Chain drives are common. They are durable and reliable. The drive runs the garage door on the track with a chain. Chain drives are a little less expensive when compared with belt drives. They tend to be noisy, so if your garage is located below or adjacent to the main rooms in your home, you don’t want this opener. We typically recommend a belt drive if the garage is attached to the home.
Belt Driven Openers
Belt drives are generally thought of as the best opener in the industry.Belt drives are as reliable as chain drives, but they are also virtually silent. The drive runs on a steel-reinforced belt and typically costs a few dollars more than chain & screw drive openers. If your garage is attached to your home and has surrounding bedrooms, you’ll never be bothered by the noise of your garage door.