Purchasing a Garage Door Opener
When purchasing a garage door opener the one thing that must not be over looked, is that the garage door is the one appliance that is used the most throughout the house. In most households, garage doors are used up to 6 to 8 times per day. Also bear in mind that the garage door opener, (device that is attached to the door) and garage door are two separate components that are sold separately. There are many choices for residential garage door openers that you will need to consider before purchasing a new garage door opener. Residential Garage Door Openers vary in noise and horse power as well as variations in chain, screw and belt drives.
Most Garage Door companies like to install what is called a professional installed garage door opener. The distinguishing factor between a hardware store purchased opener and a professional installed opener, is the rail on which the door travels on. Professional installed openers have a one piece solid steel rail vs the hardware store type that comes in a three to five piece bolt or snap together shaft that needs to be assembled. Most professionals recommend a solid one piece rail, because it is most likely to have less vibration and buckling issues, which reduces the amount of stress on the garage door over time. Which increases the lifespan of the garage door. Aaron's Garage Door Service repairs all makes of garage doors and garage door openers, but when it comes to purchasing a new garage door opener, here are some of our favorites:
LiftMaster 8165 Garage Door Opener
This Contractor Series Garage Door Opener is the ideal choice for value and reliability. Its durable 1/2 HP motor combined with an industrial-strength chain drive provide smooth, steady performance year after year.
LiftMaster 8365-267 Garage Door Opener
With its rugged reliability and exceptional all-around performance, the 8365-267 1/2 HP AC Chain Drive Garage Door Opener is the perfect choice if you want enhanced style, reliability, and the performance attributes of our best-selling drive system ever.
LiftMaster 8355W-267 Garage Door Opener
This Premium Series Garage Door Opener provides reliable, energy efficient performance year after year. The Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) provides quiet, smooth operation and comes fully equipped with Wi-Fi®, Security+ 2.0® and MyQ® Technology. ON-SALE SAVE $80
LiftMaster 8550 Garage Door Opener
Get into your garage every time, even when power is out, with this Elite Series model. This revolutionary DC Belt Drive offers quiet operation and comes fully equipped with Security+ 2.0, MyQ Technology and the Timer-to-Close feature.
LiftMaster 8500 Garage Door Opener
This sleek, space-saving design mounts on the wall beside your garage door, freeing up ceiling space. This Elite Series model comes fully equipped with Security+ 2.0, MyQ Technology and the Timer-to-Close system.