Things can go wrong with every part of your door system, and your opener is no different. The thing is, when your motor unit is inflicted by a malfunction, you may not be able to use your door remotely, and its safety features may also be affected. To ensure problems are dealt with as quickly as possible, you need to reach out to or professional team. We also provide new opener installation and old unit replacement services, and our professionals can guide you through the shopping process and help you find the unit that's best suited to your specific needs.
Chain Drive Openers
There are three different types of opener drive systems that are in common use today. The first is the chain drive, which, as its name suggest uses a chain to move the door. Its benefits are that it is reliable and powerful, and also more affordable. Its main downside is that it tends to be loud, which means it may not be the best choice for a home with a garage attached to a bedroom or a living room.
Belt Drive Models
The second type of drive system that modern motor units use is very similar to the aforementioned chain based one, except for one main fact. It uses a reinforced rubber belt instead. That allows it to be ultra-quiet and work very smoothly. However, belt drive opener models tend to be more expensive than their counterparts, which is something to take into consideration.
Screw Drive Units
Lastly, we have the direct drive opener models (also known as screw drive). These use a threaded metal rod in order to maneuver the door. This allows this type of drive system to be much faster than the others, and it also makes it require far less maintenance. Its main downsides are that it is also noisy, and that its performance can be affected by temperature shifts.
Special Worthwhile Features
While finding the right drive system for you is a big part of selecting a new automatic motor unit, it's not the only decision you need to make. There are all sorts of technological advancements being made every day, and new garage door openers have all sorts of enhancements to offer you, like rolling code technology, smartphone connectivity and backup batteries, to name a few. Our experts can consult you on the different choices and help you find the perfect motor unit for your door
Having Some Problems?
If your opener starts acting up because of a broken motor gear or some trouble with the circuit board, safety sensor misalignment or anything else, our team is here to help you. Contact Garage Door Repair Waconia today for more information.