Discover the answers to important questions about garage doors and their parts and overall performance. Our FAQ page has lots of useful information and advice for all door owners. Increase your knowledge and enjoy smooth door operation.
If you have an electric garage door, a power outage can stop the door from opening, preventing you from accessing anything inside. Thankfully, there’s a simple work-around you can install that works on almost all garage doors: an emergency release kit. The kit typically attaches to the lock mechanism and the opener trolley release cable. In the event of an emergency, pulling on the cable releases the trolley from the drive chain, allowing you to open the door manually.
Garage doors can get stuck for many reasons; one of the most common ways a door gets stuck, is due to an imbalance in weight caused by one of the tension cables snapping. You may also want to see if the springs are working properly in the mechanism itself.
Most garage doors are in the front of houses and affect the house's exterior appeal, and therefore, the value of the property. Dirty and mistreated garage doors would not only make a bad impression, but they would compromise security. Nowadays, a major concern for homeowners and buyers is security and garage doors play a significant part in that. When you invest in top quality doors and garage door maintenance, security will be guaranteed and the value will increase.
Our experts are frequently asked this question as many remain confused about insulation. Polyurethane material is a type of foam which provides a greater density for the same thickness of polystyrene. Polystyrene is pressed into sheets from particles similar to bean bag pellets so it has a lower R-value than polyurethane. A great number of manufacturers have switched to polyurethane insulation as it provides better insulation without needing additional space.
There could be a number of reasons for this. It could be an issue with the springs needing to be rebalanced. If the opener has always struggled, it could be that your opener is underpowered. Heavier or larger doors such as steel or wooden doors will usually need a higher power of opener system. Our company advises that if this is a more recent issue, you should consider checking the springs and pulleys.