The earliest garages were not equipped with overhead doors, and instead swung open like conventional doors. In 1921, an inventor named C.G. Johnson patented the very first overhead garage door. His amazing invention retracted upwards towards the ceiling, making it much easier to drive a car into the garage.
What did the first garage door look like?
The first garage door worked just like a barn door. (In actuality, that’s exactly what it was.) It was a double door, attached to the garage with strap hinges, that opened outwards.
Who owns B&D roller doors?
In 2004 it was bought by Australian company Alesco. In 2005 bought out its largest competitor in the New Zealand market, Dominator New Zealand, to become the largest door and opener manufacturer across Australasia. B&D was acquired by Dulux in 2012.
Why was the garage invented?
As more and more people began driving cars, they also needed a place to store and protect their automobiles. In response to the rising popularity of the car, the garage was invented. The earliest garages were not equipped with overhead doors, and instead swung open like conventional doors.
How does garage door opener work?
An automatic garage door opener allows you to open and close the door without any effort other than pushing a button, which means you can open the door from the comfort of your car. These openers work by using radio frequencies. When the frequencies match, the door opens or closes.