Garage Door Opener Comparison

There are many types of garage door openers and you should take in account many aspects when deciding on one. We have identified 6 important aspects of an opener – drive type, power rating, emergency battery backup, safety features, entry pad & remote control and warranty & price – and we’ve also compared some of the best systems on the market.

When it comes to drive type you can choose between screw, chain and belt driven models, which are the most silent.

One of the most important aspects is price starting from 130$ and past 250$, and warranties are generally separate for components.

For engine power check the allowed door size and an emergency battery is a nice feature.

Safety features should include sensors to prevent accidents and security encryptions – the best is the rolling code, and last, most openers come with entry pads and remote controls.

The company Chamberlain makes our top 4 best openers list with 3 models suited for all tastes and budgets. The Chamberlain Power Drive Security-Plus PD210D is a mid level, chain driven model of about 135$. This is a cost efficient favorite among customers, with a 6 year warranty, best suited for two door garages. Another chain driven model is the Chamberlain PD752D which, at about 170$ and all standard features included, fits your large heavy garage door very well; the only downside being the noise.

At the top we have the Chamberlain Whisper Drive WD822KD which comes, among others, with a lifetime motor warranty and 10-year belt warranty, top notch security, keyless entry pad, remote control and a wall mounted panel, all in a bit over the budget package of 250$.

Another less pricy system is the Genie H6000A-2K, which for 190$ is one of the best screw drive model. Although a bit noisy compared to belt driven models, the Genie H6000A-2K comes with 10 year warranty for the motor, remote control, safety sensors, wireless keypad and a wall console.

Check the offer thoroughly before committing to a model.

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