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Standard Single Width 2440 mm: Standard Double Width 4880 mm
Standard Height 2130 mm: Standard Caravan Height 2500 mm
Side Room Nibs a minimum of 250 mm for sectional door 150mm for tip-up is recommended
Headroom or Lintel-room a minumum of 350 mm is recommended, concrete roof or steel roof 400mm is recommended
Depth into Garage for purpose of installing a door opener-automation a minimum of 2100 mmfor tip-up 3100mm for sectional is recommended
Safety Tips
These Safety, maintenance, and "how to" were provided by Weatherdoor Garage Door and Access Systems This list is not intended to be comprehensive, please refer to your owner’s manual before attempting any adjustments. Weatherdoor cannot be held liable to any injuries or property damage. We strongly recommend hiring a professional to fix your garage door and/or opener.
NEVER allow children to play near the garage door, and do not allow anyone to stand, walk, or run under a closing garage door.
Replace Old Springs. Your garage door’s springs are arguably the most important and the most dangerous part of tour garage door. Torsion springs are what lifts most of a garage door’s weight and they are located on a shaft over the top of the door. This shaft, under the spring’s torsion, turns to lift drums, which wind cables attached to the door near the bottom.

Furthermore, springs wind up while the door is going down and release while the door is going up. Therefore, the fully closed position is most arduous on the springs and is the most probable position of failure. It is designed this way because failure while the door is going up can result in an uncontrollable garage door falling down, damaging itself and anyone or anything that’s underneath. It’s this very reason alone why you should never walk under the door while it’s opening or closing. If you have an older garage door, have your springs inspected by a professional technician and replaced if needed.

Tension springs are located to the left of the horizontal tracks and the right of the horizontal tracks.Tip-Up springs are attached to 2 hinges (left and right), tightened to a piece of wood bolted to the wall of the house or any other object where these hinges can be bolted.
Check Your Cables. Visually inspect the cables that attach the spring system to the bottom brackets on both sides of the door. If these cables are frayed or worn, they are in danger of breaking, which can cause injury. Due to the dangers associated with high spring tension, these cables should be replaced only by a trained technician.
Squeaky Springs? Springs can squeak and be noisy. This is caused by normal use and does not necessarily indicate a problem. Before calling a professional service technician, use a spray-on lubricant (recommended especially for garage doors). If the noise persists, call a professional garage door installer for service.
A Do-It-Yourselfer, Eh? Installing a garage door can be very dangerous and is not recommended for a novice. Weather Door recommends that trained door systems technicians install garage doors. If you attempt the installation by yourself, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions carefully.

Sectional Overhead Installation
Architects Guide
D-I-Y Door Measurement
Struggling Door? If your door does not go up and down smoothly, you may have an unsafe condition. Even older door systems should operate smoothly. If the awkward operation continues when the door is manually operated, you may have a spring system that is out of balance. This can cause premature wear and tear on other important and motor door components. Spring systems are dangerous and should be repaired only by trained professionals.
Watch Your Fingers! Every year, many unsuspecting homeowners injure their fingers by placing them between the door sections to pull down on the door. Even if your door has an opener, motor the door must occasionally be operated manually. Never place your fingers between the door sections. If you manually open or close the door, use the handles or the safe gripping points!
Use the Old Track? When buying a replacement garage door, some homeowners are tempted to save a few rands by putting the new door on the old track. However, your old track may not fit with your new door, depending on the thickness of your sections, the weight of the door, the headroom required, the location of the garage door opener, and other considerations. The track and sections work together as a system. For maximum performance and long life, you should use the track that is designed for your specific door.
Regular Service. Your garage door is probably the largest moving part in your home and is typically used every day. Over time, parts can wear out and break, creating potential safety problems. Although you should provide monthly safety checks to your garage door system by visually checking springs, cables, rollers, pulleys, and track, an annual visit from a trained door systems technician can keep your door operating safely and smoothly for a long time.
Man the Manual. Keep the owner's manuals for your door and opener hanging near the door for easy reference, if not in possession of any of these manuals, please see attached links. Every model of door and opener has specific safety instructions unique to that model. Where is your manual?
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