Automatic Garage Door Openers

If you’re looking for the affordable roller door motor, roller door opener, auto garage door openers, then our automatic garage door opener prices below are the perfect choice for you:

  • Roller Door Opener with 2 remote hand transmitters and a wireless wall button, $599 fitted SAVE $150
  • Sectional Panel Door Opener with 2 remote hand transmitters and a wireless wall button, $599 fitted SAVE $150

Guaranteed that our automatic garage door opener prices are the best value in Perth and if you install the new automatic garage door openers with us, the doors come with a massive 7-year motor warranty and 2-year electronic warranty.

Our area of Services

At The Garage Door Shop, we cover our service in: Mandurah, Fremantle, Joondalup, Belmont, Victoria Park, Melville and other suburbs in the Perth region.‚Äč If you are a resident in those areas please feel free to call us at 0416635161 and our team will jump into action straight away for the garage door maintenance services.

Type of Automatic Garage Door Openers that we specialized in

You already know about our automatic garage door opener prices, now here are some images of garage door openers to make it easier for you to understand our speciality. Each type of garage door shown here uses a different type of auto garage door openers mechanism. Let us know what kind of door you have when you contact us to automate your garage door.

Roller Garage Door Opener
Roller Garage Door
Sectional Garage Door Opener
Sectional Garage Door
Tilt Garage Door Opener
Tilt Garage Door

Fun Facts and History about Garage Door Openers

Garage door openers were invented in 1926 by C.G Johnson of Hartford City, Indiana in the USA. The overhead garage door openers became popular after the second world war and those models could be opened via a wired keypad.

Ever since the invention of the garage door opener, people have assumed that the overhead garage door opener was capable of lifting the weight of the garage door. This is not the case however as springs are used to counteract (or offset) the weight of the door.

The type of springs used on garage doors varies depending on the type of garage door they are fitted to. On overhead sectional panel doors, there are 2 types used: Torsion springs (common in Australia) and extension springs (common in the USA) and roller doors use torsion springs.

The automatic door opener is actually responsible for controlling where the garage door opens and closes to and when the garage door is in the closed position the automatic garage door opener serves as a lock, holding the door closed.

Types of Garage Door Motors

There are different types of garage door motors used to open garage doors. The sectional panel door opener and the roller door opener. There are some variations of these openers but it doesn’t change the fact you only need one or the other.

Another common belief is that one automatic opener can open more than one door. In the case of domestic garage doors and openers, this is not the case. Each garage door requires it’s own automatic opener.

Another common misconception is that electric door openers are “hard-wired”. (connect directly to electric wiring). This is not the case. Every automatic garage door openers in Australia has a power lead and plug that plugs straight into a general power outlet (standard household power point), so it’s just like a toaster, you just plug it in to turn it on.

Types of Garage Door Openers for Panel Doors

There are five types of garage door openers for panel doors: Chain drive, belt drive, screw drive, direct-drive and jackshaft.

  • Chain drive openers have a chain that connects the trolley to the motor.
  • Belt drive openers use a rubber belt in place of a chain.
  • Screw drive openers have a long screw inside the track, the trolley connects to this screw.
  • Direct Drive openers have the motor installed inside the trolley and use a gear wheel to guide the trolley along a fixed chain.
  • Jackshaft openers mount on the wall at either end of the torsion bar. 

Each type has unique parts on their mechanism, therefore, the garage door opener parts need to be service regularly.

The other benefits of automatic garage door openers

They are fitted with something called force sensitivity, this allows the installer and owner to adjust how much force the door opener applies when closing the garage door. When the closing force is set correctly the door would stop and reverse when it detected an obstruction, causing minimal damage or injury. The closing force can be set to high. This is very common. In this case, the door can cause serious damage or injury. When the closing force is set to low the door will stop and reverse due to high wind or pressing into the ground too hard. This is very annoying for owners and they usually find their garage door is open when they come home if their door opener force is set to low. Automatic openers are also fitted with courtesy lighting. The light turns on when you activate the door opener. They are usually low watt lights but it comes in handy when you’re using it at night.

Manual Release is another benefit of automatic garage door openers. The manual release lets the owner put the auto opener in “neutral”. This allows the owner to open and close the door by hand. This comes in very handy during a power out because the opener will not work in a power out.