Anyone who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s probably remembers when their parents bought their first automatic garage door opener. The neighbors may have even come over for a visit to watch it operate. An automatic garage door opener used to be considered a luxury. Today, automatic garage doors are commonplace, and about 70% of homeowners even use their garage door as the main entry into their homes.
Gold Label Door carries a wide selection of LiftMaster garage door openers that will perfectly fit your garage and your budget. LiftMaster offers chain, belt and jack shaft garage door openers. Stop by the Gold Label Door showroom during regular business hours and take a look at the latest garage door openers from LiftMaster. No appointment is necessary.
Some homeowners want the best.The motor’s Wi-Fi connectivity allows homeowners to monitor the use of their door, and the opener is packed with internet-based safety features. Homeowners can choose to receive notifications on opens and closes and are able to control both functions remotely from their iPhone or other PDAs.
The most common LiftMaster opener is the chain drive. Chain drives are a durable, classic choice and offer long-lasting performance and value. The chain drive opener uses a chain running along a rail to operate the electric motor that lifts and lowers the door. The drive is connected to a system of rollers, gears and pins that are balanced to open and close the door smoothly.
You might think of a belt-driven drive as the “strong, silent type.” Belt-driven drives are identical to chain-driven drives except that they use a rubber belt instead of a chain. The rubber style belt runs the length of the rail, but operates the same way that a chain would in a chain drive. This allows belt drives to operate much more quietly than chain drives.
Jack shaft openers are used in the garage when there is no space available on the ceiling to place a belt or chain drive. The jack shaft motor mounts out of the way on either side of the door and uses no chain. In this system, a small, powerful DC motor actually turns the torsion spring itself to raise and lower the door. It uses less space and the lack of a chain makes it very quiet.