If you are new to making decisions for a garage door, they can seem overwhelming. Our Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team is here to make sure you are confident with your decision making. We hope that you find the information you need in this article that our friendly staff has put together for you.
You will have plenty of things to decide on for your garage door, from the material to accessories. You might have done some research and found there are didn’t mountings for the garage door tracks. If you are unsure of which one is the best option for you we made a small comparison list for you!
Bracket Mount Track
When it comes to picking the type of mount for your track, you are going to have two main options; bracket and angle. A standard residential garage door is going to have a bracket mount track. The mounting brackets are secured to the wooded jamb on the frame of your garage door.
Bracket mount tracks are used exclusively on wood or wood covered stonework jambs. When the door closes it will seal against the vinyl stop molding or the wood. If stop molding is applied it will reduce the opening by around 1 inch.
Continuous And Reverse Angle Mount Track
If you have a concrete, steel, or brick jamb, that is when a continuous or reverse angle mount track would be needed most. A continuous angle will face away from the door, while a reverse angle will face towards the door. When you are using a reverse angle you will want to make sure that your door is 2 inches wider than the opening, as the door will seal to the outer opening.
Continuous Angle Mount Track
You will typically see an angle mount track on larger doors like wood or wood covered stonework door jambs. When you use these mount tracks, the doors will close and seal against the molding. You will most commonly see that the door size and the finished opening are the same sizes.
Which One Is For You?
You are first going to need to decide on the material that will be used for your garage door jamb. Is your actual door going to be larger than the opening? Will you definitely be using wood?
These are just a few questions that you will need to have answers for before making a final decision on your mounting track. It’s never a bad idea to price out all of your options and place it on paper so you can see all the possible outcomes. You want the best quality for your doors at the best price.
We Are Here To Help You
If you run into a question that you feel like you can’t answer or just need some more advice on, we can help you! Even if Neighborhood Garage Door Repair isn’t working directly on your door, our team of experts is here for you. Give our knowledgeable staff a call today and they will be happy to help you with your garage door needs.