The difference between a garage door you have to open yourself, and with the click of a button, is a garage door opener.
You might not realize that there are a few different types of openers, each with their own price point, pros and cons. And it’s not just for opening and closing your garage door. It helps maintain the safety of your garage and home.
If you are looking to buy a new garage door opener and want to understand your options, below you’ll find more information about the 3 kinds of garage door openers: chain drive openers, belt drive openers, and screw drive openers.
Chain Drive Garage Door Openers
Chain drive openers are the most popular opener. They were also the first type of opener to be sold. They are the most affordable of the three options, and also the noisiest.
Screw Drive Garage Door Openers
Screw drive openers are more expensive than the chain drive opener. They are low maintenance, and are very easy to install.
Belt Drive Garage Door Openers
The belt drive openers work using a rubber belt, hence their name. Belt drive openers look similar to a chain drive opener. But they make almost no noise while operating. As you might expect, the belt drive openers are also the most expensive of the three. But they also have the most advanced features.
Installing a Garage Door Opener
No matter which garage door opener type you install, make sure you hire a licensed garage door company to install it for you.
There are many moving parts to a garage door, including the weight of the door, size of the springs, and thickness of the cable. You want to make sure your opener is appropriate for your garage door, and the settings are set correctly for your specifications.
If you are in the Houston, Texas area, call Perfect Solutions for a free quote and opener installation services. 281-557-6351