When you’re trying to select the best garage door opener for your home, you may want to seriously consider the belt drive garage door opener. There are two basic types of openers: a chain drive and a belt drive. The main difference between the two is how the motor moves the trolley. The trolley pulls the opener arm to lift the garage door and pushes the arm to close the door. A chain-drive opener uses a metal chain to drive the trolley and raise or lower the door. Although belt-drive garage door openers operate like the chain driven ones, they use a belt rather than a chain to move the trolley.

Belt driven garage door openers are known for their smooth, whisper-quiet operation versus their noisy, chain operator sister. This makes it a great choice for homes with living or sleeping spaces above or adjacent to the garage. In addition, belt-drive systems have fewer moving parts. This means lower maintenance for you. Although belt drive openers cost a bit more than chain openers, the total cost of ownership for a belt drive unit is lower than any other type of opener. Hear the difference a belt drive can make! Simply put all power, no noise, strong and silent, long lasting and hard working. And by the way, there is a lifetime warranty on both the motor and the belt.

Aladdin Garage Doors of Minneapolis, MN sells openers from LiftMaster and our Aladdin private label opener by Marantec. Each brand offers the best technology available on the market today. Regardless of opener type or brand, many user reviews agree that not every homeowner is fully equipped to tackle the job of installing a garage door opener themselves. So why do it yourself? When you’re ready to replace that old, noisy chain opener for a new belt drive garage door opener, call Aladdin Garage Doors today at (612) 314-3040 or complete our online form to set up an appointment. We’re waiting to hear from you!