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Garage Door Terminology


Performing upkeep on a garage door to keep it working properly.


A company that produces goods for sale.

Master Keyed

When keyed cylinder locks can be locked or unlocked using one “Master” key.

Master Keying

When one “Master” key can be used to lock or unlock multiple cylinder locks, despite having different keyed cylinders.

Meeting Rail

The top or bottom horizontal rail that attaches to a seal that is weatherproofed.

Metal Skin

The exterior of a metal.

Metallurgist Report

The record of a particular metal’s composition.

Microwave Motion Sensor

When objects move close or away from the door, this device recognizes the motion and signals for the door to operate accordingly, by opening or closing.

Mill Certification

Information provided on a particular metal from the mill that produced it. The document states what the metal is made of, as well as, heat and structure of that metal.

Mini 3-Button Remote Control

This is a smaller, keychain version of the 3-button remote control. It can control three different doors, indoor lights and appliances, and opener lights.

Minimum Headroom/Sideroom

Space required vertically above the opening of the door and below the lowest object on the ceiling that will allow the door to work properly.
A measurement performed horizontally from the sides of the opening of the door to the nearest object.


This acronym stands for Maximum Inch-Pounds. This relates to the amount of torque that is necessary on a shaft to lift a door of a certain weight. It can also be used to describe the torque capacity of a given wire size to perform at a particular cycle level.

Modular Coordination

The proportioning of building components to ensure they will come together correctly when installed.

Monitored Optical Edge

This monitored system works to provides protection against entrapment, particularly for commercial operations.

Motion Detecting Control

A mechanism that will turn on the garage door opener lights once motion is detected.

Mounting Plate

An appliance that is attached to a wall and aids spring shaft bearings, chain hoists, spring supports, and mountings for users. It is typically flush and made of steel or wood.

Movable Post

A post that allows for two or more doors to be used within one opening. It has a center made of aluminum that can be moved once the doors are lifted.

Multi-function Control Panel

A panel located within the garage that controls opening and closing the garage door, turning opener lights on and off, and contains an adjustable light timer.
* Mullion- Garage Door/Window
* Garage Door- A post that is vertical and is used to brace or support a door.
* Window- Part of the framing that separates window units.


A bar that provides support and divides glass panes on a door or sash.

Munton Window

A munton that has a fake, separated lite.

Mushroom Control Station

A control panel that, when pushed, will open the door fully and implement a “Timer-to-Close” function. This panel is useful in timely or emergency situations.


A vertical proponent of a section within the garage door that provides support.

MyQ Control

* For Smartphone- This device allows one to open, close, and oversee a garage door from anywhere using a smartphone. It also alerts when the garage door has been left open.
* Home Bridge- By using an app or Siri, this device allows Apple users to monitor their garage door, open and close it, and turn compatible lights on or off. It can be accessed through an Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
* Remote LED Light- This LED light provides additional lighting to any area of a garage. It must be plugged into an outlet to work and is compatible with the MyQ app.
* Technology- Technology that allows one to connect through wifi on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone and control his or her garage door. Homeowners can open or close the garage door, or check on it. It also connects and controls smart devices in the home, like lights.

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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.

positive reviews

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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