Garage Door Tracks
Are you looking for a particular garage door part? If so, then Ben’s Garage Door and Gate Supply has you covered. Here, you’re going to find various track options for the garage door installation. Check out our selection below:
Vertical & Raw Track Options
While many professionals have switched to vertical track applications, you may still have to work on earlier ones made of raw steel. They were usually covered in black paint. Now, though, they’re galvanized for more protection from corrosion and rust.
Vertical track lengths usually run from 6 feet up to 14 feet. You can often find three widths for your garage tracks, from 1 to 3 inches. The one-inch tracks are often used in semi-trailer and truck doors. If you’re primarily focused on residential or commercial garage doors, the 2-inch track is ideal.
Horizontal Track Options
The garage door is sure to need a horizontal track to support the door as it opens. Many times, two or three are necessary and combine with heavy-duty rollers to ensure that the door is safe to operate. You may work with sliding doors, too. They only use a single horizontal track, which the door slides onto.
Low Headroom Track Options
With low headroom operations, the drum installation is often outside the end bearing plate. Then, the bottom cable connects outside to lift the bottom fixture. We offer both a horizontal low-headroom option and a traditional one for your convenience. Call us today with any questions!
What’s the Minimum Headroom of a Garage Door?
In most cases, it depends on the product you choose to install. However, the required headroom for a typical installation is often between 12 and 18 inches. Therefore, if you use a door that’s 7 feet high, the minimum ceiling height you require is 8 feet, which leaves 12 inches (1 foot) of headroom.
Generally, you may have a low-headroom application and can use a track designed specifically for that issue.
Should You Install Your New Garage Door on Old Tracks?
Typically, old tracks are unsightly, but they can also be dangerous. It’s always good practice to install new tracks with a garage door. If the old ones are full of rust or dull, they can make more noise while the garage door moves. On top of that, the rust can fall onto the people inside. Breathing in the rust dust can be damaging to the lungs. If that weren’t enough, you might find that the dullness causes the other components of the system to wear out prematurely. These are all reasons to install new tracks with the door.
If you have questions, please give us a call!