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Garage Door Drives

Garage Door Openers

There’s more than one way to open a garage door, and at Precision Garage Door of Houston, we’d like to help you explore all of your options. Garage door openers, or drives, come in four types: belt drives, chain drives, direct drives, and screw drives. Each one is capable of opening and closing your garage door, but they use different methods to get the job done. Those different methods result in varying noise and reliability concerns for the homeowner.

It’s important to fully understand the pros and cons of each type of garage door opener so you can pick the right one for your home.

If your current garage door opener is broken, now is a good time to consider what type of opener you’d like to replace it with. At Precision Garage Door of Houston, our team of certified technicians have years of experience installing and repairing garage door openers. We can help you decide which type to have installed and complete the installation process so you can start using your garage door again safely.

Plus every installation performed by Precision Garage Door of Houston is backed by our limited lifetime warranty. That means, if you’re unsatisfied with your garage door opener for any reason, just give us a call at 713-893-0830 and we’ll be more than happy to help you.


Belt Drives

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A belt drive opener is the quietest garage door opener available. Aside from being virtually silent, it’s also extremely reliable.

Belt Drives

Chain Drives

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Chain drive openers are relatively inexpensive, making them extremely popular. However, they require more maintenance and are very noisy.

Chain Drives

Screw Drives

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Screw drives are close cousins to the chain drive and have similar noise and reliability issues. This opener is also the least common of the four types.

Screw Drives

Direct Drives

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Instead of turning a belt, chain, or screw to work your garage door, a direct drive connects directly to the door itself or the torsion spring bar. Direct drives require minimal maintenance.

Direct Drives