You open and close your garage door approximately 1,500 times per year. Thus, the mechanism that controls the garage door is vital to the entire system's operation. Consequently, if an opener breaks down, you'll need to contact Door Power for a garage door repair. Below are some quick facts about garage door openers that are important for you to know. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us today.


4 Different Types of Garage Door Openers


Chain. A metal chain elevates and lowers the door. Chain drive openers can also be noisy due to the movements of the chain. Therefore, they're best to use in a garage that is separate from the house.


Belt. A rubber belt slides the door open or closed. The motions are smooth and quiet and produce little vibration during the action. Belt drives require maintenance than chain drives.


Screw Driven. A threaded steel rod lifts and lowers the garage door. A screw drive consists of fewer moving parts, which means less maintenance down the road. Screw drive openers are smooth and quiet. Therefore, they are ideal for any residential area including apartments or condos.


Direct Drive. A motor itself is what moves the door open and closed. This simple process of moving a garage door up and down results in a smooth, quiet operation that rarely requires maintenance. Direct drive openers are a smart option for all residential properties.


Garage Door Options You Should Consider

When purchasing a garage door, you want to make sure your investment will pay off in both function and durability. Therefore, you should consider the following options when making a decision on which door is right for you.


●        The amount of horsepower you'll need to close and open the door

●        Alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC)

●        What type of wall panels and where to place them

●        What type of manual release and where to place it

●        Home automation & Wi-fi integration and features

●        Battery backup - size and power of the battery

●        Type and placement of the motion sensors


Safety Features

One of the most important decisions you'll make regarding your garage door opener is the safety features attached to it. Safety and security in your home and around the door should be your primary concern and where you invest the most. If you're unsure of what safety features are available to you, Door Power can help you find the right safety features for your lifestyle and home.


Professional Residential Garage Door Installation in Norwood

If you are a homeowner in Norwood, Minnesota or the Twin Cities area, contact Door Power for garage door installation, repair, and full system replacement. We offer affordable rates, top-notch work, and fast, friendly service. To schedule an installation or repair today, call us at 952-467-3199, or message us at