Several factors come into play when deciding on a new garage door opener. You’ll need to determine what horsepower and belt system work best with your door. You’ll also want to read up on the key features each opener offers. The team at Neighborhood Garage Doors has compiled our top picks for garage door openers for 2018. We hope you find this list helpful and informative.
1. Chamberlain C410 Durable Chain Drive
The Chamberlain C410 model comes in at number one on our list. It’s perfect for a standard size garage door and can be controlled by a smartphone app. It comes with two long-range remote controls and has a ten-year warranty on the motor.
2. Chamberlain B970
The Chamberlain B970 comes in second. You can open and close your door simply by using an app on your phone. It has a backup battery and maximum lifting ability for heavier doors. The unit also comes with long-range remotes and security features. Best of all, this opener comes with a lifetime warranty on the motor and belt.
3. Chamberlain B550
The Chamberlain B550 is the best smart garage door opener. You’ll be able to open, close, and check on the status of the door through the app. It also has a battery backup in case of power failure and it’s the strongest lifting capacity in its class. This opener features a 100 billion code encryption to protect it from hacking and forced entry.
4. Genie ChainMax 1000
Next comes the Genie ChainMax 1000, which is one of the most powerful and best-rated openers. It has three-quarter horsepower and still manages to operate quietly. It also has an infrared beam which allows the opener to reverse if an obstruction is detected.
The system is incredibly secure and has an access code that changes upon each activation. Two remotes, a wireless keypad, and a wall console are just a few of the great accessories included.
5. SkyLink AT-1622BK
The SkyLink AT-1622BK has a powerful DC motor that still operates quietly. It comes with an LED light and is SkyLinkNet compatible so you can control it from your phone. There’s also an auto-close timer option so your door is never left open by mistake. Contact the manufacturer for warranty options.
6. LiftMaster 1355 Contractor Series
Sixth on the list is the LiftMaster 1355 Contractor Series. It has built-in WiFi and provides mobile updates. You can control the door from anywhere. The Posilock provides added security and it has an auto-reverse feature in the event of an obstruction. The standby mode allows it to consume 75% less power.
7. Sommer Direct Drive
Last, but not least, is the Sommer Direct Drive opener. This unit has the ultimate lifting capacity and can lift up to 550 lbs. The chain is embedded in the steel rail and the motor is incredibly quiet. It’s important to note that there have been some issues with the circuit boards on these openers. It’s best to read customer reviews and feedback and make an informed decision.
Give Us a Call and We Can Help with Installation
Now that you’ve had a chance to review some of the stand-out openers of 2018, you can now move forward with your purchase. You can install the opener yourself or give Neighborhood Garage Doors a call and one of our technicians can complete the installation.