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Room Needed for a Garage Door

Before considering buying the perfect door for your house, a few things need to be considered.


Garage door Components


1 Window Lite Glazed section with various types of glass or acrylic to allow for light and visibility.

2 Sections Steel panels reinforced with stiles interconnected with hinges and rollers.

3 Bottom Bracket A structured support that provides for attachment of lifting cables.

4 Cable Drum Grooved drums on the torsion spring shaft that allow lifting cables to wind when garage door opens.

5 Torsion Springs Provides the means to raise and lower garage doors via cable winding on drums.

6 Extension springs  extend along both horizontal tracks

7 Rear Track Hanger

8 Track Guides a section to raise or lower g arage doors.


Track Types:


Low Headroom


Track Components:

Vertical Track: on either side of opening. 

Horizontal Track: attached to ceiling. 

Radius: curved track


Standard Heights:

7 feet high - 4 sections high 

8 feet high - 5 sections high


Extended Heights

 - available up to 16 feet high


Headroom Chart 

4-1/2'–12" – low headroom track 

12" or more – standard track

4" above track – required for operator



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