Types of Garage Door Openers

Serving Huntersville, Winston-Salem & Mooresville, NC

A garage door opener is the easiest way to automatically open your garage from the convenience of your vehicle or home. Aside from being hassle free, garage door openers allow you to customize the noise and speed of your door, while also ensuring safety and security. There are three main types of automatic garage door openers, each offering a different variation of speed and noise, but still performing the same simple task.

Chain Drive Garage Door Openers:

The chain drive is the oldest and most common form of garage door openers. It uses a chain attached to a metal trolley, which, due to vibrations of the metal to metal, can be very noisy. However, if noise is not a factor, than chain drive openers are the most economically friendly and dependable.

Screw Drive Garage Door Openers:

The screw drive opener uses a threaded steel rod to raise and lower the door. This type of opener requires low maintenance due to the few moving parts. As long as the mechanism is kept lubricated, these units are a much quieter option. Aside from the noise benefit, the screw drive garage door opener is the fastest, opening a door at 10-12 inches per second, compared to the standard 6-8 inches.


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