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Choosing The Best Garage Door Opener

byAlma Abell

If you’re in the market for a garage door opener replacement in Bonita Springs, you may be shocked by the number of choices you face. Faced with choices such as the type of drive, horsepower, door size, and numerous other options, the choices can seem overwhelming. There are some simple guidelines that can help make your choice easier.

First, there are three types of drives available on garage door openers. They are chain, belt, and screw. The chain drive is the most popular. This is the oldest type of drive and the most widely available. The drive is highly dependable, but can be a little on the noisy side. A belt drive opener operate the same as a chain drive, but the chain is replaced with a rubber belt. This allows for a quieter opening. Finally, screw drive openers have very few moving parts and require the least amount of maintenance, but they are by far the loudest drive.

Choosing the power your garage door requires is relatively simple. A standard two car garage door is easily handled by a ½ horsepower garage door opener. For extremely heavy doors such as carriage doors, a ¾ horsepower model is better equipped to handle the weight.

Other options that you might wish to look for include lights. Often, the garage door opener serves as the only light in the garage. If your garage is not equipped with another source of light, you may want to consider that when choosing an opener. In addition, some models offer a battery backup. This feature allows the opener to still work even if you lose your electrical power. Another helpful option to look for is the keyless entry pad. This pad mounts just outside the garage door. By entering a code into the entry pad, you can easily open the garage door.

Garage Doors By Roy North Inc. can assist you in choosing the correct garage door opener for your needs. They are happy to go over all options with you to find the perfect garage door opener for your home. Offering an assortment of Chamberlain LiftMaster and Guardian openers there is sure to be something for your garage door opener replacement in Bonita Springs.

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