The automatic garage door have been consecrated as a favorite alternative for residential garages and begins to also do for businesses. Its progress has reached a point where there are different types to meet different needs since no business or home has the same characteristics.
If you are thinking of automating a garage door, it is essential that you can distinguish between its models . We tell you below the main types of automatic garage door.
Automatic garage door models.
Overhead garage door.
This model can be of one or two leaves and opens in a longitudinal and upward direction, until it becomes perpendicular or parallel to the ceiling when it reaches its maximum opening. The mechanics work through a galvanized bar that varies in length (from 1 to 3 meters) with a drag mechanism and saxophone hardware.
It is the most frequent type of automated garage door since it is more affordable and does not require much space due to its opening mechanism. You can find this type of door as well as its accessories here.
Sectional garage door.
It is a more robust type of automatic garage door that adapts better to the space in which it is located. Its opening path draws a vertical line following a guide until it is placed in parallel with the ceiling. Electronically actuators are used for opening and placed on the ceiling.
Two of its main advantages over other models is that it is more economical and, in addition, it fulfills a thermal insulation function. You can find more information about this model here.
Sliding garage door.
Sliding garage doors slide laterally over a guide for opening. The electronically actuator is the one that allows the door to be automated and will depend on its weight. A nylon zipper or a steel zipper can be used according to your needs.
Its price is somewhat lower than the swing or swing garage door, but higher than the sectional doors. See motors and zippers for sliding doors here.
Swing garage door.
This model of automatic garage door can be of central opening - with two leaves - or of lateral opening - a leaf -. In any case, it is automated through an electronically motor, a hydraulic motor or a hydraulic-oleo dynamic motor. The type of engine depends on the weight of the door.