Each of the above has pros and cons related noise, maintenance, and space. In addition to the likelihood of requiring garage door opener repair, also consider the features of each individual model. The size of the motor is one; it depends on the size of your door (standard aluminum doors are well-accommodated by a ½ horsepower motor; heavier doors may require a ¾ to 1¼ horsepower model).
Some openers have optional battery backup, providing a source of reserve power in case of a power outage. Offering more functionality than a garage door opener remote, Wi-Fi enabled models can be operated via your tablet or smartphone. Keypads can bypass this need entirely and don’t even require a key for you to access your garage. Safety sensors are another convenient modern amenity, protecting people and pets from injury, and garage doors from damage by hitting objects.
Allowing more than a remote control, Wi-Fi enables you to view door status, receive alerts, and change settings via an app. Openers can be integrated with smart home systems as well. They may feature smart accessories such as carbon-monoxide sensors, adjustable fans, laser parking assist modules, and Bluetooth speakers.