This Whisper Drive door opener caught our attention on a Lowe’s outing a couple of weeks ago, and now it’s on sale. Marked down from $248, it’s just $188 today only. The tale of the tape: You get a 3/4 horsepower motor, a motion-detecting control panel, two 3-button remotes, a mini-remote, a wireless exterior keypad, and safety sensors. And since it’s a belt-type opener, it’s vewy, vewy, qwiet.
My favorite part is the exterior keypad, though. I never thought twice about these until Sean installed one and I realized how incredibly convenient they are. Forget your remote — or (better yet) leave it in the car that’s in the garage? Just hop out, key in your code, and you’re good to go. It’s also handy when you want to, say, loan a tool to a friend. Just give ’em the code and they can come get it without rolling you out of bed at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.