The Different Types of Garage Doors and Openers08/27/2013 Back To Blog
Life has a lot of different things to it. One may find a lot of pleasure in travelling, while another in staying at home. In a capitalistic world we also have a chance to live modestly or extravagantly. In most cases we need to have to stick to living modestly because we are not rich enough. Still we may have our luxuries. Almost everyone enjoys owning a nice car. Along with owning a car, comes the need to store it. It is quite unwise not to lock it behind a door, so having a garage with a good door is a must.
Garage doors come in different shapes and sizes. If you are looking for something that is fit for your style, you will probably find it. For example, even though most garage doors are made out of steel these days, you may still be able to get a nice wooden door. There are a lot of styles that you may look into if you are interested. Some doors are insulated, while some others are not. Some doors are of the torsion spring type while others are of the roller kind. There is something for everybody.
For these two main types of doors, which are the torsion spring and roller, there are quite a few variations. However the basic idea remains the same. For the torsion spring, you get a door that will be raised and placed overhead. This works by pulling up a panel or set of panels along rails. The garage door opener is aided by the tension that a spring has accumulated. When the spring tries to release tension, it tries to uncoil itself, and when it does, a steel string is pulled. The problems associated to these are, unfortunately, common. Garage door springs grow tired of being coiled and uncoiled constantly. Garage door companies will usually tell you that this kind of door will last for at least ten thousand cycles, and an average of thirty thousand. Making some calculations while assuming that the door is used around 4 times a day, then a garage door is supposed to last for around 7 years.
The roller style is quite different. The door simply moves along rails.
This type of door is easy to open manually, but consumes a lot of space if its placement was not planned appropriately. It is a question of preference.