Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequently asked questions

What factors should I consider when searching for a new garage door?

Knowing the exact dimensions of your garage door can be incredibly useful and save you a lot of time when shopping for a new one.

What are the essential measurements required for a garage door?
  1. Width Measurement: Measure the distance from one side of the door opening to the other.
  2. Height Measurement: Measure the height from the floor to the top of the door opening.
  3. Headroom Measurement: Measure the space from the top of the door opening to the ceiling.
What are the distinctions between a torsion and extension spring?

Both torsion and extension springs are crucial for your garage door’s proper functioning, but they serve different roles and are installed in different locations. Torsion springs are mounted on a metal rod above the top of the garage door, while extension springs are attached to the sides of the door. Each type of spring supports the full weight of the garage door, distributing the load from different points.

Should I consider insulating my garage door?

Deciding to insulate your garage door is largely a matter of personal preference. Since your garage door is a significant opening that can let in heat and cold air, an insulated door can be beneficial. If your garage is attached to your house, an uninsulated door can affect the temperature inside your home. Insulated doors help regulate the temperature, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, and improving overall energy efficiency.

What could be causing my garage door to open and close by itself?

This often indicates that the transmitters are not functioning properly. When transmitters are out of sync, they can cause issues with the operation of your garage door. It’s advisable to contact a garage door expert for a checkup. They can test the transmitters’ frequency and make any necessary adjustments to ensure smooth operation.

Why is my garage door not opening at all?

Extension and torsion springs play a crucial role in your garage door system by supporting the entire weight of the door. Over time, the constant strain can weaken these springs, causing them to lose their effectiveness. To maintain safety and ensure your garage door operates smoothly, it’s important to replace both types of springs when they show signs of wear and tear.

How much does a new garage door typically cost?

The cost of a new garage door varies depending on the type of door and opener you choose. Options include wood, carriage-style, and steel doors, each with its own price range. Your choice ultimately depends on your preferences and budget. As the homeowner, the decision is entirely yours.

What are the reasons to consider replacing a garage door even if it's not currently in need of repairs?

Improving your garage door can enhance your home’s curb appeal, which refers to how attractive it looks from the outside. This upgrade can also increase the value of your home if you decide to sell it.

How can I tell if my garage door is balanced correctly?

Ensuring your garage door is properly balanced is essential for everyone’s safety. Here are a couple of ways to check:

  1. Open your garage door halfway and stop it. If it remains in place without moving up or down, your door is balanced.
  2. When you open your door, the bottom of it should align with the large piece of wood or beam above the door.

Regularly performing these checks helps maintain the safety and optimal performance of your garage door.

Is it recommended to replace the track when installing a new garage door?

Usually, it’s a good idea to change the track of your door whenever you get a new garage door. This helps make sure that your whole garage door system works really well and doesn’t have to work too hard.

Is regular maintenance necessary for my garage door?

We recommend having your garage door checked and serviced once or twice a year. This regular maintenance allows us to inspect all parts of the door to ensure everything is functioning properly. Additionally, we apply special lubrication to the components to optimize their performance. Regular servicing helps extend the lifespan of your garage door and ensures reliable operation.

If you have any unanswered questions, please feel free to contact us through our contact form or give us a call at 80-204-1140. We’re here to help!
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