Hoist Overhead Door Openers
Typically used for standard lift sectional doors. The are operators are available in light, medium and industrial-duty. The applications for these operators range from residential or light-duty applications to heavy-duty industrial applications.
Overhead Door Openers, Garage, Sliding Door Trolleys and Hoists
Automatic door operators and garage door openers are manufactured to meet the latest in high quality low cost performance. Whether you are applying a simple garage door opener or a large commercial door operator manufactures today have developed precise operators and controls for your door system for years of trouble-free operation. To improve safety and enhance the life of your door and motor, the industry’s guidelines for quality assurance recommend a single manufacturer for both door and operator. Overhead door residential and commercial operators are UL 325 2010 compliant.
If you would like further information on various lines of commercial or industrial, garage overhead door operators please call us at 775-588-1475 x 152 for help.
Safety Features. All garage door openers sold since 1993 have been required to have a safety mechanism that stops and reverses a closing door when some object passes beneath it (thereby blocking a beam of light across the opening). This reversing mechanism can save damage to cars, people and pets, and it should be maintained and tested regularly.
Security Features. Make sure to buy a garage door opener with a rolling code feature. This has become a pretty common feature, and for good reason. It makes it much harder for a potential burglar to access the code that will open the door.
Pro vs. DIY Models. Garage door manufacturers make separate products for professional installers and do-it-yourselfers. The only major difference I've been able to see between them is that the DIY models, which are what you find at home improvement stores, are easier to fit in a car. Pro models tend to have a one-piece rail, which is best transported in a truck. That could make the pro unit a bit stronger and easier to install, but you will need to go to a dealer to buy one.