Monday 25 June 2018

Getting into your garage when there’s a power cut

It’s not an everyday occurrence, but when you do get a power cut you want to know that you can get into your garage. If you’ve got one of Garador’s retractable up & over garage doors fitted with a GaraMatic electric operator, then you will no doubt want to know the quickest and easiest way to get into your garage in the event of a power cut.

It’s pretty simple to do, but if you’ve never done it before then it can be a challenge, which is why we’ve also created a useful video to help you disconnect your Garador retractable door from the operator boom.

Monday 4 June 2018

Thinking of automating your canopy garage door?

If you are thinking about automating your Garador canopy up and over garage door, we have the perfect solution, the GaraMatic Canopy Operator. But before we get into the nitty gritty, let’s run through a little bit of history to explain what’s new and why this new operator is a huge step forward when it comes to automating canopy garage doors…

Garador's GaraMatic Canopy Operator

Canopy garage doors were originally automated with an electric operator by fitting a bow arm (large metal device) to the back of the garage door panel. Bow arm conversions had the drawback of reducing the opening height of the garage door, often reducing the drive through height of a car substantially and sometimes meaning it was not possible to park your car in the garage. But with the introduction of Garador’s new GaraMatic Canopy Operator, this is no longer an issue.

Garador’s engineering team have been busy over the last 24 months developing a new operator and lifting mechanism specifically for its canopy garage door range, aptly named the GaraMatic Canopy Operator. One of the most notable benefits of this new operator is the unrestricted drive through height it provides, as when in the open position, as you can see in the image above the activating arm on the GaraMatic Canopy Operator sites behind the top edge of the door giving unrestricted drive through height.

In addition, the GaraMatic Canopy operator is quick and easy to install as the activating arm is attached to the shuttle within the boom, the guide wheels help to keep the device running smoothly and the torsion spring requires minor adjustment of 2 extra turns. Please refer to the instructions for further details. We have also produced a short video on our YouTube channel to show just how quick and easy it is to install for a professional Garador installer.

As with all GaraMatic operators, the GaraMatic Canopy, works with the full range of Garador mobile and stationary radio accessories, so you can fit a wireless finger scanner to easily get into your garage or simply a push button to open and close the garage door. All of these devices work seamlessly with the GaraMatic Canopy Operator.

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