The best way to find an answer - is to ask. Our experts have been repairing and installing automatic garage door systems for over two decades, and we've gathered quite a wide range of knowledge. We created this FAQ section to help interested homeowners learn what they can about their systems. Check out some of our answers below.
Does my torsion spring require readjustment?
It might. You'll be able to tell if it's loaded with too much or too little tension. In the first case, the door may move too quickly when it closes, and its panels could slam into the floor. If it doesn't have sufficient tension, then the door may move more slowly, and its panels could even end up hanging slightly down. Professional adjustment is required in either case. Our experts can help.
When should I replace my garage door?
If your existing door is not working anymore or has recently become a potential safety or security risk, replacing it with a new one is a smart move. If your door starts failing more frequently, or if you've had it for over two decades and want to benefit from some of the newest technological advancements that are available today, then getting a new door might be something you'll want to consider. Our experts can answer any question you may have.
How do I know which type of insulation to get?
Polystyrene and polyurethane are the two most common materials that are used to insulate garage doors. Polystyrene insulation means large sheets of this material will be added to the layers of your door panels, in between the exterior and interior sides usually. Polyurethane is a spray form of insulation that is applied to various nooks and crannies in order to try and fill out every noticeable gap. Your best bet is to consult an expert in order to learn which form of insulation is the best one for you.
Why shouldn't I try to perform any necessary repairs by myself?
The reason you shouldn't try to repair any part of your automatic garage door by yourself is quite simple. It's dangerous! Many of the system's moving parts are under a great deal of tension, and unless you know exactly what you're doing, and you have the right tools to perform the work safely, you could be putting yourself at serious risk. Some things are best left to the professionals.