The 10 Best Garage Door Openers

For someone buying the opener for the garage door for the first time, the number of options and things to consider can be overwhelming. Based on the mechanism used to open the door, there are two main kinds of door openers. Jackshaft openers do not take any space on the garage door ceiling, while drive openers do. Installation of either kind of opener is not extremely complicated, but it is still better left to professionals. Chamberlain’s model B970 is my top pick, for the quietness of operation and alternative battery power, should the main power go out.

Key Takeaways:

  • Garage doors that open on their own are a godsend for those of us that have opened them manually.
  • You can use home advisor to help you install the garage door that you want based on your needs.
  • The best garage door openers allow you to have a lot of control, like with a remote and key pad.

“Lifting the weight of these large doors is typically aided by the use of large torsion springs mounted to the shaft that then pulls on the door with cables.”

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