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                                                                                 HOW THE VARIOUS GARAGE DOOR MECHANISMS WORK
                                                                                     
 
            
          Canopy lifting gear leaves around one third of the door protruding from the front of the garage when the door is open
          (forming a canopy). This has tradionally been the most popular type of lifting gear in the UK as it can been installed
          quickly with all fixings made only on the frame. A spring above the door provides the tension needed to help the door
          open and close.
          Note: The retractable and optimizer options are better suited to remote controlled automation.  
 
 
          Retractable or tracked lifting gear uses horizontal tracks to support the door in the open position, it has the ideal opening
          mechanics for remote control electric operation and is the standard lifting gear for double sized doors. Typically, tracked
          gear takes slightly longer to install as the tracks must be secured to a suitable wall or ceiling joist inside the garage.
          The door opens into the garage along horizontal tracks and the side springs allow the door to open and close smoothly.
 
 
 
 
 
          Optimizer lifting gear fits entirely to the door frame and incorporates tracks on the doors itself so there is no need to
          support the horizontal tracks in the garage therefore this unique lifting gear gives more drive through width and is
          ideally suited for remote control electric operation
         
     
 
 
            Sectional garage doors have horizontal panels which rise vertically then glide horizontally into the garage. The horizontal
            tracks like the tracked doors need to be securley fixed to either the side wall or ceiling. These doors can be fitted to
            their own steel frame, a good quality timber frame or direct to sound brickwork and can be fitted either within or behind   
            the brickwork opening. These doors are ideally suited for electronic operation.           
   
 
           Roller garage doors are designed to fit behind the brickwork opening and to overlap the brickwork slightly in width.
           These doors have a vertical steel guide channel and the polyglide running strip allows effortless operation with
           minimal friction. The roller curtain rolls up around a hard wearing nylon drum wheel which has an internal  spring
           mechanism ensuring smooth opening and closing. These doors can be easily automated.
           Insulated roller doors can be fitted within the opening and come automated as standard.   
 
 
           Side hinged doors are pre-framed and open outwards with the lock on the right when viewed from the outside, left 
           hand opening is available as an option. A security and draft pack with three point locking for the active leaf is 
           available as an optional extra.    
           Side-Hung Doors can also open inwards.
   
                                                  
 
  For further information or advice please don't hesitate to contact us     
                                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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