Learn more about your garage door - Read our FAQ
Knowledge is essential when it comes to dealing with automatic systems and your garage door is likely the largest of these in your house. Use this page with answers to commonly asked questions as a source of valuable information.
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 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.