What is High-Lift Track?
A high-lift garage door extends your garage door’s track so that the door hugs the wall and goes up higher before the horizontal curve. It makes better use of the vertical space in your garage. Furthermore, it gives you at least 12″-15″ more headroom in your garage by moving the garage door track closer to the ceiling.
A high lift garage door changes how your garage door travels along the track. If you think about it, you’re making the door travel up farther before it travels back. That puts a different kind of stress on the components. That means a few parts need to change too.
The garage track: Each installation is going to be different, depending on your garage. If you’ve got 10 foot ceilings in your garage but the garage door track is right around 7 1/2 feet high. You will need to get another 24″ in headroom by installing the high-lift kit.
Used when there is ample headroom (over 30”) and additional work-space clearance is required. Often used to help track avoid obstacles in the garage such as an entry/pass door or other structural elements.
If a customer wants high-lift track close to ceiling for more room. For instance, if a garage door is 16ft x 8ft non-insulated garage door with a 12ft ceiling height. We would then measure from floor to ceiling and from bottom of header to ceiling. On these types of garage door for high-lift application you would have to go 12 inches less of high-lift because of springs, drums and end bearing plates. In that case you would need 3ft of High-Lift track with different spring combination. In addition, different cables and track horizontal bumpers so the garage door stops at the height of the opening.
If customer wants an operator with this application he would have to go with a side mount operator due to High-Lift you cannot use a rail mount.