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Garage Door Terminology

L – Strut

Additional support on horizontal sections of the garage door. It is attached to the inside of the door and prevents bulging or caving in. It also aids in the garage doors wind load capacity.

Lag Screw

A large, sturdy screw made of wood. It has a coarse thread and square or hexagonal head.

Lap Jamb

This is created when sections of the garage door overlap the openings on each door jamb.

Lapped Joint

This joint creates a secure seal between sections of the door to protect from bad weather. It is formed by the elevated back of a section joint connecting with the lowered front portion of another section joint.

Laser Garage Parking Assist

A mechanism that shines a laser onto the dashboard of the car entering the garage. This allows the driver to park safely and consistently within the garage.

Latch Lock

An automated device that locks the garage door.

Lateral Force

Occurs when force is exerted from the side or to the side.


* Bracket- A support system that allows the attachment of cables and installation of rollers. It is located at the bottom of the garage door.
* Cables/safety cables-This allows the garage door to be lifted and lowered. Depending on the weight of the garage door, the cables could have more steel wire and/or be broader. These cables are connected to the bottom brackets and drums. Safety cables are installed with extension spring systems and hold the spring in place in the event it should break.
* Clearance- This is the space between the header and the bottom of the horizontal track.
* Clearance Track-This track allows the garage door to lift well above the garage door opening before it transitions to lying flat.
* Handle- This handle allows the garage door to be opened manually rather than with an electric opener.
* Plate- This allows for the garage door to be opened manually and also serves as a step down plate.

Light Curtain

This is a safety feature that will stop the automated device from operating when a person is caught in its path.


Glazing that is installed in a door.


* Bar with Cremon- The cremone can be pivoted either outside or inside of the garage door and will cause the door to lock in place by pushing lock bars onto the path of the track.
* Lock- on Bottom Roller Bracket-This bracket, located at the bottom of the garage door, holds track rollers and allows for the attachment of lifting cables.
* Strike- This plate, when used with a locking system, ensures the functionality of the locking feature.

Logic Board (circuit)

A circuit board that is the control center for the operation of the garage door. When electric equipment, like keypads and openers are not operating, there could be an issue with the logic board.

Long Life Components

Equipment used for garage door systems that contain aluminum, Dura+ accessories, and corrosion-resistant steel. They are long-lasting and reliable.

Long-Stem Roller

A roller with a length of seven inches or greater.

Loop detectors

This device is sensitive to disruptions within its magnetic field and signals for a garage door to open or close. It can be installed inside or outside of a building within six feet.


An opening that allows venting through screens or slats.

Low Headroom Hardware

Equipment that allows a garage door to function when headroom is minimal.

Low Lift Hardware

When minimal headroom is present, these low headroom parts allow a garage door to work properly.

Low Moment Arm

This is the shortest distance from the axis of the shaft to the middle of the cable that is a part of the cable peel off point within the cable drums.


An acronym that means “left side looking out.”


Lubricant is a material that can be used for lubrication. When lubricating an item, it becomes glossy and can cut down on friction.

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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.

positive reviews

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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