Ultimate Garage Door Opener
My garage door opener finally gave up the ghost, but it survived almost 30 years and three teenage boys! I bought another Chamberlain and got a few more bells and whistles this time. The HD950WF model I chose has a hefty 1-1/4-hp motor and a battery backup, which is great because I rely solely on the garage door to get into the house. I’m not even sure where my house keys are, so I’d be in a pickle if we lost power.
The door starts out slowly, picks up speed, and then slows down before reaching the top or bottom. That, in conjunction with the belt drive, makes it super quiet. I really love that I can use my smartphone to close the door from anywhere, which comes in handy at bedtime when my wife is convinced the door was left open and wants me to go double-check.
Mark Petersen, Associate Editor