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Frequently Asked Garage Door Questions

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Frequently Asked Garage Door Questions

Here you can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding automatic garage doors. Understanding how these systems work and what you can do to keep their condition optimal is great if you're looking to get the most out of your door, its opener, and all the other hardware parts, like the panels and the tracks. 

How can I make sure my garage door is safe to use?

You should test the safety reversal mechanism regularly. Your opener uses photoelectric eyes to detect when an obstacle is blocking the door's path, and you can test these sensors by waving something in front of them while the door is trying to close. If they are working properly, the door will stop closing and reverse. If it fails to do so, you need to have our experts check the system as soon as possible.

How will my house be affected by the an insulated garage door?

An insulated garage door will actually help you save money on your energy spending. It will make it easier to maintain the indoor air temperature you desire, which means your HVAC unit won't have to work as hard. It will be easier for it to cool or heat not just your garage, but the rest of the house as well. The easier it is able to work, the less power it will consume, and the less money you will have to spend.

How long do extension springs last?

Most extension garage door springs last for approximately five thousand cycles according to our experts. That's five thousand times that the door opens and closes. This translates to roughly five to seven years, depending on how many times you use your door on average. Of course, the quality of the springs and the weather conditions in your area also play a factor, so it's better to get these components replaced before they reach that estimated life expectancy.


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