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The Components of a Garage Door

01/03/2014 Back To Blog

The garage door is the largest and heaviest part of most homes so it's important to maintain all its different components so you are better prepared to make a whole manner of decisions concerning this essential part of your garage. This article will inform you of the main components that make up a modern garage door and the roles they play in ensuring your garage functions smoothly.

The Main Components

The main components of a modern, everyday garage door include:

  • The door itself and it can be either sectional (this is when it rolls open or closed) or a single piece, when the door swings either inwards or outwards.
  • The electronic mechanism.
  • Springs, cables and other hardware.
  • The rollers and the metal tracks.

How It All Works

Now you know what parts make up a modern garage door here's how the pieces fit together to make your life easier.

The garage door is a system where all the parts work together in synchrony to fulfil their function. The springs, cables and other hardware are under extremely high tension, their purpose is to counterbalance the door's weight while lifting and closing it. The door moves up and down with the help of rollers on metal tracks, these make sure the gate operates smoothly and with little resistance while opening and closing. An electronic mechanism operates the gate without any effort on your part. All you have to do is push a button on your remote and the mechanical system takes care of the rest.

There are many different models available when it comes to garage doors and opening systems and each have their own benefits and perks. One of the most important factors to consider is security. The more modern systems are much more secure. Modern doors are quite complicated and can be dangerous if something goes wrong. Consult an expert if you want to check the components of your garage door.

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