How do automated garage doors work?
There are a few designs on the market today for automated garage doors, but none differ that much from each other. In this article, we will look to see how automated garage doors work and what that means for you the consumer. If after reading this document you would like to know a bit more then, the guys and girls at Access Garage Doors can help you out and they look forward to your call.
As in the nature of its name, an automatic garage door can be controlled at the touch of a button to open and close. You can have a controller in the house, on your key fob and also in your car if you use your garage to park overnight. A simple press opens and closes your automatic garage door which is not only convenient but also extremely handy if you have heavy loads to transport or indeed you have a disability that would stop you from being able to open and close a manual garage door.
Operating On Radio Frequency
The automatic garage doors work on their own radio frequency setting which means that, very much like your individual car key, no other remote should be able to open and close your door apart from yours!! These can be adjusted just in case someone close to you has the same automated garage door installed but this is very unlikely.
On the front of your automated garage door, you can have a keypad installed which allows you to open and close the door using an entry code specified by yourself. Just in case you do not have your key fob on your person at that time.
Just because you have an automated garage door doesn’t mean that the motor can do all of the work, you still need to have all the track rods and springs in place behind the scenes to help the motor work correctly. Much the same as a manual garage door opening mechanism the motor simply works with the existing set up to guide the door into the correct place.
Automated Garage Doors Safety
One thing with your garage door, which is paramount, would be the safety aspect. You should not, under any circumstances, have an automated garage door fitted without a safety system that stops the garage door in the event of an object being in the way whilst it’s in motion. This could be a box or more concerning a pet or a child. You need to have the system in place to stop immediately should it detect anything in the way of its path and by fitting a sensor to the front of your automated garage door can avoid any nasty and potentially fatal accidents. There are over 2000 crushing accidents caused by garage doors in the US every year so please take this warning seriously.
Here are some of the components that go to make up your automated garage door, the safety reversing sensor, the torsion spring which holds the curved door arm in place between the pulley and cable and the door itself. These are then attached to the tracks and the mounting hardware fixed to the ceiling. The automated operator unit sits at the end of the track and this is where one of the sensors sits to operate the door mechanism. Most of this is found not only on an automated door but a manual garage door too.
Automated Garage Function
On average in the UK an automated garage door is used more than 1500 times per year and by 3 different users. Very much like setting out where your light switches and plug sockets should go in a new build house, you should take time to plan where the opening receivers, key codes and key fobs are going to be needed.
It’s much better to get this all done when you have the automated garage door installed than wait until afterwards and arrange a retrofitting. Saying that if you have moved to a house that already had an automated garage door fitted then just call the experts at Access Garage Doors and they can provide you with a full survey to adjust and reconfigure your inherited automated garage door system.
Automated Garage Door Information
We hope very much that you have enjoyed reading our article of information all about automated garage doors and how they work. As you have read above, most of the workings are very similar to the fixtures and fittings you would need with a manual garage door and indeed if you are looking to upgrade your manual garage door to an automated garage door then there are experts out there who can do this using lots of your current setup thus saving you some money in the long run.
Automated garage doors do not have to be complicated but do ensure your use of an expert, like those at Access garage doors for your project. Thanks for reading our article on automated garage doors.