Step Three, Select the kind:
There are three basic types of garage door openers. Chain drive, belt drive, and screw drive.
String drive garage door openers are exactly what you’re used to. They are dependable, noisy and generally last a long long time. They are available in many different sizes. For instance, Sears has an economy version, homeowner variations and heavy duty models. These chain drive garage door openers are usually the best value and can be easily sized for you door. You may purchase extensions for the opener for 8 foot and 10 feet.
It uses a metal reinforced belt rather than a chain to produce the drive considerably quieter than a series drive. It’s usually a little quicker than the usual chain drive opener. If your garage is under the living space of your property and it sounds like a herd of elephants in your bedroom whenever someone uses the garage door the quiet belt drive may be the ideal choice for you. To pick any best garage door opener with remote controller you need to pay few extra bucks.
Screw drive units comprise the maximum number of moving components. They’re strong and more straightforward than chain drives. I expect that the screw pushes to be replaced with “torsion spring” technology in a couple of years. You can purchase a 8 foot extension for this type but not a 10 foot.
Step Four, pick the remotes: There are different types of remotes. Single button one button, one door. Mini – little remote to hook directly on your key chain. Three function – more buttons to control more doors and also the light in your home. Wireless keypads – attach this to the outside of your garage to open the door securely and safely. Finger Print Wireless Keypad – takes only the fingerprints you have programmed. Great for households with children. Door Monitor – You can use this inside your house to check if the garage door is open or not.
Sears delivers different “bundles” using all the garage door openers to provide you with the very best value.
Measure Five, Professional Installation or Install It Yourself
I put this option as a separate step, because there’s a good amount of work to install a garage door opener. Yes, your father-in-law can probably do it, but you might not need to cover a case of beer and at least 2 trips to the hardware store? If you have not installed yourself before program on 4 to 6 hours for a brand new setup and 2 to 4 hours to replace an existing opener. Sears provide professional installation at a very reasonable price (in my place $109 and the installers have put in hundreds of providers) so it is worth a discussion whether it’s a good choice for you to install it yourself.