Linear was founded back in 1961 and it initially was a retail operation that sold and installed automatic garage door openers for residential installations. However soon after the inception of...
Human beings are very inventive creatures and this is a crucial characteristic that aided us in becoming the dominant species. People have constantly and will always try to come up or invent something, a tool of sorts that will either make a certain action easier, safer or that will just make their lives more convenient; and garage door openers are an ideal example of that sort of mind-set.
New Garage Door Opener
When you’re looking to buy a garage door opener, you’ll find that by far the most common type of door opener available has the motor mounted over the area where you usually park your car. This is a very effective and functional design and is meant to support the entire weight of heavy-duty doors. This is a design that has withstood the test of time and is the most basic when it comes to door openers.
As the years passed and various technologies advanced and some new ones came to be many innovations have been made to this basic design in order to make sure that each person is satisfied with the garage door opener that they buy.
Garage Door Parts
When you buy a new garage door opener it will usually come with all new parts including wall switch, two remotes and in some cases even an exterior mounted switch with buttons where a private code can be entered to open and close the garage door.
Probably the first thing that you’ll need to do is to put together the track. The track usually comes divided into three pieces but as you’ll find out it will be easy to put together and then link to the front part of the machine all you have to do is to pay attention and follow your model’s specific directions.
The next item on the list would be to lift the door opener to the garage ceiling and at this moment in time a seven foot ladder will be necessary. Use the ladder to keep the opener in the right place while preparing the required anchoring. This is also usually the moment when you can include a simple rubber mechanism between the system and the drywall which will notably reduce any possible vibration.
Then you’ll have to link the door part of the operator to the door header that is situated above the whole span of the garage door by using lag bolts. At about this point you should have already installed the belt or the chain that will transfer the movement from the motor to the door when it is turned on.
Most of the difficult work has been done by now, now what you have to do is to run the wire, that will link the garage door opener to the interior switch. Some models of switches use radio signals so this part of the installation may not be necessary it all depends on the model you purchase.
Usually you’ll have to adjust a newly installed garage door opener. This doesn’t mean you did anything wrong just that some doors are heavier than others and that some springs used to help open the garage door are stronger than others.