Are you ready to get a new garage door opener? If the answer is yes, then you might be wondering how in the world you know which one is the right one. There are four different types of openers that are used for garage doors and there are two main types used for residential garage doors.
The two types you will be looking at for your home are the chain drive or the belt drive. These two drives operate in the same way with the main opener being attached to the top of the garage in the middle and using either a belt or chain to pull the door up or lower it.
Literally, the only difference between these two openers is the that one uses a belt and one uses a chain. You may not think this is much of a difference, but the change comes in the amount of noise each makes. The chain drive will effectively open your garage door and is less expensive but is also much much louder than the belt drive. So, if your garage is under a bedroom or next to one then noise level is something you certainly want to take into account. In the long run you will be much happier with a belt drive so you don’t have to worry about waking anyone up.
If you are in the market or a new opener please give us a call here at Fort Worth Garage Doors.