About Garage Door Openers06/23/2013 Back To Blog
Garage doors are a common addition to the modern-day home. They can improve its curbside appeal and even positively affect the property value. There are many types of doors and many things you should know about them, particularly about the opener. Here is a little basic information that you should know about your opener.
Chain Operated Opener
The garage door opener is powered by three types of powering mechanisms. The chain drive is one of them; it is the oldest kind used on older garage doors. They are known to be quite noisy and rough, however, their durability makes them last a very long time.
Belt Operated Opener
The belt operated garage door opener is powered by a rubber belt. They create very little noise and require very little upkeep. This is a good kind to have if you have a bedroom nearby. Typically, they cost more because of these benefits. Belt drive openers may also contribute to a higher property value when it is time to sell.
Screw Operated Opener
Screw operated openers sit somewhere in the middle, considering noise and price. This component has the least moving parts, making it easy to install with very little effort. This type of opener has also proven to be a good value for homeowners.
Most openers use an A/C motor which gives a quick jolt when stopping and starting. If you stop the door midway, this type of motor yanks the entire garage door frame, which is known to loosen screws, nuts, and bolts. If it is common for your household to stop the door midway, consider using a D/C motor. It offers a softer start and midstream stop which will obviously contribute to a better conditioned door.