Chain-Drive Garage Door Openers

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    LiftMaster 3575
    3/4 HP Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

    Chain-drive garage door openers are the "original" garage door openers. For most Americans, automatic openers are standard features for garage doors. But just a few decades ago, chain drive openers were the most exciting innovation in the garage door world. The reasons are clear and obvious: Automatic openers make life much more convenient. Not only are today's openers more convenient, but they are safer too, decreasing the number of injury-related accidents and tragedies involving garage doors.

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    Chain-drive openers are the most popular opener type. They use a metal chain to lift the door up and down along its tracks. The only downside to these openers is that they are noisy, due to a metal chain attached to a metal trolley. A hidden chain can help reduce the noise. Here are some reasons why chain-drive openers are so popular:

    • Affordable. A standard, good-quality opener can be purchased for under $200
    • Durable
    • Long-lasting
    • Dependable
    • Simple installation

    Chain-Drive Openers

    Genie Pro Max: Rugged full-chain drive and solid steel T-rail for long-lasting performance. Contemporary contoured design, reliable performance with fully enclosed, permanently lubricated gear housing for longer life. Lifetime limited warranty, 5-year parts warranty. Adaptable rails for up to 12' doors. Read a review of Genie Pro Max. Genie manufactures additional chain-drive openers. Visit for more info.

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    LiftMaster 3245: HP Chain Drive Garage Door Opener. According to LiftMaster, "Reliability with enhanced style is what you'll get with the LiftMaster 3245 1/3 HP Chain Drive Garage Door Opener. Its durable 1/3 HP motor combined with an industrial-strength chain drive provide smooth, steady performance year after year. Part of the Contractor Series, it is the choice for value and reliability." Visit to view additional chain-drive models.

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    Raynor Pilot Chain Drive: This opener provides durable, long-lasting performance and features advanced electronics and a powerful ½ horsepower motor. It also has advanced safety and security features. View complete specifications and additional chain drive models at

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    Overhead Door Legacy Opener: Rugged full-chain drive and solid steel T-rail, fully enclosed chain with permanently lubricated gear housing. Contemporary contoured design. Learn more at

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