A Review of the Most Popular Garage Door Openers

Written by admin on April 21st, 2011

Genie, Chamberlain, Sears, Wayne-Dalton, Linear, and Universal
(SkyLink) make some of the best garage door openers on the
market. The following product reviews should be useful for those
in the market for a garage door opener. The Genie® Company is
one of the most well-known and trusted companies in the US.
Founded in 1923 under the name of the Alliance Manufacturing
company, Genie manufactures consumer, industrial as well as
military products. The Genie® brand of garage door openers are
very popular for their high power remote-controlled garage door
opening systems.

Genie produces a wide range of garage door openers and the most
popular brands from Genie are: the Excelerator, the Screw Drive
and the Chain Glide. Other brands include the Alliance, the Blue
Max, the Crusader, Python, Pro-Max, Lift-a-door, OverHead Door,
Norelco, Code-Dodger and Intellicode.

Genie uses state-of-the-art technology in its garage door
openers. The Intellicode® remote access security system changes
the security code to one of billions of combinations each time
the transmitter is used, thus making it one of the safest
systems in the world. Its Sate-T-Beam™ infrared beam system can
sense the presence of objects in the door’s path and can thus
prevent damage to equipment. Genie garage door openers can be
installed on both single as well as double doors. They use ½
horsepower and can work on doors that are up to 8 feet high.
Genie garage door openers open twice as fast as other garage
door openers but close at normal speeds. They are very quiet,
have a bright, wide-angle lighting and powerful motor design and
can work in any weather conditions. Such advanced technologies
make the Genie brand of garage door openers most popular in the

Chamberlain GmbH based in Saarwellingen, Germany is a principal
supplier of residential garage door openers, commercial and
residential gate operators, and remote controls in the world.
The company has offices in France, England, the Netherlands,
Poland, Slovak Republic and Singapore. Chamberlain products are
available almost across the whole world.

Chamberlain offers garage door openers in commercial as well as
residential varieties. Chamberlain®, Whisper Drive® and Power
Drive® Garage Door Openers are the most popular brands from

LiftMaster® is the most popular brand from Chamberlain. This
range also includes the Liftmaster garage door opener remotes,
replacement parts, mini transmitters, keychain remotes and other
accessories. LiftMaster garage door openers are available in
different drive and horsepower modes and are combined with a
wide range of accessories and options. The LiftMaster range
contains: the Estate Series, the Premium series and the
Contractor series. These are available in the belt drive; screw
drive as well as in chain drive models.

Chamberlain’s Power Drive® and Whisper Drive® belong to the
residential garage door opener category in the do-it-yourself
range. The Elite™ range contains premier residential and
commercial gate operators and access control systems. The
Sentex® range is for secure residential and commercial garages.

Sears Holdings Corporation, parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck
and Co., is the third largest broad line retailer in the US.
Sears Holdings is a leading supplier of tools, lawn and garden,
home electronics, and automotive repair and maintenance. It
supplies the Craftsman range of garage door openers.

Craftsman supplies power tools, storage chests and cabinets,
bench power tools, mechanics tools, power tool accessories,
general hand tools, compressor tools, carpentry tools and home
security and garage door openers and accessories. The Craftsman
range of garage door openers consist of simple ½ hp garage door
opener, ¾ hp garage door opener in chain drive models. Other
products include the universal remote control conversion kit
with 1 remote, the 10ft chain drive extension kit, the 10ft
extension kit for garage door opener, the 8ft extension kit for
garage door opener, the 8ft rail extension kit, the Remote
control, 3-function security, keyless entry pad, plug-in light
control for garage door opener, the wireless garage door monitor
and the extension kit (screw drive).

Wayne Dalton, established in 1954, is the producer and supplier
of the safest residential and commercial garage doors and garage
door openers in the US. Wayne Dalton supplies two kinds of
garage door openers: wall mount and ceiling mount. The wall
mount openers, an exclusive product from Wayne Dalton, can be
mounted on the wall beside the door. This helps to eliminate the
chains, belts, screw drive and tract that usually clutter the
garage ceiling. This model also helps to eliminate noise and
vibration to a large extent.

The Linear Corporate is a major producer of security systems
like garage door and garage door openers. Linear produces garage
door openers accessories like the Linear Act 21 key chain
transmitter, Linear DR3A Linear Moore-O-Matic gate or garage
opener receiver, Linear DT2A gate or garage door opener
replacement transmitter, Linear DTC Moore-O-Matic Delta 3 Remote
(same as DTD or DT) gate or garage door opener replacement
transmitter, Linear DTKP wireless keypad, Linear MDR Megacode
System single channel receiver, Linear MDT-1 and MDT-2 Megacode
gate or garage door openers, Linear MDTK wireless keypad model,
Linear MT-1B channel visor block coded transmitter, Linear MT-2B
channel visor block coded transmitter etc.

Linear also makes the Stanley range of garage door opener parts
and accessories like Vemco, Quiet Glide, LightMaker, Home
Innovative, Whistler, Popular Mechanics, SecureCode

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