Garage Door Sections

Most garage doors consist of sections that are connected with hinges. The end hinges and fixtures have rollers to allow the door to roll up into the tracks. History of Garage Door Section Construction In the early decades of door construction most sections were made of wood. There were four main types. Wood Flush Sections […]

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Garage Door Training

“We help people fix their garage doors.” That was written on the first flier I printed back in 1980. My plan was to provide training for maintenance personnel to repair their commercial and industrial overhead type doors. This was for the bigger companies in Chicago such as Honeywell and Wrigley, the chewing gum company, but […]

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Long Life Extension Springs

Garage door extension springs stretch as the door closes and contract as the door opens. Also designated “stretch springs,” these usually mount above the horizontal tracks, but sometimes they extend beside the vertical tracks. Over the years there have been requests for better springs because customers’ existing springs have not lasted as long as they […]

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BarCol Doors

Those of us who have been in the business for a while remember the old BarCol doors. This name is short for Barber Coleman. The biggest difficulty we remember is accommodating the incompatibility of torsion hardware. While all the other door companies used 1″ shafts, the early shafts on BarCol doors doors had a 1 1/16″ […]

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