Garage door struts reinforce door sections, preventing them from bending or breaking. They also aid in the smooth opening and closing of the door. If the sections are not rigid, the garage door will bind as it opens and closes.
Struts for eight and nine foot wide doors can ship by FedEx or UPS. Longer struts would need to ship over the road. The crating and shipping cost for a single 16' strut can cost $200-300. For this reason we have developed several garage door strut kits that allow you to purchase the shorter 8’-9’ struts and join them with a 32” strut. These parts can be shipped by FedEx or UPS for the lower price.
Additional support is available in our Do-It-Yourself Garage Door Instruction Library.