Side mount garage door openers, also known as jackshafts, come with many advantages, such as space efficiency and low maintenance. But those two features are just the beginning. If you’re looking to take your garage experience to the next level, this is the door opener for you. It’s affordable, durable, reliable and easy to take care of.
This garage door opener can also be placed out of sight, so when you pull in to your garage, you’ll be greeted by clean lines and an unobstructed ceiling.
Benefits of Side Mount Garage Door Openers
In each home, two things remain important: space and maintenance. In a perfect world, you would be able to maximize the square footage in your home and keep all appliances and fixtures down to zero maintenance. The jackshaft garage door opener fits that description. Here is a list of some of the advantages of side mount garage door openers:
- Does Not Obstruct the Ceiling: Side mount garage door openers are mounted on the side wall of the garage door, hence their name. If you have a large vehicle parked in the garage, this is an excellent option. Mounting your opener on the side will also open up more overhead storage space in your garage.
- No Need for Rails: With a side mount, you don’t need rails to hang your opener from.
- Easy to Maintain: The main benefit of lubricating a jackshaft is that it will not drip on your floor or car. You also won’t need to adjust your door due to cable stretch. Since this opener does not require rails, there’s also one less part that needs cleaning.
- Saves Space: Unlike trolley bar installations, that take up space in the headroom of a garage, jackshaft openers are mounted on the side and create more space in your garage.
It is important to mention that in order to have a jackshaft installed, your garage can’t have low headroom. A high lift ceiling is necessary for this kind of opener. Your garage also needs to have an outlet at the head of the garage near the door. Lastly, you must have space on the sides of the door to install side mount garage door openers.
Why Work With Custom Door & Gate?
We have been repairing and installing commercial and residential garage doors for over 30 years — which means we have experience installing and repairing garage doors of all models, sizes, and types. When it comes time for you to purchase a jackshaft garage door opener, we’ll be here to help ensure a smooth installation. We also offer services in gate security, access control systems, and more.