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The Main Parts That Make Up Your Garage Door

Obviously, your garage door is not one big part. To the contrary, it's made up of many pieces, no matter what material is used to construct the door. You may have a wooden door or a metal door, but they all share some part similarities beyond the main material used.

For example, almost everyone chooses to have an electric opener to help open and close their door. Otherwise, owners would be stuck with manually opening and closing their doors each time they wanted to use them.

As mentioned previously, doors can be made from different materials, and those materials make up the panels of the door. Panels can be wooden, metal, or some other material, but they make up the bulk of the door.

Garage doors move along a track by way of rollers. These rollers may need to be replaced over time, but they facilitate the movement up and down by the door.

The bottom and sides of the garage door may contain seals that help make them more energy efficient. Garage doors can help overall home temperature regulation by keeping out hot air in the summer and cold air in the winter.

Finally, garage doors utilize springs to help deal with their enormous weight. It's not easy to control a large door's movement on a track, but using springs allows the doors to move up and down safely on command.

All of these parts can require maintenance and/or replacement over time, but you don't have to be a garage door expert. That's our job! Contact us here at the Overhead Door Company of Lexington any time you have a garage door question, repair need, or replacement need.

We're always here to help and ready to provide top-notch service. That's why we've been the trusted experts in the community for nearly 60 years now!

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