Describing Chain Drive Garage Door Openers01/21/2017 Back To Blog
Pros and Cons
There are pros and cons to everything, including the type of garage door opening system that you choose. It is important to pick the type that best suits your unique situation though as the type of opener you choose will probably have the greatest impact on the user experience of your garage door. That’s right, whether you decide to go with a high end Chamberlain opener or a no name brand one, chances are the type of opener you choose will still have the greatest impact on what you experience. There are few major types to choose from but in this post we’ll focus on chain driven systems.
High Value Return
The major pro of opting for a chain driven system is the high value return on the money that you pay for them. They are definitely one of the most affordable opener types and can still provide a full range of features. In addition to being a cheaper option for the more wallet savvy home owner, these doors are also in widespread use among residential properties, meaning that most repair service companies will know how to attend to them well. You’d be surprised how often fresh installs of fancier door systems lead to problems later on with repair services. That’s why we recommend chain drive owners get in touch with a decent company that can fix their particular type of door – like us.
The Cons List
The cons list for chain driven systems is relatively short. These opener types, while being more cost efficient, are also noisier than their more expensive counterparts the belt-driven openers. It is possible to get chain driven openers in a variety of noise settings but in general they will have a little bit of noise to them. This means they’re best used on outbuildings separate from the main house or on garages that aren’t directly next to bedrooms. We would list other cons here, but there don’t seem to be any. So we’ll throw in one more pro: Chain driven systems are exceptionally easy to set up when compared with other systems. Even so, we do recommend professional installation to ensure there are no hiccups along the way.
Choosing the Right Type for You
Each use situation will have its own unique elements, so it’s important to analyze all the different door types available to you before making your choice. Hopefully you now have a better understanding of what a chain driven system could offer you and whether it might be the right choice for you.