If you have some type of garage door related question, we can help. Our experts can offer you a simple and concise answer, all you need to do is check out the FAQs below.
Why is the garage door opener making a grinding noise?
This typically happens when the main gear, which is found inside the motor unit, is failing or already worn. This needs to be replaced by a professional - it's not a DIY job.
Are torsion springs better than extension ones?
Torsion springs are sometimes the preferred choice for residential garage doors for several reasons. In general, these springs come with fewer components and tend to work reliably for longer. There is also the added benefit that you usually only need to invest in one, not two. Most importantly, the average cycle life of torsion springs can be twice as long as extension ones. The only disadvantage is that they may require more in the way of lubrication maintenance and can be a bit more pricey.
Should I invest in insulation?
It's always a good idea to invest in an insulated door if you want to maximize efficiency and save money in the long run. It's common for uninsulated garages to be a prime location for energy escape from the house. At a minimum, we recommend high-quality weather stripping and seals. The additional benefit of an insulated garage door is that it can act as a form of sound-proofing.
Which garage door design will fit my home's architectural style?
You can find a garage door design to fit almost any residential architectural style. However, if you own a traditional-looking house, a wooden door might be a great idea. If you own a more contemporary house, a glass or steel door might prove to be the perfect addition. Ultimately the right choice will depend on the household in question - we're on hand to help you make the right choice for your property.
What are the benefits of fiberglass garage doors?
Fiberglass garage doors are lightweight, appealing and durable. You can also choose from a range of different designs, such as vertical or horizontal raised panels. We can talk you through all of the options available to you. If you decide to go ahead with one of these doors, it is important to hire a professional to ensure a quality installation - we're here to help!