Invest in a Quality Garage Door Opener to Save Time and Money Down the Road
By Mark J. Donovan
||When shopping for garage door openers make sure to buy the best garage door opener you can afford. Buying the best garage door opener you can is the best insurance you can give yourself against having to go out and buy and install another one 5 years later. I made that mistake once, and never again.
The first garage door opener I bought was 22 years ago, and it’s still running today. It is a chain drive garage door opener with a ¾ horsepower motor. Years later I bought a second chain driven garage door opener with only a ½ horsepower motor.
Five years later the motor had failed and I found myself forking out another $179 for a new one. So buy the best garage door opener you can and save yourself a hassle and expense down the road.
Speaking of screw drive garage door openers, these types of garage door openers also have some power and are a bit quieter than chain drive garage door openers.
|With screw drive garage door openers a threaded screw assembly slides along a long metal shaft. Attached to the shaft is a lifting arm that is also attached to the garage door. As the threaded screw assembly slides along the shaft it opens and closes the garage door.
As an alternative to garage door openers, you can also consider buying a motorized roller garage door. A roller garage door is a curtain style door that rolls up into a spindle assembly located above the garage door.
Purchasing a motorized version of this type of garage door kills to birds with one stone, as it serves both as a garage door and a garage door opener.
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