Garage door systems have come a long way over the years. Advancements in technology make having an efficient garage door opener not only practical, but extremely beneficial to your Middle Island home. The average home owner opens and closes their garage door over 1500 times per year. This makes having a system that's reliable, imperative for your door's continued use and increased longevity. A new garage door system can help increase the value and energy efficiency of your home. It also adds to the safety, security, and convenience of you and your family. The two most popular types of garage door openers, making up 95% of sales are chain drive and belt drive. Each have their pros and cons and are better suited for certain garage doors.

Chain Drive Vs. Belt Drive

Chain Drive

Chain drive garage door openers use a metal chain in the operation of their systems.

  • Pros- Chain drives are very strong and durable which makes them safe and reliable. They are stronger than belt drive openers and can even outlast them if properly maintained. They are definitely the least expensive of all types of garage door openers and are easily purchased. They can be found at any home improvement store and even local hardware stores.
  • Cons- Chain drives are by far the noisiest garage door openers on the market. They are not recommended for garages that are attached to homes, or general living quarters. The chain that's used in its function can rattle and shake making its process of opening and closing a bit slower than other systems. This particular opener requires higher maintenance than others. The chain should be kept lubricated for proper operation. Failure to do so results in rusting and failure of the device.

Belt Drive

Belt drive garage door openers use a steel reinforced, rubber, fiberglass, or polyurethane belt in its function.

  • Pros- One of the best features of a belt drive garage door opener is that it is quiet. Compared to a chain drive, belt drives nearly eliminate all noise involved in the opening and closing process. They are great for garages that are attached to homes or close to living quarters. Belt drives are also quicker and require much less maintenance than chain drives. Replacing the belt is a smoother and quicker process than replacing a chain. They are also available at home improvement and hardware stores.
  • Cons- Belt drive systems can easily lift a one car garage, but may struggle to lift two car garages or even heavy wooden doors. Chain drives are significantly stronger in this aspect and can easily lift all types of garage doors. Weather can become an issue in a belt drives operation. Extreme heat or humidity can cause it to slip or malfunction. Belt drives typically don’t last as long as chain drives, and are generally more expensive. They do typically come with much better warranties than others though.

When deciding on an opener for your Middle Island garage door, it's important to weigh the pros and cons. Consulting with your garage door service company is a great way to get the proper knowledge and installation.

Have the Job Done Right

If you need help choosing the right garage door opener for your Middle Island door, call the professionals at Middle Island Garage Door Opener Company, Above & Beyond Garage Doors. This team is fully licensed, insured, and expertly trained in a wide variety of garage door brands, styles, and systems. Let this family owned and operated staff assist you with all of your garage door needs. Middle Island Garage Door Opener Company, Above & Beyond Garage Doors has been serving residents of Long Island for over 15 years. Free estimates are given to ensure fair pricing and trucks arrive fully equipped for same day service. Upgrade your home with a new garage door system and have the experts at Above & Beyond Garage Doors properly install it for you. Call 631-736-0369 and schedule an appointment today.

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