Sommer Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 Horse Power Garage Door Opener – Review

Sommer Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 Horse Power Garage Door Opener – Review

There a hundreds of garage door openers available, but this model stands out from the crowd. It is amazingly quiet, and don’t assume that this means it doesn’t have much power. It performs its job brilliantly at a very good…

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There a hundreds of garage door openers available, but this model stands out from the crowd.

It is amazingly quiet, and don’t assume that this means it doesn’t have much power. It performs its job brilliantly at a very good price.

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The Specifics 

Safety matters in and around the home, and a garage door is no different. This model has a safety beam sensor. This sensor sends an invisible beam of light across the opening of the door, when the light is broken, the door automatically stops and send the door into reverse.

This model also senses if an object is in the path of the garage door, it will stop and reverse as and when an object is under the door, meaning no more doors smashing down on the top of your car.

The lifetime warranty on the entire garage door opener shows that Summer have faith in their product. If that isn’t enough the product has been tested up to 100,000 times by an independent test institute, you really are buying a quality mechanism.

This unit is supplied with 2 remote control transmitters and an interior wall mounted control panel, allowing you to open the door from inside the vehicle.

A full installation kit is included, with a detailed user manual. If you are technically minded, you could easily install the unit yourself.

Specification

This unit only has one moving part, unlike the majority of models which feature a chain, belt or screw driven opening mechanism.

The motor slides along the chain in an enclosed steel rail, which is both well-built and hard wearing.

Although the motor will open or close the door quickly and efficiently, it does so very quietly, so if your garage is located below, or next to a living area, you don’t need to worry about noise.

In general, the motor on a garage door is located at the back of the opener. This model does things differently, with the motor sitting at the door, which maximises power and speed.

It will fit any universal door, the standard height being between 7 ft. to 8 ft.

Pros

  • Very quiet, it is hard to hear the motor moving even when in the garage.
  • Comprehensive lifetime warranty
  • Quick and easy installation, no need for a professional
  • Smooth and speedy open and close action
  • Well detailed and illustrated user manual

Cons

  • Rail brackets could be sturdier
  • Replacement remotes have to be bought directly from manufacturer
  • HomeLink system can be complicated to setup

Summary

If you are looking for a reliable door opener that won’t break the bank, this is a great option.

The warranty is very comprehensive and lasts for the lifetime of the unit. This model has received fantastic reviews from the public so you can rest assured that you are buying a tried and tested model.