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Below you will discover the answers to the most frequently asked garage door repair questions.
What type of garage door works in my climate?
There are garage doors designed to withstand any type of climate. There are doors designed to handle extreme temperatures. There are doors created to ensure maximum comfort regardless of whether it is cold or hot. Insulated doors are a great option.
What is the required horse power output for an over-sized door?
For a heavy-sized garage door, an opener that can generate ¾ horsepower is the standard, since ½ horsepower is often not enough and is reserved for smaller and lighter residential doors only. However, for maximum and the most efficient results, it would be better if you switch to an opener that's capable of producing 1-horsepower instead.
What does rolling code technology mean and how does it work?
Rolling code technology is used in garage door openers to eliminate the possibility of hacking and to help prevent unauthorized entry to your home through the garage. That means that the codes that your opener and its remote use to communicate will randomly change each time you open or close your door.
How can I avoid those garage door accidents?
For the most parts, these accidents are caused by a wrongly installed garage door. In order to save some money, people decide to carry out this complete process on their own. Furthermore, an accident can also be caused by the poor quality of your garage door parts. You should buy only high-quality products.
How can I extend the life of my wooden garage door?
Although wooden garage doors are resistant to temperature fluctuations, they require a lot of maintenance. For example, in order to avoid rotting and warping, you need to apply them with a special kind of varnish. Regularly repainting them is another way to keep their panels protected from weather and sun damages.
What should I do if my door moves very slowly?
This problem is can be caused by a worn out spring that's about to break. If that's the case, it needs to be replaced immediately. You should never attempt to perform this job by yourself. These components are extremely dangerous and can cause a serious injury. Call our experts to get it done safely.