home     how to buy     pro resources     contact us

 
 
 
 

Operating Hardware

Every operational system is custom configured for each specific garage door based on weight, width, height, and space requirements. Our extensive experience and 3D solid modeling CAD system allows us to virtually design and operate the hardware system before we even fabricate or assemble the parts.

We want to make sure that your garage door will perform optimally on both its track system and with its opener. For this reason we perform a site inspection for every job we do. We will send out one of our professional installers who will measure the opening, backroom, and headroom to make sure the hardware system will meet all your requirements.

We use automatic door openers, supplied by LiftMaster™: There are two main types of operators available: Rail & Trolley operators, which have various model options and Jackshaft operators. Liftmaster is known for smooth, quiet performance with ultimate reliability.

Our more than twenty-five years of experience has also made us the experts at configuring especially challenging garage projects, such as Rafter Pitch, High Lift, Vertical Lift, Low Headroom, and Sound Reduction packages.

Overhead Door Standard Hardware Guidelines for H1 & h2 (Single Wide Models)†

  15" Radius
(Standard)
12" Radius Front Low
Headroom
20" Radius 32" Radius Vertical
Lift
High Lift w/
Dummy
Section
Rafter
Pitch Track
Headroom
w/Operator
18" 15" 9" 23" 35" Door Ht +
48”
High Lift + 18” 16"
Headroom
w/o Operator
16" 13" 7" 21" 33" Door Ht +
12”
High Lift + 16” 14"
Sideroom 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5"
Max Door
Height
144" 144" 144" 144" 144" 144" 144" 144"
Max Door
Weight
850 lb 450 lb 850 lb 850 lb 850 lb 750 lb 750 lb 750 lb
Backroom
w/o Operator
Door Ht +
12"
Door Ht +
12"
Door Ht +
12’
Equal to
Door Ht
Door Ht –
12"
25" Door Ht – High Lift + 12" Door Ht + 12"
Backroom with Following Operators
Liftmaster
3595
Door Ht +
32.75"
Door Ht + 32.75" Door Ht +
32.75"
Door Ht + 20.75" Door Ht +8.75" N/A Door Ht – High Lift + 32.75" Door Ht. + 32.75"
Liftmaster
3585
Door Ht +
32.75"
Door Ht + 32.75" Door Ht +
32.75"
Door Ht + 20.75" Door Ht +8.75 N/A Door Ht – High
Lift + 32.75
Door Ht. + 32.75"
Liftmaster
3265
Door Ht. +
38"
Door Ht. + 38" Door Ht. +
38"
Door Ht. + 26" Door Ht. + 14" N/A Door Ht – High Lift + 38" Door Ht. + 38"
Liftmaster
Jackshaft
Liftmaster Jackshaft available on doors size that are less than 12 ft. wide. Requires 12 in. of sideroom for all track systems. Refer to the Headroom w/o Operator for headroom requirements.

† Refer to the H1 and H2 charts for additional size restrictions on the door.  Applies to 2" Standard Track Systems only. 

Overhead Door Standard Hardware Guidelines for H3 & H4 (Double Wide Models)‡

  15" Radius
(Standard)
Front Low
Headroom
20" Radius 32" Radius Vertical
Lift
High Lift w/
Dummy
Section
Rafter
Pitch Track
Headroom
w/Operator
18" 12" 23" 35" Door Ht +
48”
High Lift + 18” 16"
Headroom
w/o Operator
16" N/A 21" 33" Door Ht +
12”
High Lift + 16” 14"
Sideroom 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5"
Max Door
Height
96" 96" 96" 96" 96" 96" 96"
Max Door
Weight
850 lb 850 lb 850 lb 850 lb 750 lb 750 lb 750 lb
Backroom
w/o Operator
Door Ht +
12"
Door Ht +
12’
Equal to
Door Ht
Door Ht –
12"
25" Door Ht – High Lift + 12" Door Ht + 12"
Backroom with Following Operators
Liftmaster
3595
Door Ht +
32.75"
Door Ht +
32.75"
Door Ht + 20.75" Door Ht +8.75" N/A Door Ht – High Lift + 32.75" Door Ht. + 32.75"
Liftmaster
3585
Door Ht +
32.75"
Door Ht +
32.75"
Door Ht + 20.75" Door Ht +8.75 N/A Door Ht – High
Lift + 32.75
Door Ht. + 32.75"
Liftmaster
3265
Door Ht. +
38"
Door Ht. +
38"
Door Ht. + 26" Door Ht. + 14" N/A Door Ht – High Lift + 38" Door Ht. + 38"
Liftmaster
Jackshaft
Liftmaster Jackshaft available on doors size that are less than 12 ft. wide. Requires 12 in. of sideroom for all track systems. Refer to the Headroom w/o Operator for headroom requirements.

‡Refer to the H3 & H4 sections of the windload chart for additional size limitations. The chart applies to 2 inch track systems only.  For more information or if special track systems are required, contact your representative.