Mid century modern garage doors come in a variety of sizes and materials. Besides the dimensions, garage doors come with different power lifting mechanisms. Knowing what specifications to distinguish a door from another is an excellent way to begin your search for a new or replacement garage door. Power mid century modern garage doors come with three types of drive system: belt, screw or chain. A belt-drive system is surprisingly quiet and can be used on very heavy doors of almost any material. Screw chain drive systems rely on a threaded steel beam to raise and lower the door. Chain drive garage uses a rotating chain to pull the garage door up and lower it. They are usually the cheapest option.
Mid century modern garage doors are required to have an automatic stop and reverse mechanism and sensor to prevent people, animals and objects from being damaged by a lowering door. Most mid century modern garage doors come with a sensor that is installed along the sides of the garage at a given height. An invisible beam between the sensors is established, and when broken triggers an immediate halt and reverse response from the garage door. Alternatively, some garage has a digital security feature that monitors and changes the speed of the door and put it in contact with an object.
Mid century modern garage doors come with a variety of lighting systems. Most commonly, the light on when the door is raised or lowered and remains active for a certain time, generally no more than a few minutes.