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Garage Door Opener Buying Guide: Types of Drives

craftsman garage door openerIf you’re in the market for a new garage door opener, chances are you have found they use several different types of drives: belt drives, chain drives and screw drives.

Belt Drives

Belt drives use a sturdy, rubber-like belt for opening and closing garage doors, and are generally the quietest type of drive. They offer years of service and require minimal maintenance over time, although belts can wear out and require replacement.

Chain Drives

Chain drives use a metal chain to open and close garage doors, and are the oldest and most popular type of opener. They tend to be the most economical, but are the noisiest, and may not be a smart option if the garage is under or adjacent to a room where quiet is preferred! Chain drive openers are fairly dependable but can require maintenance or replacement over time.

Screw Drives

Screw drives use plastic-lined tracks to reduce noise and are midway in cost and noisiness relative to belt and chain drives.

Choosing to offer solutions that are both economical and the ultimate in quiet, Sears Garage Solutions offers a variety of garage door openers that use belt and chain drives. Contact us for a free in-home estimate today!

Garage Door Openers

Is your garage door opener not working properly or intermittently having problems? We fix most makes and models of openers and we have a large selection of new openers to choose from. Sears Garage Doors & Repairs experts can replace photo sensors, wiring, wall button controls, keyless entry pads, remotes, gear and sprocket kits, and circuits.


We work with many different types and models of Garage Door openers like Craftsman and Liftmaster that are either a chain drive opener, a belt driver opener, and/or have a battery backup. Nobody knows Craftsman Garage Door Openers better than the Sears Garage Doors & Repairs Technicians. Your garage door problems will be a distant memory when our highly skilled blue service crew member diagnose and repair your malfunctioning garage door opener.

Sears Garage Solutions Spokane


Give us a call at 509-795-3834 and one of our representatives will be happy to discuss your repair options, and remember, your satisfaction is guaranteed.