Garage Door Openers You Can Choose10/20/2014 Back To Blog
Whether you have glass garage doors or metal panels, having the right electric opener is a must. The proper selection of the opener is directly associated with your daily access to the garage but also your safety. So, you must not disregard the importance of spending some time studying your needs and checking out what is available in the market. If you are going to invest in a new electric garage door opener, at least make sure your money is invested in the right product.
There are a several choices that you can pick from
* Belt drive opener
This is the quietest opener that you can get. It is driven by a belt. If you want quiet operation or your bedroom is right above your overhead door, it's best to invest in belt drive options.
* Screw drive opener
The screw drive opener is driven by a metal that looks like screw and it can be sort of noisy but it doesn't require maintenance too often.
* Chain drive opener
The chain drive garage door opener as its name suggests is driven by a chain. Chains are naturally noisy and so it will be up to you whether you want a loud opener. Though, it's extremely strong and although it will need lubrication maintenance, it is ideal for extremely heavy doors.
Place emphasis on your safety
The most significant point when you are choosing garage door openers is your safety. It's vital to get openers, which are checked and are “listed” by the UL 325 label. This would mean that the safety standards are met and you can be sure that the safety beams will activate the reverse mechanism should anyone be in the way of the descending sectional doors. Since the speed of the door is also determined by the opener, you must choose the right horsepower when you are selecting motors. Usually, ½ hp is sufficient for average doors but you must always check the door's weight beforehand to be certain you are choosing the right one.