A garage door is only as good as the sum of its parts, and at Gold Label Door, we make sure that every piece of hardware that becomes part of a client’s new garage doors is of the highest quality.
Did you know that your garage door opener will work the most efficiently if your garage door is properly balanced? The heavy weight of a garage door is balanced by a torsion spring system. Garage door springs have a limited lifespan, which is measured in cycles, with the door going up and coming back down counting as one cycle. The most common garage door springs come with a 10,000 cycle life expectancy. So if you use your garage 2 times daily, the life expectancy of your spring will be about 14 years. If you use it 4 times daily, it will last about 7 years. 6 times daily will mean the spring’s lifespan would be about 5 years, and 8 times daily would reduce the lifespan of the spring to about 3 years. You can see why regularly maintaining your garage door springs is important. Gold Label Door recommends 10,000-cycle torsion springs, with cast aluminum cable drums and 1" diameter 11-gauge torsion tubes.
Garage door tracks simply and efficiently help guide the rollers when the door is being raised or lowered. Good quality tracks ensure that the door will move easily and quietly. The garage door may become noisy and difficult to operate if the tracks are of poor quality. Steel garage door tracks are available in many lengths and widths to be used for different door sizes. Gold Label Door installs garage door tracks that are built to last.
Garage doors are the largest piece of moving equipment in your home. The hinges that hold the door sections together must be built to withstand a workout. The width of the garage door determines what size hinges are needed. Gold Label Door installs durable galvanized steel hinges that are designed to last.
Some garage doors need additional bracing. Garage door struts reinforce door sections to keep them from bending or breaking. They also prevent the door from binding as it opens and closes. The right struts will allow your garage door to open and close smoothly. Gold Label Door uses 3" galvanized steel struts.
All garage door openers sold since 1993 have been required to have a safety mechanism that stops and reverses a closing door when an object passes beneath it and blocks a beam of light across the opening. Gold Label Door recommends at least 3/4 horsepower garage door openers for the best long-term outcome with the maximum amount of power. More horsepower will be needed for larger, heavier garage doors. Gold Label Door technicians will select the correct garage door opener that matches your garage door specifications for efficient operation.
Garage door rollers come in several shapes, sizes and materials. They must be able to handle the weight of your garage door, plus they should be moisture-resistant and quiet. The number of balls in the bearing can affect how loud your garage door will be. The more ball-bearings there are inside the roller, the quieter and smoother the door will run. Gold Label Door recommends durable 2" nylon 13-ball bearing commercial rollers for quiet running and smooth operation.