LiftMaster Vs Genie – A Battle of the Openers

If you’re looking for garage door openers, do you go with the LiftMaster brand or the Genie brand? Through years of experience, we have serviced and operated the best garage door openers out there, which means we can recommend a wonderful garage door opener for your home or business.

Like a quiet battle of the openers, these brands offer some of the best garage door opener technology to date. With smooth and quiet operation, both LiftMaster and Genie offer high-quality products.

Why Choose One Brand Over the Other?

  • Reputation
  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Security
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Choose Your Opener Type

LiftMaster and Genie have versatility and offer a wide range of garage door opener types for homeowners to choose the one that offers excellent opening abilities based on their garage door type. For example, wood garage doors are notoriously heavy, so they would require the strongest, most durable garage door opener available. See below for a quick dive into each garage door opener type from LiftMaster and Genie. 

LiftMaster chain drive garage door opener

Chain Drive

Chain drive openers are the most widely available and affordable type of garage door openers. As the name suggests, a chain drive garage door opener operates on a metal chain along with a rail and trolley. Due to this combination, chain drives tend to be noisier, but they last a long time if you eventually replace their sprockets with regular garage door maintenance.  

Screw Drive 

If you’re willing to pay a little more, screw drive openers are quieter than chain drive openers since they have fewer mechanical parts. With fewer moving parts, they avoid frequent repairs by having a trolley move across a steel rod. Screw drive openers are also built with more lifting power than chain drive openers.

Genie smart screw drive garage door opener
liftmaster Belt drive garage door opener

Belt Drive

Belt drive operators are the quietest type of garage door opener, utilizing a rubber belt that creates the smoothest garage door operation. This opener, as shown, comes with a built-in camera so that you can control and monitor its footage through LiftMaster’s MyQ or Genie’s Aladdin Connect app. With a belt drive opener, fewer repairs are required, and its durable design allows for better garage door operation. This opener has an additional unique feature to save energy with its ultra-quiet direct current, or DC motor. This means that energy flows in one direction to power your garage door.

Wall Mount Operators

Wall mount operators, also known as jackshaft openers, are installed beside the garage door. Rising in popularity, wall mount openers are perfect for garages with lower or higher ceilings. Consider a wall mount for hefty lifting if your garage door is made out of wood, glass, or other heavier materials. LiftMaster wanted to show their other accessories that are compatible with the operators. Genie also have smart technology features for dependable 24/7 usage.

LiftMaster smart wall mount garage door opener
Genie smart wall mount garage door opener

Round 1 – LiftMaster

With LiftMaster, you receive high-quality garage door openers with proven track records. Many purchases even come with warranties, so you can be sure that your LiftMaster garage door opener will last a long time. 

They’ve also released new models that have excellent features for your convenience. The ultra-quiet DC motor ensures dependable operation and energy savings. Their newer openers are also compatible with Amazon Key for grocery deliveries. 

Round 2 – Genie

Genie has become an excellent counterpart to LiftMaster since they are a more affordable alternative. Built on the same monikers as LiftMaster, their reputation of trust and reliable and durable products have made Genie an option for garage door opener products and accessories dealers and homeowners can choose from. Genie’s customer support of homeowners, along with dealers and commercial retailers, makes them a well-known and recognized garage door opener brand. 

Product Comparison

LiftMaster garage door openers have been a household name for decades, and the brand is synonymous with new garage doors. They’ve built a brand many garage door companies trust for reliable and high-quality products. However, Genie garage door openers have developed smart home innovations with voice control integration and additional features that amount to a super tech smartphone. Genie has built the best smart garage door openers for quiet, strong, and long-lasting operation, best for homes that need easy setup and tough security.

App Connectivity

Built-in Wi-fi comes with the new LiftMaster and Genie garage door openers which allows for smartphone connectivity. Through the MyQ and the Aladdin Connect app, respectively, you can monitor who uses your garage space at any time, and set up outdoor monitoring as well. Multiple connectivities and access control options give homeowners peace of mind that their home is safe when they’re not physically present.


  • MyQ
  • Real-time monitoring
  • 1500 lumens lighting
  • Battery backup
  • Smooth start and stop operation
  • Automatic lock


  • Aladdin Connect
  • Voice integration with other apps
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Battery backup
  • Night vision
  • Motion detection
  • Ability to connect up to three cameras

Round 3 – Is It A Tie?

Both LiftMaster and Genie are very dependable brands, and their products are among the very best on the market. For the best warranties and guarantees that your garage door opener lasts for years, LiftMaster is our chosen winner. Genie follows in close second with their security features and high-tech voice control integration that come with their garage door openers.

Merchantville Overhead Door Company is proud to offer residential and commercial customers LiftMaster and Genie garage door opener installations and repairs. Based in Camden, NJ, we provide full garage door service in the areas of Southern New Jersey & Greater Philadelphia, including Merchantville, Philadelphia, Moorestown, Vorhees, and Haddonfield. We use LiftMaster and Genie products to ensure optimal garage door operation for our customers for a longer-lasting garage door.

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