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.  All garage door openers manufactured after 1993 utilize “photo-eye” or “beam” style safety sensors.  The safety sensors are located on or near the bottom of the door track (or door frame for one-piece/tilt-up style garage doors). 

Yes, we can install an opener on your tilt-up style, one-piece door.

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 only intended to cycle only a few 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
Premium Series
Make / Model
LiftMaster 8550W DC Battery Backup (BBU)
DC powered Belt Drive operator with battery Back-Up system.
� Get in your garage every time, even when the power is out.
� The Battery Backup System ensures your garage door operator (as well as the safety and security features) will continue to work even when the power is out.
� Belt-Drive system for powerful, ultra-quiet performance.
� Soft start/stop for smooth operation.
� DC MOTOR is purposefully designed for quiet, long-lasting service.
� Built-in Wi-Fi for the easiest way to connect the garage door operator to your home network.
� FREE MyQ� Mobile app so users know their home is secure.
� Real-time alerts indicate the status of the garage door via email or push notifications.
� Monitor and control the operator from anywhere using the MyQ� app with mobile devices.
� Security+ 2.0� safeguards garage access by sending a new code with every click.
� POSILOCK� electronically protects against forced openings.
� ALERT-2-CLOSE signals when a door is being closed by MyQ.
� Motion detector (in the wall button) lights the way automatically.
� The PROTECTOR SYSTEM� invisible light beam auto-reverses the door if there is an obstruction.
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. 
Elite Series
Make / Model
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. 
Genie 6170H-B Wall Mount
Wall Mount, Smart Garage Door Operator: Direct Drive Side Mount with Wireless Wall Console, Battery Backup, and Wi-Fi