Three Types of Garage Door Openers11/27/2015 Back To Blog
Nobody really spends much time thinking about garage door openers, but when they do, they often get confused when they realize that there are three separate types of them. Which one to choose and why? Read on and find out.
The Three Types of Garage Door Openers in all their Glory
The first on our list is the chain drive opener. This sounds a little brutal but in fact they are the most commonly owned type. The chain is used to move a trolley that pulls your garage door,making it go up and down at will. They are strong and durable, and are also very affordable which is why they are such a popular option for people. However, it could be quite noisy.
The next one is known as a belt drive opener. This replaces the severe sounding chain with a belt which makes them considerably less noisy. They tend to make a mild whirring sound rather than a clank racket. So if your garage is attached to your house, you may want to use this one so as not to wake everyone up in the morning, but they are tad more costly.
The final entrant to the list is the screw drive garage door opener. This mechanism makes use of a thread which is put through a steel rod that connects with the trolley to control the garage door. They are very simple mechanisms with fewer features than the former systems and they also require less maintenance as the years go by. However, they can make a lot of noise and so they are not advisable if you have a garage attached to the house. Now you know, so take your pick.
Have any more questions? Let us at Garage Door Repair Wellington answer them, and install the best opener for your needs.