Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need insulation?
That all depends on you and your comfort level. You should insulate the door if you have a room above the garage. If the sun is hitting the garage door for a majority of the day, doors can get so hot you cant touch them on the inside. That heat is just transferred into the garage. If there is no room above garage and no insulation on roof inside garage, insulating the door may not be that noticeable temperature wise. It can also help insulate sound, if close to a highway, etc.
*Click HERE to read about the pros and cons of the different insulation options.
Why won't my garage door open?
There are several reasons why a garage door might not open:
Power Failure from a power outage or tripped breaker
Broken Cables or Rollers
Malfunctioning or Disconnected Opener
Locked or Manual Mode
Painted doors using the wrong paint can transfer to trim seals and adhere
If you are experiencing problems with your garage door, it's important to contact a professional to diagnose and repair the issue. Attempting to fix the problem on your own can be dangerous to you and your garage door. You have our guarantee that we are much more affordable than a trip to the emergency room!
Do i need to replace my whole garage door if just a section is damaged?
Not always, Many times using a strut across the damaged section is all it needs to straighten the panel out and keep it straight. Take into account each strut that is added adds more weight to the door. Depending where your door falls in the tolerance zone for keeping the door balanced will determine if upsizing a spring may also be necessary. Very important the door stays balanced as it is, to reinforce it when it is damaged. If the outside appearance is acceptable with the struts added, the door can last its full life as long as it is balanced. Sometimes the damage is too severe and replacement is necessary. If your garage is over 10 yrs old, chances are lowered for getting a replacement panel since manufacturers aim to update their stamp every 10 years.
What maintenance should I do on my garage door?
Depending on where you live in relation to the ocean can determine just how often lubrication may be needed. But a good rule of thumb, no matter where you live, is to give all the pivot points on the door a squirt of silicone spray every 3 months. If you have the patented quiet technology hinges, every 6 months would be fine.
Can I install a garage door myself?
While it is possible to install a garage door yourself, it is not recommended unless you have experience and knowledge in garage door installation. Poor installation can lead to safety hazards, damage to the door or opener, and voided warranties.