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Garage Door Terminology


Direct current (DC) garage door opener motors convert alternating current (AC) into DC power and are typically smaller and quieter than AC motors.

Dead Coils

Coils that are made inactive by the spring plugs.

Dead in the Head

A lack of counterbalancing in the open position that prevents the door from fully opening.

Dead Load

A permanent static load that remains constant over time. It is usually the weight of the door.


The decal attached to your garage door contains information regarding the garage door system.

Decorative Hardware

Hardware pieces that give a garage door an extra flair and help it stand out from other garage doors in the neighborhood.

Design Wind Load

A horizontal design load that is installed into the garage door based on wind speed, building height and the garage doors location.

Disconnect Chain

A chain that allows the operator to allow manual use of the emergency hand chain to open and close the garage door in case of power failure.

Door Movement

There are four different types of garage door movement: standard lift, high lift, full vertical lift and low head room. The type of door movement that is best for your garage door depend on the room available between the top of the door and the first obstruction.


* Casing – Framing members that finish the garage doors opening
* Check – A device that insures the self closing of a door or wicket
* Closer – A device that combines a spring to close the door and a checking arrangement that prevents the door from slamming when closing
* Frame/Framework – Two door jambs and a door header where the garage door fits
* Guide – See Track
* Header – Located at the upper part of a door frame and consisting of the head jamb, head casing, stop and trim molding
* Jamb – Upright framing located on each side of the door opening
* Molding – See Door Casing
* Opener – See Electric Operator
* Opening – The opening dimensions of the garage door
* Path – See Trajectory
* Schedule – A construction document listing door sizes, locations and the special requirements for certain doors
* Stop – See Stop Mould
* Size – The dimensions of a garage door with the width being listed first followed by the height
* Section – A segment of a sectional garage door
* Double – See Double Door

Double Door

Larger width doors that are typically used on two car openings.

Double End Stile

Two stiles that are adjacent to one another and located at the end of a section.


* Low Headroom Track – See Double Track Low Headroom
* Shaft – Double torsion spring shaft that is utilized when more space is required for counterbalance spring lengths
* Strength Glass – A grade of glass that is typically ⅛” thick and lighter than most plate glasses
* Top Roller Fixture – A fixture located at the top section that features two top brackets that create a longer roller shaft
* Track Low Headroom – A second pair of horizontal tracks that reduce the height point of travel, allowing the door to be mounted in an area with minimal headroom


A wooden pin that can be glued between rails and stiles to strengthen the joints

Drawbar Operator

An electric operator that opens and closes the door by pulling and pushing the top section.

Drip Cap/Drip Lap

Devices that are placed near the garage door opening to prevent the elements from entering the garage.

Driveway Post

A post mounted in the driveway for key switches for automatic garage door openers.


An acronym for Double Strength Grade B Glass.

Duplex Spring

Two torsion springs of different sizes combined within spring fittings.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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