Chain-drive garage door openers utilize a chain that moves the door open and closed. They are suitable for most garage doors with adequate room overhead. Chain-drive openers have been installed in residential garages for many years and will endure years of operation with routine maintenance. Chain-drive openers are usually the lease expensive type of garage door opener and a favorite for builders of low-to-moderately priced homes.
Chain-drive garage door openers are noisier than other options because they operate by metal-to-metal contact. These units are a low-cost, effective option if there are no concerns over the noise being heard in adjoining areas of the house.« Back to Home Security Guide