According to a recent study, over three out of four homeowners (76%) in the United States have carried out at least one home improvement project in 2020. If you are looking for a simple home improvement project that adds a modern touch and convenience to your home, your garage is a great place to start. A new opener is an easy fix for a garage in need of some TLC.  Today’s new models offer conveniences and capabilities that you probably don’t know about. Here are 5 reasons why buying a new garage door opener makes sense.

1. They Are Quieter:

If your old garage door opener sounds like a freight train coming through your attached living spaces, you’ll be amazed at just how quiet a new opener can be. While any new opener is going to be quieter than the one it replaces, belt drive openers with DC motors like the LiftMaster WLED  and wall-mount openers like the LiftMaster 8500W are especially silent and operate with a quiet hum that won’t disturb family members in adjacent living spaces.

2. They Are Smarter:

No smart home is complete without a smart garage. Today’s LiftMaster garage door openers work seamlessly with the myQ app so you can monitor and control your garage door from anywhere. Some models, like the LiftMaster Secure View, have a built-in camera, adding live streaming video, recorded events, and 2-way communication to the myQ app. A smart garage door opener provides homeowners with the peace of mind that their family, possessions, and even Key by Amazon In-Garage Deliveries are secure. And they are compatible with many of today’s smart home platforms.

3. They Are Brighter:

If you are trying to make the most of the extra space in your garage, dim lighting isn’t an option. Try a new garage door opener with built-in LED lighting which illuminates the whole garage brightly and evenly, from corner to corner. It’s perfect for people who keep their workbench in the garage, use the space for working out and other activities, or just want some extra lighting! 

4. They Are Safer

If your garage door opener was manufactured before 1993 – you probably don’t have the latest safety features.  Photo eyes, or safety reversing sensors, are mandatory in all new garage door openers sold in the U.S., and they prevent injury by reversing the door’s downward travel when something or someone breaks the invisible beam. If you don’t have photo eyes, you simply don’t have the safest garage door opener available. 

5. They Free Up Extra Space

While most openers traditionally hang from the ceiling, some like the LiftMaster 8500W are mounted beside the garage door. Wall-mount openers free up ceiling space for extra storage and help you attain that clutter-free garage of your dreams. Because they’re not mounted to the ceiling, people in living spaces above the garage won’t feel the vibration of an operating garage door opener making them another great option for those seeking some peace-and-quiet.