Garage door opener in Edmond and Oklahoma City, OK

Main types of garage door opener

There are many sub-systems and components involved in your garage door system. Your garage door opener is arguably the most important of these. That is why you want to have a quality and reliable garage door opener from the get go. Garage Door Systems can help you with all aspects of your garage door, including the ever important opener. They provide garage door installation and repair throughout Edmond, OKC, Oklahoma City and Yukon.

There are different types and makes of garage door openers. Of course what you want is one that works for as long as possible, irrespective of the type. But it’s good to know a bit about it because that means you can make a better decision.

There are 3 main types of garage door openers, namely chain driven, belt driven and screw driven. Chain drive openers are the most common. This type of garage door opener uses a chain to help with the heavy lifting. Now we all know chains are pretty strong. After all you had a chain on your bicycle when you were a kid and that helped you cover endless miles. Now a chain can certainly help your garage door open and close for thousands of times. One thing to keep in mind is that a chain drive opener can be a bit noisy, you don’t exactly want it next to your bedroom. However, if your garage is somewhat detached, a Liftmaster 3255 can be a good choice for a garage door opener.

The Liftmaster 8557 is a good example of a belt driven opener. They are also pretty strong and silent. They are a bit more expensive, but if your garage is attached, this will be a good choice. The Liftmaster 3240 is a good example of a screw driven opener. This opener has less working parts which could mean less repairs and maintenance. But again noise is a factor.

The experts at Garage Door Systems will be happy to advise you about the option for you and your specific type of garage door.