There are a variety of garage doors available in the market that can be bought in different sizes and designs. The usual functions of these doors are to ensure security and add more curb appeal to the house. If you are looking for a garage door to be used for a home then you should look for a sectional one because you can get a lot of choices when it comes to build material, insulation level, configurations and a lot of different designs and colors that you can pick from. You can always go for a manufacturer’s design and build that suits your needs or can also get a customized garage door built according to your taste.
If you are looking for a garage door for a commercial building then you would have to consider options that offer more security. You can go for an up and over garage door type that can be built with a lot of different materials and offer great strength and durability and are very hard to break through. Another garage door type that can be used for commercial purposes is the insulated aluminum single or sectional panel doors that are more suitable for internal security of an area.
Springs that are used for balancing the weight of a door used to be a big concern in overhead garage doors in old times. The main reason of concern was the fact that the springs use to get rusted and then eventually malfunction because of the constant tension applied by the weight door. These springs would break off and penetrate into anything that would come into their trajectory during their flight. The failures of these springs caused a lot of accidents and injuries as well. Although overhead garage doors use to offer great security but the incidents that occurred because of its operating parts made these garage doors less famous. The spring devices used in these garage doors are still used and sold these days and if you are dealing with one it is better to call a professional in case of any malfunction instead of dealing with them by yourself. There have been a lot of incidents recorded that resulted in serious injuries and all of those incidents had one thing in common and that is untrained professional were dealing with the torsional springs that are used in a garage door.
When a garage door with such a spring is installed there is a warning sign attached adjacent to the spring to indicate the potential danger that the stored energy of the spring offers. The tag is placed for the sake of warning all untrained people to stay from the spring and not to try and repair it on their own. If the warning sign is somehow tempered, removed or damaged it is very important to attach a new warning sign to ensure safety and indicated the potential danger offered by the spring tension.