Reasons to Upgrade to an Automatic Garage Door

Your garage door is used more often than you may realize. If you have a manual garage door, upgrading to an automatic door will provide several benefits. Here are four key reasons to upgrade from a manual garage to an automatic garage door.


Manually opening and closing your garage door is a hassle. No one wants to leave the comfort of their car to open or close the garage, especially in bad weather. An automatic garage door is much more convenient to operate. You can open and close the door with the touch of a button. In other words, you sit comfortably in your car.

Enhanced Security

Automatic garage doors provide your home with an additional layer of security. Many garage door openers operate on a rolling frequency which transmits a new security code each time you use the remote. Many doors also have a vacation lock, which disables the remote and prevents the garage from opening from outside.


Garage doors are heavy. For older people with medical concerns, lifting a heavy garage door may be very challenging. An automatic garage door is much easier to operate, with no heavy lifting involved. Modern garage doors come equipped with a number of safety features. Photoelectric sensors will prevent the door from closing on pets or people. The door will open back up if anything is in its path.

Smart Technology

Many modern garage doors are equipped with “smart” features, allowing you to operate your garage door with your smartphone. If you’re busy, it’s easy to accidentally leave your garage door open while you’re away. Smart garage doors eliminate this worry. With your phone, you can operate your garage door from anywhere. Some garage doors also have a timer that will automatically close the door after a specified amount of time.

Missouri Door & Dock offers garage door sales and installation throughout the St. Louis and Metro East areas. To schedule an appointment or to talk to someone about why you should upgrade to an automatic garage door Contact us.