Best Garage Door Openers for You
Whether you’re shopping for the latest smart garage door opener that plays nicely with other networked devices or a reliable, budget-friendly model with quick, dependable operation, there's an opener available that has the power, performance, and features needed for your home.
This garage door opener buying guide explains how the basic types of garage opener systems work, and highlights some of the smarter features and accessories you get with Wi-Fi enabled openers.
If you’re ready to purchase a new garage door opener, here are 4 important questions to consider:
- How large is my door and how frequently do I use it? 1/2 horsepower openers work well with standard aluminum doors. If the garage is the main entrance to your home — or you have a one-piece door, or a heavy, oversized garage door, you’ll need a 3/4 to 1 ¼ horsepower opener.
- Is there a bedroom or living space near the garage? Belt and direct drive openers offer the quietest operation with minimal disturbance to adjacent rooms.
- Do you want to control and monitor the garage door remotely? Wi-Fi enabled openers let you see, open, or close the door from virtually anywhere with a phone or tablet.
- Will I need access to the garage if the power goes out? Openers with a battery backup let you open and close the garage even during a power outage.