Openers

Picking the perfect garage door opener can be a tough decision to make. It doesn’t help that there’s a wide variety of different types to choose from, all with their own set of pros and cons. Choosing the right garage door opener for your home can feel like a shot in the dark at times, but it doesn’t have to be. Milwaukee Garage Door Pros is here to help you choose the best garage door opener for your home.

Types

There are three main types of garage door openers. Each one is different and presents its own set of pros and cons. These are chain drive, belt drive, and screw drive.

Chain drive

This type of garage door opener is purchased most commonly among residential homeowners. As you might have guessed, it works by using a chain to push or pull a trolley, which moves your door up or down. The main benefit of using a chain-drive garage door opener is that that they are affordable, durable and reliable. However, these openers can get pretty noisy, especially if your garage is attached to your home. For this reason, they are often best used in detached garages.

Belt Drive

The belt drive garage door opener uses a belt instead of a chain to move your door up and down. This type of garage door opener is much quieter than chain drive openers. Because of this, they are ideal for attached garages. Belt driver openers will fetch a higher price tag than the chain drive, but they are worth the price for homes who want a garage door opener that is quiet.

Screw drive

Screw drive garage door openers work by rotating a threaded steel rod, which moves the trolley that opens and closes your garage door. Generally speaking, screw drive openers operate with fewer components than the two alternatives listed above. Because of this, they require less maintenance and are easier to repair. This type of garage door opener is quieter than a chain drive, but a bit noisier than a belt drive.

Choosing the right garage door opener for your home is really only half of the battle. The other half is choosing the best installation provider. Because of the dangers and risks involved in installing such a complex system, you need a qualified expert to do the dirty work for you. Milwaukee Garage Door Pros have decades of experience and will always be there to help you choose the best option and install it for you seamlessly.

Call us today at (414) 312-4460 and find the best garage door opener for your home.