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Genie Garage Door Opener


Genie Garage Door Opener

Most people have heard of Genie Garage Door openers. Whether this be by owning one of their many products or through their company branding and advertising. Genie is one of the most recognized brands in the garage door industry. Genie garage door openers are typically sold in the big box stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot. However, there are also professional Genie garage door opener models that are sold by garage door opener dealers. Genie offer both retail and DIY models and professional models. Listed in this blog post are some of the variations and features to the Genie line of openers.


Just like other brands, Genie garage door openers come in belt, chain and screw drive options. Depending on what you are looking for, you have many options to choose from.

The Professional Line Up:

In the Professional line up, you have the following options that come in both belt or chain drive. Keep in mind that the biggest difference in chain or belt is that the belt is a more quiet opener.

Option #1


InteliG 1000 or 1200: these two openers offer  3/4 HP, 2 -100 watt bulbs and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. They also are compatible with the new Battery Back Up option. With this option, you will never get left out of your garage, even when the power is out. These openers are quite powerful and are a great options for the larger, heavier doors.


Option #2


ReliaG 850 or 800:  Also available in both belt and chain, the ReliaG 850 and 800 are 1/2 HP Genie Garage Door Openers. They have a 10 year warranty. The 850 is a DC powered opener  that offers a more quiet start. These two options are great for either single or double car doors.


Option #3

ReliaG 650/600:  These two Genie garage door openers are a more economical option from the Genie line up. They offer a 5 year warranty and are 1/2 HP motors. The 650 is a DC powered motor where the 600 is a standard AC motor.

All the above Genie Garage door openers come with many available accessories such as
remote controls, the New Battery Back Up option, and keyless entries. Also, keep in mind that for doors over 7 feet tall, you will need the extension rail option for your door.


DIY Models:

If you are in the market for more of a retail or DIY version of Genie Garage Door Openers that you can pick up at your local home improvement store, check out the following.


Option #1

Belt Drive for the more quiet performance.

Silentmax 1200/1000: Comes standard with 3/4 HP motors, Lifetime warranty on the motor and Gearbox and 2- 100 watt bulbs. The difference in the 2 motors is that the 1200 model offers  motion detecting lighting and opens at a speed of 9 inches per second.


Option #2

ChainMax 1000: this Genie garage door opener is  a 3/4 HP 140 Volt DC powered, chain drive opener. It offers a soft start and stop option, 2- 100 watt light bulbs and opens at a rate of 7.5 inches per second.

So, as you can see, if you are in the market for a new Genie Garage Door opener, the Genie Company has you covered. Choose from the many options available to you.

Tips: when choosing your new opener, keep in mind the height and weight of your garage door and also if you need the more quiet options available. Also, take note of the options you are looking for such as the ever handy, battery back up so that you are never locked out.

In the above post, you probably noticed that I did not cover any screw drive models. That’s because I don’t recommend them. In my experience, Genie screw drive door openers have more service issues than any other door openers that I have encountered. Call today for fast garage door opener quotes and same day installations in The Charlotte and Raleigh Areas.

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