Tracked/Slide-away Lifting Gear
With tracked/slide-away lifting gear, almost the entire door is retracted into the garage along horizontal tracks. The advantages of this door are:
Suitable for electric automation as it travels horizontally along its track, in the same direction that the motor is pulling – this is natural and hence works well. (just a note – if you don’t want it automated now, it can easily be automated at a later date)
Suitable for large doors as all the weight of the door is distributed between the frame and ceiling joists making it very rigid and able to take the extra weight of a heavier door.
They are more complicated to fit, but that’s our problem -apart from that, it’s a great mechanism.
Now that you know about the two different lift mechanisms, the only thing you need to think about is the type of door, i.e. STEEL, GRP or TIMBER. As we said, all types and styles of doors can be fitted with either canopy of tracked/slide-away lifting gear. Contact Us for a free survey and advice.