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Question DetailsAsked on 5/5/2014

Which brand of garage door opener is the best? Also, drive belt or chain, which will last longer?

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There are several posts below this answer on that subject, and more in the Home > Garage Door category in Browse Projects, at lower left.

Chain drive will definitely last longer, probably even if not oiled - belts typically go out in probably about 10-15 years, I would say. Chain will lat longer than you will, though that may not be the case with the opener itself, though my Clopay is 33 years old and doing fine - they seem, including today's models (except the 1/4HP which is way too underpowered except for tilt-up doors), to do very well.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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