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Types of Garage Door Openers


By ProMatcher Staff





There are three different types of garage door openers: belt drive, chain drive, and screw drive garage door openers. The garage door opener engages the spring, which in turn, does most of the heavy lifting when the garage door is opened.

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Chain Drive

Chain drive garage door openers are the most popular type. They are affordable and durable. However, chain driven openers can be quite noisy when opening and closing. If your garage is located close to living spaces, a chain drive opener may not work well for you.

Belt Drive

Belt drive garage door openers are the most expensive option, but they are incredibly quiet and operate very smoothly. These openers work best in garages that are located in close proximity to bedrooms and living spaces.

Screw Drive

Screw drive garage door openers are moderately priced and relatively quiet. The door may move slower, but there is minimal maintenance as there are fewer moving parts that may break or rust.

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