Incredibly helpful garage door FAQ page
When people require garage door repairs, installation or replacement, they turn to our company. Along with those services, our technicians provide answers to lots of questions. Here you can get that valuable information directly, for free.
Can I convert my manual door into an automated one?
This can definitely be done. That's what an opener is for. It's a motorized electro-mechanical unit that will make opening and closing your door as effortless as pushing a button. Our experts will gladly help you choose the perfect model for your home.
When must I replace my garage door?
Garage doors are usually supposed to last for at least a couple of decades. The main reasons to get them replaced is if they become irreversibly damaged somehow, or if you're interested in getting a new one with improved features and capabilities. In either case, our experts can help you find a new door that will be a perfect match for your specific need.
Do I need a special garage door for extreme climates?
That depends. Some doors can be reinforced in order to make them better suited to deal with certain situations. Wind load reinforcements, for example, can make a regular door withstand strong winds better. Of course, some types of materials, such as composite wood or galvanized steel will be able to resist the effects of harsh weather conditions much more easily, and therefore can be a great idea. You can contact our team to have our experts help you find a door that's perfect for you.
Can I replace only a section of my door?
If you have a sectional garage door, then yes. That's the point. The greatest advantage doors of this type offer is that when something damages them, only the affected panels need to be replaced. It's just a matter of finding matching ones to fit in their place. Our team can help you with that.
Why is cleaning the garage door crucial?
For once, clean garage doors will look much more beautiful and will have a lot more curb appeal. Besides, doing this on a regular basis will also grant you the opportunity to check the condition of the panels, which can help you catch minor issues before they fully develop into problems that affect more than your door's aesthetics.
What do I need to consider before buying a new opener?
There are several factors that you need to take into consideration, but the main ones are noise and power output. The type of opener you have will determine how noisy it's going to be, with chain-drive units being on the louder end of the spectrum. You also need to make sure that your opener is capable of producing an appropriate amount of horsepower to be able to move your door safely and quickly.
What are the most common remote control problems?
Remote controls can lose synchronization with the opener after unexpected power outages. In such a case, you'd need to reprogram them. Excessive dust in the inner circuit of the remote may also disrupt its function. There is another issue that is very common, but luckily it's solution is quite simple. Dead batteries. Oftentimes the remote won't work simply because its batteries are dead. Replacing them ought to do the trick.