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Blog Archive: February 21, 2011

Anatomy of a Garage Door

Here’s the inside look of a sectional door:

1. Torsion Spring

Counterbalances door’s weight so that it can be lifted easily. 

2. Track

Guides door up to ceiling and back.

3. Roller

Rides inside track. Steel ones are noisy; nylon is quieter.

4. Hinge

Connects horizontal sections.

5. Section

6. Lock Bar

Engages with track to prevent door from opening.

7. Weatherstripping

Seals door edges against air infiltration.