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What do I need to consider when installing wooden garage doors?
Our technicians recommend a strong wooden material that is in keeping with the weather outside. Some people opt for mahogany or a similarly strong wood but others are looking for lighter garage door flaps. At the same time the selection should broadly be in keeping with the aesthetics of the home.
How often should my door be serviced?
Our experts recommend getting your doors checked and serviced annually, at the very least. Garage doors can easily wear out due to its size and the frequency of use. Having your door regularly serviced can help prevent the onset and worsening of damage.
Why are safety sensors necessary?
They prevent accidents. It's one way of controlling the electric garage door openers. Once the command is given with a clicker, a door without sensors will close down even if there is a child sitting just underneath the door. Due to the door's heavy weight, the child will get hurt. Sensors will reverse the door's movement.
Why doesn't the clicker work?
Garage door clickers may be fragile devices but they are not ruined easily unless you drop them often on the floor. First check the batteries. Most remote controls would abruptly stop working due to dead batteries and that's why it's good to keep some extra ones in the car. Occasionally, it would be good to open the cover and dust carefully the inner circuit. Dust can confuse them and might stop communicating with the opener.
What garage door material is resistant to humidity?
Aluminum garage doors are processed to resist elements, fluctuations of the temperature and humidity and the new ones don't rust. Glass doors would also be great while steel ones are not very suitable because they will erode and wood is very sensitive.
What is the R-Value indicator?
R-Value indicates thermal efficiency. You will want to check it when buying insulated garage doors. Our experts suggest getting higher value models because greater insulating properties can help your home be more energy efficient.
Do “green” doors need fewer repairs?
Whether they are green or not, garage doors are still mechanisms with hundreds of parts that demand repairs and maintenance. Getting an eco-friendly garage door will actually benefit your pocket because they are well insulated and, hence, you will stop spending on energy and you will contribute to the environment since most of their parts are recycled.
Do openers need frequent repairs?
The opener is very durable and usually lasts for a very long time. In fact, most people replace openers just to get an upgraded one rather due to problematic units. Though, it is the brain of the entire mechanism and this means that must be checked regularly. Specifically, you must examine whether the opener communicates well with the remote and the sensors to ensure your safety.
Do I need to replace the whole mechanism when the panel is damaged?
No, you certainly don't and that's a blessing for your pocket. You will only need to do garage door panel replacement, but if you want to be sure of the new combination of different parts, you should check whether the openers and springs are appropriate for the new door and, of course, do the usual inspection of the system and take care of the garage door repair of any damaged part to give the new mechanism a chance.
What happens when the garage door is off tracks?
It is obvious that it must be put back on tracks; though, this is a harder process than you would think of due to the heavy weight of the door. The main point is examining the reason the door was misaligned. It usually happens due to bent or broken tracks. The damaged garage door tracks or the tracks that are filled with dirt and elements may easily block the rollers from sliding to open or close the door. In any case, the problem must be taken care of quickly.