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Professional Garage Door Installation

As a homeowner, you need to ensure that your garage door is not only protecting against the elements but also providing an essential layer of security. But when you need to get a new one installed, who can you trust? At Roger Garage Door Repair, we have been helping homeowners like you with their garage door installations for years.

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An Introduction to Garage Door Parts

Knowing the nuts and bolts of your garage door can help you maintain its longevity and functionality. Let's take a look at the components of your garage door and their importance.

The Garage Door Opener

A vital player in any garage system is the garage door opener. This nifty device lets us open and close our garages at the push of a button. It comes in different types like chain-drive, belt-drive, screw-drive or direct-drive models based on your specific needs.

Cables: Doing Heavy Lifting

If there were an unsung hero award for garage parts it would probably go to cables. These steel strands bear the brunt of your garage door’s weight and work alongside springs to make sure that opening or closing happens smoothly.

Tracks: Guiding Your Door's Path

The tracks in a garage system are like the rails for a train. They guide your door as it opens and closes, making sure it moves exactly where it needs to go. There are two types of tracks – vertical ones installed against the wall, and horizontal ones which lead back into the garage from overhead.

Springs: The Muscle Behind Your Garage Door

Your garage doors are quite heavy. So how do they lift with such ease? Enter springs - specifically torsion springs and extension springs. These mighty coils store mechanical energy when twisted or stretched which allows them to lift up even the heaviest of doors effortlessly.

  • Torsion Springs: Mounted above the opening of your door, these work by slowly twisting as the door closes using cables attached to each side of the lower panel causing it to coil tightly around a shaft running across that width.
  • Extension Springs: As their name suggests, they extend. Found along both sides or sometimes overhead (parallel) next to horizontal tracks; tension is created when we pull these apart during closure while release helps raise everything back into place upon opening again.

Types Of Garage Doors

Selecting the right type of garage door can be a game-changer. By choosing the right garage door, not only can you enhance your home's aesthetic appeal, but also increase security and energy efficiency.

Sectional Garage Doors

Sectional doors, as the name suggests, are made up of panel sections that are connected with hinges. As you open or close the door, wheels at the edge of each panel roll inside a vertical track on each side of your garage doorway. This allows for smooth operation without taking up extra driveway space.The great thing about sectional doors is their flexibility in design options - from windows to hardware upgrades, there's plenty to choose from. But remember: these features come at an additional cost and may need more maintenance over time.

Roll-Up Garage Doors

If you're tight on space but don't want to compromise on durability or strength, roll-up doors might just hit the sweet spot. Known for their minimal overhead storage requirements and robust build quality, they've become popular in commercial settings like warehouses – but homeowners have started adopting them too.You might pay a bit more upfront compared to other types due to its high-quality materials used (typically steel). This type of door is worth the initial investment, as it provides lasting dependability and low upkeep costs.

Tilt-Up/Up-and-Over Canopy Garage Doors

Tilt-up canopy garage doors operate by tilting out and then being pulled back into the garage. A potential downside of tilt-up canopy garage doors is that you need to have free space in front of your garage for them to work correctly.They might not be as popular these days due to their size and somewhat outdated design, but if simplicity and affordability are high on your list – this could be a good fit.

Tilt-Up/Up-and-Over Retractable Garage Doors

A cousin of the canopy style door is the retractable version. Similar in operation, it swings up and over into the ceiling area when opened. But unlike its relative, it retracts fully into your garage which makes it compatible with automatic openers.

Garage Door Brands

The market is filled with a variety of garage door brands, each bringing unique strengths to the table. Let's explore the features of some of these major players in the market.


Clopay has been in business for over 50 years, making them one of the most established names in the industry. They're known for their high-quality doors that blend aesthetics and functionality. Clopay offers an extensive range including steel, wood composite, and full view aluminum garage doors.

Wayne Dalton

Wayne Dalton, another seasoned brand in this field specializes not just in residential but also commercial garage doors. From classic wooden designs to modern glass styles, Wayne Dalton gives you plenty of options to match your home's exterior design.

Amarr Garage Doors

In operation since 1951, Amarr Garage Doors takes pride in providing safe and stylish solutions for homeowners across North America. Amarr offers a diverse selection from carriage house style doors to sleek modern designs made from various materials such as steel or aluminum.

Overhead Door

Overhead Door, established in 1921, is one of the pioneers in creating a standardized upward-acting garage door system. They offer robust solutions that cater to both residential and commercial needs with a wide selection ranging from steel doors to custom wood designs.

All these brands have their unique offerings but what makes Roger Garage Door Repair stand out is our comprehensive understanding and experience with all these brands.