Top 10 Best Garage Door Openers In 2019

Garage doors are the drawbridge you trust to protect your castle—just like the kings of old, you want dependable help getting it open. These are the best garage door openers in 2019.

A quick tip for navigating Chamberlain listings:

For newer Chamberlain units, a model starting in B will be a belt-driven opener, while models starting in C will be chain driven. PD stands for Power Drive and WD stands for Whisper Drive.

LiftMaster is a subsidiary of Chamberlain Group (CGI).

Chamberlain B970

The 1 ½ HP B970 uses a strong, steel-reinforced belt drive with smartphone-enabled technology which simplifies your work with a tap or click. Modern Chamberlain garage door openers use a proprietary App—MyQ. You can receive real-time notification or alerts for garage door open and shut occurrences view the status of your garage door from anywhere.

Chamberlain Group (CGI) LiftMaster 8550 Elite Series

This LiftMaster belt-drive garage opener provides smooth and Quiet operation, unlike many cheaper, chain-drive Garage Door Opener units. The ¾ HP Elite 8550 garage door opener has a timer-to-close feature that will automatically close your garage door if you forget.

Chamberlain PD512 Garage Door Opener

The Chamberlain PD512 provides stronger security than many garage door openers on the market. Each time the remote is used, a new code is sent to the long-range “tri-band” remote—this is called rolling code encryption. This Chamberlain opener is a ½ HP silent, chain-drive unit which helps prevent forced-entry via Posi-Lock protection. The PD512 is MyQ compatible. Including the internal battery backup, this unit is an excellent all-around choice.

Chamberlain C450 Smartphone-Controlled Durable Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

The C450 is a ½ HP MED chain-drive garage door opener with the same security features as the PD512, including the safety sensors for lowering the door. Remotes for the C450 are also “tri-band”, boasting a range of over 1000 feet. The C450, like the PD512, is Security 2.0 accessory compatible. The C450 is MyQ compatible.

Chamberlain WD962KEV Garage Door Opener

The Chamberlain Whisper Drive with battery backup allows you total control of your home garage, even during a power outage. The WD962KEV has some extra convenience features like timer-to-close function, which will automatically shut the garage door in case you forget. The ¾ HP WD962 is also MyQ compatible.

SOMMER Direct Drive Garage Door Opener

The SOMMER garage door opener features a lifetime warranty on core parts and a two-year warranty on accessories. It is touted as the quietest opener on the market today. This unit is available in both ¾ HP and 1 HP models.

Genie QuietLift 800

The ½ HPC Power Plus QuietLift 800 features “Safe-T-Beam” door clearance sensors, a quiet belt-driven lift operation, and an auto-reverse system for those times the safety sensors detect door blockage. It can handle sectional garage doors up to 500 pounds and seven feet tall.

Decko 24300 3/4 Horse Power Heavy Duty Reduced Noise Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

The Decko 24300 ¾ HP garage door opener allows users to adjust the force of lift and travel distance with the push of a button. Beyond the spiffy adjustability, The 24300 features non-polarized wire to prevent mixed up wires during installation. It comes with several access-related accessories included.

Chamberlain C410 Durable Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

The Chamberlain C410 uses snaplock rails to ensure ease of installation. This ½ HP MED chain-drive opener uses Posi-Lock and security 2.0, rolling code security, and tri-band remotes. This unit is MyQ compatible but does not feature a battery backup. We recommend adding a couple of drops of lubricant every few months to ensure long service life. The C410 is MyQ compatible.

Chamberlain B503 Ultra-Quiet And Strong Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

The belt-driven B503 from Chamberlain is extremely quiet—so quiet you may not hear it over the sound of your engine. It features a battery backup, Posi-Lock security, MyQ compatibility, and tri-band, rolling code remotes. It lifts even larger doors quickly, despite being so quiet. Adjustable lift force helps optimize your experience with it.

We can help anyone in the greater Minneapolis, St. Paul area with product recommendations and installation.