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Commercial Garage Door Operators in Chicago

Commercial garage door operators are the components that actually open and close the garage door. They’re commonly referred to as garage door openers. But many people use that same term to reference the remote control you might keep in your car to open your garage. Just be aware that we’ll use “operator” and “opener” interchangeably on this page, but never in reference to the remote.

When shopping for a commercial garage door system, you should put as much thought into the operator as the door itself. A well-built commercial overhead door will typically outlast its operator, mostly because the door itself has very few moving parts. The operator, on the other hand, may need occasional maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Selecting a durable operator provides the peace of mind that comes from knowing your door will last for years.

The Four Types of Garage Door Openers

Chain Drive Garage Door Openers

Although they can make a bit of a racket, chain drive garage door openers are usually the least expensive option. They feature a trolley that glides over a steel chain to open and close the door.

Belt Drive Garage Door Openers

If you’d like to avoid a noisy operator, belt drive garage door openers are the perfect solution. These models replace the steel chain with a rubber belt, limiting vibrations and, consequently, noise. Belt drive operators are more expensive, but they require much less maintenance.

Screw Drive Operators

Instead of a belt or chain, screw-driven models utilize a steel rod that’s shaped like a screw to advance the trolley and open or close the door. These require little maintenance and limit noise, but like belt drives, they can be expensive.

Direct Drive Operators

The newest kind of operator, direct-drive models, cut out the “middle man” to open the door without a moving chain, belt, or screw. As a testament to their durability, many of these ultra-quiet models include a lifetime warranty.

Any of these designs might also be a smart garage door opener. These models allow you to control the door using a smartphone or even voice commands. Plus, they let you check the status of your door from anywhere with an internet connection. Smart garage door openers also make it possible to open and close the door even when you aren’t home.

Commercial Door Operator Repairs

In addition to installing garage door operators, we’re also fully equipped to repair those that don’t function properly. Our expert technicians can solve virtually any problem you might have with your operator or any other part of your door system. Plus, our extensive inventory of garage door parts allows us to fix a variety of operators for which the parts have been discontinued.

At Robert’s Garage Door Professionals, we take pride in the repair services we offer. We provide exceptional customer service to match our efficient and effective craftsmanship. If you ever have an issue with your commercial garage door openers, give us a call. We’ll have your door up and running again before you know it.

Contact Us

At Roberts Garage Doors, we have plenty of experience when it comes to commercial door repairs and installations. We offer a variety of commercial garage door operators and are sure to have a perfect model for your business’s needs. Contact us today to discuss your options or to schedule a free on-site consultation.

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2961 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60657

3433 Knox Ave Chicago, IL 60641

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