While most who own garage doors in today’s modern age have already connected them to electrical openers, not everyone has come to this point. Some home and business owners are still laboring with manually operated garage doors even in 2018, and doing so at the expense of both convenience and, more importantly, safety.

At Crawford Door Sales, we can help pull you into the 21st century when it comes to your garage door. We have multiple electrical garage door operation systems available, combining safety and ease of operation at an easily affordable price. Let’s look at a few of the reasons why anyone still working with a manual garage door should strongly consider the upgrade to an electrical opener in the near future.

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Sensor Beam

One of the primary reasons electrical garage door operating systems were invented was to decrease the risks posed by a closing garage door, which is heavy and can be dangerous without the right precautions. One big area here was the potential for the door to close on items or even people or pets – this was solved in large part by the advent of sensor beams, which sit on either side of the garage door and sense the presence of any objects.

This is through a continuous beam of light, one that registers if it’s interrupted. If this interruption takes place during the closing of the garage, the door will be stopped and will not close. Not only does this keep you and your family safe around the garage, it also removes the risk of damage to cars or other valuables through carelessness or inattention. The combined safety and efficiency value here is one of the primary cases for making the move to an electrical model.

Remote Entry

Another area that affects both convenience and safety is the added remote entry ability from electrical doors. You don’t have to get out of your car to open the garage, which is more convenient and also keeps you from any risks of slipping on ice or wading through snow during the winter. There are also no keys or locks to worry about.

Light and Safety

On top of these other significant benefits, electric garage door systems also connect to lights in the garage that turn on whenever you open or close the door. The increased visibility inside the garage is great, once again, for both safety and convenience of those using the garage. In addition, this light will act as a deterrent for potential burglars who may look to enter through the garage at night.


Finally, these systems are supremely affordable today. Our garage door operating systems come with full lifetime warranties, and because these are so common among home and business owners today, they’re not very expensive at all.
For more on why you should strongly consider an electric garage door opener if you aren’t already using one, or to learn about any of our garage door services or products, speak to the pros at Crawford Door Sales today.

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