The trackless garage door is a new, patented technology that was first released in the last few months and represents the only garage door of its kind in the world. It works on a counter weight system allowing the door to fold away and sit neatly above the door opening when open. This allows not only for the surrounding ceiling space to be utilised, it means that the interior space around the opening is free of tracks and hardware and can be utilised as required.
It is perhaps this advantage that has seen the glass version of the Overlap Trackless garage door in particular being used for a diverse range of applications aside from garaging, New Zealand distributor of the doors, Graeme Lietz of Scotty Doors says.
“There’s definitely a call for this technology, not only for garage doors, but also for a really diverse range of other applications,” Graeme says. “In particular, we’ve seen it become really popular as a way to enclose decking areas where there is an enclosed roof. In these situations, this technology allows the homeowner to create a fully enclosed area while maintaining the views to outside if protection from the elements is needed. Because it can be opened halfway, it means that the level of enclosure can be chosen as desired, or it can be completely open.”
In more inventive applications, the glass trackless doors have been specified as pool dividers, where a residential swimming pool moves from the outside into an enclosed area. In this situation, the door can be installed to sit slightly above the water line to allow for an indoor part of the pool when closed, or an outdoor pool when open.