Are you curious about what type of garage door your home could use? Maybe you've heard of automatic doors. Here are a couple of the reasons why so many homeowners prefer their garages to have automatic doors.
Automatic doors make it easier for those with chronic aches and pains to drive their vehicles into their garages
Many people have long-term aches and pains caused by, for example, knee injuries, back injuries or arthritis. For homeowners with these problems, having a garage with a door that they can open automatically can make it much easier for them to drive their cars into this space.
If for example, a person with a bad back has a manual garage door, then when they need to drive their car into it, they have to pull themselves out of their vehicle (and endure any back twinges this causes) and pull or push the door open (which could cause another bout of pain), before driving into the garage and putting up with the pain that comes with getting out of their car a second time. After this, they then have to close the garage door behind them and possibly experience yet another twinge in their back as a result of this.
In contrast, if a person like this had an automatic garage door, they would only need to get themselves out of their car once after arriving home, and wouldn't have to experience the pain that might come with manually handling their garage door. This is because they could use a remote to open their garage, after which they could then park inside it and then press their remote again to close the door. This could make this whole process less tiring and painful for this individual.
Automatic doors can be connected to homeowners' smartphones
Another reason why lots of homeowners opt for automatic garage doors is that they can usually connect them to (and therefore control them with) their smartphones. This is very convenient, as most people nowadays always have their smartphones on them. As such, if a homeowner is able to operate the door to their garage via their phone, they don't need to always keep a separate garage door remote or key on hand in their car or in their home.
This not only means that they have one less possession they need to keep tabs on but also enables them to easily operate their garage door from anywhere in their home. For example, if they realise that they've left their garage door ajar, they could close it, using an app on their phone, from their bedroom, whilst they're in bed and are just about to fall asleep, or whilst they're curled up on their sofa watching a movie. This is something a person might not be able to do if they just used remotes to control their garage door, as most people don't keep these remotes close by at all times when they're in their homes.
Speak to a contractor to learn more about automatic doors.