07:06AM | 07/20/07
Member Since: 07/19/07
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How do you know if a garage door opener is compatible with your door? Do any of the openers on the market work? I'm in a newly built home and there is a contact number on the garage door to have one installed...but it will cost over $300! I know I can do it cheaper myself--any help, what information do I need to purchase a system?

Thank you!


08:31AM | 07/20/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Most sectional garage doors can have openers installed.

One of the limiting factors is the clearance between the door and the ceiling.

But even them most of them have more than enough room.

In some cases a extension kit is needed if the doors are taller than normal.

Chamberlain makes may openers including the Sears brands.

There are 3 basic types. Belt, Chain, and screw drive.

Here is you can download the manuals for the 3 styles.,1341,uid-eGuAb2JkZWtibA==_2458,00.html,1341,uid-eGuAb2JkZWtibA==_2458,00.html

Note, this is not a list off all models, just those that they sell online. Locally, or through online reltailers, youcan get better deals.

If you to, Tools, then security and openers a couple of the models have downloadable instructions.


09:10AM | 07/20/07
Member Since: 07/19/07
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Thank you..I'll look into it. I appreciate the information.


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