Electric Garage Doors: The Complete Guide to Automated Systems

A mock tudor house with a panelled electric garage door
(Image credit: CMS Garage & Entrance Doors)

At the press of a button, an electric garage door allows you to drive straight into the garage – without having to get out of your car, unlock the door and open it manually. 

An electric garage door automation system comprises an electric motor, a control system and a mechanism that links the motor to the door in order for it to open.

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.