How long is the rail on a garage door opener?

How long is the rail on a garage door opener?

What are the Garage Door Rail Length Measurements for Belt Drive Openers? The garage door rails will be 116 inches, 128 inches, and 152 inches for dual light belt drive openers. And for low-profile belt door openers, the garage door rail lengths will be the same as the dual light belt drive opener.

Are all garage door opener rails the same?

Generally no, you cannot reuse the rail, they are not all exactly the same dimensions. There is no one standard size of profile, even within the same manufacturer, they change over the years.

How far back does a garage door opener go?

This is measured from the top of the door opening to the ceiling. A minimum of 12” is typically required. Depth: This is the distance from the garage door opening to the back wall of the garage.

Can you shorten the rail on a garage door opener?

It is possible to shorten garage door rails, chains, belts, or screws because of space constraints. For example: A standard opener will open a door from 7 to 7-1/2 feet. If you cut 6 inches from the rail, the door will only open 6-1/2 to 7 feet.

What size motor do I need for a 16 foot garage door?

If you have a wooden or insulated double-car garage door up to 16 feet wide and 8 feet tall, you may want to move up to a 3/4-horsepower opener. For doors that are more than 16 feet wide or very heavy, an even large opener that’s 1 horsepower or higher can reduce strain on the motor.

Are garage door rails adjustable?

There are two ways that you can adjust garage door track. (1) You can align the track with the door itself, so that the rollers work properly. (2) You can adjust the track so that the door aligns with the weatherstripping.

How do you size a garage door opener?

The size and weight of the door help you figure out what size of opener you need. Measure the width and height of your garage door with a tape measure so you know what you have. Single garage door openers generally do fine with smaller openers, while double doors may need a little more horsepower.