Garage Door Motors: Why Merlin motors are industry-leading

Garage Door Motors: Why Merlin motors are industry-leading
Remember the days of pulling up to your garage, getting out to manually lift it up and returning to the car to drive in? Thankfully those days are long behind us because of automated garage doors.

Garage Door Motors: Why Merlin motors are industry-leading 

It was a bygone era. Stopping at your garage, getting out of your car and manually lifting the door only to return to your car to drive in. 

Those days are long gone with the introduction of automated garage doors. And that’s a good thing but with so many garage door motors on the market, how do you know which to choose? 

Ultimately it comes down to the purpose of your garage and the frequency in which the motor will be used. Maybe a cheap warehouse-bought motor might do the trick. But at Shed Bonanza, we recommend Merlin motors. 

Industry-leading garage door motors 

Merlin motors are an industry-leading supplier of garage door motors. Shed Bonanza use two of their most popular motors in their garages.

Commander Essential MS65MYQ: this motor may be small but it packs a punch (while remaining quiet) and is backed by multi-frequency technology, security and comes with a five-year warranty

The SilentDrive Elite MR855MYQ: as the name suggests, this motor is super quiet, has an option for a battery backup to function if the power is lost, comes with built-in LED lighting and includes two premium hand-held remote controls. It is also covered by Merlin’s seven-year warranty

Going beyond the quality of the products, Merlin also has a dedicated customer service team to assist you with any questions or queries you may have. You simply don’t get that from a warehouse bought model. 

myQ compatibility 

In an ever remotely-connected world, most Merlin motors can be purchased with myQ technology. 

myQ utilises Internet Activation and Monitoring Protocols that allow you to monitor and control your garage door while away from home, and it’s all done via the convenience of an app. 

This technology also gives you the ability to schedule and select specific closing times for your door in case you forget to close the garage door when you leave home.

Plus, the myQ app can be set up to alert you via notifications for any activity in relation to your garage door. Great for peace of mind knowing the kids get home safely from school. 

The myQ app can be downloaded on any iOS devices with firmware 11, 12 and 13, and Android devices with firmware seven, eight and nine.


Optional extras 

For further ease of use and peace of mind, Merlin has a range of accessories that can be purchased should you need added functionality and security. 

Handheld remote controls: can be kept on-person and are easy to carry in a pocket or handbag. 

Visor Remote Controls: are housed above the car visor which is a safe and memorable storage place. Unlike a hand-held remote, it remains in the same place ready for use when in your car. 

Security Wireless Keypads: removes the need to carry your keys and is a great way to let in tradespeople without handing over your keys. 

Wall buttons: are great if your house and garage have internal access and wall buttons can open up to two garage doors. 

myQ remote LED Light: will light up the interior of your garage whether you are using it as a workspace, home gym or just getting in and out of your garage and can be controlled via the myQ app and a remote. 

Fortunately, technology has made great advances from what older generations had to suffer through. While automated garage doors haven’t saved the world, they have made life easier for those with garages. 

The Merlin Commander Essential MS65MYQ or The SilentDrive Elite MR855MYQ are two of the best options on the market and we highly recommend Merlin products and accessories.  

Contact Shed Bonanza for advice on the right motor needed for your garage.