The Wright Door Co. had an urgent call from a customer in Florissant, Missouri.

We received an Emergency garage door service call and the homeowner stated that a few months ago a local garage door company had come out and did maintenance on his garage door. They suggested a piece of 8’ angle iron and it was promptly installed.

Within 1 week the homeowner said it started to sag and now it has finally bowed (as can be seen in the photo), to a point where it no longer can open or close using the garage door opener without help.

Upon arrival our technician noticed the problem and suggested a garage door “support strut”. A support strut is a c-shaped piece of steel that is placed horizontally from one side of the door to the opposite side and is attached at each garage door stile.

Support Strut

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We suggest any door wider than 10’ or has an electric garage door opener should have a support strut. The support strut creates a brace that stiffens the garage door and helps prevent the bowing of the garage door. A support strut can be purchased at the local DIY shop or even on eBay

If The Wright Door Co. can assist you in anyway please give us a call at 314-484-3667, 636-293-3007 or 618-698-8058. To deliver Quality You Expect, Service You Deserve.

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