Choosing A Garage Door Opener

Choosing an automatic opener for your garage door can be an important and costly decision. There are several factors that need to be considered before purchasing a new garage door opener. At Perfection Garage Doors we want to provide you with the information you need to make the right choice.

Consider Power: When choosing a garage door opener one of the most important factors to consider is the horsepower it will take to safely raise and lower your garage door. Your opener must be able to handle the height and weight of your door, so it is vital to speak to a professional about what type of motor you need.

Evaluate Types of Drives: Selecting the type of drive you need for your garage door can be a confusing process. Perfection Garage Doors can help you choose the best option for your home and garage door. Below is a comparison between the types of drives available.

Belt Drive Openers: This type of drive offers superior performance and quiet operation. The belt drive opener is a great choice for homes with living space above or next to the garage.

Chain Drive Openers: Chain drive openers are among the most frequently purchased and are often a less expensive option. This type of opener is not as quiet as other options, but if there is not living space near the garage door a chain drive can be a good choice.

Screw Drive Openers: These openers are specially designed to run smoothly and quietly. Screw drive openers have few moving parts, so little maintenance or repair is required.

Jackshaft Openers: Jackshaft openers mount on the wall beside the garage door, freeing up ceiling space. If you do not have very much headroom in your garage, a jackshaft opener could be the right choice for you.

These are only a few considerations for choosing an automatic garage door opener. Our team at Perfection Garage Doors will be happy to help you evaluate what type of opener you need.