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Drive type
Horsepower
Rolling codes
Install time
Max. door weight
Door height
Illuminated wall control
Remotes included
Battery backup
Wireless keypad
HomeLink compatible
Warranty
 
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    Pros: powerful, very quiet, lifetime warranty
    Cons: slow, keypad sold separately
    not avail.
     
    Sommer/Direct Drive
    Direct Drive 1042V004, Sommer 1042V001,Sommer synoris 550
    Direct Drive
    ¾
    Yes
    1 to 5 hours
    550 lbs.
    7 ft. to 8 ft.
    Yes
    Two 2-button transmitters
    No
    Optional
    Yes
    Lifetime on entire opener, two years on accessories.
     
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    Pros: quiet, lifetime warranty on motor, rolling security codes
    Cons: homeLink compatibility issues, installation challenging for some
    not avail.
     
    Chamberlain
    Chamberlain LW5000EV, Craftsman 3043, LiftMaster 8550
    Belt drive
    3/4
    Yes
    5 hours
    Not specified
    7 ft. (optional adapter for 8-ft. doors)
    Yes
    2, 3 buttons each
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes, MyQ compatible
    Lifetime motor and belt, 5 years other parts, 1 year accessories
     
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    Pros: powerful, quiet, good customer service, dual-frequency remote controls
    Cons: slow
    not avail.
     
    Genie
    N/A
    Belt
    3/4 (equivalent)
    Yes
    3 to 4 hours
    Not Specified
    Sectional doors to 14 feet, solid doors to 8 feet, but 8-foot doors require an extension kit
    Yes
    2
    No
    Yes
    Yes, and Car2U
    Lifetime motor & gearbox, 15 years for belt
     
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    Pros: powerful motor, limited lifetime warranty, quiet for a chain-drive opener
    Cons: louder than a belt-drive opener, installation challenges, may be missing parts
    not avail.
     
    Chamberlain
    LiftMaster 8587
    Chain
    3/4
    Yes
    4 to 6 hours
    Not specified
    7 feet (extension kits available for 8 or 10 feet)
    No
    2, three buttons each
    No
    Yes
    Yes, MyQ compatible
    Lifetime motor warranty, 3 years parts, 1 year accessories
     
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    Pros: good value, generally works well, relatively quiet
    Cons: only one remote, no wireless keypad, installation can be confusing
    not avail.
     
    Chamberlain
    LiftMaster 3255,Chamberlain G248730 (no interior control panel), LiftMaster 1355 (no interior control panel)
    Chain
    1/2
    Yes
    4 to 6 hours
    Not Specified
    7 feet (optional adapters available for 8-foot or 10-foot doors)
    No
    1, single-button
    No
    No
    Yes
    6-year motor warranty, 1 year parts, 1 year accessories
     

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