Garage Door Openers
The team with Austin Overhead Garage Doors can install or repair your garage door opener system. We can help you find the opener system that works best for your situation. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have about garage door openers and their installation.
Pros and Cons of a Chain DriveWhen you start looking at your options for a new garage door opener, you will notice that they are grouped by the type of drive it uses. An opener with a chain drive is an economical choice. It is also a popular drive which may mean you will be able to easily find an option with the features you want. The chain drive uses a metal chain to raise and lower the door which may cause more noise than other options. If you have a detached garage, this might not be an issue. You may want to choose a quieter option if your opener will be operating close to bedrooms or other living areas.
Why a Screw Drive Might Be the Right ChoiceAnother option for your garage door opener is the screw drive. This drive uses a threaded steel rod to operate the opener system. Screw drives have fewer moving parts making them a reliable option that needs less maintenance over time. Another benefit of the screw drive is that they are quieter than a chain drive. Screw drives are also a great choice if you have larger or wider doors. Screw drives are able to create the force needed to lift these doors easily.
Will A Belt Drive Work Best For You?Out of these options, belt drives offer the quietest operation. This drive operates similarly to a chain drive but by using a belt you get smoother function. This means you lose a lot of the vibration you get when opening a garage door with a chain or screw drive. Add this to the quieter motor operation and you have a great option for garage doors that are located under bedrooms. We can help you to weigh the benefits of all your options and help you find the drive that works best for your situation.
New Features that Make Life EasierOnce you have decided on what type of drive will work best for you, you will want to look at what other features are available. Improving technology has made it possible to control your garage door from your smartphone. Some other features you may want to look for are:
- Added Lighting
- Rolling Code Security
- Motion Detection Lighting
- Battery Backup
- Remote Entry