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Garage Door Fasteners

As you browse our products page to find the right garage door part, we want you to look at the fasteners on offer. It might be something you usually forget about, but they’re at the heart of everything you install.

Ben’s Garage Door and Gate Supply offers various fasteners to meet all your needs.

  • The Type AB Hex Washer Head is ideal for going through sheet metal.
  • We offer various self-drill & tap screws, including:
    • ¾-inch with a ¼-inch head
    • 5/16-inch with a 7/16-inch head
    • ¼-inch with a 7/16-inch head (various options)
  • Lag screws come in many sizes, as well. Some of them are high profile, while others are regular profile. 
  • Hex head bolts are essential for many reasons. WE provide you with 3/8-inch, 5/16-inch, and ¼-inch varieties.
  • Round-head carriage bolts come in either than 5/16-inch or 3/8-inch version and look better than others.
  • Flat-head carriage bolts are often longer and designed to hold things securely in place.
  • Slotted track bolts are essential for the garage door tracks and come as 5/8-inch or 1-inch slotted varieties.
  • Hex nuts also come in different sizes and work in tandem with the bolts.
  • Serrated flange nuts look a bit different, but they can add structure and security to the components.
  • Keeps nuts have a free-spinning washer included to make it easier to assemble the components.

We offer so many other products, such as the flat washer, set screws, sleeve anchors, concrete screws, astragal nails, ring shank nails, and smooth shank nails. If you’re not sure what to use, please call us with questions. 


When Should You Replace the Fasteners on Your Garage Door?

Anytime you repair something or replace a component on the garage door, you should also return the fasteners. It’s easy to think that they look to be in good condition, so you keep them. However, pins can show signs of wear and tear that only a trained eye can see. 

You better use new fasteners each time. That way, there’s no issue with the nuts and bolts breaking or causing more strain to the system. Even if a customer requests that you leave the current fasteners, it’s not a good idea. Always explain to them that it’s dangerous and you feel more comfortable changing them. Remind them that you’re a professional, these parts don’t cost that much, and you want the family to stay safe.

What Types of Fasteners Do You Need for Your Garage Door?

There are countless fasteners out there, but most people require nuts, bolts, screws, and other fasteners. We have a wide range available, so shop on our website today!


Type AB Hex Washer Head

Other Fasteners