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Liftmaster Garage Door Opener Remotes and KeypadsOne very important part of your garage door system is the door opener. A garage door opener eliminates the need to manually lift and shut the door, and with the average bulk and weight of a garage door being as large and heavy as it is, this is a valuable convenience.

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Garage door opener systems can be broken down into three components. First is the motorized operator, which is installed in your garage and is responsible for actually doing the work of hoisting and moving the door. Second is the remote, which is a device that can be taken with you or clipped inside of your car, and allows you to activate the opening mechanism with the press of a button. The third component is the fixed wall switch. It functions the same way as the remote, but is usually installed directly on the wall inside of your garage. At American Garage Doors and Openers, we can provide you with:

  • Garage door opener installation and repair
  • Wall switch installation and repair
  • Remote programming or replacement

For years, there have been three standard types of garage door openers. Technology has progressed to the point where two more types of openers have become available for residential garages as well. The following are the different styles of openers and how they function:

Chain-Driven Openers

Chain drive openers are among the least costly systems a homeowner can buy and have installed in their garage. While they are not very quiet when it comes to activating the opener and engaging the door in movement, chain drives are dependable systems and are very commonly used for residential garage doors.

Belt-Driven Openers

When it comes to belt openers, a molded cable often made of either fiberglass, steel-reinforced rubber, or polyurethane is the component responsible for moving the trolley. These openers can operate very quietly, but can also be relatively costly to purchase. Belt-driven garage door openers are known for their performance abilities and lack of vibration when operating.

Screw-Driven Openers

Screw-driven openers are a good economical choice for many, as they aren’t generally the most expensive of systems, but certain models can encounter a problem with harsh climates. Although some of these systems do not fare as well in certain temperatures and regions, many quality manufacturers have addressed this issue and made improvements in design. Screw openers aren’t the most quiet of models, but they are generally able to lift a door more quickly than other garage door openers.

Direct-Drive Openers

Unlike the aforementioned openers, the direct-drive system only utilizes a single moving part. Its motor glides along an embedded chain to pull the door, and it is marketed to families who have a need for very quiet openers. Direct-drive openers require little maintenance and are known for being smooth and powerful mechanisms.

Jackshaft Openers

These are wall-mounted units that are known for being reliable, quiet, and can save overhead space for storage. Jackshaft openers are perfect for garages where the ceilings are unusually high or low, and the installation of a different opening mechanism would be inconveniently hanging in the way or too far out of reach.

Deciding which type of garage door opener is best for you may require some professional advisement, especially if you have very specific needs that you want met. At American Garage Doors and Openers, we can provide you with all of the information necessary to have the perfect opener installed in your garage.

We also provide quality garage door opener repair services for homeowners who are experiencing problems such as:

  • A garage door opener that suddenly starts making grinding noises when activated
  • An opener that is plugged in, but no lights come on when activated
  • A garage door opener that no longer responds to the remote and/or wall switch
  • Opener damage due to accidents, lightning, and more

Whatever the problem may be, American Garage Doors and Openers technicians can make a trip to your location and find a solution that lasts. Having a garage door that is stuck closed is an inconvenience and cause for frustration, and a door that is stuck open can quickly turn into a potential security hazard. If you are in need of garage door opener repair, installation or maintenance, call American Garage Doors and Openers today.