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Automating a Roll-Up Garage Door with a Motor


You and your garage door have probably been in a committed relationship for many years. You bump into each other at least twice a day, metaphorically speaking of course! Things are starting to get serious and it’s time to take the relationship to the next level. It’s time to automate that roll up garage door. But before you embark on this new chapter there are a few questions you need to answer first:


  1. What Qualities Are You Looking for in a Motor? 

Every garage door motor, like a possible partner, provides something unique in terms of features and functionality, and it's a good idea to do your research and figure out exactly what you need. Are you looking for something simple that only opens and shuts the door? Or do you want something with more features, such as the ability to lock and close automatically? Whatever your specific needs are, rest assured that Adams Doors can help you find it!


  1. Do You Have Enough Space for an Installed Motor? 

Every once in a while, everyone needs a bit of space, and garage door motors do too! When it comes to roll-up garage door motors, it's essential to make sure there's enough room to fit the operator next to the drum. If there isn't, you may need to use a specialised adapter.


  1. Do You Want a Left- or Right-Hand Installation?

This is a critical consideration when it comes to roll-up garage doors. Your motor may have been factory-set to be placed on the right-hand end of your garage door, and some small changes may be required to switch it to a left-hand installation. But don’t stress, the professionals at Adams Doors can assist you with the entire installation process. 


Garage Door Motor Safety Tips

Opening and closing a new automated garage door might seem pretty straightforward. But, like any other piece of machinery, if you’re not careful you can cause damage to it. 


If you’re worried about what changes a new automated garage door can bring, don’t be! Just consider the following few tips to ensure the safety of your motor and your property: 


  • Read the Manual: Reading the manual is the best way to really understand how your new garage door motor works. The manual should give you lots of important information such as critical safety features and emergency procedures.


  • Do Regular Inspections: The easiest approach to identify any emerging problems with your door or motor is to do regular inspections. Never attempt to solve a problem yourself; instead, get a professional to handle the repairs and services.


  • Deactivate Your Opener When on Holiday: It is critical to disable your garage door opener while on vacation for both safety and security reasons, preventing any unwanted intrusions during your absences.


Garage Door Motor Price

The price of a garage door motor will be dependent on a variety of factors like make, model, and features. Contact Adams Doors and they will help you find the best quality motor for your garage door and provide you with excellent installation services.

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