Garage Door Parts

Dallas-Ft Worth, TX

Nacogdoches-Lufkin-Jasper, TX

Atlanta, GA

Dallas-Ft Worth, TX

Nacogdoches-Lufkin-Jasper, TX

Atlanta, GA

Is it Time to Replace Some Parts on Your Garage Door?

Whether you want to replace, upgrade or simply maintain your current garage door and opener, it is important to understand what they are made of and how they work to ensure maximum efficiency, functionality and safety.

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Springs

The garage door will either make use of one or two torsion springs located just above it on the interior header or to the sides where the door travels on the tracks. Springs are one of the most essential garage door parts. Without them, the hatch will not open. Torsion springs provide a counterbalance system which allows the homeowner to manually open or close the door safely and with as little effort as possible. Over a course of time, however, these springs may break, making it hard to open or close. Your garage door may also have extension springs. These run vertically alongside the hatch. As with torsion springs, they provide the primary lifting force. Your system will have either torsion or extension springs, with torsion springs being the more common of the two.

Rollers and Tracks

Other essential garage door parts are the rollers and tracks. These pieces guide the entry hatch as it moves up and down. The rollers are the small wheels that run along the side of the panels, and they move on the metal rod tracks that extend from the floor to the ceiling. The tracks control the rollers as they move up, guiding the door into place.

Panels and Hinges

When it comes to garage door parts, panels are often overlooked. That is because most people think of the system as one piece of vinyl or wood. In reality, however, several long panels connected by hinges create each entry hatch. The total number of panels is dependent on the size of the opening; typically, there are around six to eight. These individual panels allow the system to roll up in an arch. The hinges allow the panels to move independently of each other.

garage door parts
garage door parts

Rollers and Tracks

Other essential garage door parts are the rollers and tracks. These pieces guide the entry hatch as it moves up and down. The rollers are the small wheels that run along the side of the panels, and they move on the metal rod tracks that extend from the floor to the ceiling. The tracks control the rollers as they move up, guiding the door into place.

Panels and Hinges

When it comes to garage door parts, panels are often overlooked. That is because most people think of the system as one piece of vinyl or wood. In reality, however, several long panels connected by hinges create each entry hatch. The total number of panels is dependent on the size of the opening; typically, there are around six to eight. These individual panels allow the system to roll up in an arch. The hinges allow the panels to move independently of each other.

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Motor and Controllers

If you are like most people, you have an automatic garage door opener. This equipment makes it easier to get in and out of the garage without having to get in and out of your vehicle. The motor is the brain of the operation. It calls to life all the moving parts. The motor is typically a 1/3, 1/2, or 3/4 horsepower, which is too small to move the heavy door on its own. The springs are still the muscle behind the operation. If you have an automatic opener, then you have a remote. The system usually has a wall-mounted controller and individual controllers that you can keep in your car. The wall-mounted button wires directly into the motor head. The individual controllers use radio transmission to tell the motor when to initiate.

Safety Sensors

If something is in the way, safety sensors in the automatic door opener keep the panels from closing. It is a necessity for those who have small children and animals so the heavy hatch does not accidentally injure them. When something breaks the beam, the whole mechanism reverses course and goes back up. In most cases, if the motor head includes a lamp, the light flashes to indicate something is wrong.

garage door parts
garage door parts

Safety Sensors

If something is in the way, safety sensors in the automatic door opener keep the panels from closing. It is a necessity for those who have small children and animals so the heavy hatch does not accidentally injure them. When something breaks the beam, the whole mechanism reverses course and goes back up. In most cases, if the motor head includes a lamp, the light flashes to indicate something is wrong.

Get high quality garage doors parts at competitive prices.

Garage doors provide the ultimate convenience to most homeowners until they fail to work properly. You might not think about them, but garage door parts are essential for the health and safety of your home or business. To maintain a working entrance, you should only invest in the highest quality of parts, as low quality parts can make the door malfunction, working more slowly and/or loudly than they should, and, of course, unsafe. Find reliable and high quality garage door parts for your residential or commercial garage door at Integrity Garage Doors.

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