You should select a garage door opener that can easily handle the weight of your door and the anticipated traffic. A quality garage door opener should last 15 to 20 years with regular use.

Features to look at for your Garage Door Opener

Overhead versus Wall Mounted Garage Door Opener

If overhead space is a premium, you may consider a wall-mounted garage door. A wall-mounted unit also allows you to use the extra overhead space for adding additional out-of-the-way storage.

Battery Backup

If you live in a storm-prone area, a battery backup is almost necessary to allow for easy entry or exit of the garage in the event of a power outage.

Wifi Enabled

Many units come wifi enabled that allow you through an app on your smartphone to open and close your garage door from anywhere you have service. You can also receive notifications if your garage door opens or closes while you are away.

Built-in Camera

More advanced garage door openers have built-in cameras that allow you to monitor the activity in your garage from your smartphone through an app. They also come with two-way communication so that you can speak with anyone in your garage.

Liftmaster with built-in camera
The LiftMaster 87504-267 garage door opener is the most advanced residential opener on the market. It has an integrated video camera that enables you to see from your smartphone what is happening in your garage through a live feed or recorded event. In addition, the 87504-267 has 2-Way audio that allows you to communicate in real time between your garage and your smartphone.

Belt Drive versus Chain Drive Openers

Belt drive openers are ultra strong and virtually silent. Belt drive openers are an excellent choice if your garage is attached to the home. Chain drive openers are built to handle heavy and frequently used garage doors.

Motion Sensors and Wall-to-Wall Lighting

If you frequently go into your garage but are not using the garage door, a motion sensor activates wall-to-wall lighting is a great feature. These days garage doors come with energy-efficient LED lighting.

Safety and Security

All openers require a safety sensor that stops the garage door from closing on obstructions. The garage door remote sends a secure code to the door opener with every click. You can also add a deadbolt lock that automatically engages when the garage door is closed for an added layer of security. The deadbolt opens and closes in tandem with the opener, so it always locks and unlocks.

Wireless Keyless Entry System

Access your garage door by entering a personal entry code without remote control or key.

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