A few months ago, my wife and I got ourselves a beautiful baby girl. Now, in order to boost our family finances a bit, I started working late hours. This is when I realized just how loud my garage door opener was. In order not to wake up everyone in the household as soon as I arrive, I decided to disable the function and start opening the door manually. Still, seeing how this can be quite tiresome, especially to someone who just got off work, I decided to hunt for a quieter option. I started looking left and right for the quietest garage door openers and here are some of my finds. For this list, I will talk only about those openers for which I have a word of the mouth as a guarantee.
Chamberlain WD1000WF 1-1/4 HPS
This incredible garage door opener can definitely be considered high-end, both according to its properties and its price range. Namely, on Amazon, you can get this item for a little over $230, while its original price is closer to $270. Those who used it say that it’s worth every penny. The best thing about it is that it has inbuilt Wi-Fi, which makes it possible to use it via your smartphone. For me, this sealed the deal since I loathed the idea of having to bring a remote anywhere I go. Sure, some may say that it is quite expensive, but it’s not like you buy a garage door opener every day. This is exactly why I decided to go with this model and haven’t regretted it until the present day.
LiftMaster Garage Door Opener
During a smoke break, I mentioned my trouble to several of my colleagues and soon the word got around to my boss. Truth be told, when he invited me into his office, discussing quiet garage door openers was the last thing I expected. Namely, he faced the same problem a while back and told me about the LiftMaster garage door opener. First of all, it is easy to install and it is powered by a single 9V battery. In this way, it is extremely simple to maintain. To him, the clincher was the fact that it was compatible with all LiftMaster openers two decades back. On top of it being quiet, it is also a top notch when it comes to security, since it heavily relies on a cutting edge rolling code technology. Unfortunately, this conversation took place just after I already bought the Chamberlain, but I appreciated the gesture all the same.
Finally, a few weeks after all of this happened, I heard that a neighbor of mine got himself a SOMMER 1052V000. Since I already considered myself to be an expert in this door opener matters, I just had to see this model with my own eyes. I hated to admit it, but this model was even quieter than the one I bought. Also, I later read online that it had great security features and programming the remote control was easy. Unfortunately, there are some downsides, as well. The lights turn off automatically after 3 minutes and there is no way to stop this. Finally, according to the neighbor, the buttons on the remote are too small, which although quite subjective, can somewhat diminish the user experience.
There are, of course, some honorable mentions, like various other models of LiftMaster, Chamberlain and Sommer, but I didn’t want to base my list on online reviews. At least, not after all the work I put in field research. If I had decided to use all I have read as well, I might have also mentioned Genie 2562-TC PowerLift and Skylink DM-150. Obviously, these are all premium models meant for people who value sound, security and carrying capacity. Those who only need something to open a standard door can always go with more frugal options, like Cal-Royal 430P or even ALLSTAR 110548. In other words, there is no right or wrong here, only right or wrong for you. As for me, I got exactly what I was looking for.