What Do I Need to Know When Looking for A New Garage Door?
Knowing the measurements of your garage door is very helpful and can save a lot of time when looking to buy a new door.
What Garage Measurements Do I Need?
- 1. Measure the width of your door from side to side
- 2. Height of your garage door opening from floor to the header.
- 3. The amount of headroom from the top of the opening to the ceiling.
What It Is a Garage Door Header?
The header is that large piece of wood or beam that lays above the very top of your garage door. It is there to support the walls and ceiling of your garage and is a key foundation component. It is also there to help support any materials that may be needed to support the weight of your garage door and opening system
What Is the Difference Between a Torsion/Extension Spring?While both pay a significant role in the operation of your entire garage door system they are different types of springs. Torsion springs are attached to the header above the very top of your garage door. Extension springs are attached on either side of the door. Essentially both bear the weight of the entire garage door from different placement points
Do I need To Insulate My Garage Door?
In general insulation of your garage door is somewhat of a personal preference. Your garage door creates a giant opening that allows both heat and cold air in. Should your garage be attached to your house (generally the case) a non-insulated door can affect the temperature of the inside of your home. Those doors with insulation help to keep hot and cold air in or out depending on the season and weather.
Why is My Garage Door Opening & Closing on Its own?
This usually means that the transmitters aren’t in proper working order. When the transmitters are not in sync they can cause issues with the doors control mechanisms. It is advised to call a garage door professional and schedule a maintenance check. The transmitters’ frequency should be tested and adjusted if needed
My Garage Door Won’t Go Up at all…Why?
Extension and Torsion springs are responsible for much of your garage door system. They bear the weight of the entire garage door. After time, the weight can wear them down and cause them to perform inadequately. Both should be replaced to ensure safety and that you are able to get out of the garage!
What’s is the Cost of a New Garage Door?
The cost depends on the type of garage door your choice as well as your garage door opener choice. With wood, carriage style, and steel doors to choose from it boils down to the preference of the homeowner and what their budget may be.
Why should I Replace My Garage Door If It’s Not in Need of Repair?
Often updating your garage door can add to the overall curb appeal of your home. This can in turn raise the value of your home should you intend to sell it.
How Do I Know That My Garage Door Is Properly Balanced?
Having a properly balanced garage door is important for everyone’s safety. There are a couple of ways you can go about testing the balance of your door.
- 1. Open your garage door halfway and then stop it. If it stays completely in place when stopped you have a balanced door
- 2. The bottom of your garage door should always align with the header above your door when open.
Should I Replace the Track When I Replace My Garage Door?
It is generally recommended to replace the track of your door anytime you replace your garage door. This will ensure that your entire garage door system is working as efficiently as possible and with the least amount of strain
Does My Garage Door Require Routine Maintenance?
We recommend having your garage door serviced 1-2 times per year. This will allow for an inspection of the door and its working parts. As well as proper lubrication of parts to ensure optimal performance.
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