3 Things to Look For in Garage Door Opener Reviews


In the market for a new garage door opener? There are plenty of great options out there, and with the proper diligence, you’ll be able to find one that will last you for years with no trouble at all. If you want to make sure you get the best garage door opener, you should check any reviews you can find for the model you’re considering. Just make sure that you’re looking for the right information when checking reviews. There are several things you may not consider that can make a huge difference.

It goes without saying that you should make sure that the reviews for your garage door are plentiful and enthusiastic. After that though, there are several features and characteristics that can make a huge difference in how easy it is for you to enjoy your garage door. Make sure you’re checking reviews for information about the sound, backup power features and warranties.


Most of us know exactly what our garage door opener sounds like. It’s sort of hard to miss in most cases. If you don’t really notice the sound, then your last garage door opener was likely a high-quality model. Generally, higher-quality residential garage door openers will be quieter when operating. This has a lot of great advantages, such as not bothering your family when you need to leave very early in the morning or very late at night.

Sound should appear on most reviews, and you can compare a few models together to find out what kind of range you can expect for the quality. As minimal sound is something of a premium design, you can find openers that are specifically designed to produce as little sound as possible. However, even if it isn’t your main concern, you may want to at least be aware of how the noise from your new opener will compare to others.

Backup Options

Will you be able to get out of your garage in the case of a power outage? You will if you choose a garage door opener that has a backup power supply. Many garage door openers now feature battery-powered backups so that your garage can still function when it loses power for any reason. This is a great feature for both convenience and safety.

Quality of Warranty

One of the most important things to look for in garage door opener reviews is information on the quality of the warranty. A good warranty is evidence that the manufacturer has a lot of faith in the product, and in general, it’s a good way to protect any kind of investment. When reading up on the warranty options, note how long it lasts, what’s parts are covered and what kind of damage is considered valid for a replacement.

What do You Look for in A Garage Door Opener?

Join the conversation and tell us what you look for when shopping for a garage door opener. There are a lot of important features out there that new buyers may want to consider.


About Neb Aleksic

Neb grew up in the garage door business. Since joining Doorcare he has moved up in the ranks, and now oversees a team, in addition to Doorcare's marketing efforts. He is passionate about what he does, and enjoys the small things in life.
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