All About Garage Door Parts: What You Need to Know

Garage Door Parts

When we think of garage doors, we often visualize a simple, large slab of metal or wood that goes up and down. But there’s a lot more to garage doors than meets the eye. A garage door is a complex system of various parts, each playing a crucial role in its operation. Let’s dive deep into these parts and understand their significance.

Detailed Table:

Your garage door consists of several parts, and understanding them can help you maintain your door’s functionality. Here’s a detailed table about some of the most important parts:

Part Description
Springs Provide the force to lift and lower the door. Torsion and extension springs are the two main types.
Cables Work with springs to lift the door. A broken cable can keep the door from opening.
Rollers Help the door move smoothly on the tracks.
Tracks Guide the door as it goes up and down.
Hinges Allow the door panels to bend as the door opens and closes.
Sensors Safety feature to detect obstructions and prevent the door from closing on them.
Weatherstripping Seals the door and prevents drafts, dirt, and water from entering. Maintain them regularly for optimum performance.
Opener Motorized device that opens and closes the door. Consider the benefits of a Wi-Fi connected opener.
Remote Control Allows wireless operation of the door from a distance.
Keypad Allows operation of the door by entering a security code.

Why Choose Us?

At our company, we believe in providing not just a service, but an experience. Here’s why you should choose us:

  • Expertise: Our team is trained and experienced in handling all types of garage door issues.
  • Quality Parts: We only use the best quality parts to ensure durability and performance.
  • Transparent Pricing: No hidden charges, ever.
  • Fast Response: We understand the urgency of a malfunctioning garage door.

Service Areas:

  • Calgary
  • Okotoks
  • Airdrie
  • Cochrane
  • Chestermere
  • Banff

Frequently Asked Questions

Why the garage doors are making a loud noise?

Often, noises can be traced back to worn-out rollers, loose hardware, or parts needing lubrication. Addressing these issues can make your door operate silently. For more on this, check our guide on how to fix a noisy garage door.

Why won’t the garage doors close completely?

Several issues could prevent the door from closing. Common culprits include misaligned sensors, blockages in the door’s path, or problems with the door’s settings. If your door refuses to close, see our post on garage door won’t close repair.

How often should I service my garage door?

Annual maintenance is generally a good practice. This can prevent potential issues and extend the lifespan of your door. For more details, explore our annual garage door maintenance guide.

Can I repair my garage door myself?

While minor issues can be addressed by homeowners, it’s safer to consult professionals for major repairs, especially those involving springs or cables. Learn more about why you shouldn’t DIY garage door repairs.


The garage doors are an intricate system with various essential parts. Proper understanding and regular maintenance of these parts can ensure a long lifespan for your door. If you ever face challenges related to these issues, don’t hesitate. Reach out to the experts and ensure safe, efficient operation for years to come. Contact us today for all your garage door needs.

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David Martin

David Martin

Servicing garage doors for over a decade has thought me a thing or two about garage doors. In this blog I will try to share with you all I've learned over the years. I hope you find these tips helpful for a DIY fix before paying for a technician. If you still need help, don't hesitate to give us a call.

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