A garage door opener installation can help ensure that your home is safe, secure, and functional. If you are investing in an automatic garage door opener, it is sensible to ensure you are getting the most out of the technology. Merlin’s range of automatic garage door openers come with a number of technological features, many of which are relevant to safety and security. To ensure that these features are properly set up and that your door is safe to use, we recommend that your automatic garage door opener installation should only be carried out by our expert technicians.
Different Types of Garage Door Opener Installations
The process for a garage door opener installation is going to be slightly different, depending on the type of door you are using.
For a roller door system, the garage door opener will be located directly adjacent to the top of the door. From here, the opener will control the rolling and unrolling of the door by locking onto the axel of the roller mechanism. It will also be directly mounted onto the wall of the garage using a bracket.
The installation process for a sectional garage door system and a tilt garage door system will be different from the roller system. For these, the garage door motor is mounted onto the ceiling of the garage, usually at the midpoint of the door. A sectional or tilt opener will be integrated with a drive rail mechanism—usually a belt or chain—that runs to the front of the garage. The garage door will be lifted up and pulled backwards by the driver mechanism.
Installing an automatic garage door opener requires a technological process as well as a mechanical one. Some models may need to be integrated with a wireless security keypad as well as battery backup packs or a myQ remote LED light. Remote keys will also need to be paired, or learned in, to the automatic garage door opener. You can find more information on how to set up these accessories on our How To Videos portal.
It is important, as well, to run some basic tests on the garage door opener, such as determining that the safety reversal system is working properly. If you are using a system with an infrared beam, this should also be tested at the time of installation.
One of the best features of Merlin’s range of automatic garage door openers is that most of them come ready to be integrated with the myQ technology system. myQ is a system that allows you to remotely control and monitor your garage door and lighting while away from home. By downloading the myQ app to your smartphone and connecting it to your Merlin automatic garage door opener, you can monitor and control your garage door from anywhere. The garage door opener and your smartphone are paired together via WiFi.
The myQ system will allow you to monitor your garage door security, receive alerts and notifications, as well as schedule automatic closing times for your garage door. The result is that your phone is turned into an advanced security hub that lets you do things like check if the garage door is open or monitor parcel deliveries. You can also add the myQ Connectivity Bundle to your automatic opener to benefit from Safety IR Beams, adding an extra level of safety to your garage door system.
When a Merlin technician is carrying out your garage door motor installation, he or she will be able to help you set up the myQ system, as well as any myQ accessories.
Merlin – Experienced Garage Door Opener Installers
Installing garage door opener components is a precision task. You want to make sure that the elements are properly supported and aligned, to first of all, ensure the safety of the door and, secondly, to ensure it remains in good operation for years to come. As we have pointed out also, an automatic garage door opener offers a number of technical features that should be properly calibrated to work effectively.
For these reasons, we recommend that you always use a Merlin expert technician to install your automatic garage door opener. We will give you peace of mind in knowing that your garage door opener will be safe, secure, and durable. We will also be able to make sure that you get the most out of the technological features of each of our products.