Types of Garage Door Openers

August 31, 2021

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An efficient garage door opener will help you to save a lot of time and effort getting out of your car and operate the garage door. It also increases your protection by enabling you to get out of the car when you are inside the garage. Today, there are several types, models, and drive systems of garage door openers available in the market to choose from. If you are aware of the different types of garage door openers available in the market, then it would be easy to make a decision about buying a new garage door opener that suits your needs and budget. Following are the basic types of garage door openers:

Drive system of garage door: The first important point that you would have to consider while shopping for a new garage door opener is the type of operating system you will have for your garage door. These drive systems are considered as an operating mechanism that lifts and lowers the garage door when you command it using a handy remote control transmitter.

  • The chain drive system is famous among all types of garage door system which is produced from the older technology that existed before the creating of the automated version of openers. The chain drive system can be placed in the center of a ceiling to assists the garage door in the lifting process on the tracks placed either sides of garage door frame.
  • On the other hand, the screw drive system is more powerful than chain drive system. It also needs little maintenance service. It is due to the fact that few parts are involved in the assembly of opener. This system is used to lift the garage door with the help of steel rod mechanism placed at the middle of garage’s ceiling. It also operates quietly as compared to the chain drive system.  
  • Computer or belt drive system is a new system that does not have features of chain or screw drive system. The computer drive system is located above the garage door opening and functions with the help of computer control. It is the quietest and smoother drive system of opener.

The motor system of opener: Garage door openers normally consist of different motors that operate using different power levels. Make sure that you check the size and weight of the garage door while choosing an opener. Choose the right motor to lift the garage door. Consult a garage door technician about the right type of motor that would suit your garage door weight and size.

Remote control of garage door: There are different types of the remote control used for the openers. These remotes are specially designed to open and close the garage door. You can choose a standard remote control transmitter along with other accessories such as, keychain remote or keypad remote.

Garage door security: All garage door openers have distinct features and safety mechanism that normally functions with the help of laser beam. It is a safety sensor to stop and reserve the garage door when something is on the oath when the garage door closes. The installation of this safety mechanism is mandated by the authorities. Some garage door openers are featured with advanced safety technology that will prevent stealing passcodes. This technology can reset the passcode each time you open the garage door to give you extra protection.