Garage Door Opener Too Powerful?

buickmanMay 23, 2007


I need to replace my old wooden garage door with a steel insulated door. I also need a new opener to go with it. The sales rep is trying to sell me a Liftmaster with 3/4 HP. The door is only 7x8.

With that much power I would expect it might open too fast and possibly do damage when it stops. My thought is that a 1/2 HP is more than adequate. LIFTMASTER is having a promotion on the 3/4 HP unit for almost the same price as a 1/2 HP.

Anyone have any experience with a much more powerful opener than required?

Thank you.


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The horsepower has nothing to do with how fast the door raises or how it stops. If the sales rep matches the price of the 1/2 HP I would take it - otherwise no.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2007 at 4:55PM
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Don 1 2006,

Thank you!


    Bookmark   May 25, 2007 at 4:23PM
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