Many homeowners don’t realize that there are several types of garage door openers. Depending on the size and weight of the door, the space available in the garage, and your budget, you have several options. Consider calling the pros at Rise & Shine Garage Doors to help you determine the best option for you!
A chain drive is one of the most common types of garage door openers. It is also the most affordable and very dependable which makes it a popular choice among homeowners. The metal chain and gear are reliable even for heavy doors, but they can be noisy.
Belt drive openers have a similar mechanical function to chain drives which makes them just as reliable, but a belt drive is much quieter. These openers are a bit more expensive but with the added benefit of less noise, they can be less disruptive if the door is opened at night when the family might be sleeping.
Screw drive garage door openers are quiet and fast but best for lightweight or single-car garage doors. The screw and gears can wear down quickly with heavier doors and constant use. You’ll also need to make sure you lubricate the gears and screw regularly to prevent premature wear. These are also recommended for homes that have separate one-car sized garage doors for a larger garage space.
Wall-mounted garage door openers are also called jackshaft or direct drive openers. These are ideal when there is little space for a traditional, overhead garage door opener. They use a system of pulleys and cables to effectively raise and lower the door. Wall-mounted openers are dependable and some of the quietest openers available. Depending on your needs, they may be similar in price to a belt drive option so if you’re upgrading, be sure to consider a wall mount as well.
Smart Garage Door Openers
These days, technology is everywhere, and it’s even reached your garage door. New smart systems can alert you if your garage door has been left open, let you open and close it from your smartphone, and even connect it to the rest of your smart home upgrades via your hub. Smart garage door openers sometimes come with optional add-ons like carbon-monoxide sensors or a parking-assist feature.
Serving the greater St. Paul, Minnesota area, Rise & Shine Garage Doors offers a wide variety of garage door openers with affordable installation rates and same-day-service availability. Let us set you up with a garage door opener that you’ll effortlessly use every day for years to come. Contact us by phone at (612) 886-9606.