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What Is a Screw Drive Garage Door Opener? Is It Right For You?

When automatic garage doors were first invented, there was only one type of garage door opener. Today, there are three: chain drive, belt drive and screw drive. Chain drive garage door openers rely on a chain to push the trolly that moves the J-arm. It is this action that raises and lowers the garage door. Belt drives replace the chain with a belt, but otherwise operate in the same way. Screw drive garage door openers are different. Before you buy your next garage door opener, here’s what you need to know about screw drive models.

What Is a Screw Drive Garage Door Opener?

Screw drive garage door openers rely on a threaded bar, similar to the threaded bar of a screw, to provide the motion that opens and closes the garage door. The threaded bar rotates in one direction to open the door, and rotates in another direction to close the door.

What are the Benefits of Screw Drive Garage Doors?

Screw drive garage door openers provide a lot of power in a compact device. For homeowners who have large, heavy, or oversized garage doors, screw drive garage door openers can handle the weight of the door without burning out early.

Screw drive garage door openers are also quieter than chain drive garage door openers, which are known to be the loudest of the three devices. Homeowners who would buy a belt drive garage door opener because they like the quiet action of the device are generally drawn to screw drive garage door openers for the quiet, smooth operation.

In addition, screw drive garage door openers are more energy efficient. Less energy is needed to operate a screw drive garage door opener because these devices have fewer moving parts.

Maintaining Your Screw Drive Garage Door Opener

Screw drive garage door openers need to be maintained just like types of garage door openers. Much of the noise created by garage door openers can be quieted through periodic applications of lubricant. Work with your garage door contractor to get regular tune ups to keep your screw drive garage door opener in good condition.

Contact Your Garage Door Opener Contractor

At Overhead Door of Oklahoma, we sell quality products like the Destiny 1500 and Odyssey 1200. To find out more about our garage door openers, contact us today to make an appointment for consultation.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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