Belt Drive Openers
Belt Drive garage door openers are the smoothest, quietest, most reliable systems you can buy.
Belt-driven openers are similar in design to chain-driven models, except a reinforced belt is what pushes or pulls the trolley. The belts may be made of fiberglass, polyurethane, or steel-reinforced rubber. Belt-driven openers are just as reliable as chain-driven openers but quieter. The negative for belt-driven openers is that they cost a bit more than chain-driven units.
Screw Drive Openers
Ideal for locations with extreme temperatures, screw drive garage door openers are specifically engineered to run smoothly and quietly in the coldest and hottest temperatures.
With screw-driven openers, the trolley rides on a threaded-steel rod as a motor rotates the rod. Because this design has fewer moving parts, manufacturers claim that it requires less maintenance than other systems. In addition, they are noisier than belt-driven openers. That said, manufacturers of screw-driven openers have recently made improvements with regard to temperature sensitivity and noise. In addition, screw-driven openers are among speediest these days as well, opening a door at 10- to 12-in. per second compared to the standard 6- to 8-in. per second. (For safety, all garage door openers close doors at a slower 7-in. per second.)
A Jackshaft or Wall Mount Garage Door Openers mounts on the wall beside the garage door, so ceiling space is freed up for maximum storage.
Jackshaft openers, unlike the other systems, mount on the wall beside the garage door. A DC motor drives pulleys and cables that turn the torsion bar and raise the garage door. When the motor is reversed, cable tension is loosened and the door lowers. This system is reliable and quiet. In addition, it keeps the ceiling free for overhead storage and is well-suited to garages with high or low ceilings. Jackshaft openers are more expensive than most other types of openers.
Chain Drive Openers
Chain Drive Garage Door Openers are rugged, reliable, and deliver all-around lasting performance. Ideal to lift the heaviest custom wood and carriage house garage doors.
Chain-driven models include a chain—similar to a bicycle chain—that pushes or pulls a trolley (carriage) that connects to a metal bar, called a J-arm, that is affixed to the garage door. If your garage is situated under a bedroom, the noise generated by metal-to-metal contact and vibration may be a nuisance. If the garage is detached, it probably isn’t. Newer chain-driven units with DC motors and soft start-and-stop technology are significantly quieter than older units.
Remotes & Accessories
Safeway Garage Doors offers a wide variety of residential garage door opener accessories to meet many access control requirements, and enhance your lifestyle. We offer garage door remote controls that can operate garage door openers as well as gate operators, extra remotes for multi-car families, and keyless entry systems that can operate the garage door using a code you program directly into the unit. All of our accessories come with the latest technology to keep you, your family, and your property as safe and secure as possible.
We are happy to provide, and install the following garage door accessories:
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