Garage Door Perforated Angle
To find the right garage door part, you only have to go to Ben’s Garage Door and Gate Supply. We have various perforated angle options. Let’s find out more about them:
Galvanized Angle – Sizes and How to Use
We have a wide assortment of galvanized perforated angles, including:
- 1-1/4-inch x 1-1/4-inch
- 1-1/2-inch x 1-1/2-inch
- 1-5/8-inch x 2-3/8-inch
- 2-inch x 2-inch
A galvanized perforated angle attaches the back edge of your garage door track to the overhead support system. Typically, you use it to connect and brace your electrical door opener to the overhead support.
Often, galvanized steel is used because it’s more robust, more durable, and doesn’t rust as easily.
Powder Coated Perforated Angle – Sizes and How to Use
You’re only going to find one size available in the powder-coated variety, which is 1-1/4-inch x 1-1/4-inch x 8-foot, 3-inch.
If your customer wants a finished appearance to the garage door, we think it’s best to go with a powder-coated perforated angle. You can find a coating, often in white powder coating, to fit the bill nicely. This powder coating hides the curve and makes it less visible than a standard steel one.
On top of that, the powder coat finish offers superior protection so that the angle lasts a long time. It rarely needs maintenance, so you shouldn’t be getting calls about that.
We hope you better understand the differences between the angles we offer. If you ever have questions that aren’t answered in the FAQ section, please call us for assistance.
What Is a Galvanized Metal?
Galvanized metal goes through a galvanization process, which means the metal has a thin coating of zinc applied to it. You can use various methods to galvanize any metal, such as electro-galvanizing, pre-galvanizing, and hot-dipping.
You can often tell when metal is galvanized because it has a spangle pattern. It looks as though someone dipped a sponge in some gray paint and applied it to the metal all over. Sometimes, there are lighter or darker spots, such as you might see on a sponge-painted wall.
Ben’s Garage Door team can galvanize various metals, but steel and iron are the top choices. Most ferrous metals can be galvanized, though non-ferrous ones can’t. As a rule of thumb for all garage door repairs, if you put a magnet on the metal and it sticks, you’ve got a ferrous metal and can probably galvanize it.
Is Galvanized Rust-proof?
In short, yes and no. Galvanization uses a zinc coating on the metal to prevent corrosion and rust for about 50 years or more. Eventually, though, it does rot and rust.