SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP Review

Written by John Bailey. Posted in Chain Drive

  Everyone wants to have a garage where they can place their car, without worrying about burglars breaking in and because it's almost impossible to keep an eye on the garage at all times you'll want to invest in a garage door opener. The SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP is one of our favorites because it's very affordable and convenient. At just $228, you will get a powerful system that uses a 3/4-horsepower motor to operate and unlike most units, this model uses a chain drive to move along the trail. It can lift residential garage doors of up…

SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP Ratings

Features - 92%
Ease of use - 92%
Security - 93%
Safety - 95%

93%

EXCEPTIONAL

The SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP garage door opener is one of our favorites. This unique system is packed with many safety features but the best part about it is that it comes with a lifetime warranty.

User Rating: 4.05 ( 4 votes)

 

Everyone wants to have a garage where they can place their car, without worrying about burglars breaking in and because it’s almost impossible to keep an eye on the garage at all times you’ll want to invest in a garage door opener. The SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 3/4 HP is one of our favorites because it’s very affordable and convenient. At just $228, you will get a powerful system that uses a 3/4-horsepower motor to operate and unlike most units, this model uses a chain drive to move along the trail. It can lift residential garage doors of up to 550 pounds made of heavy-duty materials. So, are you curious to find out if it can meet your expectations? Find out more below.
 

 

Technical Specifications

The main thing that sets this item apart from many comparable models is the fact that it doesn’t use a belt or screw system in order to lift the heavy garage door. Instead, the motor moves along the railing with a single moving part. For many customers who are used to having a traditional door opener on their garage door, the design may seem somewhat unconventional but you should note that this model is still powerful enough to lift really heavy garage doors. However, there’s a small drawback related to this design. There are many users who have complained about the noise generated by the device. It’s not extremely loud so it won’t interfere with your daily activities, but it’s not very quiet either. If you have a very tall garage door, of 10 feet or more, you should consider buying an extension but otherwise, it will work great for a 7-to 8-foot door. This machine comes with a battery backup that lasts through thirty thousand hours of power outages. There are also other notable features that were designed to meet all of your standards. For instance, this one uses a secure rolling code technology for opening or closing the door. In addition to that, it uses a traveling motor technology which is noise free; it doesn’t even cause a vibration.

Safety and Security Features

When it comes to choosing a door opener, you should make sure that it comes with plenty of safety features, such as sensor motion detectors or a rolling code system. Luckily for you, this device features all of the above, to ensure that you feel secure and safe when you are home and have a piece of mind knowing that intruders won’t break in your garage while you are away from home. With it, you can rest assured knowing that your garage is guarded at all times. This model comes with a sensor system that stops the moment it senses movement while closing. If the light beam is being crossed, the door will open automatically. The rolling code system is a great addition here because it makes it impossible for hackers to learn your code. To ensure that the code is not hacked by burglars, the system will use a different code each time the door is closed or opened.

Accessories

The SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 comes with a wall control panel, a pair of infrared light sensors and two thin remotes which give you the option to open and close the door from a distance. We like that you can use the touchpad control system and the remote control to control the garage door from a distance, which makes it highly convenient. The control panel is very easy to use because it doesn’t feature an intricate design. It has only three buttons to open, lock the door or turn on the lights so you won’t even need to read the user manual in order to learn how to use the display panel.

Warranty and support

The system is backed up by a lifetime warranty. This is extremely important because it’s a rare thing these days to find an opener that has lifetime warranties on all the components, including the railing, motor or other important parts that may damage with time. You can reach Sommer representatives during U.S business hours because even though their home office is based in Europe, they also have a North Carolina office to help US citizens.

Final Thoughts

Few garage door systems out there are as well designed as this model that we strongly recommend to all those who want to enjoy a complete security and protection from break-ins. The impressive horsepower gives it industrial strength, enabling the device to lift even the heaviest of garage doors. Therefore, if you have a heavy garage door, then this is definitely the opener that you need. What makes it truly special and what sets it apart from most openers on the market is the fact that it is able to work even when there is a power outage, ensuring security no matter the situation. This is all due to the battery backup feature, of course. But this isn’t the only notable feature, having a lot of other impressive elements that make it ideal for all homeowners.

Prons

  • Reasonable price
  • Great for heavy garage doors
  • Battery backup
  • Motion sensors
  • Rolling code technology
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons

  • Not very quiet
  • No internet connectivity

Comments (12)

  • Steve

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    Hello, I have a tall garage door, of 12 feet. Should I install this garage door opener?

    • Monica Stevens

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      Hello! This product works great for a 7-to 8-foot door. Otherwise, you need to buy an extension.

  • Jason

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    Is the SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V003 any different from the SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V001 in what regards performance?

    • John Bailey

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      Hi, Jason. The only difference between the two models is the fact that the SOMMER Direct Drive 1042V003 comes with a wireless wall-mounted keypad while the 001 doesn’t.

  • Marco

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    How many horsepowers does it have?

    • Monica Stevens

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      The SOMMER Direct Drive 104V001 uses a ¾ horsepower motor to operate.

  • John

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    Does it use a chain or a belt drive to move along the trail?

    • Monica Stevens

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      This model uses a chain drive.

  • Zorban

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    How much weight can this garage door opener handle?

    • Monica Stevens

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      It can lift residential doors of up to 550 pounds made of heavy-duty materials.

  • Barney

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    I have a sectional door. Will it work or is it only suitable for single doors?

    • John Bailey

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      The garage door opener is great for all types of doors. If you check its manual, you will see that it clearly specifies it can be installed on both single and sectional doors.

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