If you are looking to get a new garage door or you need to replace an old garage door opener you need to do a little research as to what brand you want to buy. Like everything, price is not always the best way to choose a garage door opener. The following break down of the different brands and types of openers should help you make the decision for what you want to purchase:
Genie: They produce a large range of garage door openers and have been around in the industry as long as anyone. Some of the most popular models are the Chain Glide, the Screw Driver and the Excelerator. They make openers for both single and double garage doors and use state of the art technology in their infrared beam system. Genie garage doors are the most popular garage door openers in the world because of this technology and their average price.
LiftMaster are available in different motor sizes and offer a wide range in accessories. The top LiftMaster openers are the Premium series, Estate series and the Contractor series.
Craftsman: Although they are known more for their line of tools and lawn equipment, its true Craftsman makes a quality garage door opener. Craftsman makes a two different size motors; 1/2 and 3/4 horsepower. Most openers are chain driven and offer a multi use functioning remote.
Wayne Dalton has been the safest garage door for the last half century. They offer two main types of garage door openers; a ceiling and wall mounted opener. One of the cool things that Wayne Dalton offers is their wall mounted garage door which is proprietary to their brand. This model is much quieter requires less accessories.
Whether you buy a Craftsman, LiftMaster, Genie or Wayne Dalton garage door opener, if you stick with one of these four you will be happy with your decision. As they are all good, shopping around it not a bad idea if you stick to these top brands.