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  • Best $26 I ever spent
  • April 17, 2014
  • Recommended Product

Thanks to the flimsy doors installed by my builder I had managed to have the garage door opener literal rip the lifting bracket right off the garage door. I was in shock as the bolts went flying, narrowly missing two very expensive cars. When I inspected the damage I saw the insulated, fiberglass clad doors had only about a 1 inch high by 3 inch wide area to secure the lifting bracket and even that was some pretty thin metal. The rest of it was fiberglass with just foam underneath. I thought I had a gigantic job ahead of me and then I found the Clopay reinforcing brackets. I picked up one at my Geneva, IL Home Depot. The instructions were straight forward and it was very easily installed. It would have only taken a 9/16 socket except I had to drill one extra hole in the bracket. From purchase to completed installation was about an hour and I am confident this thing is not going to fail. It is very well made and just makes sense. I am buying one this weekend for my other garage door. I never write reviews but this product is worth a few minutes of my time to spread the word.

Pros Great Value, Functional, Well Made, Sturdy, Good Size & Fit, High Quality, Easy to Install, Great Detail

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Brian

Geneva, IL
45 to 54, Male
23 out of 23 people found this helpful
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By: Brian
  • So far so good
  • February 09, 2014
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Came home from work last week and noticed the garage door just budged a little and didn't go up. Tried the button several times before parking the car in the driveway and going through the front door. Walked into the garage and was shocked to see the control arm hanging down with a patch of sheet metal on the end of it. It tore right off the support bracket leaving a gaping hole. I made an appointment with the garage door company but this was Friday and they couldn't come out until Monday. So I decided to poke around on the internet to see if I could find a replacement support arm bracket. I couldn't find one exactly like mine but ran across this reinforcement bracket kit from HD. It took a bit of drilling, but I was able to get it to do the job. I would recommend that everyone install this before you experience what I did. I was amazed at how thin the metal was where it was previously attached. There is no way this reinforcement bracket will ever break. It's made of heavy-duty, thick steel. It should be installed on ALL garage doors.

Pros Functional, Well Made, Sturdy, High Quality Cons took a bit to fit

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BarBoy

Roseville, CA
55 to 64, Male
13 out of 13 people found this helpful
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By: BarBoy
  • Best and Easiest Quick Fix to a problem
  • June 27, 2015
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When I tried to open the garage door I head a loud noise. I found that the arm attached to the garage door had ripped away. I manually lifted the door and went strait to HomeDepot to find a solution. In the garage door parts area I found this repair kit. What a great product as it was easy to install and works great.

Pros Sturdy, Easy to Install, Well Made, Good Size & Fit, High Quality

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LeePhil

Fleming Island, FL
55 to 64, Male
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By: LeePhil
  • Good reinforcement. Consider upgrading the screws
  • September 02, 2014
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This is a must have for a heavy door. The bracket itself is very heavy duty - much heavier gauge than one on another door I have that was installed by a door company. It fit up well on the door and installation was easy. Only two negative comments - I had to drill one extra hole in the new bracket to match up with the door hardware. Also, the included screws are poor quality metal. I sheared the head off of the first one I tried to use and had to tap it out. Save a trip and buy a few when you pick up the bracket, and throw away the ones in the box.

Pros Sturdy, Functional, Good Size & Fit Cons poor quality screws included
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sjdr

Overland Park, KS
45 to 54, Male
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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By: sjdr
  • Found this little gem with a quick google search. Took about 30 mins to install. I did buy some #...
  • December 28, 2016
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Found this little gem with a quick google search. Took about 30 mins to install. I did buy some #14 3/4" sheet metal screws, you'll need them. I am truly glad that this repair piece exists; who knows how much a garage door repair business would charge for labor and piece not as quality as this. I'm pretty confident this piece will outlast the door; it's very study and is pretty thick gauge compared to the one that broke on the door.

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DIYguy

4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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By: DIYguy
  • This was the exact part that I needed. Instead of having to pay hundreds for a new door, just sim...
  • December 08, 2016
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This was the exact part that I needed. Instead of having to pay hundreds for a new door, just simply put this in place and was up and running within 15 minutes. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully so you get it in the correct spot.

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HomeRepairGuy

3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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By: HomeRepairGuy
  • garage door panel brace
  • September 17, 2013
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

It did not work as well as I thought it would. Once it was attached, on the first try it bent

Pros Easy to Install
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bluegilljoe

Andover, OH 44003, USA
55 to 64, Male
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By: bluegilljoe
  • Use this item to replace my broken lift arm bracket. It feels much more solid than the old bracke...
  • November 28, 2018
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Use this item to replace my broken lift arm bracket. It feels much more solid than the old bracket, where only 2 screws were used and both eventually broke off. My garage door panel is 18" so this items (designed for 21") can not fit right away, wish they would carry a 18" SKU. I used a grinding tool to cut off the bottom part and also cut out some small opens to fit the existing screws on the garage door. Glad with the final result and feel really lucky that I could find this item in my local store (only 2 left!) and also have the right grinding tool handy for the modification.

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yxyxyxy

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By: yxyxyxy
  • Sturdy and easy to install
  • May 13, 2014
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My thin aluminum garage door frame had to many holes drilled to hold the opener bracket. The bracket kept pulling out. Needed something to cover them and provide a strong surface for bracket installation. This worked perfectly for me. It bolts to the header and under the door panel bolts of one section. No drilling was needed for my application.

Pros Well Made, Sturdy, High Quality, Easy to Install
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RavenStl

St. Louis, MO, USA
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By: RavenStl
  • I replaced my garage door opener for the third time recently (lived in same home 34 years) and my...
  • March 28, 2017
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I replaced my garage door opener for the third time recently (lived in same home 34 years) and my door where the arm for the opener connects was worse for wear, spot welds coming apart, center brace slightly bent. So I went looking for a solution that did not involve replacing the top section of my garage door, and this is what I found, well to be honest an Home Depot employee recommended it after telling him my garage door issues and I am glad he did. It spans the top and bottom cross member so in effect it replaces the center brace that has seen better days, but it just bolts on over it. I used bolt and nuts with lock washers and not the included screws to install; doing that helped make the top cross brace and bottom brace become one and the torque also straightened out the bend in the center brace. This is about 3 times as strong as the original center brace so now I am good to go with no worries about damage to my door or replacing it, this corrected decades of wear (How cool is that?) I wish everything went this well, I replaced a washer in the kitchen once that caused me to replace everything under the kitchen sink, home ownership are we having fun yet?

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ChiefNerd

55 to 64, Male
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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By: ChiefNerd