When you start to have trouble with your garage door it is most likely not the door itself but part of the mechanism that is used to raise and lower the door. The panels that make up the door are sturdy and made to last unless some force like a vehicle runs into them. You can have trouble with the spring, motor, clicker or track and that can lead to the door not functioning the way that it is supposed to or not at all. There are several option you can choose from when replacing your garage door from a screw drive, belt drive or a chain drive.
AAA Action Doors has the benefits of each type of garage door drive opener so you can decide which one is right for you.
Screw Drive Garage Door Opener: When we talk about the opener we mean the mechanism that is used to actually raise and lower the heavy door itself. One option that you can choose from is a screw drive opener. This type of system is a good option for a garage door that is a one piece unit and does not bend at each panel. The system works with a threaded steel rod and a trolley system to open and close. It uses less force that a chain or belt drive. They tend to be quieter than a chain drive and are known to last a good amount of years. The con in this type of system is that it will cost a bit more to purchase and have installed.
Chain Drive Garage Door Opener: This is the most popular garage door opening system and can be found all over America. The chain drive can open the heaviest doors and are the most affordable of the three types. The opener uses a chain just like on a bicycle and the door runs up and down on a track. You can use this type of opener on any kind and style of garage. The con of this style opener is the noise that is associated with it. They tend to make some racket as they open and close and many people don’t prefer this. On the other hand some people appreciate the noise to alert them that someone is opening the door.
Belt Drive Garage Door Opener: This is the third type of opener that you can choose from. This opener works the same as a chain system but uses a belt in place of the chain. The best part about this option is that it is very quiet and is ideal for a garage that is close to the house and homeowners that prefer as little extra noise as possible.