Very often I have customers asking me my opinion on which opener system is the best choice as we at Long Island Garage Doors are specialized in garage door openers and are obligated to help you find the answers. Well, there are 2 main types of garage door openers. The Chain drives and the Belt drives are the most popular. Truth is, they all work fine for different types of lifestyles. It’s entirely up to you to decide which one best fits your needs. We’ll tell you all the ins and outs on each type to help you make the best choice.
Chain Drives are the most commonly used drive. They use a metal chain to run the garage door on its track. They are the least expensive operators in the market right now however, they are also the noisiest. If your garage door is NOT attached to your house or it’s far enough where the noise would not disturb anyone then a chain drive would be the right choice for you. If you do mind the noise or just don’t want to hear the garage door open and close then the Chain drive is probably not the right choice for you.
Belt drives: openers run on a rubber belt and are as reliable as chain drives but they are virtually silent! Although they are not cheap, they happen to be the best openers in the market available. So if your garage is attached to your house and you hate noisy garage doors, this is definitely a great choice. However, belt drives do cost more than chain drives so for less noise you’ll be paying a little more. In some cases it’s totally worth it…
Chain drives are very noisy but less expensive. However, the expense is not a significant difference it’s only about $50 less than the Belt drive. Belt drives on the other hand are much quieter so for only $50-75 extra you can have less noise and more peace of mind (=
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