Selecting the Best Garage Door Opener for Your Home

A Belt Drive Garage Door Opener is Built to Last

Like many Americans, you depend on your garage door opener each and every time you return home from work or running errands. You’ve grown so accustomed to it working properly that it comes as a bit of a shock when you realize it’s about time to replace your garage door opener. After all, no one wants to deal with opening and closing the garage door manually, right?

We are thinking that the answer to that last question is no, because a garage door opener is very convenient. You don’t have to fumble with keys or lift a heavy door at the end of a long day. So, that means that it is time for you to look for a new garage door opener, but how do you know exactly what you need?

3 Types of Garage Door Openers

  1. Chain Drive: Chain drive door openers are the most popular and they are less expensive than your other options. We recommend that if you do choose this type of opener that you pick out a full chain one instead of the ones with a combination of a chain and steel cable.
  2. Belt Drive: This is the quietest choice for a garage door opener and the reason for the quietness is that the belt is made from rubber that is reinforced with metal wires. No rattling chains or clanking when the door is opening and closing. Also, these type of systems come with a lifetime warranty on the belt.
  3. Jackshaft: This type of garage door opener can only be used when the ceiling of your garage is higher than the height of your garage door. It can also only be used on garage doors that have a torsion spring system and it is the most expensive option that is available to you.

Of course, there are two types of motors that you will need to choose from for your new garage door opener. An AC motor will start to open the door slowly before picking up speed until it slows down again as it is stopping. On the other hand, a DC motor moves at one speed and can be used with a battery backup. The battery backup is handy when there is a power outage, because you can still use your garage door opener.

One of these options will be perfect for you and once you have replaced your garage door opener, you will once again be able to leave and enter your home with ease. We have a great selection of garage doors and garage door openers at Overhead Door Company in Tampa Bay. We’ve been providing garage door repair and replacement services for more than 60 years.

Give us a call at 813-885-3667 to discuss garage doors and garage door opener options with one of our professionals. Also, take a moment to check out some of the incredible garage door coupons we have available. We change our coupons on a regular basis, so make sure to check it out often.

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