A garage door opener is one of the most important aspects of your garage door system. It is the motor that works to move your door up and down. That is why it is necessary to purchase a reliable opener and have it installed by a garage door company you can trust. Aaron Overhead Doors is a Certified LiftMaster dealer. Additionally, we recently became an exclusive SOMMER Operators dealer in our area. We install LiftMaster & Chamberlain openers, but we also service and repair all brands of openers. Our excellent relationship with each of these brands helps us to get you the best opener for the best price. Our openers are installed between $500 – $750 depending on model and difficulty of job. If you have any questions, feel free to call and ask at 678-960-3360.
There are five primary types of garage door openers: chain-drive, belt-drive, screw-drive, jackshaft-drive, and direct-drive. The opener is most commonly located on the ceiling of your garage, but a jackshaft-drive opener is place on the wall beside your garage door. Jackshaft-openers allow for high lift tracks or storage on the ceiling of your garage. In terms of noise level, chain-drive and screw-drive openers operate with a lot of metal moving parts so they create the most vibrations and noise. On the other end, belt-drive and direct-drive openers have the least amount of moving parts so are the quietest. When you call us, we can help you identify the type of garage door opener you have based on its location and brand name. This will allow us to find any potential warranties on your opener and its parts or find a replacement model that will suit your home.
Modern openers are outfitted to make your garage door system quiet, reliable, and convenient. Our favorite models, listed below, come standard with the best upgrades from LED lights to built-in Wi-Fi to security and safety technology. This allows you to trust to your garage door system to protect your home and your family. Many even include a back-up battery so that you can enter and exit your garage in a power outage. No matter your specific home needs, we can find the best garage door opener to fit you.
Yes, we do! We typically stock LiftMaster and SOMMER openers. However, we don’t carry all models for these manufacturers. We’ve tested different models and can recommend the right garage door opener to you based on your needs. Call or text us at (678) 960-3360 or schedule your free consultation online.
Most everything on a garage door, including the motor, is measured by cycle life. A cycle is a full open and close of the garage door. This means that the more you open and close your garage door, the shorter the life it will have. In addition, the type and brand of your opener will affect its longevity. For example, chain-drive openers tend to have the shortest life cycle, while direct-drive openers tend to last the longest. All this said, the average lifespan of a garage door opener is about 15 years. If your opener is nearing this mark, it might be a good time to get it serviced or explore upgraded options.
The average cost of a garage door opener installed by a professional is around $250-500. Although they are on the higher end, we recommend belt drive openers to maximize the life expectancy of your garage door opener. Call or text us at (678) 960-3360 or schedule your free consultation online to find out more.
- Size of your garage door (most garage doors are 7′ tall)
- Do you have extremely high ceilings?
- Are we replacing an existing opener or installing for the first time (we will need to bring angle iron to hang the motor with)
- A day and time that works best for you to have your new opener installed (Install typically takes 45 – 70 minutes
LiftMaster Garage Door Opener WLED
The LiftMaster WLED is our favorite and the newest garage door opener in the line up. It is unique for the LED lights that span both sides of the motor, allowing it to light even the furthest reaches of your garage. It is belt drive loaded which means it operates on a rubber belt. This gives it one of the quietest operating mechanisms. Also included are some very useful features like the latest in safety technology and a mobile app for remote opening. The LiftMaster WLED is equivalent to a 3/4 HP motor.
900 Newton DC Motor Belt Drive (equivalent to a 3/4 HP motor)
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LiftMaster Garage Door Opener 8355W 1/2 HP
The LiftMaster 8355W 1/2 HP Belt Drive Premium Series is a great motor for just about all doors. Also functioning on a belt drive system, you know that the motor will operate smoothly and quietly. However, beyond standard belt drive features, this opener includes the Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS) which ensures quiet operation long term. In addition to excellent functionality, this opener comes with the best safety and security technology to protect your home and family.
LiftMaster Garage Door Opener 8500W
The LiftMaster 8500W is the newest addition side mount (jackshaft) garage door opener. It’s unlike the typical trolley garage door opener which is mounted on the roof of your garage. The LiftMaster 8500w is mounted on the same wall as the door and uses the torsion bar to open and close the garage door. This means there is no motor rail to create extra noise. In addition, because the opener is not taking up room on the ceiling of the garage, you can install a high lift track or create extra storage space. The convenience of this opener does not mean sacrificing security measures, though. It also comes standard with automatic garage door locks and safety sensors to protect your family and home. Keep in mind, however, that this motor isn’t for every opening so consult with a professional before purchase.
3/4 HP Direct Drive Motor
SOMMER Garage Door Opener 2060 EVO+ 3/4 HP
Newest in our collection of openers is the SOMMER 2060 EVO+ 3/4 HP garage door opener. It utilizes direct drive technology, allowing the motor to smoothly glide on a fixed chain. This operator makes virtually no vibrations, making it one of the quietest openers on the market. Additionally, the traveling motor affixes directly to the door, which means there is only one moving part. Each of these features make this opener incredibly reliable and durable.
- Lifetime Warranty on Motor
- Quiet Operation
- Advanced Object and Force Detection System
- Optimal Speed for Opening and Closing Door
- LED Technology
- Automatic Locking in Case of a Break In
Aaron Overhead Doors is a certified LiftMaster dealer. This means we offer all LiftMaster products and do installations for each of their garage door openers. We work with LiftMaster because they are the #1 most professionally installed garage door opener manufacturer. We are proud to be a part of their large network of trusted installers all over the country. Their primary goals for producing the best openers is uphold the highest safety, security, and convenience technologies to make your home the best it can be. Trust LiftMaster chain-drive, belt-drive, and wall-mount openers for their longevity and reliability. Watch the video below to learn more about LiftMaster product standards.
We are proud to have recently become a distributor and installer of SOMMER products, specifically the evo+ Garage Door Opener. SOMMER serves more than ninety countries world-wide with excellent garage door openers and wireless control systems. Combining German engineering and manufacturing, they ensure that they have one of the highest quality openers on the market. They specialize in direct-drive openers, producing one of the best options in terms of quiet operation and long term reliability. Further, they have earned both IDA and DASMA certifications by maintaining the quality and innovation standards set in place by national and international garage door associations. Watch their video below to learn more about their business standards.