GARAGE DOOR HARDWARE INTRODUCTION
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GARAGE DOOR HARDWARE INTRODUCTION

To many people, fixing a garage door seems like a difficult proposition, perhaps one best left to a professional. But, in fact, the average do-it-yourselfer can fix a garage door. It is usually just a matter of replacing broken or worn parts.

Parts should be replaced as soon as there is any sign of trouble. Left alone, the breakdown of one part, say, a spring, can lead to the breakdown of another. More than this, though, once a door is broken it is usually in the down position -- and garage doors are heavy, weighing 100 pounds and more. It is always much easier to fix when the door is still working well enough to be in the up position.

Following are the parts -- in the order they normally wear out -- that can be replaced on a typical garage door.


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GENERAL HARDWARE SECTION
Description of Contents

Introduction
Braces
Cabinet Door Parts
Casters
Chain And Accessories
Clamps
Closet Door Parts
Door Locks
Doorstops
Drapery Parts
Drawer Parts
Framing Fasteners
Garage Door Parts
Gutter
Handles
Hasps
Hinges
Metals
Nails
Nuts And Bolts
Plant Hangers
Rivets
Rope, Cord And Accessories
Screening
Screw Eyes And Hooks
Screws
Shelf Supports
Springs
Storm & Screen Door Parts
Wall Fasteners
Weather Stripping
Window Parts
Wire
Wire Fencing
Miscellaneous

OTHER HARDWARE SECTIONS
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ADHESIVES, PATCHES & MORE
SAFETY


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