What To Look For in an Electric Garage Door Opener
The best electric garage door opener should have a motor powerful enough to generate a pulling force of at least 600 Newtons that can open and close a garage door at a minimum rate of 120 mm/sec. In fact, the most powerful models can generate more than 1,000 Newtons and operate at 200 mm/sec.
Essential safety features should incorporate automatic obstacle detection and a safety stop. A remote control function is obviously a standard feature on electric garage door openers. This allows you to operate the garage door from up to 30 metres away. But also look for features such as a soft stop-start and automatic close.
The best electric garage door openers come with smartphone connectivity that essentially replaces the remote control unit and allows you to operate the garage door from wherever you are and whenever you want.
I’ve heavily researched the best electric garage doors available, so read on to see what I’ve found out…