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What is the difference between the screw, belt, and chain drive garage door openers?

  • Screw Drive — powerful, fast and quiet. Maximum power for heavy doors.
    These garage door openers will give you the most power with the fastest operating speeds. If you have a large garage door measuring 14 ft. high or one-piece doors that are up to 8ft high, then these are the openers you’ll want to use. This is because our screw drive openers feature an exclusive direct drive system that transfers more power from the motor without using a gear reduction system.
  • Belt Drive — quiet and smooth performance. Ideal for garages adjacent to living areas.
    A belt drive garage door opener is super quiet. Our belt drive opener models are some of the quietest garage door openers you can buy. These openers are especially great for garages that are attached to the house. We’ve all heard what a noisy garage door opener sounds like, with a belt drive opener you’ll experience less sound and vibration when the opener is operating.
  • Chain Drive — rugged and reliable. Suitable for most garage doors.
    A chain drive garage door opener uses a chain to move the door open and closed. It’s suitable for most garage doors. Chain drive has been around for many years and will last a long time with routine maintenance. Chain drive openers are typically available at an opening price point.