One of the things that I have always wanted to do with the house is to have a garage door that automatically opens. I am completely in the habit now of getting out of the car and opening the garage door by hand, but it would be nice to install a garage door opener so that I just have to click the button and the door will open on it’s own. I don’t mind doing the work myself, but the door can get heavy, and when there is rain coming down it definitely would be nice if I could just have the button in the car to click and the door would open. The reason there isn’t one is because it is a stand alone garage, and so you have to go outside anyway to get out of the garage and back into the house. The previous owner just never felt like it would have any kind of savings of time or energy to just do it yourself, because you have to go outside to get into the house anyway. But my wife really hates to open the door by herself, and it can get heavy and cumbersome, especially when you are having to carry in something from the car into the house. Then you have your arms full, and you have figure out how to stop and click the button on the wall and then duck out as the garage door comes down. And that can get a little tricky some times, with carrying groceries inside or other heavy items.
I was checking them out online the other day, and the garage door openers don’t really seem to be that expensive or that complicated to get installed. There is a great garage door repair company in our area and I would just schedule them to come out and get it taken care of for us. I know that even if I have the opener on hand, I would still need some help to install it. So I’m going to order the one that I think would be the best, based on the reviews and other things that are listed in the comments section of the purchasing website. And then I’ll have the garage door repair company come out and put the contraption in for me and help teach me how to program and monitor the opener. I know that they have small engines in them, and that is what it uses to open the door. You need to be sure that they are taken care of and that the upkeep is done, and you also need to ensure that the garage door opener is programmed after you put it up, so that it isn’t the stock code that will open it. That way our openers will be unique and will decrease the chances that someone else will be able to open our garage door without actually having our openers. But I think my wife will be really happy about this new addition to the home, because it will make things easier.