Garage Door Strut Connector Kit
- Stronger than traditional Strut
- Connector made of 20 ga. galvanized steel
- Available for 8′, 9′, 16′, & 18′ Garage Doors
- Tek screws Included For Connector
- Optional: Impact Ready 7/16 Inch (11 mm) Magnetic Nut Driver
- Same Day Shipping
2-1/4" 22 Ga.Struts & 20 Ga.Connector Strut for 8', 9' 16' & 18' Wide Doors
8' Wide Doors
(1) One: 7′-11 in. x 2-1/4 in. 22 Gauge strut with galvanized finish.
9' Wide Doors
(2) 4‘-5 in. x 2-1/4 in. 22 Ga. galvanized struts
(1) 20 Ga. 32 in. Strut Connector
(24) 1/2 in. Tek screws.
16' Wide Doors
(2) 7′-11 in x 2-1/4 in. 22 Ga. galvanized strut
(1) 20 ga. 32 in. strut Connector
(24) 1/2″ Tek screws.
18' Wide Doors
(2) 8′-10 in x 2-1/4 in. 22 ga. galvanized strut
(1) 52 in. 20 Ga. strut Connector
(24) 1/2″ Tek screws.
*Door Mounting TEK Screws Not Included In Price But May Be Purchased During Check-Out
*7/16 Is The Universal Size For Garage Door Fasteners & Will Require A 7/16 Nut Driver Bit For Assembly & Installation
A 7/16 Nut Driver Bit Is Available For Purchase @ Checkout
Garage Door Struts
Does your garage door open and close easily or does it stop somewhere in the middle of the opening without banging down or rolling back up? If so, your door may be bent and may need a garage door strut.
Garage doors should travel up/down with relative ease and traverse the turn at the top without binding. A garage door panel with a bend in it will add stress to the opener and shorten the motor or gear assembly life.
garage door stiffener
Garage door struts stiffen sections of the door to prevent them from bending or breaking. Struts help make each section/panel rigid so the door will open and close smoothly. If the sections are not rigid, your garage door will bend as it opens and closes.
Residential single doors typically do not need struts unless it is a steel door that is motor-operated. We recommend, a strut across the top section to prevent the top of the door from bending if the opener force is out of adjustment.
How Many Garage Door Struts Do I Need?
Doors over 10 feet wide usually have at least one strut across the top panel. Five Star Doors adds an additional strut to all our garage door installs. A 16′ wood door should have 3 or more struts, but insulated steel doors should have at least two.
When we add one or more struts to your door we factor in the additional weight. Struts weigh about twelve pounds for a 16′ door. If you add two struts, it will cause your door to be out of balance. We adjust your spring tension accordingly, or we recommend replacing your torsion springs. Otherwise, the extra weight will shorten the life of your garage door opener.