Looking for info on Craftsman garage door openers? You’re in the right place. Our article explores Craftsman opener availability, quality, and construction.
Who makes Craftsman garage door openers?
Chamberlain Group makes Craftsman garage door openers.
Chamberlain owns many brands that sell openers and access controls around the world. LiftMaster and Chamberlain are their most popular residential brands. Together, the three brands make up more than 70% of all opener sales. LiftMaster has 50% marketshare, Chamberlain 14.9%, and Craftsman 5.3% according to a 2018 report.
Like Sam’s Choice for Sam’s Club, Craftsman started as a house brand for Sears. Black & Decker bought the Craftsman brand from Sears in 2017, putting an end to a 90 year relationship.
Are Craftsman openers any good?
Craftsman openers are serviceable but we don’t recommend them.
Craftsman garage doors are the 5th most popular garage door opener brand. With little more than 5% of the opener market, a lot of builders and homeowners are choosing other brands. While manufactured by Chamberlain, the Craftsman version is a builder-grade opener. Chamberlain’s LiftMaster brand offers the most popular and best garage door openers.
Where can I buy Craftsman garage door openers?
If you’re looking to buy from a local retailer, visit Craftsman’s dealer locator. If you’re in the San Diego or Orange County area you’ll find them at Lowe’s, Rexel’s, Crown Hardware, & others. Jeff Bezos and crew at Amazon also sell and ship Craftsman garage door openers.
How to choose a garage door opener?
Like buying a car, all garage door openers perform the same task of raising and lowering your garage door. But at different price points, you can have bells and whistles. Looking for a garage door opener with streaming video? The LiftMaster 87504 offers video and 2-way audio communication. Need a space-saving garage door opener built for heavy-duty doors? The 8500 from LiftMaster saves space & comes with a reliable motor & battery backup.
We recommend talking with a garage door pro so you’re aware of all the available options. Once you know what’s our there, identify what you have to have and would you’d like to have. From there, move on to an excel sheet or pen and paper to chart out competing products.
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