Garage Door and Opener Terms
There are a variety of garage doors and remote openers to choose from. These motorized overhead devices make entering and exiting a garage much more convenient. It is important to understand that there are different units used to open and close residential home garages as well as commercial facility garage doors. Most of these automatic devices can be installed fairly easily and typically come with remote controls that can be used in motor vehicles. Below you will find some terms that will assist you with better understanding modern garage doors and openers.
Repair Contractor or Technician – These are experts who can assist you with the installation of overhead garage doors and any repairs they may need.
Automatic Garage Door – This is an electric door that opens via a remote control device or digital wall panel.
Overhead Door Opener – This is a motorized unit that controls the operation or opening and closing of a garage door. It is typically made with metals such as steel, as well as plastic parts, springs, and a large chain.
Garage Door Car Remote – This is a compact device that can be kept in a motor vehicle and used when the garage door needs to be opened from a short distance away.
Manual Garage Door – This is a door that must be lifted or raised by hand and then pulled back down to be closed.
Car Port – This is a simplistic alternative to a standard enclosed garage, and it typically just offers a roof to park beneath but costs less money to have built or installed.