Installing a New Residential Garage Door Opener or Replacing the One You Already Have?
From ultra-quiet to super-strong it’s easy to find residential garage door openers that not only fit the needs of your garage but also elevates your everyday life. D&D Doors is a full-service garage door company servicing or repairing garage door openers in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas since 1978.
We carry a wide selection of residential electric openers, electric operators, and remote controls for all makes and models of residential garage doors. In need of a residential garage door opener repair? D&D Doors carry a full line of compatible and interchangeable parts for Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain (Sears Craftsman, Access Master, Garage Master, Master Mechanic, Formula 1, Security+, Link, Billion Code, True Value, True Guard, Raynor – All these are manufactured by the Chamberlain group and are fully interchangeable) gate operator and garage door opener parts and accessories. D&D Doors recommends four types of garage door openers – Chain Driven, Belt Driven, Direct Drive, or Screw Driven (not recommended in the northeast).
Types of Residential Garage Door Openers
Selecting the right type of door opener for your garage is just as important as choosing the right type of garage door. When selecting a garage door opener the size of your garage, the weight of your door, and how much available overhead space you have above the garage are all deciding factors in proper selection.
Chain-driven openers use a standard bicycle-style chain that will need to be lubricated and tightened on a regular basis. When properly adjusted they can be very quiet and trouble-free. Usually the least expensive option, the chain-drive opener is a good option for detached garages or homes where bedrooms are not directly above the garage.
Screw drive operators
Screw drive openers drive a trolley back and forth on the rail using a direct drive from the motor to a long screw. When these openers get older they are usually not as quiet or efficient. To maintain efficiency, screw drive openers need to be lubricated 3-4 times a year on regular basis.
Belt drive openers work just like the standard chain drive only they use a belt. They operate quietly and require little maintenance. A belt-drive operator is a good option when there is a bedroom over or near the garage.
Direct drive openers mount directly to the spring system to the side of the garage door. Having only one moving part, the direct-drive offers an extremely quiet operation. This opener works well in situations where the garage door travels high up into the ceiling rather than straight back overhead.
We are authorized installers for multiple lines of garage door operators
Our technicians are familiar with all brands and we are happy to help. Remember, for garage door maintenance, repair, or installation, it’s important to consider the timeliness of service, services offered, and the company’s reputation. We’ve built our reputation on it! For garage door opener sales, service, and installations, called the professionals at D&D Doors in the Hudson Valley at 845-298-9564.