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Garage Door Opener Installation Cost Guide

Are you tired of having to manually open and close your garage door? This can be a serious inconvenience, especially on colder days of the year when the last thing you want is to get out of your warm car just to open or close a door. If this scenario sounds familiar to you, then it may be time to install an automatic garage door opener. Doing so can be a great way to make your life a lot easier by allowing you to open and close your door with the simple push of a button.

National Install a Garage Door Opener Costs

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National Install a Garage Door Opener Costs
Average reported cost $314
Number of Cost Profiles 4797 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $54
Maximum reported cost $720
Most homeowners spent between: $245 to $365

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How Does a Garage Door Opener Work?

An automatic garage door opener is generally powered by a small motor in a box that is hooked up to the ceiling of your garage. This motor powers the door to run up and down a track using a series of pulleys and chains. Most garage door openers also have sensors in place near the door that will prevent it from closing if blocked. This is a safety measure in place to prevent people from getting injured or belongings from being damaged. The door can be opened and closed using a remote device that is typically kept in one's vehicle for convenience and ease of use.

Having a Garage Door Opener Installed

Typically, it is best to have an automatic garage door opener installed by a professional rather than attempting to do it yourself. After all, the mechanics involved in such a project can be quite complex. Many homeowners are pleasantly surprised to find that garage door opener installation is actually quite affordable. Some companies even offer flexible payment plans or financing for those who wish to break their payments up into monthly installments rather than handling the balance in full.

Benefits of Garage Door Opener Installation

There are many benefits that come with having a garage door opener installed. Perhaps the most essential is not having to get out of one's car to enter or exit the garage; simply press a button and let the motor do the work for you. Furthermore, automatic garage door openers save you the physical stress of lifting a heavy garage door, which can be especially dangerous in icy conditions. Consider contacting a local garage door company to request an installation estimate or schedule an appointment today.

Last updated on May 17, 2016

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