Different Garage Door Openers

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The whole point of having a garage in which to park your car is being able to access that garage easily. A lot of people don't bother to park their car in their garage if it means getting out of the car in order to open and close the garage door. This is really a hassle every time we want to gain access to our garage, and this may be more than once a day. So, if you are not happy about always leaving your car on the driveway, then a great solution is to fix an opening device to your garage door.

There are several different types of garage door opener available in the market. It is often said that it is more important to look at the horse power of your opener rather than the brand as it is the horse power that will be doing the lifting, and if you have a heavy garage door, you will need ¾ horse powers. If you have multiple garage gates, then you will unfortunately have to install a separate opener for each gate.

First of all, you need to determine exactly what size and weight your garage door is, and then choose the method you want for your garage door opener, this can be either a screw driver or a chain driven mechanism. A chain mechanism is exactly as you would expect it to be, the door being pulled up by a chain mechanism that is mounted on the ceiling of the garage. The chain method can be a lot cheaper than choosing a screw opener, but you need to bear in mind that a chain mechanism is also noisy.

The screw mechanism on the other hand uses a long rod for its mechanism. A screw mechanism door is a lot quieter than a chain as there is no chain involved that will crunch and grind. A lot of people do prefer to invest in a screw mechanism for this reason, but unfortunately they are indeed a bit more expensive. Whichever of these two methods you choose; they are both produced with a battery backup in case of power cuts.

When it is time to install your chosen opener, then you might like to ask the professionals as this is quite a tricky job. If you are just a normal DIY enthusiast; the task could take you a whole weekend. The mechanism comes with tracks that you also need to lay, this takes time. You also need to make sure that everything is fastened down properly and will not be able to move. If you choose to use the services of a professional, then it will take a lot less time and you will be assured that the job has been done correctly the first time.

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Jack Crimmens has been providing helpful information regarding Garage Door Maryland for many years. His expertise is the result of years of hands on experience in the garage door business. If you are having trouble with your door and would like some help he recommends giving Garage Door Repair Maryland a call.

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This article was published on 2011/10/01