When your house was built the builder probably chose the garage door opener based on what was cheapest.  New construction is about profit and not always about finding the best quality, you may find your garage door opener failing after only a few years.  While garage door openers can be repaired but you’re better off replacing them.

Technology changes at a rapid pace and that includes the technology behind garage doors.  Any feature that can make your life easier and safer is considered as technology evolves. You can count on our team to not only understand the new technology but to be well versed on how to fix it.  We will always let you know what you’re options are and the solutions we recommend.  Here is a look at the different types of garage door openers that we work on regularly.

Belt Driven Garage Door Openers

If you are installing new garage doors then this is the best choice for an opener.  They are incredibly reliable, lasting for years and they are also quiet, so the whole neighborhood won’t know when you’re opening your garage.  The belts are steel reinforced and it does cost a bit more but well worth it.  If you have an attached garage you will appreciate the quiet.

Chain Driven Garage Door Openers

Chain driven openers are probably the most common type and if you have an older home with existing garage doors then you probably have these in your home already.  They are the least expensive option and one of the loudest.  If you have an attached garage then these type of doors can drive you nuts.  They don’t last as long as belt driven openers and the warranty isn’t as good.  These are one of our most common types of call outs.

Screw Driven Garage Door Openers

Rather than using a belt or chain these garage doors openers work with a steel rod.  These are not ideal for the Canadian climate and work better in some place like Florida where the temperature stays constant.  These are also slow to open, make a ton of noise but they are dirt cheap.  You may save a bit of money in the beginning but you will pay for it over time in the cost of repairs.

One of the most common call outs that are team gets is to repair garage door openers.  These are the most common systems that we see here in Calgary.  Our team has all of the tools and equipment needed to repair or replace where needed.  If you are having trouble with opening and closing your garage doors then please give us a call.