Knowing Overhead Door Parts
By Jamie White
Overhead door parts is another part of the garage and as we know garage is an important house element. It can be used to place the car, or other vehicle, or just to place crafting equipment. To protect the garage, people use a door with large opening. In some area rolling doors are used, although in other region it has been left behind since it is too thin and easily jammed. Folding door is an old fashioned choice since it also has the same problem with the rolling door. Sliding door is not a good choice since it will need a large space.
An overhead garage door is one option to make an impressive and modern door to protect your garage from theft. Like the rolling door, it is opened by pushing it upward, but instead of rolling like armadillo, the panels arranged horizontally over our head. It looks like a horizontal sliding door. The overhead door parts are not same with other doors, but overhead door parts can be separately bought when it jammed or need to be replaced.
The overhead door parts consist of panels hinged each other vertically. The left and the right end of panels near the wall attached to a rail with roller, making the door able to be moved up and down along the rail way attached to the wall. The top, the bottom and the middle of the door fitted to a strut to make sure the door panel tightly binds each other, and will move together as a unity when the door slides up or down. In the middle of the door, there is a lock handle attached to protect the door from moving upwards and being opened.
To make it lighter when lifted upward, the overhead door parts also consist of several pulley, cables, extension spring and torsion spring. The combination of the overhead door parts will help people lightly open the overhead door. And on the bottom of the door, a rubber astragal placed to help protecting the floor from the bump of the door when it is closing. The rubber astragal also seals out debris and winds enter from the underneath of the door.
Several online stores sell overhead door parts, but you need to understand what the overhead door parts name and their dimension when you are going to repair your garage door. The garage door panels are simply up to your design and aesthetic consideration; you can paint it as you like, but make sure they are made of strong material so that able to resist forced break ins.