Mount garage door drive - what you should pay attention to

The installation of the garage door drive is not complicated in and of itself - but a professional installation is important. What you must pay attention to when installing, you can therefore read here.

Type of drive

Each type of garage door requires a different drive. For swinging doors, which open to below the garage ceiling, a different type of drive is required, as for sectional doors. Also, the required power and engine power is different for both goals, since completely different tensile loads occur.

Only the drive that is actually suitable for the respective door, which also has sufficient power, may be installed. Decisive for this are:

  • the width of the gate
  • the type of gate
  • the material of the gate
  • the entire stroke (leverage)

fastening technology

Fasteners must be professionally and stably executed. Sometimes this can be a problem with concrete garage ceilings. Here in each case appropriate tool (rotary hammer, Hilti) is required.

The fasteners must also be made extremely accurate, since even small deviations of a few millimeters can lead to changes in tensile loads and the engine power can not be completely transferred.

In addition, it is also important to make sure that the rails are mounted exactly horizontally. There must be no incline. For uneven garage ceilings, therefore, a corresponding compensation is required beforehand.

Align the gate

For all drives, the garage door must be precisely aligned with the spirit level before installation. A not completely exact alignment of the door leads to the fact that changed tensile loads occur and the engine power can not be transferred in its entirety.

Power supply for the electric drive

For an electrically operated garage door must also be a corresponding power supply in the garage. In the event of subsequent installation, the installation and connection of the cable should always be carried out by a specialist electrician.

The connection must also be protected according to the motor power, the total occurring current loads must be considered when connecting. Under no circumstances should you install the cable yourself unless you are an electrician and have the appropriate expertise.

Tips & Tricks

Even if you install in a new garage, you should screw the bottom frame better, instead of concrete to embed it. Otherwise, if you later change the garage door might have problems if the frame is no longer fit.

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