Last week we discussed some of the differences, pros, and cons of two very common styles of garage door openers. This month, we want to take it a step further and compare what we view as the winner of the last debate with another style of opener that we view as a contender for the best style you can get.
Belt Drive vs. Screw Drive
There is an obvious difference in the way that they operate– Belt drive uses a belt driven motor, while a screw drive uses a novel screw system that drives the door open and shut (a topic we’ve written about before). Here are some differences:
- Noise Level: Screw drive wins in this category, as it tends to generate less noise.
- Reliability: Screw drive openers are the most reliable style of opener you can get; not to say that belt drive aren’t reliable. . . They are, just not as reliable.
- Speed: Both operate very fast in relation to chain drive openers.
- Security: They’re both very secure options.
As we’ve mentioned, we view the screw drive opener as the ultimate option, and now hopefully you can better understand a few of the differences.