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- Lifting Cables: Your garage door could have lifting cables, which are attached to the door’s springs and aid in opening and closing it.
- Springs: Springs are an essential part of the counterweight system used in garage doors. This system makes it possible to open and close the garage door with one hand. Springs are typically one huge coil at the top of the garage door. Some designs also have secondary springs located over the door tracks. Secondary springs are more common on heavier styles of garage doors.
- Hinges: The hinges are located in between each sectional piece of the garage door. They help to keep the garage door in place and allow each section to bend as the door is opened or closed. You can tell the quality of the garage door by looking at the hinges. Better-quality garage doors use double hinges, which better support the weight of each door section.
- Garage Door Rollers: On the side of garage doors there are small rollers or wheels. As the garage door is opened and closed, the wheels should turn freely inside the door tracks.
- Garage Door Tracks: The tracks are those metal pieces attached to the sides of the garage doors to allow it to open and close easily. In most homes, the tracks are suspended and secured to the garage’s ceiling.
- Garage Door Motor: The motor is attached to the garage door to automate opening and closing. The motor has its own specific parts and components, including a lifting arm, manual disconnect, and chains.
- Remote controls: Remote control is used to open and close the garage doors remotely. They need to be programmed to ensure they are connected to your motor.
- Weather-Stripping: Weather-stripping is what keeps rain and water from getting into the garage. It also blocks out wind when it is sealed correctly. On the bottom of garage door, there should be some sort of rubberized weather-stripping to stop water from running under the door and into the garage.
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