Garage Door Devices
Garage Door Openers
Latest advances like MyQ® Technology, Security+ 2.0™, Battery Backup and specially designed P3 Motors™ allow Liftmater Garage Door Openers to best serve your specific needs while keeping you safe and connected at all times.
We are committed to offering innovative, long-lasting Residential and Commercial Garage Door Openers that provide safety, security and convenience to our customers. Homeowners or business owners will love the smooth operation, reliability and variety of LiftMaster operators we offer. These garage door openers are proven to withstand even the harshest of elements and years of extended use.
Concern about safety and security of your home or business? New technology prevents unauthorized persons from opening your garage door by automatically changing the access code with rolling code technology. You can get onto your property and into your garage even when the power is out with our patented Battery Backup.
We strive to offer highly competitive prices and we work hard to make sure you get the right garage door opener for your needs and on your budget! Contact us today with questions or concerns about your garage door opener or to choose the right equipment and having it properly installed. Extended Warranty Available!
Monitor And Control Your Home Anywhere, Anytime
LiftMaster® MyQ® Technology lets you monitor, open and close your garage door or gate and control your home lighting from anywhere – all from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. More Info on MyQ® Accessories from LiftMaster.
Always know what’s going on with your garage door or property gate, even when you’re away!
Quiet Garage Door Openers
Liftmaster Garage Door Openers are designed to perform and built to last. Contact us today with questions or concerns about your garage door opener to choose the right equipment and having it properly installed.
Elite Series 8550 DC Belt Drive offers quiet operation and comes fully equipped with Security+ 2.0®, MyQ® Technology and the Timer-to-Close feature.
Premium Series 8355. This Garage Door Opener provides reliable, energy efficient performance year after year. The Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) provides quiet, smooth operation and comes fully equipped with Security+ 2.0® and MyQ® Technology.
3 Types of Residential Garage Door Openers
Chain Drive: Chain driven garage door openers are the most common type of opener. They use a chain to pull or push a trolley that moves the garage door up and down. They are affordable and extremely reliable. Because chain drive openers can be a bit noisy, they are often best suited for a detached garage. For example, see LiftMaster 8165.
Belt Drive: Belt driven garage door openers use a belt instead of a chain to move the garage door. Belt driven openers are much quieter compared to chain driven openers, making them ideal for attached garages, but are a bit more expensive then chain driven openers. For example, see LiftMaster 8557.
Screw Drive: This type of garage door opener rotates a threaded steel rod to move the trolley that opens or closes the door. There are less components, resulting in less maintenance over its lifetime, but they can be a bit noisier than a belt drive. For example, see LiftMaster 3240.
How to maintain your garage door opener
Inspect your automatic garage door opener monthly for proper operation and safety. Test the force setting of the opener by holding up the bottom of the door as it closes (if your garage door doesn’t reverse readily, the force needs adjusting). Check the owner’s manual on how to adjust the force sensitivity. Perform the reversing test by placing a small hard object (such as a piece of 2 x 4 piece of wood) in the door’s path and activate your garage door. If the door fails to stop immediately and reverse after impact with the object, disconnect the opener and use only use the door manually until the system is fixed.
Inspect garage door springs, cables, and rollers for signs of worn, damaged or broken parts. The springs and connected hardware are under high tension and can cause severe injury if handled improperly. If you have a problem with these parts, you need to call a professional.
Why You Might Need a New Garage Door Opener
Noise Level. The latest garage door opener models are practically silent, and very easy to install and use.
Warranty. The best garage door openers are backed by lifetime warranties on their motor (belt or chain). Having a warranty provides peace of mind that your opener will be taken care of in case it has a defect.
Opener Design. The best garage door openers are forward-looking, capable of integrating with home automation systems, and offer keyless entry and multiple remotes.
Safety Reversal. Your garage door opener does not have a reverse-opening capabilities (or no longer works). Most garage doors are heavy enough to cause serious injury, so safety reversal on garage door openers are very important.
Security. New garage door openers have a “rolling code” feature, which changes the code every time the unit is used, so thieves can’t duplicate it. Your garage door not only secures vehicles and whatever stored in a garage, but also offers access to your home (in most layouts). The best garage door opener has automatic lights and a strong locking mechanism. Also, newer keypad units eliminate the need to remember a code. They operate by touch, using fingerprint detection to open your garage door.
Battery Backup. During a power outage you can’t operate a garage door opener. Newer models are available with battery backup systems that will activate automatically when you lose electrical power.
Badly Balanced Garage Door Can Harm Your Garage Door Opener
The newest garage door openers are durable and should last for years. They are not designed to lift the full weight of a garage door; they are designed to move a well-balanced garage door. If your garage door is poorly balanced, your opener may fail prematurely or damage the opener’s gears, limit switches or burn out the motor. You can easily check whether your door is properly balanced by first disconnecting the garage door opener from your garage door (by pulling on the red cord attached to the trolley) and then lifting it. It should be very easy to lift, regardless of garage door size size or the material it’s made of. Also, if your garage door is balanced, it will remain in the same position you leave it in. If both tests fail – the springs need to be adjusted; they don’t counter the weight of your garage door properly. To avoid serious injury, do not try to correct spring tension by yourself, let a professional technician safely fix the problem.
Battery back-up system that allows you to use your garage door opener 24/7
How do you open and close your garage door when the power is out? You don’t have to wait outside or manually disengage the opener and lift the door by hand. A Battery Back-Up unit offers peace of mind by letting you into your garage when the power is out. It’s a very affordable accessory that can be easily installed. The back-up unit is charged and powered via a connector cable running between the opener and the unit, which means there is no need for it to be plugged into an outlet. Also, surge protectors are available to shield your garage door opener.
Protect your garage door against entrapment with a Photoelectric “Eye”
The photo eye of an automatic-opening garage door is an absolutely necessary safety feature. A photoelectric sensor is a device that detects changes in light intensity, using an invisible beam of light to detect the presence or absence of an object. Sensors are mounted on either side of the garage door about 6 inches above the ground, and provide protection against entrapment, damage to vehicles, or injury to a person or a pet. If someone or something breaks the beam of light as the door is closing, the sensor will automatically stop the closing process and prevent the door from harming the object or individual.
Want to add HomeLink to operate your garage door, front gate and security system from your vehicle?
HomeLink® is the world’s most widely trusted and used wireless control system. It conveniently and safely enables you to open and close your garage door and front gate, and to turn your home’s security system, outdoor lighting, interior appliances and electronics on and off. All from three buttons, smartly integrated into your automobile’s interior.
Make your garage door system safe for your family
1. Keep your garage door remote out of sight and lock your vehicle. Use MyQ’s LiftMaster technology.
2. Never climb or hang on to the door while it’s in motion.
3. Install the wall control panel out of the reach of children and in a location where you have a clear view of the door as it opens and closes.
4. Once a month, take a quick look at the various components (loose nuts and bolts, rollers ready to brake or if horizontal rack are parallel).
5. You shouldn’t repair by yourself garage door springs, hinges and lifting cables. All of these are under extreme tension.
6. Don’t allow children to use or play with the remote or the Open/Close button on the wall control panel.
7. Teach children to avoid touching all garage door moving parts at all times.
8. If you have an automatic door opener, test the two reversal mechanisms every month:
- The first one is mechanical:
- Place a piece of wood (2 x 4) on the threshold of the door
- Push the button to close the door
- When the door contacts the piece of wood, it should back up automatically
- The second one is photoelectric:
- As the door begins to go down, move your leg slowly across the path of descent
- The photocell will detect the motion and reverse the door automatically
- If either of the two systems doesn’t work correctly, lock your garage door and refrain from using it. Contact a garage door specialist.