A popular question asked by those homeowners who have electric gates, is, "Can I operate my electric gates from the same remote as my garage door?" For the most part, the answer is "Yes."
No, there is aboslutely no need to rebuild the garage door opening. Depending on the quality and type of your door, you may be able to use your existing garage door.
Automatic garage door opener units come supplied with a normal 3-pin plug as standard, so will plug into a standard household socket. Yes, there's none of those funky Euro-only or American plugs to worry about.
Most if not all modern-day openers include a courtesy light which will automatically switch on when the garage door is activated. After a period of inactivity, the light will switch off to save electricity during periods of non-use.
If your automatic garage door opener is stuck closed because of a power failure or due to a problem with the unit itself, you may still be able to open the door manually.
When you attempt to open your electric garage door, does the door go up about a foot or two then stop? This could be one of two things. If you apply pressure upwards when the door is lifting, will it go up all the way?
Are you looking for a universal garage door remote control? If you're planning to replace your existing remote control or to combine multiple remotes into a single pad, it could be the best solution.
Are you looking for a replacement garage door remote control? Have you thought about adding another remote control to your existing installation? Depending on the age of your electric garage door opener this may or may not be possible.