At Gold Label Door, we believe that a garage door is only as good as the sum of its parts, and so you can be sure that every piece of hardware that becomes a part of your new garage door is of the highest quality. You can be confident that we use only top quality hardware in all our garage door installations.
If you want to make sure your garage door opener is working efficiently, your garage door must be properly balanced. A torsion spring system is what balances the heavy weight of a garage door. Did you know your garage door has cycles? A garage door going up and coming back down counts as one cycle. The lifespan of a garage door is measured in cycles, and the springs that are part of your garage door have a limited lifespan. Most common garage door springs come with a 10,000-cycle life expectancy. If your garage is used 2 times each day, the spring life expectancy will be approximately 14 years. If you use it 4 times daily, you can expect it to last around 7 years. 6 times daily means a 5-year lifespan for the spring, and 8 times daily would reduce the lifespan of the spring to about 3 years. This is why regular maintenance of your garage door springs is important. At Gold Label Door, we recommend 10,000-cycle torsion springs with cast aluminum cable drums and 1" diameter 11-gauge torsion tubes.
When your garage door is being raised or lowered, the garage door tracks simply and efficiently help guide the rollers. If you want your garage door to move easily and quietly, you need to make sure you have good quality tracks. If the tracks are of poor quality, the garage door may become noisy and difficult to operate. Gold Label Door offers steel garage door tracks in many lengths and widths that can be used for different door sizes. Our company is dedicated to installing top quality garage door tracks that are built to last.
Did you know that your garage doors are the largest piece of moving equipment in your home? Your garage door has hinges that hold the door sections together, and so they must be built to withstand a workout. The width of your garage door will determine what size hinges are needed. Gold Label Door is proud to install durable galvanized steel hinges.
If a garage door needs additional bracing, garage door struts reinforce door sections to keep them from breaking or bending. Steel struts also prevent the door from binding as it opens and closes. The right struts will allow your garage door to operate smoothly as it opens and closes on a daily basis. At Gold Label Door, we use 3" galvanized steel struts.
Since 1993, all garage door openers sold have been required to have a safety mechanism that stops and reverses a closing garage door when an object passes beneath it and blocks a beam of light across the opening. For the best long-term outcome with the maximum amount of power, Gold Label Door recommends at least 3/4 horsepower garage door openers. Larger, heavier garage doors will require more horsepower. For efficient operation, one of our Gold Label Door technicians will select the correct garage door opener that matches your garage door specifications.
Garage door rollers must be able to handle the weight of your garage door. They are available in several shapes, sizes and materials and should also should be moisture-resistant and quiet. The rollers have ball-bearings inside of them, and the amount of balls in the bearing will affect how loud your garage door will be. The more ball-bearings that are inside the roller, the more quietly and smoothly the garage door will operate. At Gold Label Door, we recommend durable 2" nylon 13-ball bearing commercial rollers for smooth operation and quiet running.