Can my existing up and over door be automated?
The Canopy garage door usually has a large spring running across the top of the door and when in the open position has a protrusion of approximately 1/3rd of the door. This protrusion refers to its name, canopy. This type of door is not suitable for automation without a conversion to retractable- see below.
Please don’t be fooled by DIY kits claiming to be suitable for the automation of canopy doors – they are at best poor in operation and at worst dangerous.
The Retractable garage door has springs on the frame legs at the bottom and opens fully into the garage on tracks, vertical to the floor and supported from under the ceiling. This type of door is our preferred system for the automation of an up & over door.
The retractable door, automated will give you many years of smooth and trouble free operation.
To take a look at the Hormann automation brochure click here.