Your garage door is one of the largest and heaviest pieces of moving equipment in your home. You use it every single day and usually several times. That means you need it to run properly for convenient living. Having the right horsepower for your garage door opener is crucial. The horsepower needed for your garage door opener is dependent on the weight of your door and how frequently you use it.

Garage door openers are found in three different sizes, which are determined by horsepower. Listed below are the three different sizes and the suggested doors that can be used with them.horsepower garage door opener

1/3 HP

This type of horsepower is often used for single garage doors that are not heavy. Although it is used for lighter doors, one could get away with using it on a heavier door if they understood that they might need to replace the opener more often than one with more horsepower.

1/2 HP

This size opener works for a large number of households. It is the most popular out of the three and is recommended for single or double garage doors with average weight. This opener will only be efficient when the door is properly balanced and an opener with more horsepower will last longer.

3/4 HP

Certain garage doors, like wind-rated garage doors, can be extremely heavy. These oversized and heavy doors will need an opener with ¾ horsepower. This is recommended by most due to the fact that it will last the longest and provide the best long-term outcome. This size opener is more expensive than the other two, but it is durable with the maximum amount of power and the longest-lasting.

All three sizes have benefits and can be seen on garage doors today. Whatever option you go with, make sure your garage door is properly balanced at all times. No matter how powerful your opener is, an unbalanced door will pose a problem.

If you’re trying to decide which garage door opener is for you, our product consultant will be able to recommend the right amount of horsepower depending on your very particular situation. Our well-trained technicians can help you install your garage door opener and ensure it is balanced properly.

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