Most people are not even aware that there are different types of garage door openers. There are actually 4 types of openers on the market, however, there are two types that are primarily used for residential purposes. The two types used are belt drive and chain drive. These two openers operate in the exact same way once just uses a belt and the other uses a chain to lift and lower the door…what then is the point of having the two options you may be wondering. The belt drive is much much quieter when operating. We recommend the belt drive whenever possible.
The other two openers are the jack shaft opener and the screw drive opener. These are more specialty openers and you would know if you need one of these very specific types of openers. If you are looking to install a new garage door opener give us a call and we will send a technician out today to go over all of the options.