Extra garage door opener remotes come in handy; however, choosing the right opener can be confusing. Each manufacturer makes its own replacement remotes, and universal remotes are also available. You must determine the features you need and the size of the remote. Full-size remotes clip onto the car visor. This is convenient; however, it may become a security risk if your car is stolen. Mini-remotes clip onto your key chain and operate just like a full-size remote.
Find the Garage Door Opener Information
Look for the manufacturer and model information on the motor unit found on the garage ceiling or on the external receiver near the wire antenna. Using the manufacturer information, you can purchase an exact replacement for the garage door remote by matching brand and model number and purchasing it directly from a representative of the manufacturer, your local hardware store or online. If you have an older garage door opener, this is the way to go. Many universal remotes do not work on older models, but the manufacturers still sell the remotes.
Universal Garage Door Remote Controls
Universal garage door remote controls are available that you can program for use with most brands of newer garage door openers. You still need to know the manufacturer to make sure the remote works for your garage door and to program the remote. You can program universal garage door openers to open one or two garage doors. With the addition of a light control switch, a universal remote also turns on the garage light or your home lights. If you have a newer garage door opener but you are unsure of the exact model, a universal remote will probably do the trick.
The number of buttons on your garage door remote is determined by how many devices you want it to control. If you have two garage doors and a remote-controlled garage light, you need three buttons. One garage door and one light or two doors requires two buttons. Garage door remotes are available with up to four buttons.
Programming the Remote
If you purchase the remote for your particular brand of garage door, programming is usually simple. You press, hold and release the buttons in the pattern specified in the instructions and the remote will automatically determine the right radio frequencies for your garage door opener. Universal remotes are a little more complicated. You have to first set the dip switches on the remote to indicate the garage door opener brand, then the radio frequency. Your universal remote should come with a full set of programming instructions.
You can also replace a garage door opener with a wireless keypad. Wireless keypads can open up to three different gates or garage doors, and are usually mounted outside the garage so that family members can open the garage without the remote. Wireless keypads require a security code to open the garage door. They are convenient if you have lost or forgotten your remote and for use by temporary guests or service persons.
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You will realize the importance of operating your garage door opener through a remote when it malfunctions or conks out. That’s when the convenience and time-saving benefits you regularly enjoy with it as you get in and out of your garage will be replaced by frustration.
KC Garage Door Repair specializes in garage door systems including the remote device that controls the opening and closing of the door. Our electronic technicians are familiar with the technology used with different brands and make of remotes. We perform reliable troubleshooting of the issue that consists of reliable testing and an in-depth analysis of the root cause of the problem. We can determine whether interference affect your remote gadget and repair the unit when feasible, otherwise, we recommend replacement. We program the replacement remote unit to be able to communicate with your receiver.
Do not allow remote problems to let you lose the convenience of using your garage door opener that has been a part of your comfortable daily life. Call us for your remote repair or replacement and installation service.
A garage door opener is a device that completes the benefits of your garage door system. Without it, your garage door is just an ordinary door that is manually operated.
We bring you the full convenience of technology through our garage door openers. We can install the right door opener for your garage that will suit your needs and budget. We are experts in all types of garage door openers including chain-driven openers that are good built, strong, and best for heavy doors; belt-driven openers, with the quiet operation but more expensive; and jackshaft garage door openers offering convenient and reliable performance that work well in garages with any ceiling height without the need to install an overhead opener. You will appreciate the benefits each of these openers when our garage door professionals discuss them with you.
We will work with you to provide a garage door opener that works best for you and meets all your needs. Contact us today to request a consultation and estimate.
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