Garage Door Repair Company’s Garage Door Opener TypesMany homeowners don’t realize that there are several types of garage door openers. Depending on the size and weight of the door, the space available in the garage, and your budget, you have several options. Consider calling the pros at Garage Door Repair Company to help you determine the best option for you!

Chain Drive

A chain drive is one of the most common types of garage door openers. It is also the most affordable and very dependable which makes it a popular choice among homeowners. The metal chain and gear are reliable even for heavy doors, but they can be noisy.

Belt Drive

Belt drive openers have a similar mechanical function to chain drives which makes them just as reliable, but a belt drive is much quieter. These openers are a bit more expensive but with the added benefit of less noise, they can be less disruptive if the door is opened at night when the family might be sleeping.

Screw Drive

Screw drive garage door openers are quiet and fast but best for lightweight or single-car garage doors. The screw and gears can wear down quickly with heavier doors and constant use. You’ll also need to make sure you lubricate the gears and screw regularly to prevent premature wear. These are also recommended for homes that have separate one-car sized garage doors for a larger garage space.

Wall Mount

Wall-mounted garage door openers are also called jackshaft or direct drive openers. These are ideal when there is little space for a traditional, overhead garage door opener. They use a system of pulleys and cables to effectively raise and lower the door. Wall-mounted openers are dependable and some of the quietest openers available. Depending on your needs, they may be similar in price to a belt drive option so if you’re upgrading, be sure to consider a wall mount as well.

Smart Garage Door Openers

These days, technology is everywhere, and it’s even reached your garage door. New smart systems can alert you if your garage door has been left open, let you open and close it from your smartphone, and even connect it to the rest of your smart home upgrades via your hub. Smart garage door openers sometimes come with optional add-ons like carbon-monoxide sensors or a parking-assist feature.

Serving the greater St. Paul, Minnesota area, Garage Door Repair Company offers a wide variety of garage door openers with affordable installation rates and same-day-service availability. Let us set you up with a garage door opener that you’ll effortlessly use every day for years to come. Contact us by phone at (612) 886-9606.

Navigating COVID-19

We are still open as an essential business

To our valued customers,

Recent news about COVID-19 is unfortunate for many of our customers and our local businesses. As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start the Pause phase of the recent Executive Order, our team at Garage Door Repair Company would like to express our concern for all those who have been affected. Our employees and our customers are our top priority , and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of each.

We have been closely monitoring the situation since it began and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Garage Door Repair Company has remained open and in full operation as we understand how important it may be to your daily lives to have a fully functional Garage Door. We continue to follow the plan we set in place in March when this pandemic began and will continue to do so. These are the changes we have made to our policies to help prevent the spread:

  • Our technicians will practice social distancing rather than shaking hands at the door.
  • Estimates and repair recommendations will be done remotely or over the phone while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • Preferably all payments will be made by credit card rather than by check.
  • We will continue to clean up after ourselves, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer often.

The nature of our industry allows us a lot of flexibility in these times as most of our technicians are working in one to two man crews which is well under the guidelines that have been laid out before us. We even have the ability to complete all work without any face to face interactions and take payments over the phone.

We thank you for working with us as we navigate this situation.

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher and Alex Johantgen

GDRC Team
612-886-9606
Info@GarageDoorRepairCoMN.com

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