When you find yourself in need of a new opener but with all of the options, which one do you choose? Our team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair has put together this guide to help you out. These are our picks for the top-rated garage door openers on the market.
What Kind of Garage Door Openers Are Available?
We know it can be overwhelming trying to sort through the endless options when it comes to your garage door opener. A great place to start is to figure out what type of opener you want. The most popular choice for homeowners is the chain drive opener. It has the lowest price tag without sacrificing quality or durability.
The one downside to a chain drive is that it’s quite noisy. If you want something quieter, choose a belt drive opener, which still provides that same great quality but with a slightly higher price tag. If you want the quietest opener on the market, then go with a direct drive opener.
What Are the Top Rated Openers on the Market?
This is the perfect chain drive opener for the typical lifting of your standard door. You can also control your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone using the MyQ app
Genie ChainMax 1000
This opener provides heavy-duty lifting with a ¾ hp motor and is a good choice if you have heavier doors. This opener is Homelink enabled so you can connect your garage door to your vehicle.
This chain drive opener is from the Contractor series offered by Liftmaster, which means this offers industrial-strength lifting at an affordable price. You can also control your garage from anywhere you have an internet connection with the built-in Wi-Fi or from your smartphone with the MyQ app.
This is our top pick for the best Wi-Fi-enabled belt drive opener. You can also connect your garage door to your smartphone with the MyQ app. This opener provides heavy-duty lifting abilities with the 1-¼ HP motor and is a perfect choice for someone with heavy, reinforced doors.
If you want a standard opener but need the ultra-quiet operation of a belt-drive, then this is the opener for you. This comes with your standard lifting power with a ½ HP motor and the ability to connect your smartphone to your garage door with the MyQ app.
This opener has a powerful yet still whisper-quiet motor. You can control your garage from your phone with the SkyLinkNet Internet Hub system, which is available separately. You can also program the opener to automatically close after a certain amount of time, which is a great feature if you constantly find that your garage door got left open.
Sommer Direct Drive Opener
This opener is known for being the quietest opener offered on the market today. Instead of a trolley that glides down a moving chain, this type of opener has a motor that moves directly on a stationary chain. This new technology provides for nearly silent operation at a price similar to a belt drive opener.
Call Us to Order Your New Opener
Now that you know which one you want, our team can help you get it! Or, if you have any questions about these openers, we would be happy to talk with you. Call Neighborhood Garage Door Repair today!