maintenance (and probably repairs) and these are obviously expensive. Maintaining automatic garage doors and automatic garage door systems is complicated because of all the parts that make them up.

That being said, nothing good comes without a price. So, even though I do not like automatic garage doors, they are convenient. The good probably outweighs the bad, which is one reason to invest in them. However, if you never have the time or energy for constant maintenance, sticking with manual garage doors is a good thing.