Garage Door Openers are a necessity for every garage door. No matter if you park cars in your garage or not. Garage Doors without Garage Door Openers are Garage Doors that are not opened often. If you garage door is a merely an opening for your storage container than YES! put a garage door opener on it. Chain Drive Garage Door Openers are the most common and typically last 8-10 years with normal use and maintenance. If you want to pick up a real Noisy Garage Door Opener, get yourself a screw drive. The one good thing about a Screw Drive Opener, you will here it open from down the street, so good for that I guess. If quiet garage door opener is more you speed, then get yourself a Belt Drive Garage Door Opener or Side Mount Garage Door Opener.
Chain Drive Garage Door Openers
LiftMaster and Chamberlain make a pretty good chain drive garage door opener. The negative to their catalog is all the different models they carry. Chamberlain Garage Door Openers which are found at your Home Depot, Lowes and other home Improvement stores, can be purchased relatively cheap around $200 plus tax. Of course now you Install that S.O.B. but hey you save some coin doing it. If you purchase from a garage door company then prepared to be greased up a bit. Like I mentioned above, Chamberlain being offered to homeowners directly, while their PRO models or LiftMaster Brand is only available to the wholesale clients ie Your trusty neighborhood Garage Door Company.. Lucky you, I’m here to tell you what you should pay for one of the things. Your better than basic LiftMaster Chain Drive Garage Door Opener should run you around $375 Installed with two remote controls, wall button and Installation.. You may even be able to control the darn thing with your cell phone for no additional charge. So don’t let the joker in your house to play with your network box. Just download the FREE LiftMaster app.
LiftMaster Belt Drive Garage Door Opener
Belt Drive Garage Door Openers are pretty cool and quite. You might find yourself opening and closing it just for fun as you praise yourself for making such a smart choice. The Belt replaces the chain for a smoother, quieter function. It’s a No-Brainer if you ask me but then again add another $100 bucks and get a Belt Drive Garage Door Opener.
Side Mount Garage Door Opener
Well if you need that valuable head room space then opt for the top of the food chain garage door opener, the Side Mount Garage Door Opener. Liftmaster makes a couple Residential Jack Shaft Garage Door Openers that mount directly to your Torsion Tube that runs latterly across the top of your closed garage door. The tube your garage door springs are mounted on, yeah that one. Either mounted on the right side or left, typically close to an electrical outlet.