If you have a double garage door, then you probably have reinforcement struts. You might have noticed this component, but just didn’t know it by name. This U-shaped steel bar serves two important purposes. We’ll explain its function and whether your garage door requires reinforcement struts if it doesn’t already have them.
What Are Reinforcement Struts?
This type of strut is critical for two reasons. They reinforce the door to combat strong winds and also support the unit when the door is open. The latter is especially pertinent in double garage doors where they prevent the heavy door from bowing under its own weight.
Struts are also non-negotiable for homes located in wind-prone regions. The coastal area of Washington is especially prone to high winds, making struts vital for withstanding strong gusts. Continue Reading →