So you go to your neighborhood Sears store and there is an entire wall of garage door openers. The sales colleague is handy and reveals you ALL the things. But you simply leave confused. I'll make it easy below and also offer you the easiest means to find out which Craftsman garage door opener is most ideal for you.
There are five standard actions in order to help you get the appropriate door opener and set up in you location.
Step One, Gauge the height of you door:
Pointer Two, Select the HP (horsepower):
Pointer Three, Select the sort of garage door opener:
Pointer Four, Select the type of remotes you require:
Tip Five, Specialist Installation or Install it yourself:
Step One: Gauge the elevation of you door: Procedure the elevation of the opening, not the door itself. The majority of garages door openings are around 7 feet high. If your opening is 8 feet, 9 feet or 10 feet you will certainly have to get an expansion in addition to the garage door opener itself. If it is around 8 feet acquire the 8 foot extension. If it is 9 or 10 feet get the 10 foot expansion.
Step 2, Select the HP: There are 2 horsepower ratings for a lot of garage door openers. 1/2 HP as well as 3/4 HP. If you have a light weight aluminum, light weight aluminum shielded, or fiberglass door a 1/2 HP is plenty strong to open both a single car (7 to 9 feet wide) or a dual automobile (16 feet vast) door.
If you have a wood door, a door with windows set up in it, a steel door or one of the brand-new doors that resemble they are off an old carriage house I advise you choose the 3/4 HP door. (If a magnet sticks to your door it is steel.).
A brand-new solitary automobile carriage design door can utilize a 1/2 HP opener. If you have an additional tall door (9 or 10 feet) or a door that is larger than 16 feet I also recommend you opt for the 3/4 HP door. If you have a one-piece door (usually and old door made out of wood) I recommend a 3/4 HP door.
Step Three, Select the kind: There are three fundamental sorts of garage door openers. Chain drive, belt drive, as well as screw drive.
Chain drive garage door openers are just what you are made use of to. They are dependable, loud as well as usually last a long, very long time. They are available in several sizes. As an example, Sears has an economy variation, homeowner variations and heavy duty variations. These chain drive garage door openers are usually the best worth and can be effortlessly sized for you garage door. You can get expansions for the opener for 8 foot and also 10 foot doors.
A Belt drive garage door opener is fairly new on the marketplace. It uses a steel enhanced belt instead of a chain making the drive much quieter than a chain drive. It's normally a little faster than a chain drive opener. If your garage is under the space of your house as well as it sounds like a herd of elephants in your bed room when somebody utilizes the garage door the quiet belt drive might be the most effective selection for you. You could buy an 8 foot expansion kit yet not a 10 ft.
Screw drive systems include the least variety of moving parts. They are powerful and quieter than chain drives. I believe Stanley was the very first to present the screw drive garage door opener 15 years or two ago. Stanley is not making garage door openers any longer but Sears as well as Genie still have these offered. I anticipate the screw drives to be changed with "torsion springtime" technology in a couple of years. You could buy an 8 foot expansion for this type but not a 10 foot.
Step Four, Select the remotes: There are different sorts of remotes. Solitary button - one button, one door. Mini - small remote to hook right on your crucial chain. 3 function - even more buttons to regulate more doors and even the light in your house. Wireless keypads - connect this to the beyond your garage to open the door firmly and also safely. Finger Print Wireless Keypad - approves just the fingerprints you have set right into it. Great for households with children. Door Monitor - You could utilize this inside your house to examine if the garage door is open or not.
Sears supplies various "package deals" with the garage door openers to offer you the very best value.
Step 5, Expert Installation or Install It Yourself.
I put this choice as a separate action because there is a good quantity of work to install a garage door opener. Yes, your father-in-law can possibly do it, however do you truly want to pay for a case of draft beer and also at least two journeys to the hardware store? If you have not installed one on your own before plan on 4 to 6 hrs for a brand-new installation and also 2 to 4 hours to replace an existing opener. Sears offer professional installation at an extremely practical price (in my area $109 and also the installers have put in hundreds of openers) so it is worth a discussion whether it is a great option for you to install it yourself.