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Get to Know Your Garage Door

Residential triple garage with new doors.

So often, people call HABPRO Garage Doors to discuss a problem or concern with their garage door, but they do not know enough about the garage door system to provide necessary information. Below is the information regarding the parts of your garage door and opener in order to help you easily identify what may be causing your problems.

  • The garage door and sections. The garage door is the large, moving part that opens and closes (rises and falls) in order to provide entry into your garage. The sections are the parts of the garage door that divide the door into segments.
  • The hinges. The hinges of the garage door connect the sections of the door and allow the garage door to bend as it opens and closes.
  • The sensors. Safety sensors are located on either side of the garage door near the floor. They communicate with the garage door opener. One sensor emits a laser, while the other receives it. If there is a disruption between the two sensors, the garage door will not go down – or if it was already going down, it will immediately switch directions and lift itself up. Safety sensors have been required since 1992 for all new automatic garage doors.
  • The tracks. The tracks of the garage door guide the door as it moves. These tracks are on the sides of your door and lead up to the garage ceiling.
  • The springs. The torsion springs above the garage door is under a substantial amount of stress and tension, as it supplies the power to lift and slowly lower the heavy garage door. (Older garage doors used extension springs that ran along the horizontal track.)
  • The opener. Garage door openers are controlled by the touch of a finger via the opener itself or from a smartphone or computer.
  • The bottom seal. Garage doors have a bottom seal against the door that protects the garage from weather, offers a bumper for the door as it closes, and provides a proper fit for the closed door.

If you are having issues with your garage door, it is very helpful to you and to us at HABPRO Garage Doors to know what part or parts of your door are causing trouble. Also, making yourself educated about the different parts of your garage door and how they work can help to ensure your safety.

Posted on behalf of Habpro Garage Doors

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Our Client Reviews

4.9 /5.0
Google logo Mike D.

February 27, 2024

Had single and double door garage openers replaced as original door openers were over twenty-five years old. Bill and his guys did a great job replacing the original openers with new hardware. Thank you.

Google logo Greg W.

February 23, 2024

We got two single doors installed to replace our originals. The new doors are much smoother and quieter in operation. They also look much better than the old doors ever did. Chuck, the installer, was very friendly and pleasant to talk to. He helped set up and explain everything well once he was done installing the new doors. I had a minor issue with one door that he came back the next day and resolved quickly. Get your doors from Habpro. They'll do a great job and leave you very happy.

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February 22, 2024

Habpro responded within 24 hours for my need to have a lift spring replaced on my double garage door. Everything was done well and work was reasonably priced. No issues at all. I am posting this belatedly, the work was done a few months back and to date everything is working flawlessly. Thanks.

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February 22, 2024

I have used Habpro Garage Doors twice for garage door repair. Both times I have been highly satisfied with the results. Bill, the owner, calls you promptly when you need service and gives a quote over the phone before they arrive. Chuck, who came out to do the repair, is very professional and knowledgeable and walks you through exactly what needs to be done before he begins. He even did some extra things with no charge. I highly recommend them for their honesty and thoroughness.

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February 22, 2024

Broken spring replaced same day. Very reasonable pricing. Highly recommend

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February 15, 2024

I have recommended Habpro garage doors to family and friends.The one thing why I highly recommend them is because they have done some work for some single ladies friends and they was comfortable with them and very pleased by the work. They also does good quality work and the pricing very very reasonable.

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