What Garage Door Opener Brand is Best?

If you need to replace your garage door opener, you want to make sure you buy a brand that offers quality products and easy-to-find replacement parts. Here are the best garage door opener brands for residential garage doors. All three offer lifetime warranties on the motor.

Best Overhead Mount Garage Door Openers

SOMMER direct drive garage door openers

SOMMER operators feature innovative technology and design. With only one moving part, SOMMER direct drive operators are extremely quiet - perfect for garages with adjacent living spaces. The SOMMER evo+ is the most feature-rich opener on the market. One accessory opens the garage door a few inches if it senses too much moisture in the garage. Another mechanically blocks the motor for enhanced break-in protection. SOMMER openers come in different horsepower options ( to 1 horsepower) to meet your unique needs.

LiftMaster drawbar garage door openers

A great thing about LiftMaster garage door openers is that their parts are compatible with Chamberlain and Craftsman openers, making replacement parts easy to obtain. LiftMaster openers are reliable, budget-friendly openers. The LiftMaster Chamberlain Whisper Drive garage door opener comes with MyQ technology (LiftMaster's remote open app), but you'll need to purchase the Wi-Fi integration to connect it to your device.

Best Jackshaft Garage Door Openers

LiftMaster jackshaft garage door openers

LiftMaster jackshaft operators are the most popular with North Shore Commercial Door customers. The LiftMaster 8500W elite series is LiftMaster's newest model and has a battery back-up, LED light and built-in Wi-Fi to connect your door to LiftMaster's remote open app.

Genie jackshaft garage door openers

Although second in popularity to the LiftMaster jackshafts, Genie openers are just as high-quality. The Genie 6170H-B residential wall mount garage door opener has a battery back-up, LED light and integrated Wi-Fi for Genie's remote open app.

Want to learn more about jackshaft operators? Check out this article.

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