What Are Some Features of Craftsman Garage Door Openers?

What Are Some Features of Craftsman Garage Door Openers?

What Are Some Features of Craftsman Garage Door Openers?

Some features of Craftsman garage door openers are belt or chain drives, battery backups and 1/2 or 3/4 horsepower. Belt-drive Craftsman garage door openers are designed to be significantly more quiet than chain-drive garage door openers.

Sears.com suggests installing Craftsman belt-drive garage door openers in garages that have rooms above or near them, in order to minimize the noise disturbance during operation. The Craftsman garage door openers that are chain-drive are advertised as being more powerful than belt-drive openers and more dependable.

The battery-backup feature is only equipped in Craftsman belt-drive garage doors. The battery backup in these garage doors prevents the opener from dying during a power outage. Sears.com states that the battery backup can last for up to 20 open-and-close cycles during the first 24 hours during an electrical power outage.

The 1/2 horsepower feature is installed in both Craftsman belt- and chain-drive models. The 1/2 horsepower feature is advertised by Sears.com as powerful enough to lift most residential garage doors up to 7 feet high. Both the belt- and chain-drive Craftsman opener models come with 3/4 horsepower options as well. The 3/4 horsepower garage door openers are designed for heavily used garage doors, where customers are opening and closing the door frequently.