Install A Sectional Garage Door Opener
Before automating a sectional garage door, it’s important to do research to ensure the opener matches the door.
A Chamberlain sectional door opener suits doors less than 16 square metres in size with a curved track and maximum door height of 2.2 metres.
The opener must be securely suspended, so check out the wall and roof above the garage door.
Sufficient structural supports need to be in place and if you have a ceiling, extra support brackets and fastenings may be required.
If you don’t have an additional access door to the garage, you’ll need a quick-release accessory to allow manual entry in case of power failures or breakdown.
Before installation, lift the door halfway, then release it. It should stay in place if it’s balanced and supported by its springs. Raise and lower the door to check for binding, and call a technician to adjust it if necessary.
You’ll need a 240V powerpoint located close by to plug in the opener. If not, call an electrician to install a new one, don’t run an extension cord.
New homes in cyclone areas are required by the building code to have wind-resistant garage doors. You can’t power them up DIY, but you can have an opener like the Merlin CyclonePro professionally installed.