Are you buying a new property without an automated garage door opener? Are you building an addition to your home in the form of a new garage?
If you’re doing either of those things, then there’s no doubt that you need to start budgeting right away for a garage door opener.
You don’t want to have to manually haul the garage door open and closed every time you want to use the garage.
Instead, you should know these types of garage door openers so that you’re fully informed as to which automated opening mechanism is ideal for your particular situation. Keep reading to learn more.
The chain-drive opener for garage doors has (you guessed it) a chain that connects to the motorized trolley that opens the door.
The big upside with chain-drive openers is that they are relatively inexpensive. If budget is a big concern, then the chain-drive opening mechanism is the way to go.
However, they’re not the best type of garage door opener. While they will get the job done, they are extremely noisy so hardly ideal for the rest of your household if you plan to be going in and out at night or early hours of the morning.
A belt-drive opener works in much the same way as the chain-drive opener. The only difference is that the mechanism used to operate the trolley is a belt instead of a chain.
Because belts are made of rubber and chains are made of metal, the belt is far quieter than the chain-drive…