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Garage Door Opener Drive Types & Horsepower Options

Garage Door Opener Drive Types & Horsepower Options

When it comes to selecting the right garage door opener for your home, the choice between drive types and horsepower can greatly impact the performance and functionality of your garage door. Local Garage Doors is here to guide you through the options, ensuring you make an informed decision.

 

Garage Door Opener Drive Types:

Chain Drive

Local Garage Doors proudly offers chain drive garage door openers

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.

Belt Drive

Local Garage Doors proudly offers belt drive garage door openers

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

Local Garage Doors proudly offers screw drive garage door openers

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

Local Garage Doors proudly offers wall mount garage door openers

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)

Local Garage Doors proudly offers 1:2 Horsepower garage door openers.

Typically used for very light single-car garage doors.

3/4 Horsepower (HP)

Local Garage Doors proudly offers 3:4 Horsepower garage door openers.

Great for light weighted double-car garage doors.

1 Horsepower (HP)

Local Garage Doors proudly offers 1 Horsepower garage door openers.

Suitable for standard weighted double-car garage doors.

1.25 Horsepower (HP)

Local Garage Doors proudly offers 1.25 Horsepower garage door openers.

Suitable for oversized or heavy garage doors.

1.5 Horsepower (HP)

Local Garage Doors proudly offers 1.5 Horsepower garage door openers.

Provides additional power for very large and exceptionally heavy doors.

2 Horsepower (HP)

Local Garage Doors proudly offers 2 Horsepower garage door openers.

The most robust option, perfect for commercial or oversized residential garage doors.