Belle Terre Garage Door Openers

Garage door openers have come a long way over the years. Investing in one is a practical and affordable way to benefit your Belle Terre family and home. Newer garage door systems enhance safety, security and convenience. They come equipped with fingerprint recognition, vacation settings, rolling codes, and Smart technology. They can even help when applying for insurance benefits or decreasing existing payments. Below is a list of different types of garage door openers.

Types of Garage Door Openers

Nowadays, advancements in technology offer state of the art systems for your Belle Terre garage door. There are 4 basic types of garage door openers, all of which have a motor that moves on a trolley.

  • Chain Drive
    This opener uses a metal chain that moves on the trolley. It's generally the cheapest of the four but definitely the noisiest. This opener is great for garages that are detached from a house.
  • Belt Drive
    A rubber belt is used in place of a chain. This device is much more quiet than a chain drive. It's fair in price and great for garages that are attached to homes.
  • Screw Drive
    This opener uses a long, threaded, steel rod in its movement. It's quiet, low maintenance, and perfect for garages close to living quarters.
  • Direct Drive
    Direct drive garage door openers are the simplest of the four. There's no belt, chain, or rod. This may be the most expensive, but requires very little maintenance and is great for both residential and commercial garages.

Garage Door Opener Horsepower

Horsepower (HP) is the driving force behind the up and down movements of a garage door. The size and weight of your Belle Terre garage door are used to determine the horsepower needed. The motor of a garage door runs on either an alternating current or a direct current.

  • 1/3 HP- This horsepower is generally used in single car garages.
  • 1/2 HP- This horsepower is good for duel-vehicle, sectional-door garage units.
  • 3/4 HP- Larger homes with more high tech garage door opener systems use this horsepower, especially if it is frequently used.

Making the Right Choice

The average Belle Terre homeowner opens and closes their garage door over 1500 times per year. An efficient garage door opener is imperative for continuous, reliable use of a garage door. Belle Terre Garage Door Opener Company, Above & Beyond Garage Doors is a fully licensed and insured, Long Island based company. Each technician is expertly trained in a wide variety of garage door brands, styles, and systems. This so that you are provided with knowledgeable, quality service that you deserve.

This family owned and operated company maintains excellent ratings and reviews on an array of websites. Belle Terre Garage Door Opener Company, Above & Beyond Garage Doors takes pride in their craft. All questions and concerns are always addressed. Schedule an appointment at your convenience and receive a free estimate that ensures fair pricing. Call Above & Beyond Garage Doors at 631-736-0369 and visit us at

Call us today at 631-736-0369 for more information, set up an appointment, or get a free estimate.

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    Great job and fair prices installing new garage doors.
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    Great service and fast response to broken spring issue.

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    technician was cordial, assessed the problem in minutes and fixed immediately and was reasonably priced. He arrived at my house within an hour of calling. Would use this company again and highly recommend them.
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    The spring on my garage door suddenl broke on Saturday morning and I couldn't open the door. I called Above and Beyond and they responded immediately. They did an excellent job repairing the door.
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