How many of you are familiar with a jackshaft garage door opener? Probably not many. As a matter of fact, most people aren’t aware that this is even an option for garage door openers, but they are, and are very necessary in some circumstances.
First, let’s understand what exactly a jackshaft garage door opener does. It is a garage door opener that is mounted on the side of the garage, rather than overhead, that uses a complex system to open and close the garage door form this location. So what is the purpose of having one of these? Let’s say you live in a condo that has a very short garage door. . . Having a conventional overhead garage door opener is going to severely limit the space for your car, unless you’re driving a Ford GT. The solution? A Jackshaft Garage Door Opener, which gives you more overhead clearance. This can also work for garages that aren’t necessarily short, but instead, you have a very tall car.
Seattle Garage Doors has technicians that are well versed in jackshaft garage door openers. Give us a call today and ask! (800) 347 – 0182.