1/2 HP Chain Drive
Garage Door Opener
1/2 HP Motor - The Liftmaster Model 3255 is considered the best of LiftMaster's Contractor Series chain drive garage door openers, suitable for standard single or double garage doors.
If you have heavy solid wooden garage doors or carriage house doors, consider upgrading to any of Liftmaster's powerful 3/4 HP garage doors openers.
1 Button Garage Door Remote - The single button remote control unit features rolling code technology which changes the code after each use. This is a standard feature on modern garage door openers that helps prevent "code grabbers" from stealing garage door remote codes.
Multi-Function Control Panel - The multi-function control panel allows you to open and close your garage door, turn your opener lights on or off with a button on the console, and engage the PosiLock® system.
SMART Garage Door Opener® - The Liftmaster Model 3255 is a SMART Garage Door Opener®. What's so smart about it? You can program security codes using the power head (the main motor unit that mounts to the ceiling), or wall control panel.
Manual Door Release - All residential Liftmaster garage door openers are fitted with a manual door release in case the power goes out.
Liftmaster 3255 comes with all of Chamberlain's safety and security features, including:
The Protector System - Model 3255 includes Protector System® safety sensors which emit an invisible beam of light on the garage door opening. Sensing technology will stop and reverse the garage door if the beam is broken by a person, pet or object. The opener's light turns on automatically when The Protector System's infrared beam is broken. If you walk in through an open garage door, the light comes on.
PosiLock® - The Liftmaster Model 3255 has the standard, patented PosiLock® which automatically locks the garage door once it is down. To engage this feature, you simple push the "Lock" button on the control panel and all remote signals are locked out.
Rolling Code Technology - As with all Liftmaster models, the 3255 comes with Liftmaster's Security+® rolling code technology which means a new code is sent every time you use your garage door remote.
100 Watts of Light - The Model 3255 includes an adequate 100 watts of adjustable time delay light (1 Bulb). Remember, if you plan to do anything other than park your cars in the garage, you should consider accessory garage lighting to suit your specific needs.
Warranty - 4 Years on the Motor, 1 Year on Parts
For most single and double car garage doors, Model 3255 will be more than adequate and should provide you with years of trouble free use. For the heaviest of garage doors, go for power and choose a brand or model with at least 3/4 HP.
Liftmaster is an excellent brand with a stellar reputation having earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval on all its residential garage door openers.
There are currently two reviews on the Liftmaster web site and both gave Model 3255 a 5 out of 5 star rating, espousing its superior design and reliability.
If you have low garage ceilings, vaulted ceilings or you just want to preserve more overhead garage storage area, consider the Liftmaster 3800 jackshaft garage door opener as a wall mounted garage door opener option.
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