Electric roller garage doors

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  1. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Looking to freshen up the garage a touch so.....

    Electric insulated roller garage doors...

    Any recommendations? It needs to be automated and I need lots of controllers as one of my main hobbies is losing things.

    Any ideas on rough pricing/s

    Ta
     
  2. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Can't help on that but my last place had an electric up and over door with just one remote. I bought six new remotes and a new receiver that simply connected to the existing motor for less than £70, about the price of one OEM remote.

    Similar to this....
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSA...855481?hash=item3cd45c48b9:g:EssAAOSw~rpZXhak

    Great when coming home on the bike, had a remote on the ignition key ring, didn't even have to stop the bike before rolling in!
     
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  3. johnboy

    johnboy rather fond of a cream bun Club Sponsor

    Many years ago I bought a kit as the garage door was compatible for retro fit, got it from B&Q it lasted about six months and the leccy bill went through the roof. I won't be having another.
     
  4. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I believe most doors can be retro fit providing there is about 10" of headroom over and above the door.

    Annoyingly mine hasn't so would have to go for a roller door.

    Maybe one day.....
     
  5. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    I did toy with making this one electric but... the door is old, circa 1980, bloody heavy and has never run true through its guides so time to bite the bullet I think...
     
  6. johnboy

    johnboy rather fond of a cream bun Club Sponsor

    Hormann, make some nice sectional garage doors, like roller doors you can park right up to them as there is no swing out.
     
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  7. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    They are not hard to service - the bits are as cheap as chips, rollers normally a couple or three pounds.

    Did my mother in laws Garador a few months back as it was sticking and difficult to open and close - changing the rollers and giving everything a good lube and it was like new in terms of operation.

    Shame her son didn't do it, but that's another story.....:BangHead:
     
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  8. noobie

    noobie Clueless in most things Club Sponsor

    Also some of the better ones have insulation on the inside where most normal doors do not. most work on a worm drive and are easy to sort out. Most clip a remote to the sun visor so you don't have to carry it around with you. Works a treat in the winter so you don't have to get out of the car until you are parked in the garage itself.
     
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