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In 2009 the US Department of Housing and Urban Development published a study highlighting the prevalence of home amenities across the United States. The study highlighted various characteristics of homes in the US. For instance, the average home is 1,800 with a median lot size of 0.27 acres. 99% of homes have complete plumbing service, and 98% of homes have a telephone.

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The survey went on to list that 66% of homes had a garage or carport with new construction more likely to have these amenities. But what is a carport garage? It is a metal-framed structure that is partly enclosed, rather than fully enclosed like a garage. As more and more households own cars and trucks, they want them to be safe and secure when not being driven, hence the need for secure storage. Households that don’t have a garage or carport can still protect their vehicles with particular covers from companies like Peragon. Using vehicle covers can protect any vehicle from the elements such as rain and hail as well as any debris that may be flying around in high winds. However, garages are the most popular option for vehicle security.

Types of Openers

Electric garage door openers have been around for a while. In 1926 in Hartford City, Indiana, C.G. Johnson invented the first electric garage door opener. Since that time homes have been ever equipped with the garage door.

In the past as well as in an upcoming blog, we have/will discuss the four types of garage door openers. As a review the four types of garage door openers are: chain drive, belt drive, screw drive, and jackshaft.

  • Chain drive openers work similar to bicycle chain that connects the trolley to the motor. Belt drive openers use a rubber belt in place of a chain.
  • Screw drive openers use a long screw-rod in the track. In turn the trolley connects to this screw rod.
  • Jackshaft openers stand on the wall at either end of the torsion bar.

Longevity of Openers

Automatic garage door openers can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. However, they are more likely to last reliably from 10 to 15 years. With newer technology and Wi-Fi connectivity, it may make sense to replace your garage door opener even sooner than that.

At Accent Garage Doors,we take pride in replacing and installing garage door openers as well as garage door opener repair. We also work in many cases as the fulfillment for many national brands to install garage door openers on their behalf. We install every major automatic garage door opener manufacturer brand. The most common that we install are Liftmaster, Genie, or Chamberlain.

For experienced technicians like the ones at Accent Garage Doors, it can take less than an hour to get your old garage door opener removed and that newly installed garage door opener in its place. Please note that when we quote a new garage door opener for existing homes, our quote always includes removal.

Accent Garage Doors, is a Utah based company that services the entire Wasatch Front with a longstanding history of 24 years of experience. Accent Garage Doors does all things relating to garage doors. Please contact us to get your new garage door opener today at 801-898-3667. When you think garage doors, think Accent Garage Doors.

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