How to Automate a Garage Door

How Do Automated Garage Doors Work? | Tapscape

More and more people are looking for the convenience of an automated Garage doors. If this is your case, you can try to automate the door on your own. To do this, you must purchase and install a motor. As in the previous point, the motor to install will depend on the type of door you have chosen.

We are going to tell you how to install a motor in a tilting garage door since it is another of the most popular alternatives.

One of the aspects that you should know about this type of door is that they are not without risks. In fact, one of the most common breakdowns has to do with the breakage of the springs or cables that hold them.

For this reason, more and more people choose to automate them since they consider that it is a way to increase their security and reliability.

Instructions for Automating a Tilting Garage Door

The steps to follow to install or home garage door, repair the motor, and automate a tilting garage door are the following:

  The first thing to do is mount the rail or stem of the motor. In general, this is usually divided into several pieces. It is important to check that the chain or belt is installed correctly and is moving correctly.

  The next step is to fix the rail to the door shaft.

  Then it is time to place the motor on the roof and connect it to the electrical network. The motor must be assembled to the rail and the front part of the rail to the motor bracket. Then the motor must be raised until it is level and fixed to the ceiling. Finally, the motor must be connected to the electrical network. Keep in mind that this connection has to be of good quality to avoid problems in the future.

  The last step is to attach the rail to the motor and to the door. Specifically, the arm that comes out of the rail must be fixed to the door anchor.

As you can see, it is a somewhat complex procedure, so most people decide to hire a professional to take care of the installation.

If, after knowing the installation process, you have decided to hire an expert, you can request a free quote from this link.

Obviously, this is an installation example focused on up-and-over garage doors. But, as we have already mentioned, you can automate any other type of door: sliding, folding, etc.

In any case, our advice is that you have the help of a person who is knowledgeable in the matter.

Maintenance Tips for Garage Doors

After all the effort related to installation has been made, garage doors are often exposed to weather conditions. This exposure can end up affecting your performance, and it is a shame that it occurs when it can be avoided.

The solution in the garage door maintenance case is to change the configuration of the control panel to give the door more time to complete the opening or closing.

Another potential problem is humidity. In fact, it can cause damage to the motor of automatic doors, especially if it is installed outside. That is why it is important that you check the joints and check their good condition.

Here are Some General Maintenance Tips for your Garage Door:

  Check the door periodically to ensure its good condition. Ideally, check it every three months or so.

  Make sure that the door is always well lubricated, and check the chafing systems (hinges, lock, and latches) to avoid wear and noise.

  In relation to the sliding doors, the guides must be kept very clean since the leaf circulates through them; it is a way to avoid obstructions.

  It is also convenient to monitor the springs and check if they have lost tension in case they need to be adjusted again.