Carriage House Type Garage Doors - As a door expert witness, I'm called upon many times per year to gauge garage door injuries. Garage doors come in many sizes and shapes. Their functions vary from basic security of an area to concealment that is cosmetic. Most doors might be broken down into a few basic styles or types. Typical modern garage doors for residential uses tend to be primarily of the overhead sectional variety. That style of the door comes in levels of insulation, many configurations, materials, as well as a broad array of look possibilities.
They are accessible as a prefabricated kit or assembled as a custom design to complement the decor of any building. Higher security requirements are commonly dictated by commercial warehouse type installments. A good choice for this security kind of door is the "roll-up" design that resembles a roll top desk kind of door. This door may be manufactured with many different materials that can be as sturdy as the walls that were adjoining, making forced entry through this opening very difficult.
Before, with managing an overhead garage door the biggest concern was the potential hazards associated with the springs used for balancing the door weight. Pre mid-1960's garage door setups typically relied upon a pair of stretched (tensioned) springs to help the operation of the garage door pivoting hinges. These springs became loaded (tensioned) as the door was moved to the closed position. Unloading (releasing) of the stored spring energy happened as the door was opened to the horizontal overhead location.
Some of the very most dangerous aspects of the spring systems was that after a time frame, often with no maintenance or review, the points of attachment of the springs would rust or become feeble. This weakening of points or the springs of attachment would often lead to an inadvertent volatile failure fling the broken spring parts across the garage, embed the spring or steel parts to the garage walls, alternative items in the path of traveling or cars.