Buyers and enthusiasts visit this garage door FAQ page. This is the place to find knowledge.
What are carriage doors for garages?
These are overhead garage doors which are made from wood or steel. They resemble the style of the traditional doors of carriage houses. Usually, decorative handles and hinges are installed to make it seem that the modern doors open on the side like their classic counterparts. Generally, carriage units combine classic beauty with modern technology.
What r-value to choose?
A good solution is r-10 or r-12. The highest the number the better! Though, energy efficiency is not equally doubled. Don't expect double efficiency by r-16 insulated doors in comparison with r-8 insulated doors. Insulation also depends on the material and the number of panel layers.
What maintenance can I do on my garage door?
The best way to maintain and lengthen the life span of your garage door is to perform maintenance on an annual basis. Maintenance of garage doors includes visual inspection, door balance test, reversing mechanism test, force setting test, and lubrication. If you are in doubt, call our experts for annual garage door maintenance.
How much does it cost to install a garage door?
There are different components involved in installing a garage door. Thus, it is hard to determine the total cost. It will depend on whether this is a replacement or a new construction door. It will also depend on the type of door you choose and the opener.
How often should I check my garage door mechanism?
Garage door maintenance is an important service due to the fact that it helps you detect anything that is out of ordinary. Furthermore, our specialists would recommend servicing the mechanism twice a year. However, you should pay more attention to your garage door moving parts. At some point, they will need to be lubricated.
My remote has stopped working. Why?
There are several reasons, so better to check one by one. Check the wall station and see if the 'lockout' button is engaged. It is possible that the communication between the remote and the opener is broken and the remote needs to be reprogrammed. Lastly check the battery as well.
What is the correct way to lubricate a noisy garage door?
Garage door repair pros recommend using a light lubricant or a chain and cable fluid. Spray along the springs, pulleys, hinges, bearings and rollers. This should be done at least once in a year. Never use grease or WD40 as they tend to draw in more dirt and dust.