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We don't have a particularly large garage, and we do anything we can to try and conserve space. The old garage door had quite a wide swinging hinge, which meant there was a large area where we could not store anything. We have recently switched to a slimline garage door, which rolls up overhead and has a much smaller profile overall. Not only do we have more space, but the new garage door also looks great and has made the whole garage look nicer. This blog is all about new options for garage doors with slimline profiles and modern styling.

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All You Should Know About Counterweight Doors and Why You Need One for Your Garage

by Tyrone Cooper

Garage doors are the primary entryway to most homes. Because of their size and the material used to design them, they can be heavy. Conventional doors have torsion and extension springs to help manage the door weight and minimise the wear and tear that happens over time. However, new, improved technology is gaining popularity in making the modern-day garage door. It involves the use of counterweights. These are attached to the opposite end of the side that rolls down and counterbalance the weight. Here is what you should know about the door design. 

They Affect the Style of the Door

The conventional garage door is limited in the type and weight of the material used to make it. Heavier materials that are often more secure than their lighter counterparts aren't encouraged because they might exert too much weight on the torsion spring, leading to recurring incidences of the springs snapping. While using the counterweight door, the designer does not have to worry about overloading springs. It gives them the liberty to use heavy-duty and secure materials for the garage.

They Improve the Safety of the Garage Door

One of the biggest fears people have when operating garage doors is that the weight might damage springs, and the door might come crashing down. You can eliminate this fear by investing in a quality counterweight door. Since the door has a mechanism to control its weight, the incidences of wear down and malfunction are uncommon, and your family is safe while operating the door. 

They Need Little Maintenance and Repair

Most conventional garage doors also come with a massive maintenance responsibility. You should constantly oil the mechanical parts, check the springs for signs of damage and clean the photo eye sensor for the door to maintain optimal function. Failure to repair the door could weaken it and lead to it wearing down faster than it should. The counterweight door does not have as many moving parts, which makes it easy to maintain. Also, the doors need a little less repair than the regular ones because they do not malfunction as often.

If you have an old garage door and have been thinking about its safety and efficiency, you should consider replacing it with a new one. Consult counterweight door experts for everything you might need to know about the sizes and installation procedure. They will help you choose the best door for your needs. 

For more information about counterweight doors, contact a local company.