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What do I Need to Know About My Garage Door Remote?

If you own a garage door, you know how convenient a garage door remote control is. It’s great to have easy access that lets you open and close your garage door from several feet away.  The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair put together a few things you need to know about your remote.

What Does A Garage Door Remote Do?

Your garage door remote acts just like a key to enter your home. If you have a home entry door in your garage, then your remote is even more helpful. These small devices have a button that you simply push to open and close the garage door.

Most people keep these in their cars for easy access. The remote has small wiring that triggers a signal in the opener when you push the button. Your remote is uniquely designed to your door.

Replacing Your Remote

There are many reasons to replace your remote. Most remotes get replaced when they stop working. If the door works when you push the wall controls but not when you push the remote, you probably need a replacement.

Before you replace your remote, check to see if it needs a new battery. These batteries have a certain lifespan just like any other battery. Unscrew the back of the remote and pop it open. Remove the old batteries and replace them with new ones to see if that’s the problem.

Other Troubleshooting Tips

If your remote doesn’t work after you replace the batteries, you might need a new one. Sometimes the device is old it needs new wiring. It’s not hard to find a replacement. Most remotes are easy to find online.

Upgrades and Security Features

Newer technology offers some great features on appliances we use every day. You can get some helpful features for your garage door appliances as well. Upgrading your remote lets you have better security for your home.

Smartphone Features

If you have a smartphone, you can download apps for your remote. These apps let you open and close your door from your phone. This is helpful if you forget to close your door when you leave the house.

Better Safety

Garage door safety is a huge concern especially if you have small children around the house. The good news is that some newer remotes come with safety lock features. Always talk to your children about the dangers of garage doors and they aren’t toys to play with.

Universal Remotes

Most remotes are only compatible with the same garage door brand. For example, only Liftmaster remotes will work with a Liftmaster door. However, with newer technology, some manufacturers make remotes that work with any garage door.  

You can do a simple search online if you’re interested in these remotes. Your local garage door experts can also help you find what you’re looking for.

Contact Us Today For a New Remove

These are just a few things to know about your garage door remote. Call the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair today and we’ll get someone out to your home if you need a new remote. They’ll help you find the right remote for your door.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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