Garage Door Opener Question


Old 07-15-05, 01:11 PM
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Garage Door Opener Question

I am currently shopping around for a garage door opener. I've found 2 that are the same price, but the drives are different. Genie 1/2 HP screw drive and a Crafstman 1/2 HP chain drive. I've heard that the screw drives are better and last longer. Is that true? Is Genie better than Craftsman or vice versa? Also, since I don't currently have a garage door opener installed, will I need to buy some type of installation kit as well?

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Old 07-15-05, 08:45 PM
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i have a Craftsman screw drive and like it,it came with all the stuff to far as Genie goes i know a lot of people with them and they like them.i went with craftsman because of name,and i got a 3/4hp because of a 20' door and onsale!
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Both are good openers. Both will give you good preformance. I prefer the Craftsman because of the name and also I like Chain drive units. All garage doors no matter which brand will only last so long. 5 to 7 years is good. Anything more is gravy. Good Luck

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