In these modern times, it is uncommon to see manually operated garage doors. Most homeowners choose to install overhead garage door openers because of their usefulness. They are easy to operate and open and close and spare the homeowner from the hassle of getting out of a vehicle while it is snowing or raining. This type of garage door is preferred due to safety reasons and security purposes as well. An overhead garage door opener is considered more of a necessity than a luxury.
Given the fact that it is affordably priced and readily available, homeowners only need to choose from torsion bar drive, chain drive, screw drive and belt drive models. One caveat though is that some units require a professional to install them. The garage door opener is responsible for carrying the weight of a garage door, and that is not something to be taken lightly. A garage door can weigh anything from 400 lbs. to 700 lbs., so the overhead garage door opener must be strong enough to hold that and proper installation matters.
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