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Published on 24 June 2024

Why Automate your Garage Door?

Unlock Convenience and Security with a Touch of a Button

Tired of getting out of your car in the pouring rain to open the garage? Wish you could make sure your garage is locked tight without leaving the sofa? If you’re wondering ‘Why automate your garage door? we’ll consider a number of benefits this simple upgrade delivers.

Imagine the ease of opening your garage with a single click of a remote, the added security of knowing your garage is always secure, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ll never have to wrestle with a heavy door again.

At Diamond Garage Doors, we’ve been transforming garages to increase their convenience for decades. Our experience and expertise mean we can guide you through the process, ensuring you choose the right automation system for your needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a simple remote-controlled opener or a high-tech smart system, we’ve got you covered.


Why Automate Your Garage Doors?

Let’s take a closer look at how this simple upgrade can transform your daily life, enhance your home’s security, and even boost its value. The advantages are more extensive than you might think:

Effortless Convenience:

Enhanced Security:

Increase Your Home’s Value:

Simple, Stress-Free Living:


Which Garage Doors Can Be Automated?

Which Garage Doors Can Be Automated?

Thinking about automating your garage door? You may be wondering if your existing door is compatible with this upgrade. The good news is that most garage doors can be automated, giving you a convenient solution without the need for a full replacement. Let’s take a look at the common types of garage doors and the adaptations required, if any, to make them automatic.

Roller Shutter Garage Doors

These doors consist of horizontal slats that roll up into a compact coil above the opening. While most roller shutter garage doors can be automated, it does require a bit more work than other types. Typically, the motor needs to be installed inside the roll, which might involve some disassembly and reconstruction. However, the end result is a smoothly operating, space-saving automatic door.

Sectional Garage Doors

Composed of hinged sections that bend as they move along a track, sectional garage doors are a popular choice for their insulation and sleek appearance. Luckily, they are also relatively easy to automate. In most cases, all that’s needed is a boom (the arm that connects to the door) and an electric operator. Depending on the door’s size, a longer boom might be necessary to accommodate its extension into the garage.

Up and Over Garage Doors

These doors are a classic choice, swinging outward and then upward to open. While most up and over garage doors can be automated, the type of door will determine the approach. Retractable up and over doors are simpler to automate as they already have the necessary framework for retraction. Canopy-style doors might require additional components to support the door’s weight during operation.

Important Note:

The age and condition of your existing door will also play a role. If your door is severely damaged, warped, or very old, it might not be suitable for automation. A professional assessment from Diamond Garage Doors can determine whether your door is a good candidate or if a replacement would be a better investment for your home.


Diamond Garage Doors – Your Automation Experts

At Diamond Garage Doors, we are used to transforming manual garage doors into automated one. Our experienced technicians assess your specific door type and recommend the most suitable automation solution. We handle the entire process, from choosing the right motor and components to efficient installation and setup, ensuring your garage door functions perfectly.


Ready to take the next step? Contact Diamond Garage Doors today for a free consultation and let us help you bring your garage into the modern age of convenience and security.

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