Although a garage door is an important thing in our home, the majority of people don’t know much about them. Knowing all its parts and how they work might help keep your garage door in a tip-top condition for years to come. In this blog post, we’re going to cover only the key components that are responsible for your garage door movement.
Key Parts of a Garage Door System
Springs are one of the most important parts in your garage door that bear all the tension to facilitate the opening and closing of a garage door. It’s the springs that provide the energy to lift or close a door. Springs are like one huge coil placed at the top of the garage door. Some door models with secondary springs situated over the door tracks are also available in the market. However, such models are more common for garage doors built for heavy, commercial use.
Hinges are used to keep your door in place and allow each section of the door to bend as the door closes and opens. Better quality doors have double hinges, which do a great job supporting the weight of the door sections. Other components include door rollers, door tracks, and door opener, with each serving different purposes to facilitate your door’s movement.
Cables are used to keep your springs in place and help in the closing and opening of a garage door. When your door springs break, it may also affect cables, as they are closely attached to the springs.
Other parts include drums, tube shaft, track, retainer, rollers, safety sensors, bottom seal, etc.
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