Garage Door Opener Drive Types:
Chain drive garage door openers are known for their durability and affordability. These workhorses use a metal chain to pull or push the door. While they can be a bit noisy, they are a reliable choice for heavy garage doors and are available in various horsepower options.
If you prefer a quieter option, belt drive openers are the way to go. They use a rubber belt to smoothly and silently operate your garage door. Perfect for homes with bedrooms above or next to the garage, belt drive openers are available in a range of horsepower settings.
Screw drive openers use a threaded steel rod to move the door. They strike a balance between the durability of chain drives and the quiet operation of belt drives. These are an excellent choice for many homeowners and come in various horsepower ratings.
Wall-mount garage door openers mount on the wall next to the garage door, freeing up the space overhead and opening up the possibilities to maximize your garage space.
Garage Door Opener Horsepower Options
Selecting the right garage door opener horsepower is crucial for ensuring your door operates effectively and efficiently.
1/2 Horsepower (HP)
Typically used for very light single-car garage doors.