Parts Comparison

Premium, Long-Lasting Garage Door Parts

At Precision, we’re proud to provide excellent customer service and work with some of the most durable garage door parts available. We’ve done the research to find out exactly what your home needs, and we’re dedicated to servicing garage doors using only parts that are built to last.

To show you how Precision’s parts stack up against the competition, we’ve created a comparison so you can see why our parts are the best option for your garage door.

Garage door repair man fixing a garage door

Our Parts

Their Parts

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are the most common type of garage door spring. They balance the weight of your garage door with the help of bearing plates attached to the wall’s frame and cable drums on either side of the door. When your torsion springs are in good working order, your garage door opener is able to lift your door with ease.

Precision powder coated spring

We install powder-coated torsion springs that have been proven to be 100% corrosion resistant.

Competitors' torsion spring

Others will install a regular, uncoated torsion spring, which can corrode and wear out more easily over time.

Extension Springs

If your garage door doesn’t use a torsion spring, it uses an extension spring. Extension springs absorb and store energy while also providing resistance to a pulling force. These springs are frequently connected to other components on either end of your garage door, and when those components separate, the springs reconnect them.

Precision extension spring

Most garage door springs are rated at 10,000 cycles. Ours are rated at 30,000. We use a double hoop end to ensure top-notch strength and reliability.

Other extension spring

Our competitors typically use a lower quality extension spring with a loop end – that means it’s more likely to weaken, break, or fail more quickly.

Only Precision’s Green Powder Coated Springs proved to be 100% corrosion resistant in a 72-hour salt spray test conducted by a third-party research group. To reduce corrosion and friction, we use our weather-resistant, powder-coated spring. We trust in our springs so much that we brand them and back them up with the finest warranty in the business.

Cables

The springs that balance the weight of a garage door are held in place by cables, making it easy for your garage door opener to lift the door.

Precision garage door cables

We use stainless steel, airline-grade cables with 19 wires per strand, making them more flexible, quieter, and longer lasting than normal cables.

Other garage door cables

Other companies use standard cables that only utilize 7 wires per strand, making them less flexible and noisier.

Cable Drums

Cable drums help your garage door stay balanced as it opens or closes.

Precision cable drum

Our drums are the most durable and safe on the market, with reinforcements and other features that help keep loose wires and doors from falling down.

Other cable drum

Others employ lower-grade steel drums, which don’t last as long and can’t withstand as much weight as ours.

Rollers

Your garage door’s rollers help it move up and down on its track. The more bearings your rollers have, the quieter and more durable they are.

Precision garage door rollers

Our dust-capped rollers with sealed 13-ball bearings are significantly quieter than the competition. They last much longer than regular rollers and don’t require lubrication.

Other lightweight rollers

Other companies will use loud rollers that don’t have a bearing, causing them to tremble and wear out more quickly, or even break altogether.

Pulleys

The system that opens and shuts your garage door uses a combination of pulleys and cables.

Precision cast iron pulley

We use strong, secure cast iron pulleys. Cables roll smoothly through pulleys thanks to the no-seam construction.

Other pulley

Other companies use a lightweight sheave pulley. These will eventually separate and cause severe strain on the door.

Center Bearing

Bearings are used to position a bearing into a bracket or a cone. They’re located in the center of the shaft.

Precision bearing

We use a center bearing with additional bearings to aid in the smooth operation of the whole torsion spring system.

Other center bearing

Others will use a plastic center bearing with a plastic bushing that only provides support for the center of the spring system.

Center Bearing Bracket

The center bearing support brackets keep the center bearing attached to the wall.

Precision center bearing bracket

We install tough, steel center bearing brackets that come fully assembled with a high-quality bearing.

Other center bearing bracket

Other center bearing brackets are composed of lower-quality steel, which warps and bends during operation.

End Bearing Bracket

There are two types of end bearing brackets: supported and unsupported. Supported end bearing brackets secure both the track and the garage header, while unsupported brackets just secure the track.

Precision end bearing bracket

To prevent your torsion system from binding, we use end bearing plates that bolt directly to the track and wall, providing them four connection points.

Other end bearing bracket

Others use unreinforced steel end bearing brackets with only two points of attachment.

Hinges

The hinges on sectional garage doors allow the door to bend when it opens and closes.

Precision hinges

Our hinges are made of thicker, heavy-duty steel, which means no fracturing or breaking.

Other hinges

Others use much lighter-weight steel in their hinges, which makes them weak and more likely to crack or break.

Call Us Today

Have questions about garage door components? Precision can help! We’ve been upgrading garage doors in the Chicagoland area with our premium parts for decades. Call us today at (888) 599-5808 or Schedule an Appointment.