Confused by Garage Door terminology?

May 27, 2020 3:04 pm


If your old garage door is a little worse for wear, or no longer offers the security and insulation that it did, then it is time to shop for a replacement. When trying to choose a new garage door, it is very easy to get lost and confused in the jargon. Researching the different types and what they offer can be a minefield, especially if you are not familiar with the terminology. You can spend so much time just working out what it all means so you don’t know instinctively which is best for your needs.

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It is certainly not worth getting stressed over and for advice or information about the technical specifications of a garage door, visit a Garage Door Repair Cheltenham firm at a site like

Here, then, are some of the terms commonly found associated with the garage door to help you on your way:

Anodising is a term to describe a layer of oxide films used in aluminium.

Astragal is a layer of insulation strips that close the gap between the flooring and the door.

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Bottom Bracket is a support bracket at the bottom of the door.

Track Mounted Bracket is an angled bracket that fastens to the door jambs vertical tracks.

A cable drum allows the cable to be moved backwards and forwards with a methodical manner that protects and helps it to last longer.

A device security cable lock is a device that stops the door from falling if a cable breaks.