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Is It Time to Convert Your Chain Drive Garage Door Opener to a Belt Drive?
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Is It Time to Convert Your Chain Drive Garage Door Opener to a Belt Drive?

If you are like a lot of homeowners, your overhead garage doors may be something you take for granted, until something goes wrong. If the garage door spring or belt broke, you will likely need it fixed fast. Whether the job turns out to be a matter of a garage door belt replacement or you need to convert your chain drive to a belt drive garage door opener, Overhead Door can help you meet your garage door needs. 

How a Chain Drive Works on a Garage Door

A chain drive uses a metal chain to keep the door on its track, and are common in large part because they are most affordable. They are also louder than other options. Those who have a detached garage, or don't expect their garage door to open and close often enough to become bothersome, may prefer a chain drive door. Chain drives need maintenance twice a year, and have less longevity than belt drives.

How a Belt Drive Works on a Garage Door

A belt drive garage door opener keeps the door on track by using a rubber belt rather than a chain. Although belt drives assemble to chain drives, they are much quieter and have better longevity than comparable chain drives.

Convert Chain Drive to Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

If you are looking for less frequent maintenance with your garage door, and less noise overall, you might want to consider converting the chain drive on your garage door to a belt drive. A garage door opener with a belt drive will give your home a quieter alternative for your garage door. 

At Overhead Door, we provide a variety of garage door repairs and replacement services that can help you get the most out of your garage door, regardless of which type or opener you prefer to use. From minor repairs, such as adjusting springs and rollers, to putting a new door on your existing or new garage, we will work fast to provide you with what you need.

At Overhead Door in Oklahoma City, we carry a variety of garage door openers, both belt and chain drive, and we work hard to provide the best to meet your specific needs. 

  • Destiny® 1200 Chain Drive Garage Door Opener
  • Odyssey® 1000 Chain Drive Garage Door Opener
  • Legacy® 920 Chain Drive Garage Door Opener
  • Legacy® 650 Chain Garage Door Opener

In addition to chain and belt drivers, we also give you the option of a screw drive garage door opener with the Destiny® 1500 Screw Drive Garage Door Opener as well as several options of garage door remotes and even an integrated OHD Anywhere® app that will help you monitor and control whether your garage door is open or closed from wherever you are.

At Overhead Door, we are committed to providing our customers with attractive and functional garage door and door openers that fit their home and lifestyle. To learn more about the products and services we provide in the Oklahoma City area, or to schedule repair on installation, contact us here, or at 405-685-2200 or 405-685-2234 for emergency service.
 

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