High lift garage doors
We have 13 foot ceilings in our three car garage with 8 foot openings. We are thinking of having the door tracks and motor raised almost to the ceiling. They are presently at the 8 foot level. Vertical track would have to be added along with additional 2" x 8" wood pieces for anchoring the brackets, etc. I have 1/2 HP chain driven motors. Would that place additional strain on the motor having to raise an 8' by 16' metal garage door higher before moving into its horizontal open position? I hate the appearance of the long erector set brackets suspended from the ceiling (13') down to the 8' level. Has anyone done this and what are your thoughts?