Your opinions on Wayne Dalton 8800 glass garage door

izzomamaNovember 9, 2010

Hi everyone,

I live in Southern California. Considering buying a Wayne Dalton glass garage door (8800 series) with a Liftmaster 3/4HPS DC motor screw drive garage door opener (model 3840).

Could you please share your experience/opinions on one or both these products?

Also, I have been told by one company that it's better to use a chain drive opener with double rails vs. other drives (belt or screw) with a single rail because glass garage doors are so heavy. Does anyone know if there's any truth to that?


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Using the appropriate GDO (garage door opener) mechanism is common sense.
Glass is heavy - if one has the wealth and wishes to flaunt be it.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2010 at 1:25PM
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A properly installed and maintained garage door is counterbalanced by the door springs. It can easily be opened and closed by hand. Any opener on the market can do the job. If it were me I would go with the belt drive but if it were me there wouldn't be a Wayne Dalton anything in my house.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2010 at 2:38PM
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@don_1_2006: bad experience with Wayne Dalton? Please share. I've read mixed reviews about Wayne Dalton doors, but they were mostly back from 2006-2007... was wondering if things have improved since then.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2010 at 9:57PM
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I haven't had problems with Wayne Dalton but have had too many people that have. I've never read or heard anything positive about them.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 2:41PM
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If you are not a fan of Wayne I have a bp door in my home and love the look and design.

Here is a link that might be useful: bp Glass Garage Doors

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 2:02PM
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I priced BP versus Clopay Avante and it was somewhat higher - any idea what the tradeoffs are in quality?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 12:17PM
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