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Sectional Door Openers (Motors)
At Eden Roc Garage Doors, we sell and install a range of sectional door openers to suite every application and budget. Sectional garage door openers (motors) are usually mounted on the ceiling and function by initiating the up and down cycle of the sectional door.
Sectional garage doors in Perth
When selecting a sectional door motor there are some important considerations to keep in mind. The motor you select should be influenced by the size and weight of the door, the amount of clearance between the door and the ceiling when open and environmental factors such as humidity or proximity to the ocean.
Most sectional doors can easily be operated with motors with a force rating of 650Nm or greater, it is important that the door is serviced regularly and spring tension is adjusted, as it is the springs which are actually responsible for lifting the door. Larger heavier doors may require motors with up to 1200Nm force ratings.
At Eden Roc we recommend the Merlin or ATA range as these are both reputable brands with excellent warranties and after sales service. For smaller doors we recommend the ATA GDO11 or the Merlin PowerAce and for larger doors or tilt doors we recommend the ATA GDO9 or the Merlin Tiltmaster or Whisper Drive. All these motors have at least a 5 year warranty on the DC motors (7 years on the Merlin Tiltmaster or Whisper Drive)
All the motors we recommend are belt driven which helps to ensure that they operate quietly and are not susceptible to corrosion that is common with the old chain driven openers.
At Eden Roc, we will always do the service prior to installing a new motor to ensure that the motor is not straining and that the manufacturer warranties are not affected.
*Coffin style garages (with no access other than through the garage door) should always be fitted with a manual key release when considering automation.
How does a sectional garage door work?
Sectional doors run in a track system which lifts the door vertically through a curve then horizontally along the ceiling. The doors rely on a torsion spring system allowing them to be operated manually or automated, making them easy to operate by anybody.
What are sectional garage doors made from?
All the reputable manufacturers use Australian BlueScope Steel which is a strong, durable product that has proven to be the first choice of West Australian builders and homeowners when selecting a garage door. Our Colorbond sectional doors are available in a number of different styles and all the standard Colorbond colours. Colorbond sectional doors can also be powdercoated to match the individual application. We can also offer a variety of options to improve the value and aesthetic appearance of a sectional garage door. Doors can be upgraded with the addition of windows, side weather seals, eye beams, motion detection panels, wireless keypads, whisper quiet belt drive motors, battery backups and many other accessories.