When it comes to choosing the right garage door opener, there are a few factors to consider. Chain drive garage door openers are the best option for heavier doors, while screw-operated openers are the simplest to maintain and have the fewest moving parts. Belt drive motors are the quietest, but not the cheapest. Chain drive openers are the most reliable, but also the loudest.
Screw drives are the fastest but the most expensive. Screw drives use a cart mechanism, with a motor driving a car that has a steel rod connected to the door. They are easier to maintain and repair, but more expensive than other types of openers. They are also more vulnerable to temperature changes, making them a poor choice in places with extreme weather conditions.
Belt-drive garage door openers are much quieter than chain drive models and don't have the vibration of a traditional AC motor. If you need or want your door to be quiet and run as smoothly and quickly as possible, you'll probably want to opt for belt-drive garage doors. For DIYers on a budget who want a very standard automatic garage door opener, chain drive models are the best option. If you have a heavy wooden door or an extra wide and extra tall door, then you'll probably want a screw drive garage door opener.
The experienced team of garage door service technicians at A Better Garage Door can help you decide which type of opener best suits your needs. They have installed countless garage door openers of all types for dozens of homeowners in Thornton, Broomfield and beyond. For more information on what type of garage door opener best suits your needs and for more answers to questions related to garage doors, contact an expert.