Garage Door Openers

There are many garage door openers to choose from. Overhead Door Company of the Hill Country, a division of Hill Country Overhead Door carries a full line of residential operators that meet or exceed industry safety standards. We are conveniently located just North of San Antonio and service the entire Hill Country.

Most residential openers will fall into three basic categories: Chain Drive, Belt Drive, and Screw Drive. When considering your garage door opener accessories evaluate your needs. Some key considerations to evaluate in choosing your garage door opener and accessories are listed below.

Belt Drive Garage Door Openers

Destiny 1200
More power, speed, and convenience with ultra quiet operation.

Legacy 800
Quiet durability and power.

Odyssey 1000
Power, speed, and convenience with ultra quiet operation.

Chain Drive Garage Door Openers

Legacy 800
Quiet durability and power.

Odyssey 1000
Power, speed, and convenience with ultra quiet operation.

Standard Drive
Quiet durability and power.

Belt Drive Garage Door Openers

Destiny 1500
The ultimate in power, reliability and fast operation with a patented direct drive system.

Odyssey 1200
Powerful, reliable and fast operation with a patented direct drive system.

See complete list of residential garage door openers

Choosing your garage door opener:

  • Does your garage have a room above it? If so, consider a belt drive operator for quiet operation.
  • In a hurry? Consider a screw drive operator which opens the door twice as fast as a normal operator, yet closes gently.
  • How old is your door? Older garage doors require a little more TLC. Consider a garage door opener with a soft start and soft stop feature.
  • Looking for longevity? Most garage door openers come in three different motor sizes: 1/3 Horsepower, 1/2 Horsepower, and 3/4 Horsepower. Be sure to consider warranties in choosing your motor size.
  • How large is your door? If you have a single car garage door, then a standard 1/2 horsepower operator will work fine. If you have a double car garage door, consider a stronger operator with additional horsepower.

Choosing your garage door opener accessories:

  • Do you have children, maintenance workers, or other individuals who will need access to your garage? If so, consider a garage door keypad. Most keypads provide secure four digit code operation and come in a wireless form for easy installation. This simple device can often save you the hassle of calling a locksmith. Also, don’t forget the garage door remotes or clickers. Garage door remotes come in single, double, and multi-button remote control.
  • Is your home located in a remote area? In today’s environment, power outages are usually a thing of the past. For added safety and convenience, consider a battery backup system for your garage door opener in case of power outage.
  • Electrical components are prone to power surges and lightning, garage door openers are especially sensitive to these. Consider a surge protector as a preventative measure.
  • How many remotes will you need? Does your car have a Homelink®system? Will you need additional remotes for children, housekeepers, or maintenance workers?
  • Consider a keyed emergency release system. An emergency release system will allow you the ability to raise the garage door manually in the event of a power failure or malfunction.

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Final Considerations:

At Overhead Door Company of the Hill Country, a division of Hill Country Overhead Door, we make every effort to provide courteous, prompt, and accurate service to our customers. For a truly informed decision, ask one of our service technicians which model would work best for your home and why. More than likely, our service technicians will break down a garage door opener unit for you. Allowing you to see the difference and make a truly informed decision. We are conveniently located just North of San Antonio and service overhead doors, gate operators, garage door openers, and accessories for the entire Hill Country.