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OK guys, what happens if you just install another section of door above the existing part and use a regular opener, maybe even a home-built frame that rides on rollers in the track near the curve? Hook the normal opener there and everything works normally.

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i know this discussion is bit old but i just want some suggestions regarding your experience
I was Looking for the best garage Door Openers and some other issues related to their installation so i found this discussion.I want some suggestions that which will be best and good quality garage door opener? also i saw somewhere that it may start making noises so which will be the quietest one and best in quality.
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Welcome....Yes, old thread (13 years)....not sure if most of these guys are still around.

I hear that Chamberlain makes very good openers these days.

Not to send you somewhere else, but you may want to check out the Garage Journal
https://www.garagejournal.com
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I have a liftmaster 8500 and I love it! It's quiet and dependable. It mounts right to the shaft so you don't have to worry about it getting in the way if you have a lift. Many features also.
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Check with the guys in your area that do commercial doors as they have some different styles depending on application. The hardware store kinds are for regular residential garage doors..

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i know this discussion is bit old but i just want some suggestions regarding your experience
I was Looking for the best garage Door Openers Reviews and some other issues related to their installation so i found this discussion.I want some suggestions that which will be best and good quality garage door opener? also i saw somewhere that it may start making noises so which will be the quietest one and best in quality.
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Guys he could have always went with a 2 piece Bifold. Hinge the thing so it opens "out and up".
Works in any weather and minimal height loss.

Downside is that you need to be back when the thing opens and door weight needs to be kept down. May require reinforcement in some cases to mount and different setup on weatherstripping.



Or just go all traditional with 2 or 4 doors on a carriage hinge, opening outward.
Easy to install with motors on the sides taking up minimal room on top.

Downsides is that you can be pushing snow in the winter so it is best with a driveway that is sloped downward from the doors. If you are dealing with 4 doors and only a 90 degree hinge there thickness can add up reducing your available entry/exit width.
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