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Finding the Right Garage Door Opener

How to Find the Right Garage Door Opener


Think about your garage for a minute. It is truly a hub of activity. When the kids are playing outside with the neighbors, the garage is usually the place they come and go from to grab their bike, basketball or hula hoop.

Or think about when you’re doing yard work. It’s usually the garage that houses the lawn mower, weed eater and other tools. When you get back from the grocery store, you park your car in the garage and unload the groceries.

Your garage is a staple in your everyday life and that’s why it’s so important to find a garage door opener that you can rely on. So how do you choose the right garage door opener for you and your home? We have some tips to help educate you and guide you to the best choice.

Tip #1: Consider the drive options

The drive is the belt, chain, screw, direct drive and jackshaft that moves and lifts your garage door. The chain drive is the noisiest option and the jackshaft and direct drive openers are the quietest.

Tip #2: Consider the horsepower options

1/2-horsepower is the standard option for most garage doors. If you have a larger or heavier garage door, you need a door opener that has more horsepower, like the 3/4-horsepower openers. These are best for lifting one-piece garage doors (think 2 car garage width) or heavier doors with higher insulation or wind load ratings.

Tip #3: Review the warranties on each opener

Our ASSA ABLOY Liftmaster garage door openers come with great 5-year warranties on the motor and lift parts. Plus we offer ongoing maintenance and 24/7 emergency repair if you should ever need it.

At ASSA ABLOY, we offer a wide selection of premium garage door openers you can trust. With superior technological, performance and safety features, you can rest easy knowing a garage door opener from ASSA ABLOY is built to last.

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