Types of Garage Door Openers


Types of Garage Door OpenersGetting a new garage door opener can be an important step for a homeowner. When searching for a new garage door opener, homeowners will find there are three distinct operating modes that garage door openers utilize. More often than not, weather patterns and climate can be pivotal in determining the garage door opener that best suits the home.

Screw Driven Openers

Screw driven garage door openers are among the most affordable available. The trade off with this operation type is that they are typically slower, and noisier, than other garage door opener systems. This type of opener utilizes a lifting device that runs on a threaded steel rod, instead of a belt or chain. Screw driven garage door openers are not recommended outside of areas where temperatures fluctuate as this can cause reliability issues. If the weather does not remain constant throughout the year, this type of opener should be avoided.

Chain Driven Openers

The most commonly used type of garage door opener is the chain driven operation type. This type of garage door opener is praised for its reliability while maintaining affordability. The chain driven garage door opener assists the garage door through the tracking system with the use of a metal chain that is somewhat similar to a bicycle chain. Metal to metal contact is the most prominent source of noise and vibration associated with this type of garage door opener.

Belt Driven Openers

Belt driven garage door openers are the most praised type of garage door opener within the garage door industry. Though this type of garage door opener is among the most expensive, operation is virtually silent while maintaining the reliability of a chain driven opener. This type of garage door opener feeds the door through the tracking with the assistance of a steel-reinforced belt for flawless operation.

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