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After a storm soaks you to the bone once or twice as you’re participating in your garage door “exercise,” you’ll be ready to install that garage door opener immediately. Few things feel quite as good as watching that garage door open automatically as you sit inside the dry car.

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Most garage door openers are pretty expensive. So if you need an opener on a budget, the Genie 1035-V (also known as the Genie Chain Drive 500) gives you that desirable low price point. It doesn’t have a lot of high-end tech features, nor will it manage heavy garage doors,

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One problem people have with large, heavy wooden garage doors at older homes is that many openers can't handle the weight. The Chamberlain B970 has a 1.25-horsepower motor, which is quite a bit more powerful than some other models, giving it the power to raise heavy doors.

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Additionally, with a 1/2-horsepower motor, the WD832KEV isn’t the most powerful opener available, so it will struggle with heavy wood or steel doors.

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Note that the WD832KEV is only made to work on doors that measure up to seven feet high. If you have a taller garage door, you must purchase an extension kit. You’ll have to buy the light bulb separately as well.

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Then they’re driving home in the middle of a storm, realizing as they pull into the driveway that someone is going to have to step out in the rain to open the garage door.

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Automatic Close: If you commonly forget to close your garage door, you can set up some systems to automatically close an open door after a certain period of time.

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The Chamberlain has all the basic garage door opener features you’d expect, such as a steel-reinforced belt drive in a powerful 3/4-horsepower motor. It includes a battery backup that you can use when the power goes out at your home.

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Some people think they can live without an automatic garage door opener. They tell themselves they don’t need the extra expense. They might go so far as to convince themselves opening and closing a garage door is good exercise.