There is more than one way to move a garage door. Opening and closing heavy doors manually is hard, grunting labor that most of us would rather avoid if possible. And for the elderly it may be impossible. Most modern doors are of the rollup variety and have an opener to do the physical opening and closing of the door at a push of a button.
What are our heavy-lift options?

Jackshaft, Belt Drive & Other Garage Door Openers

• Chain drive is the most common mechanism encountered in urban environments. They are economical and dependable, but what noise. These are loudest drives of the lot. A sprocket attached to a motor turns and raises or lowers the door via the chain dragging the door open. It looks like a bicycle chain.
• Belt drives, work like chain drives but are much quieter. They reduce vibration, have fewer moving parts (less to wear out) but are more expensive representing a higher initial investment.
• Screw drives mount a long screw that is turned by a motor and is reversible. Low maintenance and quiet operation are their forte. Plastic is used to line the tracks and in hot climates they are susceptible to heat damage, leading to premature failure.
• Jackshaft openers are wall mounted and turn the torsion spring bar directly, reducing vibration to the ceiling in multilevel homes and opens the roof area above the tracks for storage.

Garage Door Opener Controls

Controls consist of a remote and wall mounted buttons. Remotes can be operated from inside the car allowing operation of the door without exiting your vehicle and allowing you to drive into the garage and lower the door, all without leaving your car. Wall mounted buttons allow direct control of the unit and are usually mounted next to the door leading from the home’s interior to the garage interior. Door openers can be set up to operate from your smartphone as well as being networkable. However, all things digital they are susceptible to hacking creating a security risk. Your remote’s frequency can be monitored and copied for thieves. A rolling-code opener remote changes the frequency and coding after every use. Leaving for a day or two, you may want to zip tie a metal rod and hook to prevent opening while on vacation.

Garage Door Safety Requirements

Most openers are equipped with an emergency release and lights that turn on during operation providing illumination egress and ingress to the home at night. Some units convert AC to DC current for operation. DC motors generally run a little quieter. Some devices can be disabled during vacation or other extended absences. There are units that have an incorporated battery to enable opening and closing during power failures and are an available option for DC motored openers. Safety features include infrared detectors that project a beam across the doorway. If the beam is interrupted the door will not works until the opening is cleared. This prevents closure on kids, cars and pets that are in the doors path.

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Garage doors can be constructed from metal, wood or composites. Frames are usually steel or aluminum. Rollers tend to be steel as that metal resists wear where aluminum does not. Wood doors require regular maintenance whereas steel is more resistant to the weather. Plastic components tend to get brittle in the heat and cold cycles of summer and winter. A glass pane is subject to breakage, but plastic gets brittle, breaks and discolors with time.
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