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?

Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
earthworm

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

    Bookmark   November 9, 2010 at 1:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
don_1_2006

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
izzomama

@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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
don_1_2006

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
laliving

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kayakboy

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Craftsman Garage Opener Clicks only and LED blinking 5 times
My 1/2 HP Model 139.53641SRT opener clicks to all my...
nosleep
Craftsman 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener w/Extension
I just installed a 9.18450 opener with a track extension...
brian_nb
Ice in garage on mild winter days
We have a two story house with an attached 2 car garage....
boubou64
Turning part of garage into storage/man cave/laundry
Some background in my project: 1. I need a study, so...
toffee-el
Sun shines on sensor....
...and garage door will not stay down! Anyone have...
phoggie
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™