Today's Garage Door Openers Offer New Options Including Simple Programming

The Door Company (TDC), California’s leading garage door company, helps homeowners with all facets of garage door selection including garage door openers.

Online PR News – 27-August-2015 – Chico, CA – The professionals at The Door Company (TDC), California’s leading garage door installation and repair company, help homeowners with all facets of residential garage door selection including deciding on something as simple as the garage door opener.

“Today’s homeowner has several decisions to make when it comes to their garage door,” said TDC President, President Mark Stuenkel. “First, they must select a chain or belt drive door, and then decide what they want the opener to do -- just open and close your door, or provide additional safety?”

“Today’s garage door openers can now alert you on your mobile device when your door has been opened or closed, lock out transmitter use when you are on vacation, serve as a light providing visibility, bring additional safety with contact and non-contact reversing devices,” explains Mark. With all these new options available, it pays to have advice from a professional company like TDC.

Modern garage door openers are also easy to program or re-program. “If you think someone knows the code to open your garage door or your remote has been stolen, it is time to change the code on your garage door opener, “ said Mark. “Newer garage door openers have a keypad in addition to the remote, which makes it slightly easier to change the code. If you have an older garage door that is only operated by a remote, you must physically move the switches inside the remote and door opener to change the code.” Below are the general steps for programming a door opener:

Garage Doors with a Keypad

1. Place a ladder beneath the garage door’s motor unit to reach the unit.
2. Press the “learn” button located on the side of the motor and hold it down. Release the button when the light beside it goes out to remove the old code from its memory.
3. Push the learn button on the motor again, so its light comes on again. Enter the desired code on your keypad on the garage wall. The motor unit’s light blinks to indicate that the new code has been accepted.
4. Press the learn button on the motor once more, so the light on the motor lights up again. Press a button on your remote. The motor unit’s light blinks to indicate the remote has been programmed with the new code. Repeat this step to program all other remotes.

Garage Doors without a Keypad

1. Take the cover off of the garage door’s remote control to expose the switches inside the remote. Repeat to change the code in all additional remotes.
2. Move the switches inside the remote to change the code. Replace the cover on the remote control.
3. Place a ladder beneath the garage door’s motor unit. Move the switches on the motor to change the code to match the code in the remote control.

“The bottom line is that the days when an opener simply opens and closes your garage door are passed,” said Mark. “Now there are new options that make your garage door even more secure. Whether you have children or pets in the home, you need a garage door and an opener that boasts the best safety features available.”