I'm having a garage door installed - 9'6" tall and 10' wide - and I'm
wondering: how much clearance do I need from the top of the tracks to
the ceiling for the installation of garage door opener, such as one
made from Sears? The height of the door is 9'6", and the ceiling is
10' 11". Will an opener fit, and if not, can the horizontal tracks be
angled downwards (from the face of the door to the middle of the
garage) a few inches to make room for the opener.
Thanks in advance.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob P.) wrote in message
Yes you have plenty of room. You can get a door w/ 12" radius track &
an opener in with 12" headroom (floor to ceiling measurement minus the
opening height) or in 15" w/ 15" radius track. However Sears probably
will not have a rail in stock for a 9'6 tall door. The standard opener
will open a 7'6 tall door and the opener w/ an optional extension kit
will open a 8' tall door. Many garage door dealers stock rails that
will open up to a 10' tall door.
I believe that Wayne Dalton sells a garage door opener that's built into the
tension/torsion spring immediately above the door on the wall.
Take a look at the web page for Wayne Dalton (http://www.waynedalton.com )
and click on the motor on the left side of the page.
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