Install A Rolling Garage Door Opener
Tired of getting in and out of the car just to open and close the roller door on the garage, especially on rainy days?
There is an inexpensive solution if you are prepared to DIY install an electronic roller door opener.
Chamberlain roller door openers cost just a few hundred dollars from the hardware store and can be installed by one or two people in as little as two hours using just a few standard tools.
Each door opener kit comes with an instruction manual, which should be read thoroughly before proceeding with the installation.
Adding a weight bar
If the garage roller door has a base handle, remove it and attach the weight bar using the handle holes. Or, if there is no handle, centre the weight bar to mark and drill two 5.5mm holes. Position the bar on the roller door and secure with the supplied bolts, washers and nuts.
You’ll also need to check the measurements of the garage door, as the maximum allowable height is 4.5 metres, with a maximum door area of 16 square metres.
The door must also be spring balanced and the axle diameter no more than 35mm. Check all requirements carefully before purchasing an automatic door opener.
If the garage roller door has a base handle, remove it and attach the weight bar using the handle holes
To DIY install a Chamberlain electronic door opener all you need are basic hand tools.
TIP Make sure a powerpoint is located near the garage door.
- Adjustable wrench
- Socket wrench with 8, 10 and 13mm extended sockets
- 300mm socket extension bar
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Tape measure
- Spirit level
To DIY install a Chamberlain electronic door opener all you need are basic hand tools