Are you interested in a new garage door opener, but have no idea what style you currently have? How can you decide to “upgrade” unless you know that you’re actually upgrading? Well, here are a few clues as to what sort of garage door opener you have:
- If the opener is ridiculously loud, you likely have a chain drive opener, which is the most economical style.
- If you look in the track and see a long thread (like a screw that runs the whole length), you have a screw drive opener.
- If it does neither of the above, it’s a belt drive.
- If the garage door is mounted on the side wall of your garage, it’s a jackshaft opener.
Now that you can figure out what type of opener you have, you can consult a garage door professional about what type you should replace it with! Maybe we’ll talk about that next month!