It goes without saying that your garage secures your home and your vehicles. But which garage door opener remotes are best? Nowadays, many homeowners choose universal garage door remotes. Why?

A few reasons. Your Chicago home may have a 2-car garage with separate openers, and if each opener requires separate remote controls, you’ll waste your precious time switching between the two just to park your car. Another reason? You may have a 1-car garage. But say you replaced your broken opener with a new one from a different brand. You wouldn’t want to shell out your hard-earned cash for a new remote control, would you? Not a chance. For this reason, the universal garage door opener seems to be the way of the future.

Universal Garage Door Remote vs. Non-Universal Garage Door Remote

The advantage of going universal is consolidation. Why lug two or three garage door remotes around if one will do the trick? Save space on your car’s visor (or your car’s cupholder—you know who you are!) by choosing a universal garage door remote control.

What are the disadvantages of going universal, then? Garage doors, openers, and remotes are investments. We understand that. It may be expensive—and beyond your budget—to upgrade just for universality’s sake.

Another disadvantage of going universal? By choosing a conventional remote, you’ll know you’ll get the best connection. If you want the peace of mind that your garage door opener and its remote control will work in harmony, a conventional remote is the best option for you. If the conventional remote control for your garage door opener (and its motor) is still on the market today, conventional is the way to go.

Without further ado, check out the best garage door remotes, courtesy of Overhead Garage Door in Ingleside, IL. (Take note: Our list is no particular order!)

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Best Garage Door Opener Remotes: Our List

1. Chamberlain/Liftmaster 1LM Garage Door Opener Remote

Chamberlain is the corporate parent company of both Chamberlain and Liftmaster; both companies have produced high-quality garage door products for decades. Due to the brands’ high reputation, you can rely on just about any garage door opener remote from them.

This garage door opener is innovative. You can open your garage door from 100 feet away.

Another benefit of the Chamberlain/Liftmaster is its three-volt lithium battery, so you know your remote will last a long time. Plus, this remote’s single button makes it exceptionally easy to use.

Other features include code rotating technology and 390MHz frequency.

2. Chamberlain/Liftmaster 373LM Garage Door Opener Remote

Customers are satisfied with the fascinating features of this remote. Its frequency is 315 MHz, and it will last you approximately five years.

It also provides optimum security. There are three buttons and works with Purple Learn Button Garage Openers.

3. Chamberlain/Liftmaster/Craftsman 953EV Garage Door Opener Remote

This remote can open a garage door from Chamberlain, LiftMaster, and Craftsman, so this qualifies as a universal garage door opener remote.

The lithium battery lasts a long time. This remote can operate up to three garage doors and is easy to program. It not only opens up your garage door, but it also controls the lights inside your garage.

Its range extends to around 1,500 feet, allowing customers to open garage openers, gate openers, and more.

This remote comes in different colors: yellow, green, red/orange, and purple.

4. Linear 3089 Multicode Visor Remote Opener

This remote is compatible with all US Multicode gate and garage door opener systems. However, take note that this opener is not universal. There’s a one-year warranty on this remote, so you’re under no obligation to keep it in a year.

The performance of this remote increases with its 9-volt battery. The battery is already installed, and the remote is easy to program.

5. Genie G3T-R Intellicode2 3-Button Remote Opener

Genie is one of the best brands for garage door remotes, and the G3T-R is no exception.

This remote is compatible with Genie garage doors and can operate up to three Genie garage doors, manufactured from 1997 to the present. There are dual frequencies of 315MHz and 390 MHz. This remote can conveniently attach to your keychain.

Ready to Buy the Best Garage Door Remote?

Your garage door opener remote should be easy to carry yet functional. Before you buy, make sure your garage door remote is compatible with its opener (and motor).

If you have any questions about the best remote for you, how to pair your remote to your opener, or even how to fix a dysfunctional garage door, simply contact Overhead Garage Door. We’ll respond to your message promptly.

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