Tuesday 10 November 2015

What is Retractable Plus gear?

One of the most common questions we get asked is what is Garador’s retractable plus gear, and what differentiates it from retractable gearing, or even canopy gearing? In this blog post we’ll help to demystify this type of operating gear and consider it’s functionality as well as some of it’s most beneficial features.

garador retractable plus gearing

Garador’s Retractable Plus operating gear is available on Up & Over garage doors. Retractable Plus gearing employs specially designed lifting arms and bottom spring brackets, along with many tried and tested components to create a drive-through width that is substantially greater than that provided by standard retractable gear. The Garador retractable plus operating gear also conforms to British Standard BS EN 12604.

Retractable Plus Gearing is Available for door widths up to 7’6” wide:

Door height

Clear height below lifting arms







Some of the key benefits of a retractable plus door:

  • Specially designed link arms and non-protruding springs provide extra drive through width for narrow openings.
  • Multiple spring cassette with lifting arm trap protection, to help prevent getting your fingers trapped.
  • Rotary Slam latch system making closing easier and locking far more secure.
  • Horizontal tracks have a secure parking position when door is in the open position, to prevent the door from uncontrolled closing.

Many customer’s simply aren’t aware of this gearing option and therefore don’t think to choose it, even though it can provide extra drive through width; which is a real advantage over other gear types when your garage has a narrow opening. If your garage is quite a tight fit for your car, then retractable plus lifting gear could provide you with that little bit of extra space that makes all the difference. Check out our Up and Over garage door range to find a garage door that’s perfect for your property.

To find your nearest garage door stockist, please visit the Garador website.

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