When it comes to garage door openers, you will discover that there are various types that use different methods of how the garage door opener functions. One method the AAA Action Garage Doors wants to break down and discuss is the various systems that lift the garage door.
We will tell you how they work and the advantages of each type. This information will help in the event that a home owner may need to replace this component.
Screw Drive Garage Door Openers
The screw drive garage door opener functions far more differently than a chain or a belt drive garage door opener. A screw drive opener uses a trolley that makes its way along a threaded-steel rod. This rod rotates the motor which will then open and close the garage door. The screw drive opener has a much different pulling and pushing force than a belt or chain driver opener as well. One advantage of the screw drive opener is that it is much easier to maintain due to fewer moving parts. There is no need for tightening or adjustments like a chain or belt drive opener. Another perk for the screw drive openers is that they are much quieter than the other openers. Even after long use the screw drive opener remains quiet. They also open and close much more smoothly. A screw drive opener tends to be more expensive but some will say it is the superior garage door opener and is well worth the investment.
Belt Drive Garage Door Openers
A belt drive garage door opener functions just like a chain drive opener. However it uses a rubber belt that raises and drops the garage door. The belt itself is reinforced with a steel cable in the interior of the rubber. The belts can also be covered with a fiberglass or polyurethane. A belt drive opener is best used on smaller or lighter weight garage doors, where a chain works best for the heavier garage doors. Belt drive doors are even quieter than a screw drive opener, being rated as the most noise reductive type of garage door opener on today’s market. The belt drive openers take less time to open and close the garage door than the chain or screw drive openers. They are slightly more expensive than a chain drive opener. However some will say it too is worth the extra expense for the noise reduction and faster opening and closing time.
Chain Drive Garage Door Openers
The chain drive garage door opener is by far one of the most common types of openers used by homeowners. Chain drive openers are the cheapest and last the longest of all openers. The chain drive openers use a chain that’s very similar to those found on bicycles. The chain pushes the trolley that connects to the garage door. In turn, this opens and closes the garage door along a track. They do require periodic adjustments, and more maintenance than other garage door openers. However they are simple, minor adjustments, with low maintenance. They are cheap and reliable openers. The down side is they create more noise while in use. If you’re not bothered by the noise then the chain drive garage door opener is a great and cheap investment.
Garage Door Spring Repair, Replacement & More in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada
All garage door openers are great and reliable. The choice will come down to the individual’s preference on what they would like in their home. AAA Action Garage Doors can help you repair or replace your garage door and all its components. If your garage door is not functioning properly, contact AAA Action Garage doors today and we will be there to keep your garage door working smoothly.