The Garage Door

Genie Garage Door Openers

Genie, established in 1923, is one of the oldest and most reputable names in garage door openers. Genie garage door openers are among the most widely used in both the USA and the world. Their constant innovation merits a special chapter in this Garage Door Openers Guide. Genie strives to make their units quieter, faster, safer and more reliable. In fact, for those in a hurry to get home or go out, Genie makes the claim that their Excelerator® system is the fastest garage door opener available. garage door
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genie garage door openers

genie garage door openers

genie garage door openers


Genie screw drive systems

Quieter than chain drives
Though not as quiet as the more expensive belt drive opener systems, Genie's screw drive garage door opener models are their most popular. They combine high reliablity with quiet but speedy opening and low maintenance. For example the widely available Directlift system features

  • 1/2 HP motor
  • Quiet Operation
  • Solid steel screw drive provides maximum strength
  • Safety beam self-diagnostic system stops and reverses garage door when interrupted

Another screw drive garage door opener line, Powerlift, offers

  • Two 1 button remotes
  • Maximum lifting force: direct drive motor system
  • Machined from one-piece of solid-steel for strength
  • Reliable, quiet operation: fewer moving parts
  • Automatic lighting system: safer evening exits and entries
  • Easy bulb replacement: high impact, heat resistant polypropylene lens cover
  • Safety beam with auto reversing system and LED diagnostics.
  • Security: code switching technology prevents unauthorized persons from opening the garage door by automatically changing the access code every time it is used.

Because the Genie Directlift models can be installed by a do-it-your-selfer, they are available at reasonable cost through large home and hardware retailers.

For those in a hurry, there is Excelerator, which Genie claims is the fastest garage door opener available. An attractive feature is the tough polymer rail liner which eliminates all metal to metal contact for quiet operation.

  • More powerful DC motor opens larger sized doors.
  • Quiet operation: ideal for use near living areas and bedrooms. In fact, Excelerator is the quietest Genie screw drive available.
  • Wide angle lighting makes getting around in garage easier (two 60 watt bulbs)
  • All weather performance: Superior hot and cold weather performance down to -25°F(-32°C).
  • Flush mount design for low clearance applications; can be installed against ceiling.
  • Code switching technology prevents unauthorized access by changing the code every time you use it.
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Genie belt drive systems

Belt drive systems are considered superior for garage door openers because of the smooth, quiet travel they allow. Genie's BeltLift system is reliable and easy to install. Stated features:

  • Belt Drive and DC motor allow for very quiet and smooth operation with soft starts and soft stops.
  • Faster installation, as the pre-assembled rail is ready to install. The lightweight power head allows for one person installation.
  • Easy limit setting provides one-touch limit setting which allows fewer trips up the ladder.
  • Dual pinion gear belt drive system provides longer, more reliable life.
  • Code switching technology to prevent unauthorized access

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