Direct Drive Garage Opener SOMMER Model 1042V001

Direct Drive Garage Opener SOMMER Model 1042V001

When a damaging storm comes through the neighborhood, there is a guarantee that it will mess up something, even if it’s just a few tree branches over a powerline or two. Garage doors are very susceptible to damaging winds and…

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When a damaging storm comes through the neighborhood, there is a guarantee that it will mess up something, even if it’s just a few tree branches over a powerline or two. Garage doors are very susceptible to damaging winds and hazards conditions. Some storms are known for snatching doors off and destroying or creating a panic within the garage. The 1042V001 model of the garage door opener from Direct Drive is a great example of cheap alternative that is made to last.

Features and Design

Priced at approximately two-hundred and thirty dollars, the 1042V001 is the earliest model. You can view the latest model at Garage Automatics and read both positive and negative reviews on that specific product. This device is quiet and is vibration free, almost. There may be a slight vibration at certain points, but overall there is none. The rails are best for doors that are seven or eight feet high. Instead of fastening bolts there are pressure plates that help control the movement of the door. There are two transmitters and a wall station that is placed inside the garage. It is HomeLink capable.

The Strengths of the 1042v001

One of the many strengths that the 1042v001 has over its competitors is that it is priced at an affordable price for the quality that is being received. Consumers have found that it is easy to install this opener with only one person. The working process of the opener is ideal to many people whom have purchased it as it is quiet and is fast enough to please the user. These same people have stated that this product was well engineered and that the instructions that came with the product was precise and to the point. Even when someone had an issue with the installation, they contacted the support line, who explained the entire process and gave the best advice, per consumers.

The Negatives of the 1042v001

Unfortunately the 1042v001 is far from being the perfect garage door opener that everyone hopes for. You must purchase specific types of bulbs to work with this system as the regular garage door bulbs do not work. In fact many consumers have found that when they put in another type of bulb, it starts to melt the casing. Some people have found that it is rather slow for an opener, although others have contradicted this review. Those who have experienced the product not working right have come forwards and requested a replacement, in due time they received it.

In Conclusion

The 1042v001 weighs about forty pounds and is made in Germany. It scores a four point six on a five star scale on most of the websites that it is sold on. When it comes to systems for garage door openers, it ranks at number four, which is almost the best on the market per consumer standards. It is always a plus to know this information before purchasing a product. Most of the time a high ranking product has been purchased several times and has received more positives reviews than negative.