3 Types of Garage Door Openers – Belt – Chain – Screw

There are three types of garage door drives to choose from, belt, chain, or screw.  The type of garage door opener you choose is largely based on the homeowner’s preference.  Although no specific garage door opener is better than the other, it comes down to customizing the opener to your variety of needs.  Each drive has its own set of advantages to consider. 

Belt Drive Garage Door Openers:

Garage doors openers that are belt driven use a belt instead of a chain to move the garage door.  Belt drivers are considered to be the luxury option of garage door openers due to being much quieter and sleekness.  Belt drive openers use the same mechanism as the chain drive but instead of chains it has a high tensile rubber belt which is much quieter than their chain counterparts. 

Chain Drive Garage Door Openers:

Chain driven garage doors use a metal chain to open the garage door instead of a belt.  They are built to handle heavy and frequently used doors with ease.  This style is widely used in residential garages because of its affordability and being readily available.  Chain drive units are among the oldest drive units that implement a chain to push the trolley connected the J-shaped arm and the J end is connected to the garage door.

Screw Drive Garage Door Openers:

A screw drive garage door opener uses a rod that is steel threaded upon which the trolley rides.  The threaded bar is similar to the threaded bar of a screw that provides the motion that opens and closes the garage door.  Advantages of having a screw driven garage door is it tends to be easier to maintain because of less moving pieces and they tend to be quieter than chain driven garage door openers.

Call A1 Affordable Garage Door Repair Services today for all your garage door opener needs.  We have served our customers for years and are ready to assist you in outfitting your home with the correct garage door opener. We service Plano, Frisco, Allen, Mckinney and surrounding areas with thier garage door needs.

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