Improving Your Garage Door08/05/2013 Back To Blog
Garage doors come with different opening and closing mechanisms such as side hinged, Slideaway mechanism, tracked mechanism, roller door mechanism and sectional garage doors. The mechanisms can be either manually or automatically operated. However, not all manually operated garage door mechanisms are fit to be automated. One such example is the canopy or Slideaway mechanism.
This mechanism is often used for up and over garage doors and aren’t ideal for automation. Although it’s possible to automate them, it isn’t ideal since the conversion kit required to automate it greatly reduces the opening height of the garage. This eventually restricts access for taller vehicles and the operation in some cases is never smooth. You should therefore consider changing your garage door mechanism if you want to automate a garage door with this sort mechanism.
Changing your manual garage door into an automatic one
There are very many reasons why one would wish to convert their manually operated garage door into an automatic one. It could be due to convenience since automatic garage door often use sensors that send signals for the garage door to open. Automated garage door can save you a lot of time and money. Money in the sense that you won’t have to hire personnel to come and open the gate for you and time since you won’t have to get out of the car and go open the garage door and close it again once you are done.
Things to consider when changing manual garage doors to automatic
You should note that some few things need to be added for your manual garage door to be automatically operated. Some of the things you need to add include remote sensors and automatic garage door openers among many others. You should note that one of the most ideal garage door mechanisms to be automated is the retractable or tracked mechanism. This is because the system is easy to fit and works well.