It can be stressful when something goes wrong with the garage door. It is hard to know what to do no matter if it is stuck or sounding strange. You may not be sure if your door poses an immediate danger or simply needs routine service without understanding the essential parts of a garage door. Leading to costly replacements, the one failing part could damage another which is a domino effect that impacts the garage door’s performance. To help you better identify potential issues, we AAA Action Doors would like to breakdown the basics of the garage door.
Garage Door Panels
The garage door will be designed with section joints in order for the garage door to fold up along the tracks and into the ceiling. When the door is closed, these are separate panels that seal tightly, however, to allow for a transition up and down, the door is opened. Without sticking or bumping, they should fold smoothly.
Garage Door Tracks
To do the heavy lifting, the parts of the garage door make up the track system. This system is sturdy, straight and should be void of any twists. Each individual track will consist of the following: At the lower door corners, housing the rollers, there are 2 bottom brackets. To let the door, slide up and down, they attach to cables. The rollers should slide freely, and the brackets should be stable. Located at the top is where the cable drums are. When the door opens, this winds the cables. Everything should move easily, and the cables should never look frayed or split. Mounted above the door is the cable drum attached to the torsion spring. You may find extension springs if space is tight, and they are above the hanger track. Until it reaches the rear hanger track, the hanger track secures to the wall and runs back along the ceiling. For the rollers to bring the door up and down, the hanger track creates a secure way. There should not be any bending or bowing. The rear hanger track attaches to the ceiling and stops the door’s motion. It shouldn’t ever appear loose, and this is a strong piece, and once attached.
Additional Garage Door Parts
Automatic garage door openers replace the need to lift the door, which is one of the most popular extras for convenience and safety. If something is near it, they have photoelectric sensors, stopping the door for safety. Without leaving your vehicle, remote controls let you open and close the door. It should not grind or stall, but you will here some nose from the opener.
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When it comes to the garage door, any issues should be left to a professional for repair. Not only do garage door repairs require specialized tools that license professionals utilize, but if many of the repairs are not done accordingly, it can lead to further damage, and even personal injury. If your garage door in the Greater Las Vegas, NV area need repairs, maintenance, or installation services, call in the experts of AAA Action Doors and let us assist you today!