Understanding the working elements of a complex system, such as your garage door track, can only lead to a better overview of a product when it comes time to repair or replace such items.
Sectional garage doors and electric opener systems are seemingly simple items in their function, but having a working knowledge of specific parts and operations can extend your door/opener lifetime.
Bracket Track: A Traditional Part to a Garage Door
Traditional tracking for residential garage doors is hot-dip 16 ga. galvanized steel. Depending upon headroom availabililty, distance between the top of a closed garage door and the lowest point of the ceiling, different ‘radius’ track systems are available. The more standard being a 12” radius track.
When headroom availability is limited, less than 12”, a low headroom track provides a second horizontal piece of track is used.
For side room entry door access to the garage in the area of the track placement, a larger 32” radius track could be utilized for pedestrian safety clearance.
Specialty tracks are also available. Follow the roofline track as well as a hi-lift vertical track to allow the homeowner to stack multiple cars in one bay.
Custom powder-coated colors are also available.