Do I Need a Screw Drive, Chain Drive, or Belt Drive Opener? - Starlite Garage Doors

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Do I Need a Screw Drive, Chain Drive, or Belt Drive Opener?

There are 3 main types of openers: chain, screw, and belt drive. Each offer different benefits to you.

Belt Drives- these systems use a rubber belt to lower and raise the door. These openers offer the quietest operation. If you have an attached garage, this is the best choice for you.

Screw Drives- this type of system uses a threaded rod mechanism. As the screw rotates, it moves the trolley up and down the tracks. It requires lubrication two times a year in order to keep it functioning well. These are not the best choice for heavy garage doors, because the weight of the door can wear it out.

Chain Drives- a chain is looped around a rail similar to a bike chain. When the chain moves, it causes the trolley to move up and down the track.

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Starlite Garage Doors

2346 S Lynhurst Dr Ste. 503,
Indianapolis, IN 46241


We pride ourselves in taking care of garage door repairs right away. Our technicians are committed to using top quality tools and parts so you can have long-lasting repairs.