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What brands make the top-rated garage door openers?

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Some of the best-rated garage door opener brands are Chamberlain, Decko, Direct Drive and Genie, based on expert ratings and reviews on Amazon.com. Chamberlain appears to be the most popular among the group with ratings of 4.5 or higher out of 5.

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The top-rated Chamberlain model according to experts is the Chamberlain WD962KEV Whisper Drive garage door opener, which features a 4.9 out of 5 rating from GaragEasy and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com, as of 2015. The opener features a belt drive and a 3/4-horsepower motor to deliver silent yet powerful operation. The opener is MyQ enabled, making it compatible with the Chamberlain smartphone application. However, the unit may not be compatible with the HomeLink wireless control system, according to Consumer Search.

The top-rated Direct Drive opener is model number 1042V001, which features an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 on Amazon.com. Like the Chamberlain model, this garage door opener has a belt drive and 3/4-horsepower motor, allowing it to lift garage doors that are heavier than most. The biggest complaints are the slow operation of the opener and the fact that the keypad is sold separately, as stated by Consumer Search.

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