Five Star Doors has been installing Chamberlain garage door openers for over 25 years with great success in the Metro Detroit area. Most people are unaware, Chamberlain is also the manufacturer of LiftMaster and Craftsman brand of openers. Customers commonly ask “what is the difference between Chamberlain v. LiftMaster” and “Why do you sell Chamberlain and LiftMaster if there essentially the same.”
Liftmaster openers come with a 1 piece rail and with Chamberlain openers, the rail is in multiple pieces for box packaging. It’s worth noting that a multiple piece rail does not affect performance or the life span of the opener. Other than that, with the exception of a couple of models they have the same internal parts/components
Five Star Doors offers 3 Chamberlain models simply for the added value to homeowners like an extra remote or keyless entry pad. In addition there are numerous features available that the LiftMaster openers lack. Add in the fact that the 2 belt driven openers shown below are arguably the two best overall rated openers available to homeowners.
42 Votes 4.9/5.0 Rating
41 out of 42 or 98% would recommend Opener
Pros: Very Quite, High quality, 5 Star programing remotes
This belt-driven Chamberlain 1-1/4 HP – Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener is reliable and features packed, including built-in Internet connectivity for those who want the ability to monitor and control their garage door from anywhere they can get online. There’s also a backup battery, and the 1.25 motor is among the most powerful you can find in a residential opener.
One advantage of a belt-driven garage door opener is that they are much quieter than chain-driven models. The 1.25 HP motor is strong enough for just about any task, and while the extra horsepower won’t provide more lifting capacity compared to 1/2 and 3/4 horsepower models, it means that the motor will strain less leading to longer life, quieter operation and better reliability.
The option to open the garage door from anywhere comes in handy when someone stops by to pick something up or drop anything off when not at home. The app allows homeowners to open and close the garage door remotely anywhere your smartphone or PC has an Internet connection. The Chamberlain 1-1/4 HPS Wifi Garage Door Opener with Battery Backup can also send notifications when the garage door is opened.
The option to customize the alerts and to get alerts on multiple devices is a huge benefit.
This is one of the most feature packed garage-door openers available. Although many Chamberlain garage door openers are Internet compatible using Chamberlain’s MyQ technology, most require the purchase of an optional Internet gateway ($51.00) actually to connect to your home network. With the Chamberlain 1-1/4 HP, the gateway is built in. A battery back-up is another bonus. In the case of loss of power, it will open & close your garage door approximately 20 times Other features include safety sensors that will stop a closing door and reverse its motion if anything breaks its invisible beam, two multi function remotes, and a keyless entry pad.
72 Votes 4.8/5.0 Rating
67 out of 72 or 94% would recommend Opener
Pros: Durable, High quality, Free Keypad
Extra’s Supplied By Five Star Doors
Garage doors are generally out of sight out of mind until they’re being opened or closed, and it wakes a family member out of a sound sleep.
The Belt Drive, Chamberlain Garage Door Opener doesn’t get rid of the track noise, but its motor operates at a whisper. That’s incredible for any opener, but particularly for this garage door opener because its durable .50 HP motor is strong enough to lift garage doors up to 300 Lbs
The Belt Drive on the Chamberlain Garage Door Opener operates so quietly because it’s belt driven with wound steel cabling. Features include the following:
The safety features of the Chamberlain Belt Drive Garage Door Opener are precisely what you want in an automatic garage door opener which is safety. An infrared sensor beam on the Rapid-Snap Safety Sensor Brackets reverses the door when anything is in its path and stops it automatically if a person or object touches the door.
The Chamberlain 1/2 HP Belt Drive also protects against theft and hackers. Its Security +2.0 technology offers Posi-Lock protection to keep the garage door safely locked when closed. Plus, every time you use the outdoor wireless keypad, it changes its internal operating code so hackers can’t access it.
We offer Four of Chamberlain’s most popular models plus a full line of LiftMaster openers, ready for express installation. Compare Five Star Doors opener package against Lowes, Home Depot or Sears. Chamberlain or LiftMaster – Chain Drive or Belt Drive, Five Star Doors has your opener
56 Votes 4.7/5.0 Rating
53 out of 56 or 92% would recommend Opener
Pros: Durable, High quality, extra remote
Extra’s Supplied By Five Star Doors