One of the hardest working pieces of equipment in your home is your garage door opener. It literally does a lot of the heavy lifting several times per day. When everything is working smoothly it is quiet and efficient, but if there is a problem it can be a large one. At Crowfoot & Cross Town, we understand that having a reliable garage door opener is an important part of your home’s functionality. That is why we have a variety of chain drive and belt drive openers that can work with multiple style of doors. We can help you find the right type of garage door opener for your Calgary home.
Chain Drive Openers
One of the downsides of a chain drive garage door opener is that it is noisier than its counterparts. It is the most common type of opener, however, and it requires very little maintenance as long as the chain is kept clean and lubricated. This is a great option if you are on a limited budget and have a lighter aluminum garage door. It may have trouble with heavier steel and wood doors, however.
Belt Drive Openers
This can sometimes be referred to as a direct drive, as it has a stationary chain that operates inside a steel rail to open the door. It offers fewer moving parts and is the quietest model available. The steel rail also protects the opening mechanism, thus making it less likely to break or require maintenance.
Smart Garage Door Openers for Your Calgary Home
Modern technology has evolved beyond the traditional garage door opener that you keep on the sun visor of your car. Now you can open your garage door from your phone from virtually anywhere in the world. Many of the new smart models can work via Wifi or Bluetooth and connect to your home via a simple app you download. Through the app you can make sure your door is closed if you are away from home or you can open it remotely for someone such as a contractor or guest. The app can also be set to notify you if the door opens or closes.
A smart garage door opener also includes many other features such as:
Do you have questions about the right type of garage door opener for your Calgary home? We are here to help you. Our contractors are trained to help you find the right type of opener that best suits your home and your needs. For more information give us a call.