Let’s face it: You think an overhead garage door motor that is attached to rail tracks and plugged into an outlet with the wire hanging from the ceiling looks appealing. Aside from being out of sight, wall-mounted garage door openers, also known as Jackshafts, provide several benefits worth considering.
What benefits do wall-mounted garage door openers offer?
If you have low ceilings in your garage, then a wall-mounted garage door opener system offers you the best option. On the other hand, if you have high ceilings in your garage, then a sidewall mounted motor proves to be the only option unless you opt for a customized tall garage door.
Regarding functionality, the freed-up overhead space created when using wall-mounted garage door openers provide room for extra storage, hobbies, or finishing the ceiling with lighting and other accessories. Many folks use this extra space to store bikes, boxes filled with childhood memories, and so much more. Having this extra room to supply or keep things allows you to lessen the clutter in your home.
If you have a modern home with a nicely finished garage, freeing up the ceiling space allows more room for recessed lighting and perhaps speakers to make the space complement the rest of the house. By having this space, your garage potentially turns into an excellent, chill hangout spot.
Without the motor for the garage opener in the way, you can use the overhead space to access storage space in the garage attic as well. If you are a car enthusiast, you can install a car lift system. The endless possibilities allow you to determine what you want to do with the space, but first, know and consider all your options.
How do jackshaft openers work?
Aside from leaving the ceiling free to be utilized more effectively for various things, jackshaft openers use a torsion spring, which tends to be much stronger than the conventional chain-driven motors that we see used regularly. The automatic garage door lock deadbolts the garage door when it closes.
Finally, to top everything off, for added convenience and security, you can monitor the garage door using a smartphone app, myQ. Thus, you can open and close your garage door with the touch of a button on your smartphone. Talk about living in the modern century!
This option to use myQ affords you the freedom and ability to open and close your garage door from anywhere. Because of this bonus, you can be in the backyard of your house or at a party and click a button on your smartphone to open your garage door, let guests in or deliveries be dropped off, and close it for increased privacy and security.