How to Choose the Right Garage Opener for You
Many times it is much easier and cheaper to quickly repair your garage door opener rather than replace the entire unit. At Precision Garage Door, we service just about all major brands of garage door openers, including Genie, Liftmaster, Craftsman and Chamberlain as well as all drive types.
- Belt Drive Openers Uses a fiberglass, polyurethane, or steel-reinforced rubber belt to guide the trolley, opening or closing the door. They are very reliable and incredibly quiet. An ideal choice for attached garages where noise is an issue.
- Chain Drive Openers The most common garage door opener and operate similar to belt drives but with a chain pushing or pulling the trolley. The metal to metal function can cause these drives to be a bit more noisy than their belt driven cousins, but they do tend to be more affordable.
- Screw Drive Openers Said to be the most maintenance free opener as they have less moving pieces. The motor rotates a threaded steel rod which move the trolley allowing for quick and reliable function. In the past these openers were considered the loudest choice, but recent innovations have improved this.
- Jackshaft Openers An ideal choice when overhead clearance or high ceilings are an issue, as mount on the wall next to your door as opposed to above it. They run quiet and are very durable but do tend to be more expensive than other types of drives.
- Direct Drive Openers Moves the door up and down using only the motor. The motor itself moves along a stationary chain opening and closing the door. With only one moving part these openers are the most quiet choice and very dependable.
However, there are a few circumstances that we will either highly recommend replacement or where we cannot repair the opener due to safety standards. These include:
- Openers made before 1993
- Openers that do not have photo electric eyes
- Openers that have been recalled
- Openers that have been discontinued where parts are not available
New Garage Door Opener
When you need a new garage door opener, Precision Garage Door carries our own supremely reliable and feature-rich PDS-800 opener system and offers a FREE new door consultation and estimates at your home. This energy efficient, DC powered opener guarantees ultra smooth and quiet operation with soft-start and soft-stop for the ultimate in performance. With one of the quietest motors on the market and an amazing lifetime warranty, this opener will provide years of trouble free operation.
Don’t live with a poorly functioning garage door. We offer same day service for most opener problems and nearly all of our jobs are completed in one visit! With a majority of people using their garage door as the home’s main entrance, we understand the frustration that comes with a faulty opener. Give us a call now and we will have you back up and running in no time! And of course, for your convenience, we always offer evening and weekend appointments.