Genie Garage Door Opener Model 1024 - As a door expert witness, I'm called upon many times annually to gauge garage door harms. Garage doors come in several sizes and shapes. Their functions range from basic security of a place to decorative concealment. Most doors may be broken down into a few basic styles or categories. Typical modern garage doors for residential uses are usually predominantly of the overhead sectional variety. That fashion of the door comes in several shapes, materials, levels of insulation, and also a wide variety of look possibilities.
They have been assembled as a custom layout to complement the decor of any building or accessible as a prefabricated kit. Higher security requirements are generally dictated by commercial warehouse type installments. A good choice for this particular security type of door is the "roll up" style that resembles a roll top desk type of door. This door can be made with various materials which can be as solid as the adjacent walls, making forced entry by means of this opening very difficult.
Before, the greatest concern with running an overhead garage door was the potential dangers associated with the springs useful for balancing the door weight. Pre mid-1960's garage door setups normally relied upon a set of stretched (tensioned) springs to assist the operation of the garage door pivoting hinges. These springs became loaded (tensioned) as the door was moved into the closed position. Unloading (releasing) of the stored spring energy occurred as the door was opened to the horizontal overhead position.
Some of the very dangerous aspects of the spring systems was that after a period of time, frequently with no care or review, the points of attachment of the springs would rust or become weak. This weakening of the springs or points of attachment would frequently lead to an inadvertent volatile failure fling the broken spring parts around the garage, embed the spring or steel parts into the garage walls, cars or alternative items in the road of travel.