Looking for a new garage door opener can be a bit of a headache because there are just so many options available on the market. However, if you want something that is quiet, reliable, and easy to install, then you may find that the SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener is going to be a good fit for your needs.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the garage door opener had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this garage door opener is something you should consider purchasing for your own home!
One of the best features of this garage door opener is how easy it is to install and even reinstall if you move or if you want to change garage doors. The instructions are easy to follow and you can even watch detailed YouTube videos from the Sommer company on how to properly install your new garage door opener.
You’ll find that this garage door opener is compatible with all types of garage doors and it features a 3/4 horsepower motor that is going to give your unit that extra oomph that you may be looking for—without needing addition lubrication.
Notable features of the SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener include:
Unlike other garage door openers you may have come across, this garage door opener features sensors that will protect you and your family from accidents. The sensors send an invisible beam of light across the opening of the door. If anything should cross that beam of light, the door will reverse so whatever crosses its path will be safe.
Another nice feature that you’ll find with this model is that it uses technology that ensures the unit will run smoothly and quietly. This is a great feature for homes where there is a living space or a bedroom and you don’t want to be bothered by the comings and goings of members of the family.
Many people who use HomeLink technology will be pleased to know that this model is HomeLink compatible, whereas other popular garage door openers are not.
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that most of the customers had great things to say about the SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener. Of these reviews, people commented on how easy the garage door was to install.
They felt like the unit was made from strong materials and it felt like it was going to last a long time.
Customers like that the unit has sensors that will help keep themselves and their loved ones safe, should they cross the threshold of the garage while the door is trying to close.
So what did the remaining customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say?
The most common complaint customers had was that their unit stopped working much sooner than they had anticipated—roughly two years after purchase.
Some people said that they found the instructions too difficult to understand, but with the help of YouTube videos, they were able to install the unit just fine.
Customers did say that the unit was much quieter than the opener that it was replacing, however it stopped opening, even though the unit receives the “open” signals.
If you’re in the market for a new garage door opener that is going to be quiet and efficient, you may want to consider the SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener. With this garage door opener, you can expect that the unit is going to protect your family and pets should they cross the sensor beam while the door is closing.
We like this opener because it features cutting edge technology. This unit only has one moving element, which is why it is virtually soundless when it operates, as it glides along a fixed chain that is attached to a steel beam.
Because there is little to no disturbance when the unit is operating, you could have a sleeping baby in the room above the garage and it wouldn’t disturb them because the motor is on the door instead of being behind the opener. This placement also ensures that there is maximum power going to the opener, which means there is going to be no damage to the gears.
We like this garage door opener because of the design and the safety features. The SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener is priced slightly below $230. While this may be a little more than what some people may be comfortable with, it more than pays for itself in effectiveness, how silently and smoothly it operates.
We are particularly appreciative the lifetime warranty because if ever there is something wrong with the unit, you can contact Sommer’s customer service and they will be able to help, be it with repairs, a replacement, or return.
What other company will give you that kind of warranty? If the warranty is good for a lifetime, then you can rest assured that you know the unit is going to last.