August 7

Four of The Best Garage Door Openers of 2022

If you need to replace your old garage door opener or are looking to install one for the first time, we’ll help you find the best option. In this article, we take you through the top 4 best smart garage doors for 2022. Pretty sure you will find your best fit.

  1. LiftMaster 8500W Garage Door Opener

The LiftMaster 8500W door opener is manufactured by the Chamberlain company. This operator model is designed to optimize the space of your garage thanks to its installation on the side of the door. It allows you to clear your garage door as high as possible to save space for storage, or if you have an oversized door. The LiftMaster 8500W door opener is installed on the wall, next to the garage door, so that all the space below the ceiling is available. The powerful 24V DC motor allows ultra-quiet operation, with adjustable speed.

It’s fully equipped with must-have features including built-in Wi-Fi for smartphone control, a remote-controlled LED light attachment that can be installed anywhere in the garage, battery backup, and an automatic door lock.

Lift Master 8500 Garage Door Opener

The 8500 is Specially designed for garages that do not allow the installation of a traditional door opener such as garages with low ceilings, cathedral ceilings or not having the required depth. It also has a backup battery that guarantees access to the garage, even during a power outage. 

The clever cable tension monitor is used to adjust the tension of the lifting cables. It prevents abnormal movement of the cables by automatically stopping the operation of the door opener. The Cable Tension Monitor must be installed to operate the 8500 Opener.

  1. Chamberlain B4613T Garage Door Opener

The Chamberlain B4613T is a smart garage door opener that comes with a reasonably quiet ¾ HP belt-driven motor –an excellent upgrade if you currently have a noisier and underpowered belt-drive like the ¼ HP motor models. It features a backup battery and an outdoor keypad for ease of use. 

As usual with the Chamberlains, you get the MyQ app that will tell you whether the garage door is closed or left open, among other functions. 

Chamberlain_B4613T Garage Door Opener

There is, however, no integrated camera to visually inspect the condition of your garage from a distance. But you still get the ability to open and close your garage door remotely with the myQ app. 

Like the Genie 750 above, Chamberlain B4613T comes with integrated advanced LED lighting coupled with a motion-activated sensor and up to 1,000 lumens output. The new myQ features and backed up by extra storage space, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, and a durable backup battery. 

Features in summary 

  • Smartphone control with myQ app for remote monitoring and operation of your garage door. 
  • Integrated advanced LED lighting
  • Quiet operation: An ultra-quiet DC motor and soft start/stop smooth operation
  • Battery Backup: for peace of mind even during an electric outage. 
  • Next generation technology: enhance memory and improve Wi-Fi connectivity
  1. Genie Chain Drive 750 3/4 HPc Garage Door Opener

The Genie ChainDrive 750 is a solid, smart garage door opener that comes with an integrated backup battery that guarantees up to 50 operations after you lose the main power. It also offers a heavy-duty and reliable drive chain system for durable operation. 

The 3/4 HPc DC motor will smoothly lift a sectional garage door to 7 feet. in height and up to 500 lbs. You can also get an 8-foot extension kit if need be. The opener smart operations run on Genie's SmartSet programming that makes set-up and installation seamless. 

Best Genie Garage Door Opener 2022

The kit features an easy-to-install 5-piece tube-style rail system that snaps together effortlessly so you don’t need any special hardware. You get to monitor and keep your garage safe by use of proprietary security of Genie Intellicode technology which changes the opener's access code every time you use the remote. 

The exclusive HomeLink + Car2U integration comes standard, and you don't need additional hardware to install it. 

For the safety of your family, pets, and car, the Genie Chain Drive 750 Garage Door Opener features the Safe-T-Beam sensor and reversal system. This will reverse the closing garage door if anything passes through the projected beam. You also get a bonus of Genie LED light bulbs specifically designed for garage door openers

A little more digging reveals a Maintenance-free precision machined motor and gearbox that rides on a 10-year warranty. And as icing on the cake, you also get a wireless keypad, 2 pre-programmed 3-button remotes, and a multi-function wall control panel.


  1. Chamberlain B6713T Garage Door Opener

Looking for a garage door with reasonable motor power and a built-in battery? The Chamberlain B6713T might be the best option for you. As with the Chamberlain B4613T, installing the Chamberlain B6713T is intuitively easy –takes less than 20mins. You will particularly love the quiet operation as well as quick responsiveness to the myQ app commands. 

The wall-mounted control panel has a built-in motion sensor, while a door-mounted safety sensor triggers the light on or off. With the myQ app, you can easily set your own rules such as making sure the garage is closed by a certain time of the day, keeping the lights on longer, etc. 

With the Chamberlain B6713T, you also get the Integrated Corner to Corner LED lighting combined with a motion-activated LED that outputs 2,000 lumens –an upgrade from the B4613T’s 1,000 lumens

Similar to the B4613T, you get the new myQ features, backed up by extra storage space, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, and a durable built-in backup battery.

Features in summary 

  • Smartphone control with the myQ app 
  • Next generation technology: enhance memory and improve Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Integrated advanced corner-to-corner LED lighting
  • Quiet operation: An ultra-quiet DC motor 
  • In-built Battery Backup: 

Opener Installation Services

If you thinking about replacing your garage door opener and don't have the time to deal with installation, the Garage Door Pros of Novi can help you get the job done quickly.  Call us today for a service.


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