Find the Perfect Garage Door Opener for Your Home
Chain Driven Openers
Popular among Hershey, PA homeowners, chain-driven openers are known for their reliability and utilize a metal chain to guide the garage door on its track. While these openers are a bit more budget-friendly than belt drives, they are also quite noisy. This can become an issue if your garage is situated below or next to your home’s main living quarters. We typically do not recommend chain-driven openers due to the minimal cost savings and the absence of a lifetime warranty provided by for belt drives
Ideal for Dauphin, PA residents with high garage ceilings or a desire to free up ceiling space, jackshaft openers are mounted on the wall next to your garage door and connected to the torsion spring above it. Although they are a little more than ceiling-mounted openers, they provide a unique and functional solution.
Screw Driven Openers
Screw drive openers feature a lifting mechanism that runs on a threaded steel rod, as opposed to a chain or rubber belt. These openers perform best in locations with consistent weather and temperature conditions throughout the year. In areas with fluctuating temperatures or weather patterns, such as Carlisle, a screw drive opener is not advised. Screw drive openers are the noisiest of all three openers but are the least expensive. If noise or slow operation was an issue with your previous opener, you might not enjoy having a screw-driven opener in your garage.
Belt Driven Openers
Belt-powered openers are considered the top choice in the garage door industry. They are as reliable as chain-powered openers and nearly silent. These openers run on a steel-reinforced belt and typically cost slightly more than chain and rod-powered openers. If your garage is connected to your home and close to bedrooms, you’ll appreciate the quiet operation of a beltpowered opener installed by Shank Door. Many customers love their beltpowered openers and can’t imagine returning to a noisier chain-powered model.