Genie garage door opener.

A garage door opener can make your life a little easier. New features available on garage door openers include:

  • DC motor to provide more opening power and quieter operation.
  • Battery backup allows you to open and close the door during a power outage.
  • Close confirm remote to let you know if the garage door didn’t close properly.

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An opener can make life easy by operating your garage door, but it can do a whole lot more.

A screw drive opener with a DC motor delivers great strength and super quiet operation. A battery backup is a huge help during a power outage, and a close confirm remote can help you remember if you’ve closed the garage door.

For general safety test the opener’s sensors and reversing mechanism regularly as instructed in your manual, and teach children how to be safe around garage doors and openers.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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