We find that many people ask questions regarding their garage door repair and maintenance and don't always easily find the answers to them. We've put together our FAQ section to address this - just scroll down to learn more about your system.
Can I paint the metallic garage door on my own?
Start by cleaning the surface of the panel well, scrub any rust and remnants of the old painting off before you apply the first layer of a special coating, then you can proceed with regular painting.
Which garage door brands are best?
There are several excellent garage door manufacturers and, in fact, each one excels when it comes to different parts of the system. For example, Liftmaster and Genie produce exceptional opener ranges. Craftsman and Wayne Dalton are famous for their wood door panels and Clopay for the glass doors. There are plenty of great brand names our there - we only recommend those known for excellent product quality.
What is the best way to clean my garage door?
The specific methods will depend on the type of garage door you own, but most cleaning methods will involve rinsing, as well as using a diluted solution made by mixing household detergent and warm water.
How durable are galvanized garage door springs?
The process of galvanization enables an additional layer of coating to protect the metal from rust and corrosion. These springs tend to have a longer lifespan as a result - still, their durability can also be affected by other factors such as the quality, strength, and the gauge of the steel which has been used.
Can I replace my garage door hinges by myself?
Garage door hinges are not hard to be replaced in theory, but the door is heavy and the hinges tend to connect different door panels and a range of other parts. We always recommend professional attention if you're keen to avoid an accident.
Is it easy to adjust the travel force?
It's relatively easy to adjust the travel limit, especially if you have your garage door opener manual to hand. This adjustment is made on the opener unit. Some have buttons and some have switches which you'll need to either turn clockwise or counterclockwise.
What does a garage door inspection involve?
The purpose of this inspection is to identify any obvious visual issues with the panels and hardware components. You need to watch out for rust, dullness, dents, chips, and cuts. During an inspection, we recommend you pay close attention to the parts which are under the greatest tension - the springs and cables.