Belt driven garage doors are much silent and efficient compared to their metal chain counterparts, however they can be more expensive than them. The Genie Garage Door Opener 2042 offers a cost-efficient belt at an optimal strength with their 1/2HP motor that runs in a smooth environment. The motor itself can carry a 500-pound weight, which is the average mass of the typical doors in US. Join us as we scrutinize if this belt driven door opener can be at par with other models even if it is so much cheaper compared to them.
- EASE OF USE
Most panels offer robust features on the software side, however, Genie does a somewhat opposite path as they spent more focus on the hardware end of the product. The company provided a Safe-T-Beam that exceeds state and federal regulations in safety, making the support for the garage door impressive. The beam can support doors up to 7 feet tall and 500 pounds in mass.
The ½ horsepower motor can drive average sized doors at an impressively suppressed noise. Moreover, the package comes with two 3-button remotes, a wall console, a wireless keypad and a sensor that triggers the reverse action if your door comes in contact with a person or an object. Everything that you’d expect from a typical garage door opener is fulfilled by the company with an extra focus on the hardware stability.
Installing this fixture can take up to 4 hours for most users. The instructions are not complicated and the materials are well organized in the packaging. We do recommend asking for aid in a helper in order to make the installation process quicker.
The motor drives the belt smoothly without any noticeable noise from the outside. The door opens and closes slowly which is good since this means that the wear and tear on the rubber belt wouldn’t be as fast compared to other models. The model also comes with a 1-year warranty, ensuring your security for a maximum period.
We’ve had no problems with the Genie and the strongest selling point of it perhaps is the hardware-intensive safety structure. While many companies invest on inserting more features at the cost of material construction, this manufacturer focuses on the materials but still providing enough software feature such as the crucial auto-reverse function.
Its greatest advantage therefore among others is its price and the durability of the materials by which it is built upon. We also like its compact construction, smooth operation and quiet mechanism.
- We would have completely fallen in love with this Genie Garage Door Opener if it contained the features of other models such as those mobile monitoring or automatic lighting system. But the lack of these features where also compensated by its durability and price, so we are more than satisfied with the path that the manufacturer took in creating this craft.
Wrapping up what the Genie Garage Door Opener can offer, we were impressed as to how much labor it can actually take considering its price. The motor operates smoothly without any noise and we didn’t have to spend the whole day for the installation.
Although it does lack some features, we think that it has all the basic things one could ask for in a garage door opener. It is therefore a good baseline standard for those who are still starting out and are in a tight budget.