ONE-PIECE GARAGE DOORS


Millions of one piece, jamb mounted garage doors have been installed and are operational across the USA, especially in the western regions. One piece garage doors are advantageous because they are easy to install, take up less headroom in the garage and can fit in tighter spaces than sectional doors.

One piece garage doors typically consist of a frame work of 2" x 3" dimensional lumber and the surface skin, usually plywood. Aluminum and fiberglass skins are also in use. Decorative add-ons are often applied to the skin (see construction styles below).

Field installation and adjustment is fast and simple, largely because the door is one piece. The door sits straight up in the opening during installation and no ladders are required. The springs (and everything else) are put in place while the installer has his feet on the ground!
About One Piece Garage Doors


DOOR CONSTRUCTION

A major benefit of one-piece type garage doors is the ability to maintain architectural integrity in the construction of the garage and garage door. In addition, the one piece style allows for more involved designs on the door facade compared to sectional doors. Some of the more popular design styles are listed below:

Southwestern Elegance one piece garage door style
SOUTHWESTERN ELEGANCE
Curved Molding one piece garage door style
CURVED MOLDINGS
Straight Molding one piece garage door style
STRAIGHT MOLDINGS
Carriage one piece garage door style
CARRIAGE

Barn Door one piece garage door style
BARN DOOR
Texas Ranch one piece garage door style
TEXAS RANCH
New England one piece garage door style
NEW ENGLAND
Perfect Proportions one piece garage door style
PERFECT PROPORTIONS

Louvered one piece garage door style
LOUVERED
Industrial one piece garage door style
INDUSTRIAL


CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES




MAXIMUM DOOR WEIGHTS AND SIZES


  • Light duty jamb type: for doors weighing up to 200 pounds, and measuring between 6'-10" and 7'-4" tall. Light duty hardware is generally used on single car garage doors up to 10' wide, but it is also used on up to 16' wide aluminum and light weight steel doors.

  • Medium duty jamb type: for doors weighing up to 325 pounds, and measuring between 6'-10" and 7'-4" tall. Medium duty hardware is generally used on double car garage doors up to 16' wide. Wood doors wider than 10' are required to have added stiffening supports, such as truss rods, to prevent the door from sagging while in the open position. Medium duty hardware is also available with a heavy-duty main pivot for longer cycle life.

  • Heavy duty jamb type: for doors weighing up to 350 pounds, and measuring between 6'-10" and 7'-4" tall. Heavy-duty hardware is generally used on double car garage doors up to 16' wide. Wood doors wider than 10' are required to have added stiffening supports, such as truss rods, to prevent the door from sagging while in the open position.

  • Jamb type for special applications: Jamb type hardware is available for special residential applications such as (1) hardware designed with a smoother operation for use with electric openers, (2)hardware designed for installations that require the door to be flush to the exterior surface of the garage (a.k.a. flush hung), and (3) heavy duty hardware (commercial grade) for doors exceeding the height and weight capacity of residential hardware.

  • Jamb type with track: for doors weighing up to 300 pounds, and measuring between 6'-6" and 7'-8" tall. This hardware is generally used on doors up to 16' wide. Wood doors wider than 10' are required to have added stiffening supports, such as truss rods, to prevent the door from sagging while in the open position.