As you shop for the right door, you should consider the seven components of garage doors: the opener, springs, photoelectric eyes, sections, hinges, rollers and the track. Here are brief explanations of each.


openers are available in belt-drive, screw-drive and chain-drive models in both 1/2 or 1/3 horsepower (hp). Our garage door openers include an internal reversing mechanism that reverses the door when it makes contact with an obstruction.


Doors are balanced by torsion or extension springs. Extension springs are mounted just above the horizontal track, perpendicular to the closed garage door. Torsion springs are mounted above the closed door, parallel and horizontal to the top section of the door as shown here. Torsion springs wind and unwind to provide lifting power, where extension springs get their lifting power by stretching.


These sensors are mounted five to six inches off the floor on either side of the door. Working in conjunction with the garage door opener, photo eyes send an invisible beam across the door opening. If the beam is broken while the door is operating, the door will reverse direction and return to the open position.


Sections are the primary visual part of your door. BRYAN'S GARAGE DOOR SOLUTIONS offers Non Insulated, Raised panel or Flush style exterior sections. Interior construction ranges from pan doors without insulation to insulated steel sandwich doors. Quality of sections varies by door manufacture and type.


Hinges are made of high-quality steel and bear the weight of the door in the upright (closed) position. We use heavy duty hardware on all doors installed.


We uses steel wheel ball-bearing rollers for smoother, quieter operation. Our premium doors offer nylon rollers with steel ball bearings for superior noise reduction—a plus when living space is used above or in close proximity to the garage.


Heavy gauge steel is used to ensure stability and long life of the track. Our track is made specifically for every door ordered and can be adjusted for a precise fit.