What are the types of lift?

Standard lift

Common lift for residential projects. In this case, 8 ½ inches are needed for ceiling headroom with extension springs (installed over the two horizontal tracks). With torsion springs, 12 inches are needed (over the garage door header).

If there is an electric door opener, 2 extra inches must be added. If the door is higher than the opening, the ceiling headroom must be measured from the top of the door.

Torsion springs are the most popular and are recommended.

Standard lift technical drawing

Standard lift

High lift

Used when there are transoms (windows over the garage door opening) or when the goal is to maximize height space inside the garage.

High lift technical drawing

High lift

Low front headroom

Required when there isn’t enough space for a standard lift.

This means the space over the door is less than 8 ½ inches for extension spring applications and less than 10 inches for torsion spring applications.

Low front headroom technical drawing

Low front headroom

Inclined track

Used when the garage door system must follow the slope of the roof.

Inclined track technical drawing

Inclined track

Full verticale lift

Frequent lift for commercial projects. Used when the door opens vertically along the wall above it.

In this case, the required headroom is the same as the height of the door. (Think of a loading dock door).

Full verticale lift technical drawing

Full verticale lift

Low headroom rear

Required when there isn’t enough space for a low front headroom.

This means the space over the door is less than 8 inches for torsion spring applications.

Low headroom rear technical drawing

Low headroom rear
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