The garage door is one of the most used parts of our home and we end up using the garage door opener many times daily. There is more to a garage door opener then just the garage door clicker. Here are some tips from Garage Repair of Pasadena, TX to try to help you evaluate which overhead door opener would be best suited for you that goes beyond looking at the garage door opener remote.
Depending on the size of your garage and also how many garage doors you have will help you determine how much power your garage door opener needs to have. The last thing you want to have happen is pressing the overhead door clicker just to find that the overhead door opener does not have enough power to open the garage door. You more than likely will have a standard ½ horsepower motor for your garage door opener, but it is always best to have a professional look at your garage door just to make sure.
As mentioned, there is more to the garage door opener then just the garage door opener remote. Some garage door openers can be clunky and noisy. Each time you press on the overhead door clicker you do not want to have to hear a loud noise of the garage door opener opening and closing. This is why Garage Repair of Pasadena, TX recommends that you invest in an overhead door opener that has a quiet operation feature. The investment to have a quiet operation garage door opener is not significantly different form one without it. You have to ask yourself if it is worth having the peace of mind every time you use the garage door clicker.
There are a few different drives you can use for your overhead door opener. The drives will not have an effect on the features of your garage door opener remote, but will have an impact on the noise, maintenance and cost.
Belt drives are one of the quietest drives on the market. They typically come with a great warranty and offer many years of service before you need to change the belt. Direct drives are newer in the United States than any of the other drives on the market. They not only are one of the quietest drives, but they also have the smallest amount of moving parts. They have been given lifetime warranties because of the small size of moving parts. Screw drives are noisy but they have only a few parts that need to be maintained and repaired periodically.
Chain drives however the least expensive garage door openers, but they are also the noisiest. The chain will grow loose over a long period of time, however due to their low price range they are the most common you will find installed in homes. If you live in the Pasadena, TX area and need help selecting which garage door opener will fit best for your home and budget, then contact Garage Repair of Pasadena, TX. We can also explain some of the latest garage door opener remote features that are a part of the latest technology for overhead garage door openers.