How To Choose The Perfect LiftMaster Garage Door Opener for your Home

Creative Door Services is proud to carry garage door openers from premium quality brands. We’re an official supplier of LiftMaster and Genie garage door openers, two industry-leading manufacturers with a reputation for ensuring user satisfaction.

In this article, we cast a spotlight on the LiftMaster garage openers we carry so you can make an informed choice about which one will best meets your needs. But before diving in, here are the various factors you should think about when purchasing a new opener.

6 Things To Consider When Buying A Garage Door Opener

As you shop for your garage door opener, you should evaluate the following factors:

1. Type
Most openers use either a chain-drive or belt-drive. Chain-drive systems employ a metal chain to move the trolley, whereas belt-drive systems use a belt. Belt-drive openers deliver a quieter, smoother operation but aren’t always suitable for heavier garage doors.

2. Horsepower
An opener’s horsepower reveals its lifting power. Horsepower ratings of 1/2  and 3/4 are common for residential openers. A 1/2-horsepower motor is sufficient for a standard double-car garage door, while a 3/4-horsepower motor is a good choice for heavier garage door models.

3. Safety features
All modern garage door openers have features such as safety reverse, sensors (or “photo eyes”), and an emergency release. However, certain additional safety features may be available, depending on the model you choose.

For example, many LiftMaster openers feature an Alert-2-Close Warning System, which provides audible and visual warnings when a garage door is about to close.

4. Security features
Unlike older models, modern garage door openers use a rolling code system that ensures that your opener isn’t hacked by a burglar or inadvertently opened by another remote. With LiftMaster’s Security+ 2.0 technology, a new code is sent to the opener with every click, making it impervious to hacking.

Some garage door models also include a locking mechanism for enhanced security. Most LiftMaster models feature PosiLock technology, which electronically monitors against a forced opening and locks down the door.
 
5. Remotes and keypads
All garage door openers come with a wall mount and remote controls. However, some wall mounts, including LiftMaster’s Smart Control Panel, have additional features such as scheduling and timer functionalities.

Moreover, most newer openers, including LiftMaster models, come with an exterior keypad, which allow you to enter your garage door by entering a code.

6. MyQ technology
Chamberlain’s myQ technology has been a game changer in the world of garage door openers. It allows you to monitor and control your garage door from anywhere in the world with your smartphone. All the LiftMaster garage door openers we carry at Creative Door have built-in Wi-Fi and sync with the myQ app.

To learn more about myQ, read this comprehensive article.  

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Which LiftMaster Garage Door Opener Is Right For You?

Here’s an overview of the various LiftMaster garage door openers we carry at Creative Door:

  • LiftMaster 8165W
    The 8165W garage door opener uses an industrial strength chain, which gives it impressive lifting power. It has Security 2.0+ and PosiLock protection for optimal security and has a standby mode that reduces its energy consumption by 75%.
  • LiftMaster 8355W
    Thanks to its belt drive system and the brand’s patented Motor Vibration Isolation System, the 8355W garage door opener delivers quiet, reliable operation. And PosiLock and Security+ 2.0 technology give it robust protection against forced entry and garage door opener hacking.
  • LiftMaster 8550W
    This belt drive opener houses a DC motor that delivers ultra-quiet performance coupled with strength and power. In addition, the 8550W openerincludes PosiLock and Security+ 2.0 protection, an integrated battery backup, motion detector lighting, and a timer-to-close feature that automatically closes the garage door after a pre-set time interval. 

  • LiftMaster Elite Series 8587W
    Thanks to its I-Beam rail system and reinforced chassis, this chain drive opener can handle the heaviest garage doors. The Elite Series 8587W is also highly durable and dependable, includes robust security, and has advanced features such as timer-to-close and motion-detection lighting.
  • LiftMaster WLED 
    A belt drive opener with a DC motor, the WLED garage door opener is noiseless and opens rapidly, at a rate of nine inches per second. It includes battery backup and can illuminate your entire garage thanks to Liftmaster’s patented Corner to Corner Lighting. It’s also equipped with Security 2.0+ and PosiLock technology.

What are the advantages of professional installation?

If you’re replacing your garage door opener, you have a lot to gain by entrusting the task to a pro. When you work with the qualified team of installers and garage door experts at Creative Door, you can expect the following:

  • Reliable work
    Have the peace of mind of knowing that your opener will be correctly installed.

  • Ongoing service

    After installing your opener, we’ll ensure that it always functions optimally and that you get the maximum use out of it.

  • Expert advice
    The team at Creative Door is available to answer all your questions and help you find a LiftMaster or other type of garage door opener to meet your needs.

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Do You Need A New Garage Door Opener?

If you’re in the market for a new garage door opener, turn to the experienced team at Creative Door Services. In addition to offering a wide range of LiftMaster and Genie garage door openers, we provide expert installation, maintenance, and repair services across Western Canada. Contact us today to learn more!

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