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The choices in garage door openers

The choices in garage door openers
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Some people mistakenly consider the remotes for opening the garage doors to be the openers. However, it is the overhead device attached that is responsible for performing this task. This device can be broadly categorized into three types, which include;

1. Chain drive garage door opener
2. Belt drive garage door opener
3. Screw drive garage door opener

It is worth mentioning at this point that every system can have a few advanced or distinct attributes depending on the manufacturer of these devices.

1. Chain drive garage door opener

The choices in garage door openersOne of the few attributes pertaining to this opening system is that it is cost effective and durable. The system includes a chain around a rail, which also makes it the noisiest of the three types available. Sometimes these openers tend to cause jerks; however, improvised models feature coated rails to control the noise. In addition, these endure more pressure and weight than other opening systems.

2. Belt drive garage door opener

This opening system for the garages is the quietest of all featuring a rubber belt instead of a chain. With that said, it is also the most expensive of all the types available. It is also worth mentioning that this type of opening system does not support very heavy, tall or bulky doors.

3. Screw drive garage door opener

This model features a threaded steel rod and comes with an engine which helps it perform efficiently even in the extreme temperatures during which the other opening systems may malfunction. However these might be a bit difficult to find as not many models of this type are manufactured now.

Some newer versions of the garage door openers feature a device attached directly to the torsion spring shaft and are referred to as the torsion door openers. This model too is very quiet and provides more headroom.

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