Did you know that garage door parts are one of the most important things for the health and safety of your home? This is why you should ensure that the pieces are checked on a regular basis so that you will have a working entrance.
These are some of the most important parts of the garage door parts which allow the hatch to open. Torsion springs provide the needed lift for the entryway. Eventually, these helical springs may break making it hard to open or close.
Extension springs are another type of springs which run vertically alongside the hatch. Like torsion springs, they also provide the primary lifting force. Your system will either have an extension or torsion springs with torsion springs being the most commonly used spring.
Rollers and tracks
Rollers and tracks guide the entry hatch. Rollers are small wheels which run along the side of the panels and move on the metal rod tracks extending from the floor to the ceiling. Tracks guide the door into place by controlling the rollers as they move up.
Panels and hinges
Several long panels are usually connected by hinges to create each entry hatch. The total number of panels depends on the size of the opening.
Individual panels allow the system to roll up in an arch and hinges allow the panels to move independently of each other and also allow the door parts to be securely connected with each other.
Motor and controllers
The motor is considered the brain of the operation and calls to life all of the moving parts. It is usually a quarter, half or three-quarter’s horsepower which is very small to move the heavy door on its own. This is why the springs are still the muscle behind the operation.
If you have an automatic opener, then you have a remote. The system will have a wall mounted controller and individual controllers that you can keep in your car. The wall mounted button wires directly into the motor head. Individual controllers use radio transmission to tell the motor when to initiate.