Which Type of Garage Door Opener is Best For Me?

garage door opener Northwest IndianaStart with the Number of Garage Bays at Your Home

Before selecting a garage door opener for your home, it’s important to find the appropriate model based on the number of bays you have. If you have a single or double car garage door, a model that is ½ the horsepower is appropriate. Once you know how many doors, the next step is to decide between chain and belt operated openers.

Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

chain drive garage door openerThe chain drive garage door opener is the most reliable and least expensive. The downside to this opener is that it runs on a track with a metal chain, which makes it noisy. If your garage is located below or adjacent to the main rooms in your home, you might not want to choose this opener. However, if your garage is detached or the noise does not bother you, this is the best choice for you and your family.

Precision Garage Door Service is a name you can trust, which is why we choose the Liftmaster brand for our customers. Liftmaster’s garage door openers are the most advanced on the market and are proven to be: strong, quiet, versatile and reliable. Below are a few chain and belt drive opener options, along with benefits of each model.

8360 ½ Horsepower DC Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

(Includes three-button remote control and motion-detecting control panel)

  • With MyQ® Technology, this opener allows you to monitor and control your opener and home lighting from anywhere when paired with the Internet Gateway
  • Receive email or text alerts so you always know the status of your garage door and home lighting
  • Download the MyQ® mobile app for free. No annual activation fee required
  • Compatible with HomeLink®
  • Requires 828LM MyQ Internet Gateway to connect to MyQ Smartphone app
  • Lifetime motor, one-year parts and one-year battery backup warranties

Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

Belt Drive Garage Door OpenerBelt drives are regarded in the industry as the best type of opener. Relatively silent and just as reliable as chain openers, it operates on a rubber belt and tends to be more expensive than chain drive openers. If your garage is attached to your home and has surrounding bedrooms, you will never be bothered by the noise of this opener.

8550W DC Battery Backup Belt Drive

(Includes three-button elite remote control and smart control panel)

  • With MyQ® Technology, this opener allows you to monitor and control your opener and home lighting from anywhere when paired with the Internet Gateway
  • Receive email or text alerts so you always know the status of your garage door and home lighting
  • Download the MyQ® mobile app for free. No annual activation fee required
  • Compatible with HomeLink®
  • Requires 828LM MyQ Internet Gateway to connect to MyQ Smartphone app
  • Get in your garage even when the power is out with battery backup
  • Always know your garage door is closed with timer-to-close, which automatically closes the door after a pre-programmed number of minutes
  • A motion detector feature allows your garage door opener’s lights to turn on when you enter the garage
  • Prevent the door from closing if anything interrupts the safety beam that crosses the garage door opening
  • Lock down your garage door and electronically monitor against a forced opening with PosiLock®
  • Lifetime motor and belt, five-year parts and one-year battery backup warranties

WLED

(DC Battery Backup Belt Drive LED Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener)

  • Our brightest opener featuring 3,100 lumens of corner-to-corner LED lighting™
  • Features belt drive system and DC motor for quiet operation
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® allows for smartphone control with the MyQ® app
  • Battery backup allows you to open/close your door even when the power is out
  • Automatic garage door lock capable (lock not included)


85503

(Secure View™ DC Battery Backup Belt Drive Wi-Fi® Garage Door Opener)

  • Integrated video cameras enable you to see what is happening in your garage through a live feed or recorded event
  • Video cameras begin recording when motion is detected
  • Battery backup allows you to open/close your door even when the power is out
  • Built-in wi-fi® allows for smartphone control with the MyQ® App

Contact Us

Precision Garage Door Service, serving Chicagoland and the Northwest Indiana area, is a full-service garage door company specializing in new garage door installation, garage door repair, replacement garage doors and repair of garage door openers.

We provide the types of services one would expect from a locally-owned company, while ensuring the reliability and security of a national franchise company. The training program we provide for our expert technicians is second to none in the garage door industry.

Call Precision Garage Door Service today at 1-800-790-9360
to learn more about our garage door openers

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