Sommer Direct Drive 1042V001 Garage Door Opener Review

Sommer Direct Drive 1042V001 Garage Door Opener Review

On occasion life can throw something at you which is really hard to overcome. It could be having to get a new job, moving house, or maybe even having a baby. When life hits you with the big events they are normally…

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On occasion life can throw something at you which is really hard to overcome. It could be having to get a new job, moving house, or maybe even having a baby. When life hits you with the big events they are normally manageable as more often than not they are expected. The things that can really annoy you in life are the little things. You might take a wrong turn and have to drive an extra couple of miles to get back on track. You could forget about a doctor’s appointment, or it could be something as simple as having to get out of your car on a rainy night and open your garage door. We may not be able to help with all of these issues, but we definitely can with the last point on the list, and today we are going to introduce you to the Sommer Direct Drive 1042V001 Garage Door Opener!

What features does it have?

The main thing you are going to want a garage door opener to do is to save you from stepping outside your car on those wet nights to open your garage door, but the question is just how does the Sommer do that? Well firstly it prides itself on being an extremely quiet garage door with virtually no vibrations. This means you’ll never have to worry about waking up anyone in the house! It includes two 2-button transmitters and one interior wall station meaning you have full control at the touch of a button, and it is even Homelink compatible for your peace of mind.

What are the Positives?

The noise, or more accurately the lack of it, that comes from the Sommer is one of its biggest positive points. It means that you will be able to use it without fear of becoming a nuisance! Setting it up is also easy to do, if not a little time consuming, and overall the list of additional features you get with the machine should all add up to help make your life that little bit easier.  If you take a look at how the features of the Sommer compare to other garage door openers, then you will see that is the more modern choice!

What’s bad about it?

If there is one thing that people have complained about with the Sommer it  is its speed. This machine is good at what it does, namely opening garage doors, but it does it very slowly. This may not be a huge problem but it is something to think about nonetheless. Other issues include the fact that this unit will not work with your android/ iPhone, and customers have stated that the remote with which you control the door opener is not as responsive as it could be.

Conclusion

This garage door opener does exactly what it says on the tin. It will do the job you ask of it, but it will do it without some of the fancier features some of its rivals come with. It is a handy machine to have, but if you are looking for a high tech door opener you may want to look further afield.