Garage door openers come in various motor power options, ranging from 1/2 horsepower to 1 1/2 horsepower, depending on the size and weight of the garage door. Higher horsepower motors are typically used for larger and heavier garage doors.
Garage door openers use different types of drive systems to operate the door. The common types are:
Garage door openers typically include safety features such as photoelectric sensors that detect objects or obstructions in the garage door's path and automatically stop or reverse the door to prevent accidents. Some openers also have a rolling code technology that changes the remote control code after each use, enhancing security.
Garage door openers usually come with remote controls that allow users to open and close the garage door from a distance. Some models also offer smartphone connectivity, allowing users to control the garage door through a mobile app.
Some garage door openers have a battery backup system that allows the garage door to be operated even during power outages, ensuring uninterrupted access to the garage.