Electric garage doors

More convenience and safety with garage door drives

An electric garage door has many advantages. Thanks to automation, you can conveniently open and close your garage door from inside your car. Electric garage doors also offer additional safety through optional automatic obstacle detection. The roller garage door stops and reverses when it encounters resistance, which prevents accidents. If you integrate your door into a smart home system, you can control the lock on your garage door while you are away from home to make your garage even safer.

Roller garage door, overhead door or roller grille?

Advantages of an electric garage door

An electric garage door drive makes your everyday life easier. You no longer have to open the garage door by hand; instead you can control it directly from your car or house at the push of a button. This means that you can get in and out of your car quickly if there is rain, snow, hail or cold weather. Time controls offer further advantages. Your garage door closes automatically at a set time, for example shortly after you leave the garage. In addition, you can connect the electric garage door to your smart home system so that you have full control over the locking status of your door while you are away from home. Electric garage doors also ensure greater safety, as they are able to detect obstacles via light sensors and stop the roll-down process automatically. This provides an effective way to prevent damage.


Comfort - The automatic control can, for example, be done via smart phone, radio transmitter, wall control or manually.


Soft-Start/Soft-Stop - The Soft-Start and Soft-Stop functions of an overhead door ensure a smooth and quiet running and go easy on your garage door.

Burglary protection

Burglary protection - heroal roller doors can be integrated into your smart home system, offering complete control even when you are away.

Timer clock

Timer clock - An automatic roller door also allows for setting specific times. For example, your roller door shuts shortly after you have left the garage.

Protection against accidents

Protection against accidents - Automatic obstacle recognition via a light sensor. Your roller door stops automatically once it encounters an obstacle.

Opening an electric garage door by app, remote control and time control

A wide range of solutions are available for controlling your electric garage door: manual control, wall transmitter or code keypad, hand-held remote control app-based control. It is also possible to integrate automatic time controls for your garage door.

Integrated switch or remote control

Manual control via an integrated switch in the garage and remote control are the most common ways of controlling an electric garage door. A variety of remote controls are available for your electric garage door drive. They fit comfortably into any pocket.

App and smart home integration

Another possibility is to control the garage door with an app. You can also use the app to control the locking status of the door when you are away from home. This means that you do not have to be near your garage door in order to make sure it is locked. By using a smart home system, you can also integrate the roller garage door controls into a central key, which can lock your entire house including the garage door at the touch of a button.

Time control

Time-controlled programming is also available: You can close your electric garage door at a set time, for instance right after you leave your garage or later in the evening, if you choose. You do not have to check the garage door and you can go to bed with peace of mind. And should your needs or habits change, you can easily adjust any of the settings.

Position of the automatic door drive

Garage door drives can be mounted in different ways. Here you can see some installation options for roller garage doors and overhead doors.

Roller garage door with gear motor

Geared motors are usually mounted on the side of the garage door. They are used for large doors that are heavy and see frequent use, for example, in underground garages and in the industrial sector. However, a geared motor is also ideal for private use and guarantees a long service life for your electric roller garage door.

Overhead door with side-mounted drive

Overhead doors with side-mounted drives are always used for very small garages with low lintel heights. A 65 mm lintel is sufficient for side-mounting the overhead door drive.

Overhead door with centre-mounted drive

Centre-mounted drives are located in the centre below the position of the raised overhead door. They are particularly suitable for large doors of up to 4 x 4 m. The lintel height, the distance from the garage ceiling to the motor, is only 135 mm.


  • Where can I buy electric garage doors by heroal?

    Our specialist partners would be happy to advise you on the installation of an electric garage door, whether you want to retrofit an electric drive or need a new garage door. And our specialist partners will also carry out the delivery and installation of your electric garage door. Use the heroal partner search tool to find a partner near you. Our partners will ensure quick and professional installation for your electric garage door.

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  • How does an electric garage door work?

    The electric drive for the garage door can be mounted in the garage to the side of the door or in the middle underneath an overhead door. The drive can be started locally with a button in the garage or controlled from outside with a remote control. A motor ensures that the roller garage door or overhead door raises automatically. Light barriers integrated into the garage door and coupled to the motor stop operation when the door encounters an obstacle.

  • Can an existing garage door be retrofitted with an electric drive?

    You can easily retrofit manually operated overhead doors and roller garage doors with an electric drive. No major structural work is required. All that you need is enough space in the garage to install the garage door drive above the door or on the side. A permanent electrical connection in the garage is also required. No other special equipment is needed. There is an electric drive to match any door. We have specialist partners worldwide who can retrofit your garage door drive quickly and conveniently. Find a heroal partner near you.

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  • How safe are electric garage doors?

    Sensors and accessories for increased safety. You can equip your electric garage door according to your individual needs. With the help of a light sensor, your electric roller garage door automatically detects obstacles. This is an important feature particularly for people with children. It is often advisable to install a warning light in order to avoid accidents. Every time the door moves, a light signal, or an acoustic signal if desired, is emitted as a warning. If you are worried about a power failure, a hand crank ensures that you'll still be able to operate your garage door.

  • How can an electric garage door be opened without electricity?

    In the event of a power failure, it might not be possible to quickly open an electric garage door. With an emergency hand crank, the door can be opened and closed manually from the outside if there is no side door to enter the garage. Various versions of the emergency hand crank enable application-specific installation. For example, the crank can be installed outside next to your electric garage door and equipped with a lock. The emergency hand crank for opening and closing the garage door without power is available for all heroal roller garage door and overhead door systems.


heroal electric garage doors at a glance

Automate your heroal roller garage door for more safety and comfort. We would be happy to advise you on the various possibilities and equipment options. Give us a call, visit our specialist partners and find your garage door inspiration. Your advantages at a glance:

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  • convenient installation by a heroal specialist partner
  • extra long service life for your garage door
  • added security and burglary protection
  • comfortable control from your car or when you are away from home
  • compatible with all common smart home systems

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