The Differences Between Garage Door Opening Systems

The garage is one of the most underrated places in the whole home. Because of the way technology has taken over, people forget there was a time that you had to get out of the car, open the garage door manually, and the drive in the car. With the advent of garage door systems, this practice has become absolutely automatic with some system using smart technology to sense the car is very close to the garage door so that it can open up while others do it all at the touch of a button. What’s most confusing to most people is the number of companies producing various door opening systems. Before you settle on any particular one, let’s take a look at some of the different types of systems. 

When it comes to the garage door opening systems, they are classified by the technology they use while at work. They include:

Chain-driven systems
Belt-driven systems
Screw drive systems
Jackshaft systems 

Chain-Driven Systems

Chain-driven garage door openers are some of the most popular in the entire country. This is precisely because of their easy to operate and inexpensive nature. However, they do tend to be a bit noisy and are therefore recommended for people whose garages are detached from the main house. Here you can get the LIFTMASTER 8365, which is one of the most popular openers by Liftmaster or CHAMBERLAIN PD612EV, which works just as well.

Belt-Driven Systems

These systems make use of belts to do the same type of lifting as the chains do with the chain-driven systems. However, this belt can be made of various materials such as steel-reinforced rubber, fiberglass, or polyurethane. If you are looking for something cost-effective and you really mind about the noise, then the belt-driven system is best for you. Here, systems such as Genie SilentMax 750, LIFTMASTER ELITE SERIES 8550 DC, and the CHAMBERLAIN WD1000WF are perfect. 

Screw Drive Systems

Unlike the two previously discussed systems, the screw drive system works with a different technology altogether. Here we see these garage door openers leverage a metal rod that has been threaded to rotate and lift the door in the process. Unlike the chain-driven belt systems, this one is a bit expensive, but what it brings to the table is reliability and longevity. For this category, you can use the LIFTMASTER PREMIUM SERIES 3240 or the Genie MachForce Connect. 

Jackshaft Systems 

Jackshaft systems are getting incredibly popular everywhere, mostly because of their extra thoughtfulness towards security. Instead of being placed on the ceiling of the garage door, they are set by the sides in such a way that when the door reaches down, a deadbolt activates automatically, making it very hard for someone from the outside to get in. If you love automation and using technology, these ones should be enough since they are very robust. An example of such an opening system is the LIFTMASTER 8500 and the Chamberlain RJO20.

Your garage door is often the first piece of your home you open when you get there and usually the last when you are leaving. Having a functional garage door opening system is crucial because it ensures the doors open and closes on time. Getting a good one will prevent constant problems that need fixing. If you need any garage door opener from LiftMaster, Genie, or Chamberlain, we can help! Legends Garage Door (623) 466-3699 or visit https://www.legendsgaragedoor.com/