Thus far in our blog we’ve discussed three of the four different styles of garage door openers, and the only one left to discuss is the jackshaft garage door opener. We saved this one for the last for a few reasons: It’s not very common, it’s very unique, and most people aren’t too interested in switching over to one.
So you may be wondering why bring it up at all. Well, to start, let’s discuss the jackshaft opener first:
All about the Jackshaft Garage Door Opener
This style of garage door opener mounts on the wall of your garage rather than overhead, which sets it far apart from the other styles of openers.
Using a novel system, it is able to operate your garage door while mounted on the wall, offering a unique, reliable garage door opener experience.
What are some of the advantages of a jackshaft garage door opener?
A jackshaft opener offers many advantages over the other styles of garage door openers:
- Increase the amount of vertical clearance you have in your garage. This can be done for many reasons, including the want for more vertical clearance for storing large vehicles, or if you would just like a more open air environment because you have something set up in your garage.
- The jackshaft opener also saves space since it has a smaller “footprint.” By taking up so little space, you have more room around your garage door for storage.
- Jackshaft openers can also save you money on repairs to other garage door components as these parts may either not exist in the jackshaft system, or they may not have the same amount of stress.
Jackshaft garage door openers are not for everyone, but they can be very useful for those that need more vertical clearance, or even more storage space around their garage door.