Technology is amazing, and it is mind-boggling—even to us as garage door specialists—how many ways even something as simple as a garage door can be influenced by technology.
For example, here are the 3 latest advancements in garage door technology.
Advancement #1: Smart Garage Doors
There are a number of technologies today that can open, close and monitor your garage door. The simplest one is a remote garage door opener you keep in your car to open and close the door. Going a bit more advanced, you can connect your garage door technology to a smartphone app and get pinged if the door is left open, or open and close the door remotely. Technology can also be added that will open your garage door automatically when you drive up.
The ultimate experience, and the latest advancement in garage door technology, is to tie your garage door into your entire Smart Home technology package. This will enable you to program your garage door to close on a timer or schedule, lock or unlock remotely, provide you with notifications, offer keyless entry, operate lighting and security features like alarms, and more.
Advancement #2: Insulated Garage Doors
The walls on your home are insulated, however, many people don’t consider insulating their garage as well. When you think about it, your garage door is the largest entry door to your home and offers the biggest amount of heat loss whenever it is opened. It can also provide a wide space for heat loss that can impact your home’s energy efficiency based on the R-value.
Related: Guide to Insulated Garage Doors
Advancement #3: Solar Garage Doors
Now that electric cars are becoming more popular, so are the ways to charge them.
One of the latest advancements in garage door technology is to install a garage door that is made from solar panels—a solar garage door that can store energy throughout the day and recharge your car in the evening, with zero emissions. It is sustainable, clean and efficient.
Once you arrive home, you simply plug your car into the stored energy to recharge it for the next day. Although not widely available yet, this technology is certainly making an inroad into the future.
Related: Solar Panel Garage Doors
Contact G&S Garage Doors
At G&S Garage Doors, we like to keep up with the latest advancements in garage door technology so that we can provide the latest and greatest options to our clients. The use of technology can ease our lives, save us money, and help our environment.
Technology can be defined and implemented in a number of ways that can include automation, mechanics, robotics, wireless operation, engineering and computerization.
Do you have the latest advancements in your garage door? If not, contact us at G&S Garage Doors.
If you would like more information about connecting your garage door to technology, or simply need a new garage door, opener, or garage door repair, contact G&S Garage Doors. We provide garage door services for both residential and commercial clients located throughout Northern Virginia.