Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Sacramento, CA works on all hardware, including garage door hinges. These very important parts of your door system need ongoing care and inspection. When it comes time to replace your hinges, you’ll want to have a basic understanding of them.
Carriage-style Garage Door Hinges
Carriage-style garage doors open from the center outward, rather than rolling up towards the ceiling. This means that they have hinges that are on the side of the doors attaching them to the door frame. These hinges bear a lot of weight, especially those that are on wooden garage doors.
You’ll want to get the thickest, highest-quality hinges that you can find so that they can hold this weight over the long haul. You also have many styles choices to consider:
- Material – Do you want a wrought-iron look or a shiny metal?
- Shape – There are many decorative shapes that can enhance the look of your door.
- Length – While this is also a structural decision, you will also want to consider the look of the hinge’s length.
Hinges On Roll-up Doors
Traditional roll-up doors do not feature hinges on the sides but between the segmented horizontal panels. These allow the door to ride up the tracks and over the interior of the garage. Each individual hinge carries less of the weight of the door compared to carriage-style hinges. They still require the appropriate gauge of thickness to hold enough weight to hold the panels together.
Gauges and Sizes
Be sure to buy the right gauge, size, and number of garage door hinges for the needs of your door. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the hinges and the more weight it can bear. Obviously, the thicker the hinge, the more expensive it will be, so decide ahead of time the budget for your project.
These hinges also come in various widths for different applications, so you’ll want to buy hinges that match the kind you already have. Lastly, pay attention to the size number stamped on your existing hinges. The different numbered hinges are used on various joints throughout the door, so be sure to match your existing hinges.
Rollers Need Care Too
The garage door hinges and rollers on a traditional door are closely linked in the overall system. As hinges wear out, it can cause the door to be misaligned and add unnecessary strain to the rollers. It is a good idea to closely inspect the rollers when replacing hinges to see if any need replacing while you’re at it.
Call Us For Replacement Of Your Garage Door Hinges
While replacing your garage door hinges can be done by yourself, it can quickly become a daunting task. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Sacramento, California is here to help you with any repair and service needs you may have. If you’ve decided it’s time to call in a professional, give us a call right away. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help meet your needs.