Garage Door Opener Comparison

Use this garage door openers comparison table for a snapshot of every garage door opener model. We break it into two; 1/2 Horsepower and 3/4 Horsepower. The horsepower (HP) is basic power measurement to lift a garage door, it very important information to make sure the garage door opener fits your needs.

Make sure you have checked your garage door, including height, weight, balance and type of garage door. Also check comparison of Liftmaster vs chamberlain myq vs genie garage door openers.

For most single and double car garage doors (up to 350 lbs), the 1/2 HP is adequate. For heavier garage doors such as carriage house or solid wood garage doors, the 3/4-HP is ideal choice. The 3/4-HP is for super-heavy garage door (up to 500 lbs), more power is better than not enough. Don’t make the mistake of buying a 1/2-HP opener and installing it only to find out that you need a stronger opener to open your garage door.

Check this article of Comparison of Belt vs chain vs screw drive garage door openers.

Garage door openers comparison

Garage Door Openers Comparison table

There is a range of companies which are manufacturing garage door openers and they can be compared with each other on different criteria. The following garage door openers comparison table provides highlights of every model. All garage door openers below are the best and most popular on today’s market.

Chamberlain garage door opener comparison table

Title
B1381
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B970
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B980
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B750
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Chamberlain Group Chamberlain B1381 Bright LED Lighting Smartphone-Controlled...*
Chamberlain Group Chamberlain B970 Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet and Strong...*
Chamberlain Group Chamberlain B980 Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet and Strong...*
Chamberlain B750 3/4 HP Equivalent Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Smart Garage Door...*
Motor power
1.25 hp
1.25 hp
1.25 hp
3/4 HP
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Timer to close
Warranty ( Belt+Motor)
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Rating
B1381
Title
-
Image
Chamberlain Group Chamberlain B1381 Bright LED Lighting Smartphone-Controlled...*
Motor power
1.25 hp
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Timer to close
Warranty ( Belt+Motor)
Lifetime
Rating
B970
Title
-
Image
Chamberlain Group Chamberlain B970 Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet and Strong...*
Motor power
1.25 hp
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Timer to close
Warranty ( Belt+Motor)
Lifetime
Rating
B980
Title
-
Image
Chamberlain Group Chamberlain B980 Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet and Strong...*
Motor power
1.25 hp
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Timer to close
Warranty ( Belt+Motor)
Lifetime
Rating
B750
Title
-
Image
Chamberlain B750 3/4 HP Equivalent Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Smart Garage Door...*
Motor power
3/4 HP
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Timer to close
Warranty ( Belt+Motor)
Lifetime
Rating

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Title
8500
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8900W
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3800
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3900
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LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series 8500 Jackshaft Operator, Factory Direct*
LIFTMASTER 8900W (and 1-891LM) LIGHT-DUTY COMMERCIAL JACKSHAFT OPERATOR...*
Garage Door Parts Liftmaster 3800 Residential Jackshaft Opener (Upgraded to the...*
Liftmaster/Chamberlain/Sentex 3900 Light Duty Commercial Jackshaft Operator*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
650 lbs
850lbs
290lbs
650lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
2 years
5 years
5 years
Rating
8500
Title
-
Image
LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series 8500 Jackshaft Operator, Factory Direct*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
650 lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
Rating
8900W
Title
-
Image
LIFTMASTER 8900W (and 1-891LM) LIGHT-DUTY COMMERCIAL JACKSHAFT OPERATOR...*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
850lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
2 years
Rating
3800
Title
-
Image
Garage Door Parts Liftmaster 3800 Residential Jackshaft Opener (Upgraded to the...*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
290lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
Rating
3900
Title
-
Image
Liftmaster/Chamberlain/Sentex 3900 Light Duty Commercial Jackshaft Operator*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
650lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
Rating

Last update on 2020-07-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Check below articles different chamberlain garage door opener models.

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Liftmaster garage door opener comparison table

Title
8500
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8900W
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3800
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3900
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Image
LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series 8500 Jackshaft Operator, Factory Direct*
LIFTMASTER 8900W (and 1-891LM) LIGHT-DUTY COMMERCIAL JACKSHAFT OPERATOR...*
Garage Door Parts Liftmaster 3800 Residential Jackshaft Opener (Upgraded to the...*
Liftmaster/Chamberlain/Sentex 3900 Light Duty Commercial Jackshaft Operator*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
650 lbs
850lbs
290lbs
650lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
2 years
5 years
5 years
Rating
8500
Title
-
Image
LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series 8500 Jackshaft Operator, Factory Direct*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
650 lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
Rating
8900W
Title
-
Image
LIFTMASTER 8900W (and 1-891LM) LIGHT-DUTY COMMERCIAL JACKSHAFT OPERATOR...*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
850lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
2 years
Rating
3800
Title
-
Image
Garage Door Parts Liftmaster 3800 Residential Jackshaft Opener (Upgraded to the...*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
290lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
Rating
3900
Title
-
Image
Liftmaster/Chamberlain/Sentex 3900 Light Duty Commercial Jackshaft Operator*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
650lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
Rating

Last update on 2020-07-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Image
8500
LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series 8500 Jackshaft Operator, Factory Direct*
8500w
LiftMaster Elite Series 8500W Jackshaft Garage Door Operator, WiFi*
Title
LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series 8500 Jackshaft Operator, Factory Direct*
LiftMaster Elite Series 8500W Jackshaft Garage Door Operator, WiFi*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
650 lbs
850lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
5 years
Rating
8500
Image
LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series 8500 Jackshaft Operator, Factory Direct*
Title
LiftMaster 8500 Elite Series 8500 Jackshaft Operator, Factory Direct*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
650 lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
Rating
8500w
Image
LiftMaster Elite Series 8500W Jackshaft Garage Door Operator, WiFi*
Title
LiftMaster Elite Series 8500W Jackshaft Garage Door Operator, WiFi*
Built-in Wifi
Smart Phone control
Weight of door lifted
850lbs
Battery backup
Lights on when entering
Warranty
5 years
Rating

Last update on 2020-07-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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What to compare in Garage door openers while buying?

While comparing different garage door openers, one must keep in mind that the motor must be a DC motor instead of an AC motor. The reason for this is that a DC motor is efficient and uses less electricity as compared the AC motor. The DC motor is speedier and creates less noise than the AC motor. 

Most of the garage door openers use DC motors these days as it is more successful. Another important feature which must be of concern to the potential buyer is the safety concern of garage door openers.

The reverse system of door openers is a very unique attribute added in the system nowadays which stops the passing of unwanted person or thing into your garage. Once the infrared beam has been passed by, the door automatically starts moving in the reverse order. This provides perfect safety for your children and pets.

Above things to be considered and compared in garage door openers while buying new one.

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