garage door reinforcement strut

garage door reinforcement strut

Garage Door Reinforcement Strut

Previous Next Strut GarageWorks Steel is a prime U.S. manufacturer of steel strut for garage door reinforcement. Available in various size, length, thickness and multiple Windload configurations. Read More Perforated Angle Attach garage door track to overhead support and brace electric garage door openers with Perforated Angle from GarageWorks Steel. Available in multiple sizes, lengths and thickness. Read More Powder Coated Angle For the discerning homeowner when a more refined appearance is desired, our earth-friendly EcoCoat™ white powder coated angle fits the bill. Read More Capabilities Energy efficient high-tech roll forming machine allows GarageWorks Steel to produce large quantities of garage door angle and strut with custom lengths and custom hole placement. Read More
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Garage Door Reinforcement Strut

Strut GarageWorks Steel is a prime U.S. manufacturer of steel strut for garage door reinforcement. Available in various size, length, thickness and multiple Windload configurations. Read More Perforated Angle Attach garage door track to overhead support and brace electric garage door openers with Perforated Angle from GarageWorks Steel. Available in multiple sizes, lengths and thickness. Read More Powder Coated Angle For the discerning homeowner when a more refined appearance is desired, our earth-friendly EcoCoat™ white powder coated angle fits the bill. Read More Capabilities Energy efficient high-tech roll forming machine allows GarageWorks Steel to produce large quantities of garage door angle and strut with custom lengths and custom hole placement. Read More
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Garage Door Reinforcement Strut

Home > Garage Door Terminology > Garage Door Terminology > Knowledge Center Garage Door Terminology Why Choose Garaga – Garaga’s difference – Warranty – Garaga Experts Network – Garaga is definitely the best buy F.A.Q. Steps to change a garage door – Step 1 – Door choice – Step 2 – Installer choice – Step 3 – Installing a garage door – Step 4 – Door maintenance Videos Reinforcement struts, bridge struts Reinforcement struts, either 2¼” or 3” and 22 gauge, are used to support the garage door when it is in a horizontal position (open). It is recommended to install them for doors over 12’4” (3.8 m) wide, and to screw them in at the suggested area for greater strength.For very large doors, over 20’ (6 m) wide, there are bridge struts. Back to search page
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Garage Door Reinforcement Strut

The Clopay garage door package includes the sections, track, spring assembly, and hardware required for door installation. Additional items can be purchased from your local dealer or retailer to aid in installation including: 1. Rear track hanger kit for attachment of the horizontal track to the ceiling in the back of the garage. Existing hangers generally can be reused. However, we do recommend that you inspect them to ensure they are in good condition and positioned properly for the new installation. 2. Stop molding or perimeter seal for the exterior sides and top of the opening. 3. Some garage door models do not include the opener reinforcement bracket. This can be done with a reinforcement kit or it can be done with standard 13-gauge punched angle iron. See our garage doors installation manual for details. 4. Low headroom hardware. This is required when there is limited headroom between the top of the door and the ceiling or roof rafters.
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Garage Door Reinforcement Strut

Yes! Failure to properly install opener reinforcement will result in damage to the garage door and will void the warranty. The reinforcement configuration differs depending on the model number and size of the garage door. Refer to the installation manual supplied with our garage doors for specific instructions. For more information, see the “Attaching an Automatic Opener to “Pan Construction” Garage Doors Using Punched Angle” file listed on the Installation Manuals page, available here or “Attaching an Automatic Opener to “Sandwich Construction” Garage Doors Using Punched Angle,” available here.
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Garage Door Reinforcement Strut

Struts frequently bend when an opener lifts a 16 foot steel door that has a broken spring. This will often leave a one to three inch gap in the center of the top section. These struts can be straightened by locking the door, removing the strut, and straightening it. You will then need to straighten the top section and reinstall the strut.
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Garage Door Reinforcement Strut

GarageWorks Steel is a prime U.S. manufacturer of steel strut for garage door reinforcement. Available in various size, length, thickness and multiple Windload configurations.
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Garage Door Reinforcement Strut

Reinforcement struts, bridge struts Reinforcement struts, either 2¼” or 3” and 22 gauge, are used to support the garage door when it is in a horizontal position (open). It is recommended to install them for doors over 12’4” (3.8 m) wide, and to screw them in at the suggested area for greater strength.For very large doors, over 20’ (6 m) wide, there are bridge struts. Back to search page
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Yes, replacement sections for Clopay steel garage doors and Clopay wood garage doors are available from your local dealer or retailer provided we still manufacture the door model you own. If your door was manufactured in the last ten years, we can identify the model by referencing the 15 to 16 digit serial number located on the interior bottom section of the door. Exposure to the elements can alter the color of a garage door over time; so the replacement section may not be a perfect match. Due to the custom assembly of our Coachman Collection carriage house style garage doors, certain restrictions apply for replacing sections. Consult your local distributor for details.
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It depends on the type of spring system that will be installed with your new garage door. For extension springs, a minimum of 10″ is required for your garage doors to operate. Torsion springs require 12″. Remember, these amounts are for garage door operation only. If you are installing a garage door opener, additional headroom is required. Check with the opener manufacturer for additional headroom requirements.
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Voluntary standards for the garage door industry require the installation of handles in connection with the manual operation of a garage door. To comply with these standards, Clopay designs and provides handles for installation with every residential garage door system it sells. If it is decided not to install these handles, the homeowner will be responsible for ensuring the safe opening and closing of a manually operated door.
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Doors over 10 feet wide usually have at least one strut across the top of the top section. A 16′ wood door requires at least three struts, but steel doors often need only one. On double wide doors made of 25 or 26 gauge steel we recommend three struts, one across the tops of the bottom and top sections, and one in the middle of the door centered between the other two struts.
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Standard door widths are 8′, 9′, 10′, 12′, 14′, 15′, 15’6″, 16′, and 18′. Some models can be custom ordered in 2″ increments (8’2″, 8’4″, 8’6″, etc.). Check with your local dealer or retailer for custom garage doors width/model availability. Standard door heights are from 6′ to 8′ in 3″ increments, except for 7’3″. Most residential garage doors are now available in extended heights up to 16″. Check with your local dealer or retailer for custom garage doors extended height/model availability.
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Clopay garage doors are built to last, but some parts do occasionally wear out or become damaged. If you are reasonably handy and follow the detailed instructions in your installation manual, you can do some repairs yourself. Some of the parts that may require repair include rollers, bottom seal, hinges, lift handles, windows and window inserts. However, we strongly recommend that replacing springs, door sections, tracks and operators be handled by a garage door professional. See the “Installation and Care” and “Teach Me About Garage Doors” section on our website for additional information.
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The cost of a garage door depends on a number of factors such as: the model, size, material, decorative options and site conditions. Because Clopay garage doors are sold exclusively through our network of distributors, they are better able to provide you with the most up-to-date pricing. Most of our distributors also install the garage doors for you, so the final quote you receive should be the “installed price.” Consult our “Where to Buy”section to find a Clopay distributor near you.
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Normally, garage doors will hang about 4 to 6 inches into the opening. This helps keep tension on the cable so it does not separate from the cable drum or pulley. If your garage door operates with an electric opener, it can be adjusted so the door is pulled completely even with the opening, if necessary, to provide additional clearance for a vehicle.
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Your garage door is the largest moving part on your home, and perhaps the hardest working, being raised and lowered an average of six times per day. Like any other area of the home, it needs regular inspections and maintenance. We suggest that you perform the recommended garage door maintenance as listed in your installation manual on an annual basis.
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When adding struts to your door it is important to factor the additional weight. Two inch struts weigh about 10 ounces per foot. If you add over 20 pounds of struts to your door, we recommend replacing your springs. Otherwise, the extra weight will shorten the life of your garage door opener.
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Yes! Low headroom kits are available from your local garage door dealer or retailer. If your garage doors came with extension springs, the necessary headroom can be reduced to 4-1/2”. Torsion spring systems can be reduced to 4-1/2”. For more information, refer to the Low Headroom Options file listed in our Installation Manuals.

Published on Aug 9, 2017 | Under Garage | By michael ellis
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