Openers / Operators

One advantage of purchasing a garage door operator from a licensed garage door contractor is that with your purchase you will get an operator with a solid, one-piece rail system instead of a multipart, piece together rail made to fit in a box on a store shelf. 

*If your garage door opener does not have sensors attached and working, then the opener is not compliant with current Federal safety regulations and should be replaced.* 
**If your garage door operator does not have a built in Battery Backup (BBU) then it is not compliant with California SB-969.**

Garage Door openers / operators are listed below in three categories based on price and features.
Contractor series $, Premium series $$ and Elite Series $$$. 

Operator horsepower ratings indicate the power available for opening and closing a garage door but that is not the whole story.  Premium series operators are also able to open and close (cycle) a garage door more times per hour without overheating.  The garage door springs (not the opener itself) are intended to lift most of the weight of a garage door.  Generally, a premium grade 1/2 HP operator can operate a well balanced door weighing up to 400 lbs. maximum with the help of properly adjusted springs, but is intended to cycle only a few (3-5) times per hour.  Over-use can easily overheat internal components in many garage door openers.

Many garage door operators are still in place and working decades after installation.  Your garage door opener is not the place to try to save money on your project.  The life of your garage door opener depends greatly on how well the door is balanced by spring tension.  HPc* = Horse Power comparable

Contractor Series
Make / Model
Linear LDCO 801
The Linear LDCO801 is an energy-efficient, DC-powered Garage Door Operator with ultra-smooth, quiet performance, thanks to its variable speed motor. It features a 100-watt courtesy light (bulb not included). Optional Battery Backup (BBU) is available for added peace of mind. (BBU Required in California.)
Overall length:
LDCO801 with HBT7C/HCT7C rail: 124.5"
Maximum Door Opening:7’6”,
Maximum Door Height (with optional rail):8’,
With 8’ HBT8C/HCT8C rail): Installed Length: 139″. 
Premium Series
Make / Model
Genie 3120H-B
Genie Battery Backup Garage Door Operator with Belt Drive
Keeps you connected without the need for added hardware
Aladdin Connect is compatible with the most popular smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Set-up is a breeze, simply download the free Aladdin Connect App, connect your homes Wi-Fi and you have a smartphone connection in no time
Keep your home safe with state-of-the-art security of Genie Intellicode that changes the opener’s access code when the remote is used
GenieSense monitoring technology minimizes wear and tear by always monitoring the door
Works with popular built-in car remotes systems such as HomeLink and Car2U (Genie exclusive)
The integrated backup battery operates opener when your power goes out up to 50 cycles from initial power failure.
Accessories Included: a 3-Button remote, Multi-Function wall console 
LiftMaster 87504
LiftMaster Belt Drive Operator
Secure View™ Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Smart Operator with Camera, LED Corner to Corner Lighting™ and Battery Backup
Built-in camera adds video and 2-way audio communication to the myQ® app.
Control, secure and monitor the garage with the myQ app- anytime, from anywhere.
360° light ring uniformly brightens every corner of the garage with 2,000 lumens of long-lasting LED light.
Battery backup lets you get in and out when the power is down.
Ultra-quiet DC motor and strong belt drive system ensures for comfortable living spaces near the garage.
Works with Amazon Key for for convenient and secure In-Garage Delivery of Amazon packages and groceries – watch deliveries happen in real-time. 
LiftMaster 84504R
LiftMaster 84504R Garage Door Operator with Integrated LED Lighting and Secure View Camera. This DC operator with variable speed open and close. This unit can connect with your homes Wi-Fi so it can operate via your cell phone using the (free) MyQ app. 
Elite Series
Make / Model
Genie 6170H-B Wall Mount
Wall Mount, Smart Garage Door Operator: Direct Drive Side Mount with Wireless Wall Console, Battery Backup, and Wi-Fi 
LiftMaster 8500W
DC Battery Backup Wall Mount Wi-Fi RJO (Residential Jackshaft Operator)
Wall mount design frees up ceiling space in your garage, reduces noise and vibration.
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for smartphone control with the myQ app.
Battery Backup allows you to open/close your door even when the power is out.
Includes myQ Remote LED Light featuring 1,500 lumens.
Automatic Garage Door Lock deadbolts your door after closing.
Enables secure in-garage delivery for Amazon Prime packages. Check availability in your area.