When you buy a house the garage door is already there and you don’t really have any say in what you get. The standard garage door motor and door panels are part of the house and it is probably the same garage door and motor that is on the rest of the neighborhood. If you have ever had to replace a garage door opener, motor, door or spring you know that there are probably much more options that you have been unaware of. There are a ton of garage doors that you can choose from including the material that it is made from and the colors that it comes in. You can also choose from different garage door springs which is the part of the door and motor that actually allow the door to open and close. One part of the door that you can also choose when you have to replace is the actual garage door opener. AAA Action Garage Doors has three different types of garage door openers that you can choose from when you are ready to replace.
Chain Drive Garage Door Opener
This is the most common type of garage door opener that is used in many houses across the United States. This opener uses a chain that is the mechanism that that pushes and pulls the door open or closed. This type of opener is a good choice if you want something that is affordable and will last a long time this is a great option for you. The con when it comes to this one is that they tend to make more noise than some of the other options. If you can stand the sound this could be ok.
Belt Drive Garage Door Opener
The difference between this option and the chain drive is that it has a belt in place of the chain. It still uses the belt to push or pull the door. This option is great if you have an attached garage because the amount of noise that these ones offer is quite a bit less. If you have a garage that is opened and closed often or at all hours of the night this might be the best choice for you. The con is that this is going to be a bit more expensive than the more standard chain drive.
Screw Drive Garage Door Opener
This option doesn’t use a belt or a chain but instead has a steel rod that rotates to move the garage door open and closed. This option is great because there are less parts and that means there are less things that can go wrong with this door. It also means the maintenance on these doors are easier as well.