Different Styles Of Garage Doors - As a door expert witness, I'm called upon many times annually to judge garage door injuries. Garage doors come in several shapes and sizes. Their functions vary from fundamental security of a place to decorative concealment. Most doors could be broken down into classes or several basic styles. Typical modern garage doors for residential applications are usually predominantly of the overhead sectional variety. That style of the door comes in levels of insulation, several shapes, materials, plus an extensive selection of look possibilities.
They are assembled as a custom design to complement the decor of any building or available as a prefabricated kit. Commercial warehouse sort installations frequently order higher security demands. A good option for this particular security sort of door is the "roll-up" design that resembles a roll top desk sort of door. This door can be produced with various stuff that may be as sturdy as the walls that were adjacent, making forced entry by means of this opening very hard.
In the past, with running an overhead garage door, the greatest concern was the possible hazards related to the springs used for balancing the door weight. Pre mid-1960's garage door installations commonly relied upon a set of stretched (tensioned) springs to aid the operation of the garage door pivoting hinges. These springs became loaded (tensioned) as the door was moved to the closed position.
Some of the most dangerous aspects of those spring systems was that after a time frame, often with no maintenance or inspection, the points of attachment of those springs would corrode or become feeble. This weakening of the springs or points of attachment would often result in an inadvertent explosive failure fling the broken spring parts over the garage, embed the steel or spring parts to the garage walls, alternative items in the course of travel or cars.