There are many brands of garage door openers, some of them may cheaper than the others. But in this article we will discuss about the best brands only, especially they who made into the top in 2017. These are the top 7 best brands for the openers:
- The Genie QuietLift 800
This opener lives up to its name. While other opener uses chain to lift up the door, this opener is using belt instead. By buying this, you will not hear any of grinding sound made from the chain which is perfect if you have bedroom near the garage. Another feature from this opener is that it has 1/2 horse power for you who have heavy door that made of wood or metal. It could lift a garage door that has weight up to 350 pounds. It will cost you about $160.
- Chamberlain PD612EV
This opener is also using belt to lift the door, making it less-noisy than the ones that use chain. The best thing about this product is that the motor has 10 years warranty. If a company gives long warranty for a product, it means the product must have a really great quality. Another feature of this product is that a keyless pad is also included in the package. The cons of this product is that it cannot lift any door that weighs more than 300 pounds while it has the same horse power as the one mentioned above. For this product you can purchase it for $145.
- Sommer 3/4 Horse Power
Just like the name, this opener has 3/4 horse power that can lift up to 550 pounds garage door. So if you have a large and wide metal or wood garage door, this opener can lift it without any problem. Another feature of this opener is the warranty. Like what has mentioned before, If a company gives long warranty for a product, it means the product must have a really great quality. While the other product above has 10 years of warranty, this product has 50 years of warranty. The other feature of this product is that it uses a low noise chain. The only minus of this product is it will cost you about $220.
- Chamberlain PD762EV
This opener is an upgraded version of Chamberlain PD612EV. While Chamberlain PD612EV has 1/2 horse power and can only lift up doors with maximum weight 300 pounds, this opener has 3/4 horse power and can lift up heavy doors with maximum weight 550 pounds. The other feature of this product is that it has 50 years warranty. But there is no keyless pad included in the package. To obtain it you have to buy it separately. Even though this product is an upgraded version of Chamberlain PD612EV, it has lower price of $135 per unit.
5.Chamberlain Ultra Quiet
This opener has many features. First, it has 50 years of warranty which make this product has great quality. Second, it uses belt instead of chain to lift the garage door. Third, it has a timer that lets the door shut by itself. Fourth, it has cheap price of $163 which is cheaper than the others but still have great quality. The only minus of this product is that it only has 1/2 horse power that can only lift a garage door with weight up to 300 pounds.
6.The LiftMaster 8550
This product has many features. The first feature is that it has 50 years warranty, means the product quality is great. The second feature is that this product uses belt instead of chain to lift the garage door and there is no noise whatsoever made from the belt, making it the best opener if your garage is near the bedroom. The third feature is that it has 3/4 horse power that can lift doors up to 550 pounds. For the fourth feature, this product has a different feature than the other openers, this feature is backup battery. By having backup battery you can still turn on the opener even if there is power outage. For this product, you can purchase it for only $230 which is cheap considering it has many features.
This product wins a golden award for best opener. This award means the product has many great features. The first one is that it is using belt that makes no noise at all while lifting the door. Second, it has backup battery that can be rechargeable so that it can still run while power outage. Third, it has powerful motor that can lift any door from the lightest to the heaviest. Fourth, it can be connected to your smartphone to control it directly. Fifth, it has 50 years of warranty. This product will cost you about $250.
Those are the best brands for the opener, some may cost higher than the others, but those are worth the money. Even if some have higher price, the distances are not too far. So with a little higher price, you can purchase better garage door openers.