If you are looking to get a new garage door opener in the Houston area, LiftMaster is considered widely by most garage door professionals as one of the best and is the top opener motor manufacturer today. Liftmaster is also the professional grade of Chamberlain, the parent company of the LiftMaster brand. These are professional grade garage door opener motors that come with a one-piece rail instead of the multi-piece rails you get at big box stores. Also, all Liftmaster openers now come Wi-Fi capable. We have put together a list of the Houston area top 5 LiftMaster garage door opener motors covering a wide range for your possible needs.
This opener motor is a workhorse. The 8587W is built on an I-beam rail system perfect for heavy operation garage doors, like wooden doors or carriage style overhead steel doors. If you have a custom heavy wooden door, this is perfect for you.
If you are going have hanging shelves from your garage ceiling or just do not want the motor overhead, the LiftMaster 8500W is perfect for your situation. This is a wall mount garage door motor built on a jackshaft. The 8500W frees up ceiling space in your garage and reduces noise and vibration.
If you are looking to get a professional grade opener motor, but looking to keep it budget-conscious, the LiftMaster premium series Liftmaster 8355W might be the one you are looking for. It uses a belt drive system for smooth performance that is quiet. You get a bit better price, but it does sacrifice the battery backup.
The last of our top 5 LiftMaster garage door opener motors is another from the LiftMaster premium, the Liftmaster 8365W. This opener motor consumes up to 75% less power in standby mode. This opener motor uses a horsepower chain drive. With this model, like the previous one above, you get a bit better price but sacrifice the battery backup.
First off, there is no denying that buying a garage door opener motor from a big box store and having them install it is cheaper. Yet it does come with some disadvantages as well. When you buy a motor from a big box store and have them install it, that crew does not work for the big box store. It is usually subcontracted to the lowest bidder. That means it can be a pain if you have to chase down that same crew to do a warranty repair. If you buy from the big box store and have a professional company install it, they can only warranty the install itself, which comes out to a 3-month install warranty. When you have a professional garage door company install a professional grade garage door opener, you get a 2-year warranty. The average difference between a big box store purchase and installation and one from a garage door repair company like Spectrum Overhead Door LLC is usually $40-$50 (and can be more or less depending on the model purchased), but you get better quality and peace of mind that your opener should work properly for years to come.
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