This was such a fun and unique project we worked on recently. It was challenging, but in the end, we found a great solution that works great for Morgan, our customer.
Morgan gave us a call when his garage door opener broke. The opener had been worked excessively and it was toast. No repairing, just replacing! The catch was, this garage has TWO doors, one on each end of the garage.
You can see both openings in the images below:
After many years of having only one opener, it was time for Morgan to get TWO, one for each door.
This sounds easy, right? Just install two openers. Done.
But, as you can see in the pictures above, there wasn’t much clearance or space for TWO openers to be installed together. So we had to get creative.
We finally made it work using these awesome LiftMaster 8355 garage door openers. They have built-in Wi-Fi so Morgan can control the doors from his smartphone or tablet. And what’s better – he can now open both doors with a click of a button!
This LiftMaster opener is energy efficient, is a 1/2 HP belt drive opener. Belt drive openers are more expensive, but also require NO maintenance, so it pays for itself in the long run. Belt drive openers are also the quietest opener choice you can make. This 8355 model comes with MyQ and Security 2.0 tech. There is a motor vibration isolation system as well, which is what gives the opener a nice, quiet operation. Because of the Wi-Fi feature, the openers can actually send real-time alerts on the status of the garage door via email or notifications. So cool!
Morgan was lucky we happened to have these openers on the truck with us, so after only a few hours, he went from 1 broken garage door opener to two brand new LiftMaster garage door openers.