Active Coils: The number of working coils in a torsion spring
Air Infiltration: The leakage or passage of air through a door system
Backroom: Horizontal distance measured into a building from the face of the header above a garage door
Bearing: End Bearing, Center Bearing Nylon Bearing Sealed Bearing Ball Bearing, used in doors and openers
Black: Color-marking convention to mark parts as Right Side, Left Wound
Bottom Brackets: Bottom Fixtures, located at the bottom of the door, cable is attached, bottom rollers is contained in the bottom bracket
Bottom Corner Bracket: A structural support located on the bottom section that holds track rollers and may also provide for attachment of lifting cables
Bottom Weather seal: Weather-strip attached to the bottom rail of a door to seal against the floor
Bracket Mounted: Method of fastening vertical track to jamb using angle brackets
Cable: 1/16”, 3/32”, 1/8”, 5/32”, 3/16”, ¼” are the typical cable diameter sized used on garage doors 7×7, 7×19, Aircraft Cable, Stainless Steel, Garage Door Cable, Torsion Cable, Extension Spring Cable, Cable Tip, Cable Loop
Cable Clamp: Manufactured device used to secure two pieces of cable to each other
Cable Drum: Grooved drum, fitted on torsion spring shaft, onto which lifting cable is wound when door is opened
Cable Length: Specific amount of cable required to properly operate door
Ceiling: Top horizontal surface in the interior of a garage
Center Bearing Bracket: A bracket that houses a shaft bearing and aligns and supports the torsion shaft and spring(s) assembly. Also serves to anchor stationary cone(s) to header
Center Bearing Plate: A plate or bracket that can house a shaft bearing and is used to align and support the counterbalancing mechanism to the torsion shaft as well as anchor one end of torsion springs to the header.
Center Hinge: A hinge generally located on the intermediate stiles to allow sections to pivot as door opens. Also used as graduated edge hinge between bottom and intermediate section
Center Stile: Vertical member of a door section which provides structural rigidity and location for center door
Clearance: The amount of side room, head room and back room required to properly install a sectional door
Commercial: An overhead type door which is intended use at entrances of buildings such as loading docks and service stations, and is normally operated 5,000 cycles per year
Counterbalance: To oppose or balance with an equal weight or force, Torsion Spring, Extension Spring
Cycle: One complete cycle of a door beginning with the door in the closed position, then moving to the open position and back to the closed position Torsion springs, extension springs, weights are all methods of counter balancing a garage door
Cylinder: The part of a key operated lock that accepts the key and contains the locking pins, Lock Cylinder, Keyed Alike, Keyed Different
Daylight Opening: Opening dimensions taken between face of jambs and between floor and header
Design Wind Load: Horizontal design load applied to a garage door based on such factors as wind speed, building height and door horizontal location
Door: Used to refer to the entire garage door, not the garage door opener, just the door
Door Frame: The frame into which the door fits; consists of two door jambs, and a door header
Door Header: The upper part of a door frame, consisting of the head jamb, head casing, stop and trim Molding
Door Hinges: End hinge, center hinge. All doors, except one piece doors, use hinges. End hinges are at the edge of the door and contain the rollers, center hinges are positioned on the door sections at various intervals in the center of the door, Nylon Garage Door Hine
Door Jamb: The upright framing on each side of the door opening
Door Maintenance: Any work done to a garage door, preventive, emergency, routine.
Door Opener Parts: Any part of the garage door opener, not remotes or controls rather the actual parts of the garage door opener
Door Repair: Work done after something breaks or is near failure.
Door Repair Parts: All parts of the garaged door, Rollers, hinges, cables, track, bearings, weather seal, springs, drums and so on.
Door Repairs: The act of repairing a garage door, “I am making door repairs”
Door Size: Door dimensions characterized by the width first and the height second
Door Springs: Torsion springs, extension springs. Springs are the counter balance to the weight of the garage door. Springs are rated to the weight of the garage door. Springs do the actually lifting of the Garage Door
Duplex Spring: A combination of two torsion springs of different diameters telescoped within
End Bearing Plate: Plate commonly used on torsion spring counterbalance units, which includes a ball bearing to support radial movement of a torsion shaft at each end
End Stile: Stile located at each end of a door section which provides for attachment of graduated edge Hinges
Expert Technical Support: Phone, Email, face to face consultation regarding garage door or garage door opener repairs, installation, sales, marketing and or anything relating to the garage door and garage door and garage door opener industry.
Extension Spring: Provides power or tension by stretching or pulling, and is usually mounted along the horizontal section of track extending from front of door opening to the back hang
Front Mounted Low Headroom: Low headroom hardware where springs mount on torsion shaft above
Garage: Attached to the house or detached to the house, free standing, barn, pole barn, building, structure. Any structure that a garage door is located
Garage Door: Our favorite thing, the Garage Door. Upward acting, sectional, standard lift, hi lift, vertical lift, sliding, tilting, one piece, wood door, steel door, fiberglass door, the almighty GARAGE DOOR!
Garage Door Accessories: Add on’s Keyless entry system, mini remotes, decorative hardware, carriage house hardware, carriage house door, weather seal, remotes, openers
Garage Door Hardware: Hinges, Rollers, Cable, Weather Seal, Track, Brackets, bearing plates, springs, screws, bolts, nuts, washers, any and all parts of the door aside from the door sections can be referred to as garage door hardware.
Garage Door Decorative Hardware: heavy hinges, magnetic hinges, door handles, door knockers, stamped steel, metal, plastic, screws, stud fasteners, black iron, iron, wrought iron, twisted metal, hammer tone, crinkle finish, powder coated, textured, smooth, heritage, black smith, strap hinge, pull handle, spear, Barcelona, fleur-de-lis, hammered iron, dome, dome end, dome twisted, aspen, conifer, pulls, Yorktown, mid evil, magnetic hinge, magnetic handle, magnetic dividing line, rosette, fasteners, clavos, arrow, spade hinge, antique, vintage, aged, old school, heavy hardware
Garage Door Hinges: End Hinges, Center Hinges, decorative, magnetic, iron
Garage Door Maintance: Normal scheduled, preventive, routine, all work done on a garage door
Garage Door Opener: Mechanical device that opens and closes a garage door, this is not the correct term for the remote, this refers to the actual unit that contains all the mechanics that lift and close the garage door
Garage Door Opener Parts: Gears,sprockets, chain, motor, logic board, mother board, sequencher, receiver, antenna, clutch, clutch parts, clutch disk, limit, limit switch, stop, limit nut, limit adjuster, chain link, master link, ½ link, carriage, carriage stop, arm, draw bar, belt, belt drive, gear kit, sprocket kit, shaft, limit shaft, drive shaft, limit box, limit assembly, shim, worm gear, helical gear, thrust washer, drive pin, shear pin, roll pin, board, rack, capacitor, motor capacitor, screw drive, screw drive troll, screw drive carriage, rail, T rail, square rail, 3 piece rail, DC motor, AC motor, direct drive, belt drive, V Belt, fan belt, channel, release, carriage release, carriage slide, inner slide, lubriplate, grease, lube, oil, aero, magnetic, magnetic limit switch, magnetic switch, bushing, sprocket bushing, saddle, sprocket saddle, wide limit switch, narrow limit switch, chain drive, bullet, collar, coupler, clip, clip & collar, chain dog, chain dog set, bracket, header bracket, door arm, curved arm, curved door arm, straight arm, straight door arm, excelerator, overhead door, allstar, challenger, Wayne Dalton, geine, sears, craftsman, liftmaster, chamberlain, linear, marantec, rolling code, screw drive coupler, photo cell, safety sensor, photo cell bracket, photo cell wire, safety beam, safety beam wire, Plug, pig tail, trolly, solenoid, single phase, brake, posilock, bore, commercial, industrial, residential, transformer, brake solenoid, relay, 3dpt, dpdt, 115v, 230v, idler assembly, trolley assembly, Same as with the garage door, any and all PARTS mechanical parts of the garage door openers, not remotes, keyless entries or any other control
Garage Door Parts: Springs, Torsion springs, extension springs, pull, IPPT, length, inside diameter, wound, wind, custom springs, special order, cable, cable clamp, cable adjustment clip, s hook, open e3ye bolt, spring clip, opne end spring, double loop spring, strap, spring strap, hook up, tandem hook up, lacing bracket, 3”, 2”, 1-3/4”, 2-1/2”, 2-5/8”. 3-3/8”, pulley, sheave, clevis pulley, stud pulley, pulley fork, bearing, ball bearing, closed bearing, sealed bearing, fixed pulley, 4”, 5”, 6”, cast, cast iron, spring fittings, winding, winding cone, plug, winding plug, stationary, stationary cone, stationary plug, universal, grooved, splined, RH wind, LH wind, left wound, right wound, cone, plug, fitting, ohd, pvc, filler, wood, wood block, spring filler, cable drums, drums, spools, d400-8, d400-144, d525-216, d800-384, d850-132, d110-216, d1350-336, d400-54, d525-54, d575-120, d6375-164 standard lift, hi lift, vertical lift, full vertical, cable, break strength, 1/16”, 3/32”, 1/8”, 5/32”, 3/16”, ¼” Cable sleeve, spool, tip, end, stop, thimble, cable assemblies, clamps, cable clamps, rollers, 2” roller, 3” roller, roller shaft, wheel, steel roller, steel, nylon roller, nylon, plastic, sealed, ball bearing, 13 ball bearing, long roller, long stem roller, long shaft roller, hinge, end hinge, center hinge, embossed, gauge, 16 gauge, 14 gauge, 11 gauge, # 1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9 bearing, bushing, steel bearing, ball bearing, football bearing, flange bearing, pillow block, grease fitting, zerk fitting, set screw, bearing plate, end bearing, end bearing plate, center bearing, center bearing plate, flat bearing plate, flat plate, commercial bearing plate, residential bearing plate, support, center support, notched bearing plate, notched support, anchor, lock, lock set, lock kit, key, keys, keys same, keyed alike, keyed different, sash chain, lock rod, lock rod guide, handle, T handle, L handle, 5/16”, latch, latches, spring latch, outside, inside, outside lock, inside lock, release, inside release, spacer, slider, slide lock, snap lock, end lock, end style lock, post, posts, push nut, dead bolt, stamped, zink, die cast, T handle, dummy T, Dummy L operational, non operational, mounting, mounting plate, tumbler, cylinder, lock cylinder, opener bracket, draw bar plate, mounting bracket, fixture, top fixture, top bracket, top roller, adjustable, low head room, bottom bracket, bottom fixture, bottom roller, hook up, outside, outside hook up, quick close, sled, long arm, quick close brackets, quick close fixture, quick close top fixture, leaf spring, bumper, kit, assembly, push, push bumper, push spring, track, track bracket, guide, angle bracket, wall bracket, jamb bracket, adjustable bracket, no adjustable bracket, splice bracket, slotted, slotted bracket, clip, strut clip, strut, u channel, reinforcement bracket, lift, lift handle, handle, step, step plate, rope, pull rope, link, port, exhaust, exhaust port, lube, lubrication, spray lube, oil, silicone, white grease, lithium, contact, contact cleaner, decorative hardware, decorative hinges, fancy door brackets, carriage, carriage door, magnetic, stamped steel, heavy iron, studs, screws, colonial, spear, bean, Fleur-di-Lis, Barcelona, rosette, door studs, knocker, door knocker, oval, round, square, pan head, dome, dome end twist, drop ring, self tapper, sheet metal, sheet metal screw, tek, tek screw, self drilling, self drilling screw, lag, lag bolt, hex head, pan head, flat head, round head, track bolt, slotted track bolt, splined track bolt, hex nut, nut, keps nut, flat washer, lock washer, ¼” washer, 5/15 washer, 3/8 washer, nails, painted nail, ring shank nails, astragal nails, clevis pin, cotter pin, hair pin, set screw, sleeve anchor, concrete screw,, masonry screw, masonry bolt, roller chain, chain, chain link, roller chain link, master link, ½ link, offset link, chain tool, chain breaker, angle, punched angle. Angle iron, solid shaft, tube shaft, keyed shaft, shaft coupler, coupler, adjustable coupler, shaft key, bent shaft key, straight key, woodruff key, shaft collar, collar, split collar, double split collar, black oxide, spreader arm, chain hoist, gear drive, chain drive, lift, chain lift, hoist, hand chain, door stop, door trim, door weather seal, side seal, top seal bottom seal, weather seal, rubber, vinyl, white, sandstone, almond, brown, terra tone, jamb seal, reverse seal, threshold, rubber threshold, aluminum threshold, retainer, pvc retainer, aluminum retainer, angle retainer, bottom retainer, universal retainer, threshold kit, wood door seal,
Any and all parts of a garage door, residential or commercial.
Garage Door Remote: Remote, transmitter, genie, clicker, hand held, button, opener, mini remote, key chain remote, small remote, 300, Mhz, 303MHz, 312MHz, 315Mhz, 318MHz, 340Mhz, 360Mhz, 372Mhz, 380Mhz, 390Mhz, dip switch, rolling code, Intellicode, Liftmaster, Sears, Craftsman, Marantec, AllStar, Digi Code, Multi Code, sky link, chamberlain, linear, mega code, security code, delta, DT, security +, billion code, digital, wireless, frequency, mvp, heddolf, overhead door, 891, 371, 893, max, dual frequency, 361lm, 371lm, 81lm, 971lm, one button, two button, three button, open close stop, open close stop,one channel, two channel, three channel, linear dt, linear mdt, linear act, linear mct, linear mt, linear act, 3089, 4120, 4140, 3070, 3060, 3083, pulsar, Stanley, tri-code,
Garage Door Repair
Garage Door Repairs Same as above, all and any type of repairs to a garage door
Garage door Weather Seal: Tops seal, side seal, bottom seal, threshold seal, threshold, rubber threshold, metal threshold, aluminum threshold, Storm Shield, Sensible Solutions, Tsunami Seal rubber, vinyl , door stop, door seal, seal, weather seal kit, door weather seal, between section seal, section seal, gaps, air, cold, cold air, wind, snow, rain, debris, rodents, leaves, crack, floor, concrete, garage floor, door side, side of door, top of door, gap, heaved floor, un even, un even floor, out of level, out of square, leaning
Graduated Edge Hinge: Hinge placed on edge of door sections allowing sections to pivot as door opens and closes. Hinges hold track roller and are graduated and numbered for correct placement to ensure flush fit of door against jambs when closed
Gusset Plate: Hardware fastened to door header to help support the track assembly and spring assembly
Hand Wound: This is the direction the spring wire is wound, like the threads on a bolt. It does NOT refer to what direction your wind the spring. Springs are RH wound or LH wound.
Hang Down: The amount of the door that hangs down from the door opening when the door is in the open position
Head plate: The supporting plate for the lifting drum located in line with the outer edge of the door, Bearing Plate, center Bearing, End bearing
Headroom: Vertical clear space required inside above the door opening, and below the lowest ceiling obstruction, required for proper operation of the door and its hardware
High Cycle Spring: Counterbalance springs with increased cycle life capability for high usage doors
High Lift Drum: A cable drum contoured to balance a high lift door
High Lift Track: Track and hardware that causes the door to rise vertically some distance above the top of the door opening before it levels out into a horizontal position
High Moment Arm: Radius of a cable drum, including cable, at point of cable peel off from the drum
Hinge: Hardware item that joins door sections together, and allows sections to pivot independent of each other
Horizontal Radius: Section of track that transitions from vertical to horizontal track welded, bolted or riveted to the horizontal track and then bolted to the flag angle
Horizontal Rise: The upward slope of the horizontal track which helps to start the door downward and helps maintain cable tension
Horizontal Track: Track used in the horizontal segment of a track assembly
Horizontal Track Assembly: An assembly made up of horizontal track and reinforced with an angle that is used to both guide and support the door in the horizontal position
Inch-Pounds: English unit of measurement of torque
IPPT: Acronym for Inch-Pounds Per Turn; torque rate of a spring, indicating the number of inch-pounds of torque delivered to a shaft for each turn the spring is wound
Low Lift Hardware: Low headroom accessories which enable a door system to operate in minimal headroom conditions
Low Moment Arm: Smallest radius, or distance from the shaft axis, to the center of the cable that regards cable peel off point on cable drums
LSLO: Acronym for left side looking out
Lubricants; Grease, Oil, white grease, spray lube, aero, lubriplate, silicone, lithium, low temp, low temp grease, All are lubricants for garage doors and garage door openers.
Mini Storage: Roll up doors used in mini warehouse, you store it facilities – YEEEEP!
MIP: Acronym for Maximum Inch-Pounds; (IPPT x Turns = MIP); Used to describe the total torque required on a shaft to raise a given door weight from the floor, and also is the measurement of the torque capacity of a particular wire size at a desired cycle level of operation
Opening Height: Distance from floor to the bottom of header
Opening Width: Distance between jambs of the door opening
Perimeter Seal: Weather-strip installed at the perimeter of a garage door, door stop, side and top seal, weather seal.
Pounds Pull: Unit of force determined by dividing the torque by the moment arm of the drum and term used for the amount of pull an extension spring exerts, “ the pull “ of the spring, given in pounds as related to the weight of the door.
Quarter Turn: A unit of turn measurement when winding tension into a torsion spring
Rain Stop: Ledge provided at the point where the bottom rail meets the floor to prevent water
from running under the door and allowing for runoff of the water onto the drive or approach
Rate of Rise: Measurement of change per revolution of a drum’s moment arm
Receiver: Receives the signal from the- Remote, keypad, telephone, card reader or any other transmitting device, Over head door, Genie, Liftmaster, Sears, Craftsman, chamberlain, multi-code, digi-code, linear, pulsar, MVP, allstar, linear, mega code, rolling code, security code, dip switch, security +, billion code, digital
Red: Indicates color for Left Side, Right Wound
Remotes: Remote, transmitter, genie, clicker, hand held, button, opener, mini remote, key chain remote, small remote, 300, Mhz, 303MHz, 312MHz, 315Mhz, 318MHz, 340Mhz, 360Mhz, 372Mhz, 380Mhz, 390Mhz, dip switch, rolling code, Intellicode, Liftmaster, Sears, Craftsman, Marantec, AllStar, Digi Code, Multi Code, sky link, chamberlain, linear, mega code, security code, delta, DT, security +, billion code, digital, wireless, frequency, mvp, heddolf, overhead door, 891, 371, 893, max, dual frequency, 361lm, 371lm, 81lm, 971lm, one button, two button, three button, open close stop, open close stop,one channel, two channel, three channel, linear dt, linear mdt, linear act, linear mct, linear mt, linear act, 3089, 4120, 4140, 3070, 3060, 3083, pulsar, Stanley, tri-code,
Residential: A sectional overhead type door which is intended for use in a residential garage, and normally operated less than 1,500 cycles per year
Rollers: These are the wheels that ride in the door track. 2”, 3”, steel, nylon, plastic, bearing, ball bearing, 10 ball bearing, 11 ball bearing, 13 ball bearing, 10 ball, 11 ball, 13 ball, short stem, long stem, sealed bearing, Wheels, roller wheels, shaft, wheel, spud, door wheel, track wheel.
Roller Bracket: A device that is mounted to a door section and holds a track roller
RSLO: Acronym for “right side looking out”
Same Day Shipping: Orders that ship the day they are placed. Factors to consider, time the order is placed, time zone, weekends, holidays, adverse weather conditions. Garagedoorstuff.com ships same or next day at all times.
Shipping: the method of getting your order to you. We use USPS – United States postal System & UPS – United Parcel Service.
Shopping Cart: Just like shopping in a store, put your items into your shopping cart and proceeded to check out when you are finished shopping.
Side room: A horizontal measurement from each side of the door opening, outward to the nearest obstruction
Slant: The pitch of a roof
Spring Assembly Closed Wound: A coiled torsion spring with no gaps between the coils
Springs: Springs do all the work of lifting the garage door, Torsion springs, extension springs, Inside diameter, length, wind, wound, bars, cones, plugs, measure, wire size, wire diameter, .196, .207, .218, .225, .234, .243, .250, .262, .273, .283, .289, .295, .306, .312, .319, .331, .343, .362, .375, ..393, .406 1-3/4”, 2”, 2-1/4”, 2-5/8”, 2-3/4”, 3-3/8”, 3-3/4”, 5-7/8”, 6”, 7-5/8”, RH, LH, RH wound, LH wound, RH wind, LH wind, Right, left, winding tool, winding bars, spring tool, Ends, coils, color, tan, green, gold, blue, orange, yellow, white, red, brown, lt. blue, open loop, closed loop, double closed loop, clip, clipped, clipped ends, ends up, Wagner end, mini warehouse, mini ware house spring, mini ware house ends, Crawford, Crawford ends, long end, rolling steel, rolling steel ends, tail, long tail, short tail, rolling steel loops, barcole ends, metal strap, strap end
Spring Assembly Open Wound: A coiled torsion spring with equal gaps between each coil
Spring Balance: The amount of turns needed to counterbalance the weight of the garage door
Spring Fitting: A plug or cone used to adapt the torsion springs to the torsion shaft and/or center
bearing bracket. One piece is a stationary cone while the other fitting is a winding plug, cone, plug, stationary, winding.
Stationary Cone: Part t hat fits into the end of a torsion spring permitting the spring to be fixed to the center bearing bracket
May also incorporate a retainer for a ball bearing or bushing
Studs: Heavy iron, clavos, fasteners, black iron, attachment, screws
Technical Support: Phone help, Email, help, job site help, advice, assistance, WE CAN
Threshold – Storm Shield, Sensible Solutions, Tsunami Seal, Bottom Seal, Water Barrier, Glue Down, Self adhesive, Aluminum, Rubber
Top Seal: Weather-stripping which fastens to the top of the door to seal the door along the top of the opening, weather seal, door stop
Torque: The twisting force around an axis
Torsion Spring: A spring that works in the manner of twisting one end or part about a longitudinal axis while the other end is held or turned in the opposite direction developing torque, Springs do all the work of lifting the garage door, Torsion springs, extension springs, Inside diameter, length, wind, wound, bars, cones, plugs, measure, wire size, wire diameter, .196, .207, .218, .225, .234, .243, .250, .262, .273, .283, .289, .295, .306, .312, .319, .331, .343, .362, .375, ..393, .406 1-3/4”, 2”, 2-1/4”, 2-5/8”, 2-3/4”, 3-3/8”, 3-3/4”, 5-7/8”, 6”, 7-5/8”, RH, LH, RH wound, LH wound, RH wind, LH wind, Right, left, winding tool, winding bars, spring tool, Ends, coils, color, tan, green, gold, blue, orange, yellow, white, red, brown, lt. blue, open loop, closed loop, double closed loop, clip, clipped, clipped ends, ends up, Wagner end, mini warehouse, mini ware house spring, mini ware house ends, Crawford, Crawford ends, long end, rolling steel, rolling steel ends, tail, long tail, short tail, rolling steel loops, barcole ends, metal strap, strap ends,
Track: Channel shaped metal bars or rails in which upward acting doors operate via track rollers
Track Roller: Roller assembly for guiding the door sections along track
Trajectory: The arc of travel or sweep of the top section as the door is raised from closed to open position
Turn: A 360-degree revolution of a component about its axis
Turns: Amount of revolutions a torsion spring is wound
Upper Vertical Track: Upper track assembly on a vertical lift door
Vertical Lift: Refers to a hardware design that causes doors to open vertically where no horizontal tracks are required
Vertical Lift Drum: A cable drum with changing radius grooves to negate spring tension
Vertical Track: The portion of track that is oriented vertically and is adjacent to the jamb
Weather-strip: Material used at the perimeter of a garage door, or between joints of a garage door, intended to improve a door’s performance against air infiltration and thermal transmission
Winding Cone: Part that fits into a torsion spring permitting winding and tension adjustment
Winding Rod: Winding bars, winding tool,A solid rod that fits into the socket of the winding plug to tension torsion springs
Wire Size: The diameter of the wire in a spring