Question on type of garage door drive
We have found answers before on this forum, and I did a quick search but did not see a recent thread on this question. If I missed it, I apologize.
We had Craftsman screw-drive garage door openers installed when we built the house in 2003. One gave out last month and the Sears repairman told us today that it would cost
$250 to fix and that he would recommend replacing it with a belt drive since they donÂt wear out as quickly. The garage is under the kitchen and dining room and both doors are used every day. We originally chose the screw drive because we understood it would be relatively quiet, which it has been (but of course manual operation is quieter!)
Rather than repair it based on the cost, we plan to replace and will probably get another Craftsman for a variety of reasons; however, we are unsure on the type of drive to get and whether to replace both now. We would probably prefer not to get a chain drive. Any advice on his advice on a belt drive?
Thanks in advance,