How to know the garage door opener force fits the garage door weight?

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    Automatic garage door openers come from many manufacturers with different designs and horse

    powers. It is important to use a garage door opener of sufficient strength to open and close your garage

    door efficiently. Garage doors can be very light weighing less than 100 pounds or very heavy depending


    on the size of the garage door and the material used to manufacture the garage door. The garage door

    springs are the most critical component as they provide the force to open and close the garage door, but

    the garage door opener needs to be rated for the size and weight of the garage door you have.


    Garage Door Opener Maximum Weight Ratings – 

    Listed in the chart below are the maximum weight limits for different garage door openers on the market:

    Door Weight

    Recommended Lifting Force

    Opener Brand + Model

    Up to 150 lbs

    1/4 HP or 1/3 HP

    LiftMaster 1345/3110

    UP to 350 lbs

    1/2 HP

    LiftMaster 8365 / 8165, Chamberlain, Genie,

    Marantec Synergy 270

    , Skylink, Raynor, Hormann

    Up to 600 lbs

    3/4 HP

    LiftMaster 8550 / 8500, Chamberlain, Genie, Marantec Synergy 380

    Up to 750 lbs


    LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Genie

    Over 750 lbs.

    1 1/4

    LiftMaster ATS