If you’re planning to have a new garage door installed or have your opener system replaced, one thing you’ll want to consider is the differences between overhead and wall-mount openers. Here’s a little about both of these garage door opener styles.
Overhead openers are attached to the ceiling of the garage and include a rail track and lift that can be operated with 3 different driving systems:
1. Chain openers: With a chain assembly, the garage door is opened by chain ropes that run on tracks. Chain drives are common in garages across Florida and are strong enough to last 10+ years. However, they require a little more maintenance than other styles and are louder.
2. Belt openers: This style is growing in popularity because belt systems are quieter than chain systems and do essentially the same job. Belts typically are made of durable fiberglass, polyurethane or rubber reinforced with steel.
3. Screw-drive openers: Screw-drive openers lift the garage door with a metal rod that glides on the track. These are ideal for heavy wear and tear applications. To maintain a long life, screw-drive garage door openers must be lubricated regularly.
Wall-mount openers are installed on the wall next to the garage door. This type of opener is connected to the door’s torsion bar to raise and lower the door. Wall-mount openers are ideally suited for standard, vertical and high-lift garage doors.
Jackshaft wall-mount openers are showing up in more and more residential garage door systems. Years of dependable service, advanced security and smooth operation have made them popular in commercial applications for years. These openers are perfect when space is at a premium.
There’s a lot to know about the different styles of garage door opener systems and their features. When consulting with a company to have a new door installed or a garage door repair service to replace your opener, get all the details to help you make the best decision for your specific needs and budget.
Safe Way Garage Door Repair & Service of Lakeland, FL, can guide you in all your options for garage door opener systems as well as all the repair and maintenance needs your door may require. Call Florida’s trusted garage door experts at (863) 701–9779.
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