There are many companies that manufacture garage door openers. As a consumer, it can be hard to figure out which company is the best to have living with you for the next 15 years – the typical lifespan of new garage door openers. Before you make the investment, read on to learn a little bit about the more well known companies in the industry before making your decision.
The GenieA� Company – Founded in 1923 and one of the oldest garage opener companies, Genie is will known and trusted by many in the industry. They manufacturer for both consumer and commercial, as well as some military projects. There are a number of brands under the Garage Door Window Inserts Lowes Genie label including: Excelerator, Blue Max, Pro-Max, Intellicode, as well as many others. The Intellicode in particular is well known for it’s exceptional security system, where the code changes to one of billions of varying combinations each time it is used.
Chamberlain GmbH is based in Germany and is the biggest name in the industry for all things openers; residential and commercial. A truly international company with locations throughout the world. The most popular brand of Chamberlain openers is the Liftmaster brand, with openers, remotes, key chain remotes, transmitters, and other Garage Door Features parts. Many different drives and horse powers are available, making Liftmaster an excellent consideration if you have specific needs or requirements. Belt Drive, Screw Drive and Chain Drive models are all available, though the Power Drive and Whisper Drive are the most popular branded offerings for the do it yourselfer.
Wayne Dalton is a producer and supplier of both garage doors and openers, and is touted as being the safest in the industry. They offer two kinds of openers, wall and ceiling mount. The advantage of a wall mount is it goes right next to the door, eliminating the need for belts and chains running clumsily across the ceiling. These also reduce noise and clanging common of most openers. The only problem with wall mount is extra space is needed, so for garages built on the East coast you may have trouble from lack of room; but if your garage doors in San Diego you probably are fine.
Sears Holdings Corporation, the parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co., is a well known retailer for a broad line of consumer products such as tools, lawn & garden, home electronics, and car repair and maintenance. Sears also offers the Craftsman series of garage door openers. Craftsman is known for power tools and accessories and well as many other tools and supplies for the do it yourself. Likewise, the Craftsman garage door openers are chain drive models available in 1/2 and 3/4 horse power that any do it yourself can install. Kits are included as well as instructions. The biggest advantage of Sears is that just about any mall has one, making it quite easy to get an opener.
There are other manufacturers so do not consider this list a comprehensive one by and means. However the major players in the market are identified to at least give you a leg up on your research. Ultimately the best opener is the one that fits your needs best.

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