When your garage door opener stops working, getting a new garage door opener isn’t a luxury it’s a necessity! You may have inherited your current opener when you purchased your home years ago, or maybe you’re a new homeowner that needs an opener right away. Either way, Aladdin Garage Doors of Eden Prairie, MN has a great selection to choose from. Here we talk about the three basic types of garage door openers.

Chain Drive Garage Door Openers – These openers are a popular choice for many homeowners and are a great value for their durability and price. If cost is a concern, this workhorse opener gets the job done while saving you money. Since the garage door is pulled open by a chain, however, they tend to be loud. Some people don’t mind the noise because it alerts them that someone is entering the house via the garage. It is not a good choice, however, if your garage is under or adjacent to a bedroom or home office for sound reasons.

Belt Drive Garage Door Openers – Similar to its sister chain opener, this opener uses a rubber belt to open and close the garage door. Because they are especially quiet, they are a popular choice when noise is a factor. They are a bit more expensive but worth every penny.

Jackshaft Garage Door Openers – While many residential garage door openers are installed above the center of the door, a Jackshaft garage door opener is mounted on the side of the garage door. This is a great choice for garages with high, sloped or cathedral ceilings or when the depth of the garage is not sufficient to install a (regular) garage door opener. They are also effective for doors measuring up to 14 feet in height.

Ask us about the new WI-FI openers that open the door from your smart-phone, tablet or computer. Everyone wants one! Whether you need service on your opener, want to purchase more remotes, finally get that outside keypad or need to replace your old garage door opener, we can help. We carry openers from LiftMaster™ and our own brand, too. Call us today at 612-314-3040 or get an appointment online to schedule installation of your new garage door opener in Eden Prairie, MN.