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What’s the Best Type of Garage Door Opener for Me?

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  • 31 Dec 2016
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Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Phoenix, AZ has been in business for more than 20 years. Our team of certified technicians and friendly phone representatives proudly provide our customers with the best customer service in Phoenix and beyond. We are known in the industry to complete timely repairs and installations that are made to last.

Our company not only handles maintenance issues on garage doors but we educate homeowners on the best practices to keep your door running smoothly. Further, we are able to provide helpful resources such as which parts and components work best with your door’s make and model.

For example, there are a variety of overhead garage door openers and not all work the best with every door type. Many homeowners haven’t given it much thought but there are advantages and disadvantages to which garage door opener will work best for your home. Our team wants to shed some light on this so that you can make the best choice.

3 Types of Garage Door Openers

Most openers are fairly reliable. Homeowners can’t really go wrong when it comes to choosing a particular kind. However, they can select the type that they’d prefer most based on their own needs. In some ways, it comes down to personal preferences.

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Phoenix, AZ has come up with three basic types of garage door openers. These options will all work well but consider the advantages and disadvantages of each.

1.   Chain driven


Garage door openers that are chain driven are quite common with the beginning styles of openers. They have stood the test of time and continue to be used frequently today. This particular type of opener is very sturdy. They contain chains that are made of metal and can sometimes be somewhat noisy. One disadvantage of this type of opener is the noise and so it makes a great option for detached garages.

2.   Belt driven

This type of garage door opener comes with a rubber belt instead of a chain. While this is a great option, customers find it a bit more expensive. When our technicians install a belt driven opener, they have to take extra time and care to be sure it is installed properly.

One advantage of this type of opener is that it’s very quiet. If you want to be sure that your door is not as noticeable when it opens and closes then this option may be for you. This is a great option for attached garages.

3.   Screw driven


Screw driven garage door openers don’t have many moving parts. They do not come with belts or chains. Most of them are fairly small and a bit quieter than the chain driven option.

If you go with this type of opener, then it will need less routine maintenance. You may even be able to install it yourself.

Regardless of which you pick, you’ll be glad to have a good garage door opener. You will be able to enjoy the convenience of avoiding a rain storm and it will help protect your home from harm. A simple touch of a button will give you access through your garage and the latest technology make it more difficult for people trying to break in.

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Phoenix, AZ is a full service garage door company that stands by our work and even educates our customers with tips to help them with their garage door needs.  Contact us if you have questions about your garage door or opener. We’d love to help you and are just a phone call away.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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