Taylor Garage Door Hinges - DDM Garage Doors Blog

Posted February 14th, 2020 at 5:53 pm by Dan Musick

Old Style Black Taylor End Hinge
Old Style Taylor Black End Hinge

Taylor garage doors have been obsolete since the early 1990s. After they ceased production, we often had to replace an entire door if only one of the sections was rusty or damaged. All the hardware, tracks, and torsion assembly parts for the older Taylor doors are replaceable with standard hardware. This includes Taylor garage door hinges.

New Style of Standard End Hinge
New Style of Standard End Hinge

For example, the old plastic Taylor hinges can be replaced with standard 14 gauge hinges. As a matter of fact, a former wholesale supplier used to buy truckloads of sections from Taylor. Then they made their own hardware kits that included standard 14 gauge hinges.

Two things to consider when replacing Taylor hinges

The first is the width of the hinges. The 14 gauge hinges are wider than the narrow plastic Taylor garage door hinges. If you replace the old end hinge with a new, wider end hinge, the rollers will probably bind in the tracks. The solution is to mount the hinge further to the inside of the door. Make sure that the outside of the hinge is flush with the end of the section.

The second issue is the end stile. Taylor made 2″ thick doors with steel end stiles built into the section. Their thinner 1 3/8″ thick doors used wood stiles. When installing standard 14 gauge end hinges, you will need self-drilling teks for the steel stiles in the 2″ thick doors, and you’ll need lag screws for the 1 3/8″ thick door with wood end stiles. You also may need to add extra teks or screws to secure the outer edges of the end hinges.

Here are links to some of the parts you will need if you are upgrading to the steel hinges: hinges, teks, and lag screws.

If you prefer to pay extra, you can purchase Taylor OEM black hinges at the diydoorstore.

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2 Responses to “Taylor Garage Door Hinges”

  1. Raymond Amundson Says:

    I have a Taylor door with plastic hinges can I replace with new metal hinges that will fit?

  2. Caleb Penney Says:

    Hello Raymond, thank you for reaching out to us about your Taylor hinges. The plastic Taylor hinges can be replaced with standard 14 gauge hinges (see https://ddmgaragedoors.com/parts/hinges.html).
    Please note the comments in the last section of this blog for some things to consider when replacing these hinges.

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