If your garage is located adjacent to living spaces and you have a door that is heavier than 350 pounds, you will need a quiet but still powerful garage door opener. Genie 2042-TKC QuietLift 800 1/2 HP DC Belt Garage Door Opener is the best choice for you. It features a 1/2 hp comparable DC motor for easy lifting of heavy doors up to 500 pounds in weight. Compared with AC motors, the DC motor is more powerful and reliable that provides quiet and smooth operation.The Genie QuietLift 800 comes with two 3-button remotes and a multi-purpose wall console that allows you to turn on the lights and lock the door from being used by the remotes.
Very very quiet ! Its funny when I hear all my neighbors garage doors squeecking and the loud chains going up and down while mine is pure silence ! Love it ! One thing that did happen I believe was that we had a power surge with lightning and for almost 6 months they would not work ! Finaly I replaced the door sensors and it still did not work . Come to find out Genie asked me if I had any power outages or lightning bad and I said yes . They sent me two new circuit boards free of charge and they have worked like new ever since ! They poped right out and in very easy to install circuit boards. P.S buy small surge protectors for each outlet they're plugged into .
I replace my chain-drive garage door opener with this quiet-lift 800. Installation took about 2+ hours with a friend helping but we ran into no actual problems or complications. My garage has a bedroom over it, which was the main reason I wanted to replace it with something quieter. I live in a town-home and recently talked to my neighbor about the garage opener and he told me "We never hear your garage open or close any more". In the bedroom the noise has been reduced from a loud rumble to a low growl.
The Genie 2042-TKC QuietLift 800 is available at a very reasonable price. It has a little more power than average 1/2 hp garage door openers. It has the ability to lift heavy doors up to 500 pounds effectively and quietly. This opener will immediately reverse if it detects motion, giving you more safety and security. It operates very quiet, perfect for garage attached homes.