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Garage Door Opener Buyer’s Guide

Everything you need to know about buying a new garage door opener.

Think you need a new garage door opener?

If you are interested in the purchase and installation of a new garage door, it’s important that you consult an experienced professional in order to get the best possible outcome at the lowest possible price. Prestige Door, LLC offers a variety of doors with unique and innovative designs. Whether you prefer a classic steel garage door or you’re interested in one of the many other styles, such as aluminum, wood, wood composites, fiberglass, vinyl or glass, Prestige Door will show you all of the options available for your home and provide you with the highest level of service. Our trained staff of installers are reliable and trustworthy. Please contact us to schedule a free, no obligation consultation and estimate!

Our Garage Door Opener Recommendations

Do you have heavy garage doors? The Genie model 4024 is a great option for lifting heavy doors. The last thing you want is to install a garage door opener that isn’t up to the job. The other good thing about the Genie 4024 is that it syncs up with Genie’s Aladdin Connect openers, which can be purchased as an aftermarket add-on. Aladdin Connect is a smart garage system that connects your openers with other security systems built into your home. You can even access the garage from a smartphone app! Do you live in California and now need a battery backup thanks to the new California law? The 4024 comes with battery backup as well!

Looking for something more basic and easy on the wallet? Or perhaps you don’t have heavy garage doors and just want something quiet, reliable, and without the frills. In that case, the Genie model 1028 is perfect for you. Great quality not compromised by shoddy craftsmanship. Garage door repair professionals know that their clients can count on Genie.

If you have a different garage setup and need a garage door opener that caters to low ceiling applications, the Liftmaster 8500w is a great option. It essentially acts like a commercial jack shaft operator. If you like to work on vehicles at home or have a car collection, the Liftmaster 8500w is an excellent conversion option to get maximum room from the ground if you don’t have the ceiling space.

Don’t see your garage door opener on this list? It’s all good because we also service all makes and models of openers!

What Kind of Opener Do You Need?

As we have talked about before, there are several different types of garage door openers:

  • Belt drive
  • Chain drive
  • Screw drive
  • Direct drive
  • Smart openers
  • Swing-out carriage openers

We spent a lot of time talking about the first four garage door openers, but the hot topic in the industry right now is the smart opener. From refrigerators to lights, nowadays, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), nearly everything is “smart.” And fortunately for you, that includes your garage door opener. Want to operate your garage door from anywhere? Like Genie’s Aladdin opener, there are many options out there that turn a standard garage into a smart garage.

And let’s not forget about swing-out garage door openers. For those who have carriage-style garages, swing-out openers provide an excellent option. Generally mounted above the doors in each corner, an articulated arm opens and closes the door when the signal is tripped. If you have swing-out garage doors, you may need two openers for either side of the door.

Even better, you may be able to get by with your current garage door opener. We have worked with customers who have garage door openers in excess of 20 years-old! As long as you keep the opener and door greased in the right places, there is no reason why you could not get as long a life out of your opener? Worried it is not set to the right force setting? A simple house call and fix may prevent you from having to purchase an entirely new opener.

Are you concerned it may be time for a new garage door opener but aren’t sure where to look or who to ask? Worry not, that’s what your friends at Prestige Door are here for. Let us help!

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