5 Best Quiet Garage Door Openers in 2018

Published on By Champion Garage Door Repair

While a standard garage door opener can be the best option for your garage, conventional garage door openers may not meet your needs and expectations. For starters, standard garage door openers tend to vibrate, produce unwanted noises, and they don’t incorporate advanced features. In addition, they aren’t always energy-efficient. Wouldn’t it be nice to monitor and control your garage door from your smartphone? Not interrupt sleeping family members when leaving early morning or returning home late? We’ll leave the decision to you, but when it comes to finding the best quiet garage door openers that will bring you maximum value for money, bigger bang for your buck, and additional bounce for the ounce, we are here to help.  We’ve rounded up homeowners’ favorite quiet garage door openers that will prevent unwanted noises from waking up sleepy family members, can send you alerts, and can be monitored and controlled from your smartphone (even if you’re miles away).


5 Best Quiet Garage Door Openers in 2018

5. Marantec Synergy 360

When it comes to quiet performance, the belt-driven Marantec Synergy 360 is at the top of our list. Its DC motor produces ½ horsepower and features variable speed that makes the garage door travel smoothly along its tracks. Its unique LED lighting system offers 500 Lumens, making it a great power-saver. The Synergy 360 is battery backup compatible, producing a securely encrypted frequency when using keyless entry products. It also meets all of our safety standards. However, Synergy 360 is expensive and it doesn’t feature built-in Wi-Fi. Nonetheless, if ultra-quiet operation is your main concern and you’re willing to pay the extra dollar, Marantec Synergy 360 may be the best choice.


Marantec Synergy 360

4. LiftMaster 8360W

Some or most of the homeowners are positive that chain-driven garage door openers are all about noise. With the Liftmaster 8360 garage door opener, this is simply not the case. The 8360W is all about quiet performance and its unique sprocket assembly combined with a chain drive rail, adding extra reliability. Its DC motor features variable speeds (soft start, soft stop) and produce 800 newtons which equals ¾ horsepower. Liftmaster 8360W’s built-in Wi-Fi system allows you to control your garage door and to get alerts straight to your smartphone from just about anywhere, increasing security and assisting you in monitoring your garage and home. The 8360W is battery backup compatible, uses securely encrypted frequencies when any keyless transmitter is being used, and meets our safety standards. However, Liftmaster 8360W’s cost is high compared to its little brother, in addition, its cost is getting pretty close to its competitor in the elite series, which we’ll discuss later.


LiftMaster 8360W

3. LiftMaster 8500

Think about all the things you can do in your garage’s free space with no rails hanging up above you. Contrary to hanging operators, the Liftmaster 8500 is mounted to the wall, eliminating all travel rails and wires that hang from the garage ceiling. This allows you to utilize every available inch of space for storage or any other purpose that you can think of. Since it’s on the ceiling, you don’t lose nearly as much valuable square footage. The Liftmaster 8500’s powerful 24V DC heavy duty motor produces 255-pounds of force per square inch, with rotational torque and variable speed included for smoother operation. The 8500 comes with a wireless lighting box that can pretty much be placed anywhere in the garage. It’s battery backup compatible, uses securely encrypted frequencies, can be controlled and monitored by your smartphone (with the additional Internet Gateway) and meets our safety standards. With all that said, if you’re short on space and/or don’t like stuff hanging above your head, the Liftmaster 8500 may be the perfect choice if you’re willing to pay the extra dollar.


LiftMaster 8500

2. LiftMaster 8550W

If you’re going to spend money getting a new garage door opener, you want to make sure that you’re getting what you paid for. Your best bet is to find a robust garage door opener that will work for many years to come. The Liftmaster 8550W isn’t just built to provide strong lifting power; it also brings the latest technology including, built-in Wi-Fi and mobile device integration. The belt drive 8550W’s DC motor produces ¾ horsepower, features soft start/soft stop, and is durable enough to handle heavy doors made of steel or wood. The 8550W is battery backup compatible, uses securely encrypted frequencies (aka “rolling code”) and meets our garage door safety standards. The 8550W is pretty much identical to the Liftmaster 8360W garage door opener in price and features, however, the 8550W is equipped with a stronger motor.


LiftMaster 8550W

1. LiftMaster 8160

There are tons of options at various costs when it comes to quiet garage door openers, but there’s really no need to shell out a large amount of money for a high-end, quiet garage door opener. What’s more important is choosing an opener that will satisfy your needs and budget. The Liftmaster 8160 garage door opener offers simplicity and performance. It’s pretty identical to its big brother, the 8360W. They both share the same DC motor that produces 800 newtons (equal to ¾ HP) and the same sprocket assembly. They both use securely encrypted frequencies (rolling code) when using remote accessories and they both meet our safety standards. However, the 8160 doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, which is what makes it more affordable. It comes with only 1 light (in the front of the operator), it’s not battery backup compatible, and it doesn’t come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi. Nonetheless, it features My-Q technology which allows you to control and monitor your garage and home from your smartphone (with the additional Internet Gateway). With all that said, the 8160 is simple to use, reliable, and provides smooth and quiet operation.


LiftMaster 8160

One comment

  1. I didn’t realize that you can make your garage door open more quietly by installing a new garage door opener. It sounds like a belt-driven opener would be the way to go for my family, as it allows for variable speeds. We will start looking into a garage door installation specialist that can help us install a new opener.

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