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The Types of Garage Door Openers

One of the most important components of an automated garage door is the garage door opener. This component is what separates an automated garage door from a manually-operated one. However, there are almost as many types of garage door openers as there are kinds of garage doors. The following are the different types of garage door openers installed in automated garage doors:

Chain-drive openers

-Although chain-drive openers are one of the oldest types, they remain to be among the most reliable today. This model has remained popular for many homeowners since it is one of the most affordable. It operates similarly with a bicycle chain and can be very noisy. If the garage door is located near the bedrooms, choosing a quieter version may be necessary. Updated chain-drive models being sold nowadays, however, operate through a quieter system.

Screw-drive openers

-The screw-drive opener operates without producing too much noise, mainly because it has very few moving parts. This is also due mainly to its plastic-lined tracks. If you prefer a garage door that doesn’t produce too much noise and is relatively low-maintenance, a screw-drive opener is an excellent choice.

Belt-drive openers

-Although considerably a more expensive investment, a belt-drive opener is one of the newest and quietest models around. The design of a belt-driven opener is almost the same as that of a chain-drive system, except that the belts may be made of polyurethane or fiberglass.

Jackshaft openers

-Jackshaft openers are wall-mounted openers driven by a 24-v DC motor. The garage door is raised through cables that move the torsion bar and, as a result, raises the door. On the other hand, the door is lowered through loosened cables, which take place through the reversal of the motor.

Direct-drive openers

-With the motor being the only moving part, direct-drive openers are considered to be the quietest openers available. Many units are manufactured in Germany, the prices of which are almost comparable to those of belt-drive units. At Redmond Garage Door Repair Services, your safety, security, and peace of mind are our immediate concerns and priority while attending to garage door service requests. Whether in an emergency situation or a non-emergency one, we offer some of the best turnaround times in the city for garage door services. We also ensure that all our technicians are background-verified as your safety and security could never be compromised.

The Redmond Garage Door Repair Services is a team of qualified, skilled and licenses professional that offers a whole gamut of garage door services in Redmond, WA. From installing a new door to repairing a broken component or performing regular servicing and updates, the Redmond Garage Door Repair Services team is equipped to handle everything related to garage doors.

For any concerns or repairs on garage door opener motor troubles, don’t hesitate to contact a garage door company you can trust. Get in touch with us at Redmond Garage Door today for garage door opener troubles, new motor installations or motor repairs.

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Hello, I'm Kieth and I've been working with Redmond Garage Door Repair for over six years now. I wrote this Article to help more customer understand the different types of ways of opening a garage door. I hope you find it helpful and useful.
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