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What is an Overhead Sectional Door

What is an Overhead Sectional Door?

January 27, 2020

An overhead sectional door is a specific type of large egress system. The most common place to find a sectional door is on a home or residential application. However, many business and commercial properties can also benefit from this type of door. While there are a number of different kinds of garage doors on the market today, the overhead sectional garage door has its own unique features that set it apart.

Features of an Overhead Sectional Garage Door

Features of an Overhead Sectional DoorEach sectional door is made up of a number of individual horizontal sections, stacked one on top of the other with galvanized steel hinges holding them together. This is where the name “overhead sectional door” comes from. The number of sections, their height, width and what each section contains is determined by the application as well as by the assembly’s requirements and limitations. Sections can be made of steel, aluminum, wood, vinyl, or composite material. ArmRLite overhead doors, in particular, are manufactured with either steel or aluminum for strength and longevity.

The track and spring system of a sectional door is also unique to this door type. Sectional doors use torsion or extension springs to counter the weight of the door and allow users to open and close them easily. For larger doors, or for applications that need them, motors can also be installed to make operating a sectional door even easier.

The track system of a sectional door is available in a number of lift options depending on the headroom space available. Typically a sectional door will have a track system that will move the door vertically upwards, though a radius and back into the room horizontally overhead. An operable sectional door will always have a track system as part of the assembly.

If you have a project that could benefit from a sectional door, please feel free to contact us. Our sales team would be happy to help with any questions regarding our products or to determine what would be the best fit for your project.

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