Our customer, Brian, wanted to install some shelves and a car lift so he could work on his bikes in his garage.
The solution for these needs is to raise the tracks up to give more clearance, and accompany the raised tracks with a jack shaft opener. The LiftMaster 8500 jack shaft opener installs on the wall, not on the roof of the garage. This allows for the clearance Brian needs to work on his bikes and add some shelving.
We got to work installing new steel back insulated garage doors with dual pane glass on the upper panel. The steel back doors are sturdy, resist rust and help keep the garage insulated against extreme weather. With Brian’s attached garage, he will see a lower energy bill as well due to the insulated garage doors!
The dual pane glass window panels will also keep the heat and cold out of the garage and offer some great natural light to boot! Below you can see the difference between single and dual pane.
The last step in the high lift conversion was lifting the tracks 33″. This gives the clearance Brian needs, and as you can see in the picture, brings the tracks pretty much as high as they can go.
Brian is very happy with his new garage set up and we are too!
We get many requests for high lift conversions, for a variety of reasons. Many people like to store their RV and campers in their garage, so they install a high garage door, which requires a jack shaft opener and higher tracks to allow for the RV or camper to clear the opening.
Others like Brian want to install a car lift and need clearance. Some others have weird garage setups and need high lift tracks in order to access the entrance to the house.
Whatever the reason, installing a jack shaft opener and raising the tracks is an easy job and can make a world of difference in your garage!