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Chamberlain Garage Door Openers

Our Chamberlain Garage Door Opener History

Five Star Doors has been installing Chamberlain garage door openers for thirty years with great success in the Metro Detroit area. Most people are unaware, Chamberlain is also the manufacturer of LiftMaster and Craftsman brand of openers. Customers commonly ask “what is the difference between Chamberlain v. LiftMaster” and “Why do you sell Chamberlain and LiftMaster if there essentially the same.”

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Chamberlain V. LiftMaster

Liftmaster openers come with a 1 piece rail and with Chamberlain openers, the rail is in multiple pieces for box packaging. It’s worth noting that a multiple piece rail does not affect performance or the life span of the opener. Other than that, with the exception of a couple of models they have the same internal parts/components

​Five Star Doors offers 3 Chamberlain models simply for the added value to homeowners like an extra remote or keyless entry pad. In addition there are numerous features available that the LiftMaster openers lack. Add in the fact that the 2 belt driven openers shown below are arguably the two best overall rated openers available to homeowners.

Why You Should Have Us Install Your Next Opener

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1-1/4 HP Equivalent Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Smart Garage Door Opener with Battery Backup

42 Votes 4.9/5.0 Rating
41 out of 42 or 98% would recommend Opener
Pros: Very Quite, High quality, Five Star Doors will program remotes, vehicles, and keypad if customer wishes. Express Installation available

The Belt Drive Chamberlain Garage Door Opener w/Battery Backup Available

This belt-driven Chamberlain 1-1/4 HP – Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener is reliable and features packed, including built-in Internet connectivity for those who want the ability to monitor and control their garage door from anywhere they can get online. There’s also a backup battery, and the 1.25 motor is among the most powerful you can find in a residential opener.

One advantage of a belt-driven garage door opener is that they are much quieter than chain-driven models. The 1.25 HP motor is strong enough for just about any task, and while the extra horsepower won’t provide more lifting capacity compared to 1/2 and 3/4 horsepower models, it means that the motor will strain less leading to longer life, quieter operation and better reliability.

The option to open the garage door from anywhere comes in handy when someone stops by to pick something up or drop anything off when not at home. The app allows homeowners to open and close the garage door remotely anywhere your smartphone or PC has an Internet connection. The Chamberlain 1-1/4 HPS Wifi Garage Door Opener with Battery Backup can also send notifications when the garage door is opened.

The option to customize the alerts and to get alerts on multiple devices is a huge benefit.

This is one of the most feature packed garage-door openers available. Although many Chamberlain garage door openers are Internet compatible using Chamberlain’s MyQ technology, most require the purchase of an optional Internet gateway ($51.00) actually to connect to your home network. With the Chamberlain 1-1/4 HP, the gateway is built in. A battery back-up is another bonus. In the case of loss of power, it will open & close your garage door approximately 20 times Other features include safety sensors that will stop a closing door and reverse its motion if anything breaks its invisible beam, two multi function remotes, and a keyless entry pad.

Chamberlain Features

  • Remotes 2
  • Keyless Entry-Included Light Bulbs 2 (supplied by 5 Star Doors)
  • Multi-function wall control
  • Lifetime Warranty for the Motor and Drive, 5 Year Warranty for Parts and 1 Year Warranty for Accessories Oiling and Adjusting Included.
  • This MyQ Smart phone controlled garage door opener with built-in Wi-Fi gives you complete peace of mind by allowing you to monitor and control your garage door from anywhere
  • With Wi-Fi built-in, this opener connects directly to your home’s Wi-Fi network to provide smartphone control and no additional hardware is required
  • The battery backup feature allows for normal use of the garage door opener even when the power is out
  • The extra-powerful motor is perfect for very frequent use and the durable, ultra-quiet Whisper Belt Drive is ideal when the garage is located near a bedroom or living area
  • Includes two 3-Button remotes, wireless keypad and safety sensors
  • Also includes a convenient wall control with an LCD display for time, temperature, and diagnostic information
  • HomeLink® compatible – works with HomeLink buttons built into most cars

Chamberlain Garage Door Opener 0.5 HP Belt Drive with Built-In WiFi

72 Votes 4.8/5.0 Rating
67 out of 72 or 94% would recommend Opener
Pros: Durable, High quality, Free Keypad

Extra’s Supplied By Five Star Doors

Chamberlain Garage Door Opener - 0.5 HP Belt Drive with Built-In WiFi

Garage doors are generally out of sight out of mind until they’re being opened or closed, and it wakes a family member out of a sound sleep.

The Belt Drive, Chamberlain Garage Door Opener doesn’t get rid of the track noise, but its motor operates at a whisper. That’s incredible for any opener, but particularly for this garage door opener because its durable .50 HP motor is strong enough to lift garage doors up to 300 Lbs

The Belt Drive on the Chamberlain Garage Door Opener operates so quietly because it’s belt driven with wound steel cabling. Features include the following:

  • Control module with large on/off button and 150-degree motion sensing range
  • Outdoor keypad with flip-down cover
  • Two remotes
  • Pro-Safety, Anti-Theft

The safety features of the Chamberlain Belt Drive Garage Door Opener are precisely what you want in an automatic garage door opener which is safety. An infrared sensor beam on the Rapid-Snap Safety Sensor Brackets reverses the door when anything is in its path and stops it automatically if a person or object touches the door.

The Chamberlain 1/2 HP Belt Drive also protects against theft and hackers. Its Security +2.0 technology offers Posi-Lock protection to keep the garage door safely locked when closed. Plus, every time you use the outdoor wireless keypad, it changes its internal operating code so hackers can’t access it.

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We offer Four of Chamberlain’s most popular models plus a full line of LiftMaster openers, ready for express installation. Compare Five Star Doors opener package against Lowes, Home Depot or Sears. Chamberlain or LiftMaster – Chain Drive or Belt Drive, Five Star Doors has your opener

Chamberlain Features

  • Remotes 2
  • Keyless Entry-Included (supplied by Five Star Doors)
  • Light Bulbs 2 (supplied by Five Star Doors)
  • Multi-function wall control
  • Warranty Lifetime motor 1 yrs parts
  • Labor Warranty
  • 8 foot tall doors add $61.00
  • Garage Door Opener comes with Chamberlains built-in MyQ technology to keep you informed and secure. With the Myq app, you can open, and close the door from anywhere as well as check the status of your door with a smartphone or tablet device.
  • Sturdy Belt Drive – Steel-reinforced belt drive, constructed with high-grade materials for years of worry-free, long lasting, ultra quiet operation—perfect for homes with rooms over or behind the garage
  • Powered by Chamberlain’s MED Lift Power System™, the B550 delivers lifting force equivalent to 1/2 HP, the highest lifting capacity compared to other 1/2 HP models to provide easy lifting and reliability.
  • Trusted Safety and Security – Unmatched Security+2.0® 100 Billion code encryption protects against hacking, and Posilock™ anti-theft protection assures that once the door closes, it stays locked

Chamberlain Garage Door Opener. 1/2 HP Power Drive Chain

56 Votes 4.7/5.0 Rating
53 out of 56 or 92% would recommend Opener
Pros: Durable, High quality, extra remote

Extra’s Supplied By Five Star Doors

Chamberlain Features 

  • 0.5-HP Chain Drive Garage Door Opener
  • Remotes 1 “No Keypad Included”
  • Light Bulbs  (1) Supplied by Five Star Doors
  • Single Button wall-control 
  • Warranty “Motor” 6 year limited, “Parts” 1 year parts 
  • Labor Warranty
  • HomeLink® compatible – works with the HomeLink buttons built into most cars
  • Delivers 60 watts of light CFL compatible 
  • Rugged 1/2 HP DC motor with chain drive for reliable, steady performance
  • Patented security plus 2.0 rolling code technologies along with multi-frequency transmitters help eliminate interference, providing consistent performance over a long range. 
  • Five Star Doors warranty plans can be transferred with the product. Product failure within first year, if opener cannot be repaired, Five Star Doors will replace with same or equable model

Available Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Accessories (not applicable to all opener models)

  • Replacement back-up battery – $44.00 
  • Internet Gateway for MyQ – $58.00 
  • Extra remote for 315 freq models – $44.00 
  • Extra remote for MyQ models – $44.00 
  • Keychain remote 315 freq. and MyQ models – $48.00 
  • Repeater for MyQ models – $54.00 
  • Emergency disconnect – $38.00


  • Supplying power to the opener is the responsibility of the homeowner 
  • Pricing is based on a standard installation. Additional work is extra. 
  • Garage must be free of obstacles preventing an unsafe installation. 
  • Garages with no entry door access must have a working Emergency Disconnect. 
  • If there’s no Emergency Disconnect that’s present or not working,an Emergency Disconnect must be purchased. 
  • MyQ remotes my not program with all vehicles. Vehicles with homelink programming must be 2010 and newer to use MYQ 
  • Vehicles with Car2U require a repeater purchased through Car2U for MYQ remotes 
  • Information can be found in vehicles owners manual 
  • Five Star Doors does not guarantee a cars programming will be successful. A repeater maybe required.  Call for details

Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Reviews

Chamberlain Garage Door Opener, West Bloomfield, MI – 5/5 stars
“The garage door opener installer, Robert was terrific, and he answered every question I had! The opener cost was lower than Home Depot, or Lowes offered, and the job completed within 30 minutes. Robert even gave me an extra garage door remote so that I can use it on my other rental properties.” Greg W. West Bloomfield, Michigan

Service/Showroom/Parts Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Closed Sundays

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