If one is planning to relocate or purchase a new house, some of the main things one would check before buying or renting the house are the number of bedrooms in the house, spacious hall and a garage. If you have multiple cars then you would look for a house with a much bigger garage that would hold all the cars you own.
The garage door is one of the important moving equipment for a home. So if you are moving to a new house make sure that you put a good garage door and opener to your garage. If you are moving to a rental house then make sure the garage door and garage door opener works properly. Similar to your car, the garage door also needs service. The Garage door opener may also give you some troubles at times. But before that, one has to know about the type of garage door openers that one can use.
There are mainly three types of openers; screw driven, chain driven and belt driven.
Chain driven opener
It uses a metal chain which is similar to a bike chain. This chain is used to pull or push the trolley that opens and closes the door. It is one of the widely bought models in the market. It is much suitable for a garage door that is heavier. Many upgraded chain driven models are available in the market from which one can choose from. The advantage of using this type of door opener is; it is cost effective. On the other side, the main disadvantage is that the chain driven door opener is noisy. It would be better only if the living area of your house is not attached or near to the garage.
Screw driven opener
Here, a threaded steel rod is used to move the trolley that helps to open and close the door. It does not have many moving parts hence it is more reliable. This type of opener has to be lubricated regularly and requires more maintenance. It is less noisy compared to chain driven.
Belt driven opener
This type of garage door opener uses a rubber or similar belt to move the door up and down. This type of door opener does not have many metal parts like chain driven door opener. Hence it is noise free and the quietest model among the garage door openers. The power supplied to the Belt driven has to be concentrated. Belt driven by AC power results in slight jerk of the door hence it may produce less noise. If the belt driven is connected to DC power then it provides a soft and smooth start-up.
Advantages of Belt driven opener
This is the model which covers 95% of sales in the market. As it has many advantages over the other two models, it is widely used.
- The main advantage of this type of opener is the noise. It raises and pulls the door smoothly without any noise.
- It is suitable for all type of garage doors.
- As it uses a rubber belt, it is not necessary to lubricate it often.
- Belt driven opener raises the door more quickly when compared to the chain driven opener.
Need for garage door service
Consider a situation where you are hurrying to office and get delayed by the improper functioning of the garage door. You sit in the car and try to open the garage door, but it refuses to open. It is not possible for one to leave the office and look at the problem of the garage door. But it is one of the problems that have to be solved immediately.
So it is better to maintain the garage door and the garage door opener in a good condition by servicing it properly at regular intervals. It is better to avoid the last minute tension. Hence don’t waste your time till you are under pressure. Call us to do a complete service on your garage door and opener. We provide service in more than 125 locations in USA. So make use of our 24 hour service and get your garage door serviced immediately.