Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Top Garage Door Opener Brands

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: Is a brand developed by Chamberlain garage doors which is based in Germany.  The LiftMaster brand encompasses the transmitters, remotes, doors and replacement parts. Garage door openers by 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: If you are looking for a safe garage door, 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.


  1. what in your opinion is the best type of garage door openers for residential doors?

  2. A Retractable Gate is ideal for homes or commercial areas that require medium security levels. They are ideal to provide utmost security and strength as they are generally made of galvanized steel. They are designed in a way that light and fresh air can come in without compromising on the security or letting intruders in and have multiple locking options.

  3. Many people ask how to find a good garage door. Answer of this question is not so easy we need to know something about this. 1st is should be branded company and should not be high price. Always check spring of a garage door this is very important part of a Garage Door