There are few things worse than driving home in the pouring rain, only to have to get out of the car and sprint the last twenty feet through a torrential downpour to your front door… simply because your garage door isn’t automatic. Does this describe your current setup? If so, you’re probably ready to take care of this problem. If you’re looking to install an automatic garage door opener or if you currently have one and are looking to upgrade and replace it - then read on to learn about what types of garage door openers are available for you.
These are the type of openers you’re most familiar with. A unit affixed to the ceiling pulls the garage door up a track with (you guessed it) a chain. These units are tough and reliable, and can work in almost any climate condition. The problem most people have with these openers is that they can be loud. If you have a separate garage, then that’s most likely not a problem. But, if the garage you park in is attached to the house, it can be a bit of a headache to listen to. Our garage door opener replacement professionals can provide a custom solution to fix this.
A belt drives operate in a very similar fashion to chain drives, but instead of a chain, the unit is pulled by a belt. Because of the belt, these units cost a little more. However, these drives are by far the smoothest and quietest garage door openers you can buy, so most people think the investment is worth it.
Screw drive openers employ a threaded rod that is rotated by a motor. As the rod rotates, the threads move the garage door up or down. This design has fewer moving parts, so there’s less maintenance involved, and because it’s built with durable steel, it is ideally suited for extreme climate conditions. These units are also much faster than other types of openers.
These reliable and quiet units work slightly differently than the other openers mentioned. Rather than being mounted on the ceiling like the other openers, a jackshaft opener is mounted to the wall. This frees up your ceiling for more storage options, as well as making this style of opener perfect for garages with unusually high or low ceilings. These units work by a motor which turns a torsion bar, lifting and lowering the door.
Now that you know a little more about garage door openers, it’s time to consider your options. If you decide you want to add a garage door, Sevan Locks & Doors is here to help you decide which type of opener is the best for your current setup. Contact us today to get started on a White Center, Capitol Hill, Seattle, or surrounding area garage door opener replacement and installation!
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