Garage Door Struts The Best Low Cost Solution For Most Bent Garage Doors
Garage Door Struts
Does your garage door open and close easily stopping anywhere in the middle of the opening without banging down or rolling back up? If not, your torsion springs are out of balance or worst a broken spring. There is too much strain on the door and opener. Therefore, the springs should be adjusted.
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.
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.