LiftMaster Garage Door Opener
The LiftMaster garage door opener comes in five types: drive and motor. For the drive type, there are the chain drive, screw drive, belt drive, and direct drive and for the motor type there is the DC-powered opener. Each of them comes with their own benefits.
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The LiftMaster chain drive opener is most appropriate for detached garages because the mechanism that powers the door consists of a chain and a sprocket, much like what you see on a bicycle. The friction that the chain and sprocket create generates noise, and it is not advisable for garages directly underneath a bedroom or any occupied room in the house.
A screw drive opener has less moving parts than a chain drive opener, and maintenance is much easier. This type of door opener has a trolley attached to a steel bar, which in turn revolves along with the motor. It is also less noisy than the chain drive opener, so it is suitable for those who do not want their garage doors creating any noise.
With the belt drive opener, the mechanism is moved by a steel-reinforced belt, so it is very strong and can withstand years of use and only minimum maintenance is required. This is the second quietest type of door opener which is perfect for attached garages.
The direct drive opener has the least moving parts, with only the opener’s motor doing the work. This is also the quietest of all the types of garage door openers whose motor moves along an unmoving chain. The motor is attached to the J-arm, which is in turn linked to the door.
Lastly, the LiftMaster DC-powered garage door opener is probably the best choice among the five types. It is armed with a battery backup in case the power goes out. The backup can last up to two days, depending on how much the garage door is used.