Garage Door Opener
Getting out of a vehicle to open a garage door can be a chore and this is especially true in bad weather. A way to get around this is to install a garage door opener and there are a few styles available.
This type of opener is typically the most affordable on the market and it is also the oldest style. It utilizes metal chains to raise the door along its tracks and this can make it noisy. They are a reliable style though and if cost is a priority they are the one to look to.
This style uses a threaded metal rod in the style of a screw and because they have the least moving parts of the various opener types they usually require the least maintenance. They also have the benefit of quieter operation.
Belt driven garage openers are the quietest of the options as the rubber belts they use mean there is no contact between metal parts. The smooth operation of the belts also helps to minimize vibration and for those willing to pay a little more they can be a good choice.
A remote controlled garage door opener will make life easier and ensure that there is no need to get wet when arriving home in the rain.